Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanks -- Day Nummer Zes

Today I am thankful for ...

I have this calling that totally freaks me out: I am a Sunday School teacher. Both my husband and father would love this calling; I . . . do . . . not. I'm coming around to it, but you should have seen the look on my face when I was asked to do it four months ago. (hint: pure terror)

I do not profess to be a scriptorian or gospel scholar. I love it and everything, but I've always felt like my testimony is pretty darn basic; I've never really delved into study and thought about those crazy little ideas that really really REALLY smart people do. Now I have to lead discussions and help people feel the Spirit? ACK!!!

Really, it hasn't been too bad, and helps me out a ton when I am in need of an obscure quotation or conference address or scripture reference that the topical guide isn't helping me out with. There are so many resources that are there for any of us, not just the ones who struggle with teaching. It's not the standing up in front of people that is daunting for me; it's the coming up with good things to say in my own words that I find my Kryptonite. Fortunately, I think, "Hey, this Apostle probably said it a ton better ... hey, internet; hey, search bar. Let's be friends."

And today, I finally managed not to use a Pres. Uchtdorf quote. My class will be so proud of me.


"At this point some of you may be thinking, 'That's all very fine and good, but what does it have to do with flying an airplane?'" -Dieter F. Uchtdorf


Ben and Erika said...

So you used a quote from him on your blog instead... ;););)

VK said...

You are one of those "really smart people." Don't forget it.