Morning Inspiration

So, been walking a few times a week now. Basically I don’t walk in the mornings on the days I work and sometimes the day after. My husband has been great about taking Dylan to seminary on the days I work and the day after I work when I ask him too. It’s nice to get to sleep in a couple of hours at least once a week.

So, on my walks I think about different things, a lot of the time they’re church related in some way. Today started off about the same, but then suddenly, inspiration hit me! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at writing for awhile now, but have really struggled coming up with ideas. But this morning I had one hit me, and it was so exciting. Now I can’t wait to write down the idea before I forget. And for once, the urge to write has hit me when I don’t work the next day. For some reason it seems like I always think about writing the day before I go back to work so then I don’t feel like I can really get into it. So, I’m excited about possibly doing some writing soon.

I’ve also been considering trying to write an article about my conversion story and how I met my husband. My mother-in-law tried to get me to write it back when we got married, but I put it off and it never got done. But something tells me that it could possibly touch someone in some way so that’s a goal of mine to try to finish by the end of the year. I got 3 months, should be able to make it, right?

I can’t remember if I’ve written about my new calling. It’s to teach in Relief Society on the 4th Sunday of the month. Which is the week we do Teaching for Our Times and teach from our General Conference talks. At first I was not thrilled about it. The thought of teaching a bunch of women who probably know a lot more than I do about the Gospel scared me. But now that I’ve done it a couple of times I at least know that I’m capable of doing it and feel accepted by the women. And it’s also a great motivator to read the General Conference talks. I admit we’ve been pretty bad about not watching the last few like we should have, so I’m excited to read and learn from them. Perhaps that’s why I received this calling, so that I will learn from them.

Part of me wishes they would release me from my Activity Day calling. But at the same time I would feel like I was abandoning my co-leader and friend and I would hate to feel that way. So, I’m just going to try to do my best. Luckily I only have to do one lesson and one activity each month, so it shouldn’t be too bad. But this does mean that I now have 3 callings, 4 if you count Visiting Teaching. And maybe the problem with having so many callings, even if they aren’t all heavy time consuming ones, is that then it’s hard to give each one 100%. So my fear is that I won’t do well at any of them. I already feel like I could do better at them. But maybe this new one will renew my desire to magnify my callings and I’ll do better. I can tell that I’m going to be relying a lot more on prayer with this calling. I think I’ve prayed more in the last week than the last few months, so if nothing else, it’s helping me to pray more!

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