Sunday, December 27, 2009


I'm glad it's over. I'm kind of bah humbug when it comes to Christmas...I hate the crowded stores, the repetitive songs, spending money on things people don't want or need, the sudden focus on giving (until January), etc.  This Christmas wasn't bad though...I guess I shouldn't complain.  I got a nice break from work, it was fun spending time with family I don't see regularly, and it was fun seeing kids open presents. I'm not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, but I'll be glad to get the holidays behind me and get back to the swing of things.  Maybe if I had a Prince Charming to spend them with I would like the holidays better.

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Today I got to sub in Primary.  The last calling I had, two or three years ago, was being a Primary teacher.  I taught the 10 and 11 year olds, and I loved it.  They could be pretty obnoxious at times, but we had alot of fun while learning at the same time.  I miss the simplicity of the gospel that is taught in Primary.  In sharing time today, I don't remember exactly what the topic was, but the gist of the lesson was that Heavenly Father loves us. Period. Nothing else was thrown in, like "as long as you keep the commandments" or "only if you faithfully believe everything the church teaches" or "this doesn't apply if you're a guy that likes other guys."  Heavenly Father loves us because we're his children. No matter what. Maybe they should do away with Gospel Doctrine or Elders Quorum and have the primary lessons and sharing time for adults. I think it would do the church alot of good.


Michael said...

I am glad you had a good Christmas, It was so nice to see you at the party. And little kids truly know how to bring a smile to our faces.

Bravone said...

You know the new course of study for priesthood and relief society for next year is Gospel Principles. Apparently the church agrees with the need to teach the simplicity of the gospel. I look forward to it.

Frank Lee Scarlet said...

I so agree that with the Gospel (and Christmas), we get caught up in things and lose sight of the basics.

Hope you're doing well, ddw!

Ben said...

Little kids are so cute! At my family's Christmas party we had over a several families with young children. I was beaming inside when I heard the little kids arguing about what type of deer can "actually fly". I just about died!

Anyway, don't be a scrooge! Three ghosts might end up visiting you! Although Christmas is already passed. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

I always thought of "primary" not as for the little children but "primary" as in the concept on basics, essential, foundation, etc. There's a reason we call them the "primary answers," right? Above all else, these basic fundamentals are all we have to lean on. That's what I think at least =)

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