Changing Behavior

As we rebuild our lives from the ashes of loss and grief, we can an opportunity to be introspective and to make personal course corrections. Loss often instills in us a desire to BE better people. As we make those changes and work on BECOMING we will feel a greater measure of personal peace and satisfaction. Doing good and being good allows us to more freely feel God’s love.

A Little Better Today
If you are a little better than you were yesterday, then that is enough
David A Bednar

The Refiner's Fire
The refiner’s fire is real and the qualities of character of righteousness that are forged in the furnace of affliction perfect and purify us and prepare us to meet God.
Quentin L Cook

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  Real Stories

Many of us have wondered if God knows us or if He even exists. Todd was someone who made fun of people who thought God was real, and he wasn’t surprised when he didn’t get an immediate answer to a prayer. But could God be giving us small but obvious answers? And how patient do we need to be to get those answers?  You can find hope in God & Jesus Christ and know for a surety that they exist and love you. He can give you the power to change and to have hope again in your life.

  More From Our Blog on Changing Behavior

  1. In the Flow

    In the Flow

    So I spent last week in Utah with one of my young LDS widow friends that I met online.  I had an amazing time with her as we stayed up late talking about our lives, sharing experiences and spiritual impressions. We had a three hour conversation one night with a man...

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  2. Getting Ready to Swim

    Getting Ready to Swim

      Today is Sunday and we are snowed in! So you may be wondering why am I talking about swimming?  I had the day to do some pondering and studying and journal writing.  At the one year mark of Scott’s death and then again on our 21st wedding anniversary and...

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  3. Love Inspired Correction

    Love Inspired Correction

      God uses love-inspired correction to guide us to a future we do not or cannot now envision  but which He knows is the better way for us. Sometimes, lately, it feels that if I am not hurting then I am not growing.  I have little spells where all seems to...

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  4. Not Strong Enough

    Not Strong Enough

    Sometimes I just get so frustrated with myself. Last night and this morning I was really struggling with my inability to perfectly apply the principles that I know to be true and that have worked for me so well in the past.  It is as if I have to relearn...

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  5. Becoming


        So much of my life has been focused on DOING…   For those of you that know me well, you could confirm that I am known for my ‘to do lists’ and multitasking abilities. It is not uncommon for people to comment to me,  “I don’t know how...

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Our trials, hardships, or just even the simple things of day-to-day living can become different piles of mud in our lives.

We can become stuck in the thick of it all and not quite sure how to get out and move forward. It can be incredibly difficult to let go of the “what if’s” in our lives. But those “what if’s” are often the cause for us becoming stuck in the mud. In order to become free from the mud, we need to remove those things that are preventing us from moving forward.


Question & Answer

How do I learn to accept and want change?