Does it strike anyone else surprised that my week of bad news began with us deciding to do scripture study. I know, nothing terrible happened, but it does seem like in many facets of our life, things are slowly sliding downhill.
I'm teaching relief society tomorrow (advance notice for anyone who wants to feign illness) and it's about the First Vision. Joseph testifies of the powerful ways of Satan and I have always thought that was one of the most important parts of the whole story -- that Satan is real and he wants to thwart righteousness, that's his main goal.
I am fairly sure that Satan likes it when we're coasting along, sometimes reading scriptures, not really dedicated to it -- so when we make a bold decision -- like, to read our scriptures as a family daily, he gets mad -- and takes it out on us. I'm not saying that these two things are for sure linked -- just interesting.
However, we were reading the Book of Mormon last night -- and we read about the part where the people didn't like Lehi because he was telling them the things they did wrong. It came to me that we could liken that unto Conner. I bet it's hard for him to have "chastisement" like he has the past few days, but he needs to realize it's for his benefit. When I pointed that out to him, I think I saw a tiny flicker of light come on in his brain. It testified to me that although the week has been bad, it will be worth it in the end.
In other news:
My uber friend Lara gave me the soundtrack to Wicked for Christmas.
I have the song about loathing stuck in my head.......
Trying to sing primary songs, trying to do most anything, but it still stays in my mind.
Popular.... you wanna be pop-U-lar......