Musings on Mormons on Monday

Mr. Middle’s teacher mentioned that he really likes alliteration.  Huh, wonder how THAT could’ve happened. :)

Anywho…

I gave the lesson in Relief Society yesterday.  Turns out I am the best relief society teacher the world has ever seen.  Ok, maybe not… but I amuse myself.  PLUS, my tailbone was just KILLING me yesterday at church.  I was happy for the time to stand up!

I do worry that people get down-trodden when they listen to a lesson.  I mean there are times in your life where the very most you can do is try to “pedal” and keep up!  We’ve all been there and life can really be hard sometimes. 

However, I really try to teach my lessons for the times that you want to do better, or I hope to INSPIRE you to do better, and at the very least to inspire myself.  I came away with yesterday’s lessons with loads of ideas which I shall compile into another blog entry.  But I would hate for anyone to feel like if you’re not doing everything said in a relief society lesson, you are a total failure.

Because here’s the newsflash of the day

NO ONE IS DOING EVERYTHING THAT THEY TALK ABOUT IN THE LESSON.

The very least you could do is glean a few things that you might like to initiate in your own lives.

Utah has lots of antidepressant use, which has been blamed somewhat on the LDS church.  I think this needs to be said more often, that sometimes you just can’t keep up with the Jones’s when you’re LDS.  The Joneses look and feel so perfect whenever you’re around them.  Most likely, they’re not.

I felt a lot of families in my ward growing up were perfect.  Turns out, 30 years later they weren’t.  Not by a long shot, but I bet there were plenty of women who fell to pieces feeling they just weren’t doing enough in comparison.

But, those families are still together.  And that’s where the real rewards is.  It’s not in teaching your children to work, or fasting, or knowing each detail of Christ’s ministry it’s having a happy eternal family, which btw is our family motto.

I feel some vinyl lettering and a plaque are needed.  I mean, I doubt I’ll be celestial without it.

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Comments

  1. says

    Ha! That is so true! Whenever I teach a lesson I always realize that the lesson is probably more for my sake anyway…cuz no one can do it all!
    But tomorrow’s SS lesson talks about being perfect and that everyone’s perfect is different…it’s their best. So, we gotta just keep trying…that’s the key. Take it a day at a time…. and just breathe.
    Found you on MMB…

  2. says

    This was God send….I needed to hear this. I have been having a hard time feeling like I am not up to par with every other mother around and like I am failing horrible at this whole mothering thing. I am loving your family motto I might have to steal it. I also found you on MMB.

  3. says

    I loved reading your post. I too have had the opportunity to teach lessons in the Relief Society. through the years. I have learned so much while preparing and teaching these lessons.
    I could share a boat load of times I have felt like I was not doing the best as a Mother, Wife and now I get to throw in Grandmother.
    There is a book out called, “Defined by Christ” by Toni Sorenson. She has a great Perspective.
    Our family motto is “No Empty Chairs”.
    Check out my blog sometime:
    Living Waters link:
    http://lgwilliams.blogspot.com

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