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March 8, 2022 - Rock and Hard Place

Attendance and activity in a church help us become better people and better influences on the lives of others. In church we are taught how to apply religious principles. We learn from one another. A persuasive example is more powerful than a sermon. We are strengthened by associating with others of like minds. In church attendance and participation, our hearts are, as the Bible says, 'knit together in love.'

President Dallin H. Oaks, "The Need for a Church", General Conference, October 2021

I find myself in a situation where it is difficult for me to get dressed to leave the house, especially if I have to wear a shirt and tie. I've become a home body, as they say. I expend so much more energy having to shower, shave, and get dressed than I ever have before. Even more so if I have to put a button-up shirt on. And sometimes I just can't, or even don't want to, spend that much energy.

You have to understand that doing this requires me to recover. And that usually involves me just sitting in my chair resting. Point is, I have to sit or lay down for a time. It takes 90 minutes to 2 hours doing something that takes me 30 minutes to actually do. This is why it's difficult to exercise too. That actually takes more energy from me.

So, I'm stuck between a rock and hard place here. This is where my faith needs to take over. I need that faith. I need that added strength. I need those blessings. I need to trust the Lord.

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