I HEREBY COMMAND THIS BLOG TO RISE FROM THE DEAD!!!!
Sorry a little dramatic, but it needed to happen. After a solid 6 or 7 months of non-activity, it's time to make another attempt at blogging.
Now the reason for the change? Well for all of you reading this post with out reference to its counterpart, I'm proud to proclaim the beginnings of a progressive blog!
A progressive blog is kinda like a relay race. One person begins the blog by posting an initial post. At the end of that first post, they direct the readers to another person's blog for the next leg in the progressive blog. This progressive blog began with the post called "What the Book of Mormon means to us!" on Sister Tausha Powell's blog. Now she has so graciously passed it on to me, so I'll post a little something then pass it right along!
As hopefully some of you may have read in the previous post of the progressive blog, the Book of Mormon is true. Thank you for establishing that Sister Powell! I thought now though I'd like to write a little something about why the Book of Mormon is important to me and how it has helped me personally.
When I was a freshman in high school, I had an unexpected challenge come my way. I was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy, which means I am susceptible to having a specific type of seizure at random times. I don't fall to the ground and shake and lose consciousness. Mostly the seizures effect my mind, and leave me afterwards feeling very scattered, disorganized, and distracted. After a couple years of struggling against inadequate treatments, I found the right medication, which has been one of the greatest blessings I've experiences in my life. That medication brought my mental state almost back to where it was before I started having all the seizures, and it continues to prevent my seizures today.
Now how does this apply to the Book of Mormon? Well like I said my mental state is almost completely back to normal. However I sometimes I still feel the effects of all the seizures I had in the past. There are times when my mind still feels a little like this...