2014: New Year, New Name, New Design, Similar Purpose

I first started this blog, originally called “Feast Upon the Word,” for fellow students of my Institute of Religion Class in Conway, Arkansas, back in Fall 2009. The intention was to share with those who may have wanted a summary of the week’s lesson, whether they attended that week’s class or not. There were very few comments, so my diligence weakened. I believe I only managed a few posts in 2011 before giving up on it entirely.

But I’ve learned so much in these last few years that I want to try again, but this time using this blog as a personal scripture study blog. Hence, it now carries the name “My Feast Upon the Word.” Thanks to devoted seminary teachers during my high school years, I learned to love the scriptures – though I confess to not being nearly as dedicated to feasting on them as I ought to be. With a new year comes a new resolution and a plan, something I did not have before beyond posting a lesson summary once a week.

My intention now is to share what I learn during this year’s scripture study, in hopes that others will join me in feasting upon the words of Christ, “for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.” (2 Nephi 32:3)

My spiritual goals for 2014:

  • To read the entire standard works in one year, using Motivated Mamas’ reading schedule.
  • To study different Christlike attributes and begin improving on them in my life.
  • To study at least one General Conference/General Relief Society address each week

And most important:

  • To draw closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ, and our Heavenly Father.

It is my intention to post twice a week, on Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday posts will be dedicated to what I’ve learned in my scripture study that week, whether from the standard works study or from what I learn in studying my lessons for teaching the younger youth Sunday School class. Wednesday posts will be dedicated to my study of Christlike attributes, beginning with virtue, the newest Young Women’s value and an attribute mentioned in my patriarchal blessing. I expect post lengths to vary, especially since almost two weeks into the new year I will start my sophomore year of college.

May God guide you and I in our spiritual pursuits.

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