We started seminary this week and I am just happy about it!! I am thrilled to be in the Old Testament this year and to learn more about that incredible book.

Whitney and I had so much fun setting up our classroom and preparing and organizing for the year.  Since last year was my first year in the Church Education System there was such a learning curve and getting to know all of the ins and outs of the program.  This year I feel more experienced and the goals for our classroom were more clear.

I taught my first lesson of the year to the kids today and the spirit was so strong.  I am learning to rely on the spirit more in the lessons and to go where it leads me. We talked about the Plan of Salvation and we had "The Big Picture" drawn out in the parking lot in chalk.  We talked about what happened before we came to earth, why mortality is so hard, and why we should be obidient in this life so we may gain eternal life with God.

I testified to the students that yesterday as I was praying in the car on the way to the first day of seminary that God told me that they are good.  I know they all have their struggles, but don't we all! No one is perfect and we are all in the goal together of becoming like our Savior and trying to do the things He taught us.

I'm so grateful for this calling and how it grows and stretches me and how much I'm learning. I feel so lucky to get to begin my morning baring my testimony and talk about the gospel with these incredible youth. I hope that they can see their potential, because I do, and it is good and infinite!

I'm grateful John and I got to go to the temple the night before seminary started. It is always such an amazing place to be where I feel so much of Gods love.

Psalms 27:4

"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple."


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