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.