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Had a good Sunday
By braingeek
8/21/2011 11:26:51 PM
First off, my apologies to anyone who finds several entries obnoxious. If you do, I'll cut back, but I find writing very eye-opening and uplifting.

Church was great, and I felt the Spirit testify to me that I need to change things in my life. I've felt it before, but I'm feeling it different now. Its not a matter of IF I talk to my wife and my Bishop, its a matter of when. And I feel that its the right thing to do, even though I know that its going to be hard. That's progress, right?

I also ran in to an old friend tonight at a stake priesthood meeting, and it was clear to me that the Lord had me meet to him. He is one of my closest friends, and he confided in me about some really terrible family challenges he's been having. I don't think he knows this, but having the Lord trust me enough to have me be there for someone to emotionally vent on is a good feeling. I'm not perfect yet, and I haven't confessed my imperfections to anyone but myself and writing them here. I'm getting better though, and I've found that feeling a bit of gratitude for days like today makes it easier to keep going. Hope you're all doing well and fighting the good fight.

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Yea!    
"Write as much and as often as you want. That's what this is here for. :)

I'm glad you had a great day. It is progress to know that confessing is the right thing to do. It is a nice feeling to be able to be there for someone else. I have a hard time with that, as I think sometimes people don't tell me any of their problems because they know how much I'm struggling with already.
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posted at 00:17:32 on August 22, 2011 by dstanley
Me too    
"I had a great Sunday as well...I felt Sacrament was directed to towards me in strengthening my testimony. It was great to listen to the talks. I know I need to actively do my part and build my testimony and do it for me and no one else.... thank you for the post."
posted at 09:22:00 on August 22, 2011 by urbnoutdrzmn


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