I've been thinking a lot about this coming week.
I've been thinking a lot about Christ and how in just a few years on earth, the tremendous impact he had.
You probably know this already, but just in case you don't, I am Christian.
I believe in Jesus Christ.
I love Him.
And while I am no master scriptorian, I do hope that I may be considered a worthy follower of Him and his teachings.
The following link will take you to an article that describes Christ's last mortal week.
When I think of Him and the things he went through, it makes my weeks seem very small.
But I hope that I can make my small & weak great.
"Reflections on the Savior's Last Week"
By Eric D. Huntsman Associate Professor of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University
Ensign, April 2009
My friend teaches the adult Sunday School class in our ward. Saturday she invited "a parent with a young child (three to five years old) to bring the child to class, introduce him or her, and briefly describe some of the child’s admirable qualities. After the parent is finished, ask class members to think of childlike qualities that Jesus would want us to have. List responses on the chalkboard." That parent was me. That child was little mr. j. I cried a little while doing it & little mr. j did great in front of all those grown ups.
The lesson used Matthew 18 (becoming like little children & parable of the unmerciful servant).
Oh boy is that chapter full of so much wisdom.
It's been a touching day.
And a touching week.
For my "journal" purposes of this blog, I'm going to list a few of the things that have happened (without much detail, sorry).
-miss s's telling us about her presentation in her marriage & family class on LDS Marriages (alright--this one might need more detail--she's the only LDS kid in there & she said the whole hour turned into a question and answer period. I am so proud of her and her courage.)
-trying to find the perfect earrings to match miss h's prom dress
-listening to miss h and the prom drama
-listening to miss h and the friend drama
-miss s teaching little mr. j ukulele
-listening to the Bau sisters presentation about their father & mother's experiences in the Holocaust
-talking to my friend, an incredible woman & a recent convert to the LDS faith, while waiting for a soccer game to start
-little mr. b getting a package in the mail that he ordered and paid for and was wayyyyy excited about
-watching little mr. b make a goal at his soccer game
-being able to visit teach one of my ladies (whom I've been very delinquent in visiting) in the Wal Mart parking lot :)
-dog wrestled, didn't lose, but still limping after 5 days
-being brave enough to deliver fliers about the brain training I do to the school and hopefully drum up some summer time business
-three very windy soccer games
-pressing install and a password on many free aps
-seeing (for the first time in 2 1/2 years) the trainer from the gym who helped get me started on getting healthy and listening to the wonderful story of her trials, finding Christ, forgiveness and the redemptions of her past year
-funnest family dinner today. miss s said something so hilarious that I almost choked and died. Then we started teasing miss h about a silly thing that we kept catching her doing & she didn't get mad at us.
This week I plan to ponder a lot and clean up the office.
But I'm sure more will come.
Thanks and good night.