This weeks "sermon from the keyboard" is a little different. It's an activity that i learned from one of my companions almost a year ago and has helped me so much on my mission. Here's how it works. You'll need a piece of paper, a pen, and an envelope. On the piece of paper you write down something that is distracting you from your goals or something that is becoming a burden that is to "heavy" to carry... example for a missionary would be: "I'm worried about my family back home,"or, "I don't know what i'm going to do for a career path when i get home." I don't have a great example for a normal civilian cuz i'm not there yet.:) But find what is holding you back from becoming better and write it down on the sheet of paper... it can be one thing or it can be many things but write at least one down. Once you've written that down fold it up and put it in the envelope. Seal the envelope. On the envelope write the words "In the Lord's hands now." By doing this you are putting whatever is holding you back or whatever you are struggling with and you are putting it in the Lord's hands. For him to take care of. Tape it up on the wall, use it as a scripture book mark, or place it somewhere that you will see it daily. When you see it you'll be reminded of whats inside and what you are leaving up to the Lord to take care of. Also do this prayerfully so that you are letting the Lord know what you're giving him. Once you put it up do everything in your power to leave it to the Lord. Its a hard activity to explain over email but it works! You don't have to share what is inside with anyone either.. you can if you want but i would advise keeping it to yourself. This activity will help you trust in the Lord and you will see that the Lord is in your life and supporting you and helping you through the things that you are struggling with. Try it out!