Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Question #92045 posted on 02/24/2019 12:22 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Are you using the new "Come Follow Me" curriculum? How is it going? Have you joined or formed an informal group, or know someone who has? Anyone teaching kids? Do you find yourself able to keep up? Any other thoughts, advice, or frustrations you'd like to share?

~too tired

A:

Dear tired person,

I haven't really been able to keep up as well as I'd like, so one thing I've enjoyed is following the Instagram page @comefollowmedaily, which posts well-thought-out, succinct messages regarding the curriculum.

That's all I've got.

Suerte,

--Ardilla Feroz

A:

Dear too,

I am. I actually like it a lot. What I like most about it are all the questions and thinking prompts it gives to go along with the scriptures. What works for me is on Monday I go through and I just read the outline for the week and I think about the questions. Each day after that I read about half a chapter and try to think about what I read for about 5 minutes. I found having questions and a few minutes to meditate really helps me absorb it and feel the Spirit. 

I don't know of any informal groups for the curriculum, although I do have a friend that is using the extra time on Sunday to read "The Power of Everyday Missionaries" with some people in his ward. I feel like since the new curriculum has started our family discussions on Sunday have been a lot better (but my siblings are high school and college age).

I think my advice would be to not get down on yourself for missing a day. Life can get hectic. I usually miss a few days in the week. I'd just keep trying different times or ways to remind yourself. I think the main thing is to try and enjoy your scripture study when you do get to it. Also, if you have an Instagram account, Hank Smith makes weekly posts about some of the historical context and symbolism in the weekly reading. It's really interesting and worth following. There are plenty of other accounts that might be worth following as well. Hope this helps!

Peace,

Tipperary