Things continue to stay so busy around here. My friend Shelly continues to improve, I can say I have seen miracles! It will be a long difficult road, but thankful for the progress and miracles happening in her life.
I have been thinking lots about the blessings of having a missionary. And although there are so many, the one I keep thinking most about is how hearing her experiences, and enthusiasm has put a little pressure on me to focus more on what I can do to serve those around me, and to put a lot more time into studying the gospel. This is definitely not my strong point, and I struggle every day with making time to study. I sort of feel like I will be left in the dust spiritually if I don't get a move on it. I love that the excitement of sharing the gospel can come across in an email, and the holy ghost testifies again and again that truth has been restored. I am so blessed to know what so many do not.
So, my current goal is to finish the New Testament by Christmas. It really shouldn't be that difficult because I am almost there. I am also trying to keep up on lessons. And with Christmas coming, what better time to focus on the essential truths of the gospel. So, I give you a challenge... Put a little more focus on your studying of the gospel. However you want to study, whatever you want to study. Just focus on becoming a little better in whatever you feel inclined. It will bless your life.