I have a love-frustration relationship with the scriptures. I was called to be a Sunday school teacher for 14-15 year olds. It's good in the sense that I dedicate more time to reading and pondering the scriptures, but it's frustrating when I come across something that challenges my testimony.
Every year, we teach a different book and rotate every 4 years: Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants. When I began teaching, I started with the O.T. over 2 years ago -- Ugh! I'd be okay with some things then come across stuff that reminded me why I had been an atheist. I've resolved to not take things literally, and that's okay because that's not the whole point of scriptures, anyway. There are things for me to learn that can help me, and the rest I just have to put into a mental file and ask God about them later.
|Little guy Skye woke up later and joined me.|
I loved having him with me while he worked on
|Sending my first born on the "Klondike" - a camping|
trip in the snowy mountains with his scout troop.
|Presidents' Day -- It's our turn to post the flags in|
part of the neighborhood. It's wonderful to see the
streets lined with the flags. (Hard to see in this photo).