Monday, May 30, 2011

"He Was Lost, and Is Found"

I got my feet wet Sunday.  It was my first time teaching Gospel Doctrine.  We covered the parables of "The Lost Sheep", "The Lost Coin", and "The Prodigal Son".  Everyone is precious in the sight of God.  He loves us all.  When we love like the Savior loves we become his true undershepherds.  We are then - off to the rescue!

Here are just part of the words of Hymn 221, "Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd," which I didn't share in the lesson, but definitely capsulizes the point:

Make us thy true undershepherds;
Give us a love that is deep
Send us out into the desert,
Seeking thy wandering sheep.

Out in the desert they wander,
Hungry and helpless and cold;
Off to the rescue we'll hasten,
Bringing them back to the fold.

Text:  Mary B. Wingate   Music:  William J. Kirkpatrick

"Ours is the responsibility to care for the flock, for the precious sheep, these tender lambs are everywhere to be found--at home in our families, in the homes of our extended families, and waiting for us in our Church callings.  Jesus is our Exemplar.  Said He, 'I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep' (John 10:14).  We have a shepherding responsibility.  May we each step up to serve." 

President Thomas S. Monson,
"Heavenly Homes, Forever Families"

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Blog - My Notebook

I know, I know . . . . . when am I going to get back on the blogging bandwagon?  I'm all about blogging, but it just hasn't happened this year.  I've got lots of catching up to do.  Maybe, when I get done with my drawing class next week I'll have some time.  See, you didn't even know I was taking a drawing class.  Maybe, when I'm done substituting for the school year I'll blog. I have just a few weeks left and I've been working every day.  Whatever!  That's all coming to a close soon, but I do have some news.  I'm the new Gospel Doctrine teacher in my ward.  AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!  That ought to give me something to write about.  Not to mention, I went to North Carolina for a week . . . and the list goes on.  You'll be hearing from me soon.  I promise!

write in it your goings and comings,
your deepest thoughts,
your accomplishments and failures,
your associations and your triumphs,
your impressions and your testimonies."