So should we call it blogging home evening? Or would that just be wrong?
Yesterday, at church (which seems like ages ago right now at 10pm on Monday night), I sat in on a class of Young Women having a lesson on developing your talents. It was beautifully taught by a woman who I wished I had recieved this lesson from when I was a girl. Except that when I was a girl she probably wasn't even a baby and maybe not even a gleam in her father's eye. So that would have been weird.
Anyway, she taught it beautifully. She had a great attention getter at the beginning where the students (me included) were to put checkmarks on a two-sided paper list of 'talents.' There were many unusual ones on there. That activity really brought the girls' minds into the lesson. So clever.
Then she went on to the meat of the lesson. You can find the entire lesson here. I don't think she followed this lesson plan exactly, but I think she knew what we students needed and she drew from it in a way that the girls really seemed to get.
And, I loved that she brought in the scriptures! We were in them through almost the whole lesson. And I needed this lesson, because "Wo unto me" if I don't get my little writing fingers and brain going. I'm going to be "Wo-ing" scripture style if I don't pay attention to what I learned yesterday.
("Wo" pronounced with a long o.)
She had a little gift box and inside were six scripture references for us to look up. We lucked out because there were six of us in the class, so everybody got one. Woo hoo. Here is what they said & the interpretation from the lesson-you will see why I'm a little worried about the "Wo." Hopefully I can get my act together and make up for my lost writing and other gift hiding time.
(The Doctrine and Covenants is a distinctly LDS scripture of modern - meaning beginning in the 1800s times. You can read it online here and if you have questions about it, you can ask here or shoot me a message :).)
1. Doctrine and Covenants 46:11–12 - Everyone has a gift.
2. Doctrine and Covenants 60:2 - Some fear and hide their talents.
3. Doctrine and Covenants 67:3 - Some fear in their hearts.
4. Doctrine and Covenants 60:13 - Do not bury your talent.
5. 1 Timothy 4:14 - Do not neglect your gift.
6. Doctrine and Covenants 82:3 -Responsibility comes with gifts
Yep- yesterday I got versed.
Very, very versed.
And it's time to do something about it.