Warning: Reading these musings may cause the reader to wonder, ponder health, mental or spiritual matters, scratch their head, be informed yet gain zero useful information or breakout in laughter. All thoughts are the property of my pea sized brain. All the information is as true as I beleive it to be... as I walk the journey of "releasing with a vote of thanks" my fat cells for a job well done.
Well... we survived the third week of CET. It's actually been better than survive, even if I am completely exhausted. This week I basically finished all my sets... although I have some banners to make for the Gala in 2 weeks. My stage manager class is coming along. There are only 3 kids in the class. It is hard to split up 4 shows with 3 kids. LOL. This past week we talked about effective communication. Sadly, it didn't sink in. A director came to my complaining that the kid assigned to his show has issues with following directions, sighs and rolls his eyes when he is ask for something specifically, and actually interrupted a rehearsal yelling, "cut! Cut! You missed a light cue," followed by arguing with the director over which script was right. Gah! This is the same kid that when I told the director who was her stage manger she cried. I should have taken that as a sign. Live and learn.
My lighting class is learning good stuff. We've talked about …
Mosiah 22 Gideon is one of my favorite heroes of the Book of Mormon.
He had such courage (to fight King Noah) and yet such humility. He's one
Book of Mormon character that I look forward to meeting someday.
There are times
that I make things more difficult than they really need to be… I fight… I even disobey… I struggle. I get in my own
way! Gah! Nephites are much different. I think
about the history of this group of people: the multiple wars with the Lamanites
and such... For years they fought and lost loved ones- all in an attempt
to keep safe and escaped the Lamanites… all it took was some wine, and in one
night they were free. One humble man with an idea- and they were free. So simple.
I wonder how many
times the Lord has given me solutions or directions by inspiration and I
ignored it or didn't recognize it because it seemed so simple. Too simple.
Makes me think. Mosiah 23 It is interesting that even though Alma and his people were
living righteously, they were still ex…
OK. Here are my
thoughts on the chapters I read this week: Mosiah 1 "Search them
diligently that ye may profit thereby..." I love the scriptures!
I a second witness that we may profit eternally by reading them! Mosiah 2 I love how every man had
his tent pitched towards the temple. All things lead to the temple.
To trifle means to
treat something without seriousness or respect. In verse 9, King Benjamin made
it clear that he didn't command them to come so they would be casual in their
listening--his intent was for them to listen and obey him.
I can imagine that
must be how President Monson feels as he stands before us. When he feels he has
been impressed to relay a message, he doesn't want it to be received casually. He
doesn't want the people to trifle with his words, because they are nothis words, but the Lord's words. And when the Lord speaks
it is for a reason.
The Lord doesn't do
small talk. The first sentence in
verse 22 says it all: "And behold,all t…