Saturday, May 14, 2011

Books and their effect on my brain!

So lately I have had a hard time dealing with what is on my plate.  Last weekend my mom and me ended up at my very favorite store Barnes and Noble.  I bought a whole bunch of new books.  I know when I am feeling really down and blue that a trip to the book store always makes my day brighter, and it definitely did last weekend.  I tend to notice that the more I spend on books the more depressed I have been, so when I spent well over $100 I knew I must have really needed to decompress.  At the time I didn't know how trying this week would be so I think my spirit must have had an idea of what was going to happen.  This week as I was trying to come to grips with new information and change I started reading to escape what had been going on in my life.  Almost like running away for a weekend but not spending money.  I have stayed up late 2 nights in a row finishing 2 books by the same author.  Now I can't remember her name, I will have to google it.  The two books I read were The Girl Who Chased the Moon, and The Peach Keepers.  Written by Sarah Addison Allen.  They were fantastic, cute, nice escape books.  She write about small Southern towns and people.  Very entertaining and lovely.  If anyone would like to borrow let me know.  They have definitely given me the little bit of escape that I really needed this week. 

This morning I got up and went to the Temple with the girls from our YW to do baptisms.  We didn't need 2 leaders to drive so Sister Lambert picked me up and we picked up the girls.  What a wonderful experience, it never ceases to amaze me the peace and reassurance that you feel in the temple, even if you are only waiting for other people.  I know that Heavenly Father has blessed me tremendously in seeing what was ahead and inspiring the bishop to ask me to serve in the temple on Wednesday mornings.  It really has been my saving grace.

I also found a new fun church blog done by a Seminary Teacher, she talked about keeping a scripture journal and as you are reading the scriptures writing down everything that comes into your mind and your thought and feelings.  I started doing that and starting reading the Book of Mormon again and this week has been super wonderful.  It take a lot of time to write down what you are thinking as you read, but it has been quite wonderful.

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