Principle 12 – I [was] desirous that my family should partake

*Sorry for missing my Sunday post.  I have been unavailable, and have been playing catch up with my study of the last principle.  I also didn’t realize how much I would have to write about this last principle, but I feel like I am using it to wrap up my study of this book.  In … Continue reading Principle 12 – I [was] desirous that my family should partake

Principle 11 – Counsel With the Lord in All Thy Doings

While studying for this chapter I found some quote that spoke about the future, and how business leaders and innovators look to the future. "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." -- Søren Kierkegaard "A person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." -- Earl Nightingale "Always remember … Continue reading Principle 11 – Counsel With the Lord in All Thy Doings

Heart to Heart – Principle 10, Retain A Remission of Your Sins

My thoughts feel more like notes this week. My studies were different than that past few, so how I recorded my thoughts about this principle definitely feel like they are reflected in these words. The process becomes cyclical.  We begin to see a pattern in behavior where we must return to earlier principles and reapply … Continue reading Heart to Heart – Principle 10, Retain A Remission of Your Sins

Heart to Heart – Principle 9, Blessed are the Peacemakers

“We demonstrate our sincerity by taking action.”   Here we see the element of action come back that I have been looking for.  The first eight principles focused on grace and how much nothing we are. Perhaps this principle will bring back the action into “faith without works is dead.” The committee of voices that dictate … Continue reading Heart to Heart – Principle 9, Blessed are the Peacemakers

Heart to Hearth – Principle 7, And never, Until I did cry out

This principle opens with making examples of external and internal controls.  We must learn how to live eternal principles while battling internal and external forces. It speaks of having all desire to do evil removed, and not because we have some external force assisting us or controlling us to behave. One thing that I have … Continue reading Heart to Hearth – Principle 7, And never, Until I did cry out

Heart to Heart – Principle 6, Let This Desire Work In You

I found that I took much less notes in this principle than in previous weeks.  Once again I lead with the scriptures that I read ahead, and then come back and go through the principle in the book.  I find this generates questions that I will then attempt to discover the answers to. During this … Continue reading Heart to Heart – Principle 6, Let This Desire Work In You

Heart to Heart – Principle 5 – I of Myself am [Not] More Than a Mortal

This week, my post feels more like notes put together.  Most likely because it really is. This is more a stream of consciousness as I read through the principle.  Please excuse how disjointed I feel my thoughts are this week. The Instagram generation, instant gratification, and appearing to be too perfect.  We create a keeping … Continue reading Heart to Heart – Principle 5 – I of Myself am [Not] More Than a Mortal

Heart to Heart – Principle 4, Wo unto the Uncircumcised of Heart

I went into this Principle’s meeting a little different than any other.  Right before the meeting started I was emotionally jolted, and it took longer for me to recover than I would have wanted.  I’m sure it affected how I took in the discussion, and so I found myself much more quiet than normal. Perhaps … Continue reading Heart to Heart – Principle 4, Wo unto the Uncircumcised of Heart

Heart to Heart – Principle 3 – I Know In Whom I Have Trusted

“Feverishly Active” How we work, and what we choose to work on speak to who we are.  We are told that no amount of service will save us, but without working our faith is dead.  It becomes a confusing line of what is appropriate. We are taught to work, and serve, and those acts are … Continue reading Heart to Heart – Principle 3 – I Know In Whom I Have Trusted

Heart to Heart, Principle 2 – I Glory in My Jesus (part 2)

Life changing behavior is often brought about by life-changing events, or crisis.  We are seldom able to push ourselves in the right direction without a rather abrupt and urgent push for change.  We enjoy the comfort of our current situations, even when they are bad ones, to want to change. Change, even GOOD change, is … Continue reading Heart to Heart, Principle 2 – I Glory in My Jesus (part 2)