Monday, August 22, 2016
I have been taking a series of classes one week a month during church on becoming a better teacher. I am teaching the four and five year-olds in Primary. It is fun. We have been focusing on teaching from where the student is coming from. Check out this brief discourse from Elder Uchtdorf.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
|Joseph Smith and Brigham Young|
|This flag was above the store in the Visitor's Center|
|This may commemorate the words of Francis Webster from the Martin Handcart Company|
|Pony Express cabin|
|Mormon Batallion, letting go|
|The Ship Brooklyn|
This is Hebrews Chapter 11, where Paul gives a profound lesson on faith. This lesson starts with "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." From there he gives many examples of faith. Through these examples we gain a greater understanding of faith, and can then do some person reflection to see how we are doing in terms of faith.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
This hits home in my life right now as I heal from a burn on my back after lighting myself on fire. Fire is something you have to be carful with, and there are many sources of burns in our homes and at work. Fire requires three things, heat, oxygen and fuel. You fight fire by removing one of these things. When you discover a fire in the hospital RACE--Rescue or remove those at risk, Initiate alert system, Contain the fire (such as closing door) and Extinguish. As for using the extinguisher pull the pin, aim at the base, squeeze the handle and sweep from side to side.
Here are some things to think about this Sunday, How rooted are we in Christ? Elder L. Whitney Clayton gives a fantastic lesson on being rooted in Christ. He compares our commitment to Christ to the roots of the scrub oak tree, which quickly go down in the soil where they can draw nourishment, and provide strength to the tree. Our faith in Christ needs to be as those strong roots, which keep the tree strong.