Sunday, June 29, 2008

All Over the World....

Sometimes you have to take a deep breath and realize that the church is true... everywhere.
Today we visited a different ward. We've been to this ward before, no big surprises.
However, the Sunday School instructor did give a big cheer for the US Courts over-turning ban on weapons on government property.... I didn't hear much after that...
However, one thing remained the same. The combined 3rd hour lesson was on getting out of debt, but they preached a LOT that we should be out of debt, but not how.
And that gets me to how the church is the same everywhere.
  • Read your scriptures -- but HOW? How do I keep the spirit with me with 2 kids trying to climb on my bed and kick me. How do YOU other women do it?
  • Have Family Home Evenings? But HOW? How do I keep children on many educational levels entertained for the few minutes we're able to be all together?
  • Get out of debt. But HOW? How, when you are in a struggling economy and barely able to buy food (this isn't us -- but I know it's lots of people around us).
Anyway, interestingly enough -- the few glimmers of information I had pass to me during Sunday School, the lesson was on learning the hows of things. However, I think it's learning from LOTS of experiences (the beauty of Relief Society -- where you have women of all age levels learning from each other) -- which requires class participation (or, if teachers are leary of that, they can seek for inspiration to call a few women ahead of time).

Anyway, those are my thoughts for the day. I am grateful to know we all struggle with things. Sometimes that's the most comforting part of church.


  1. Excellent questions.

    1. This is so hard. So hard. I do try to keep a mini book of Mormon in my purse, so I can read a snippet at places I find myself. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen all that often. Otherwise, I pretty much rely on the evening scripture reading that Joel makes sure we do. Sad, but true.

    2. We just have FHE. AS do you, I know. Sometimes I wonder how much they're absorbing....but they often surprise me.

    3. No idea. We're doing okay, but I am worried about the next few years, to be honest.

  2. I read when the kids are asleep. It's the only way I can concentrate, and even then it's hard b/c I have so much on my mind from the day.

    I think a lot of people (not you) still spend a lot even when they're in debt--on superfluous stuff. That might be the how for them, at least.


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