Spiritual Whirlwinds

I taught Relief Society Teachings for our Time today. My brain still feels muddled and unable to form powerful or coherent sentences. I only taught false doctrine once (hopefully only once!) when I fudged and said, “The church’s standards are different than the Lord’s Standard.” STRIKE THAT! Let’s try again, “The WORLD’S standards are different than the Lord’s standard!” Much better.

Anyhoo… as always I loved the prep time and personal thoughts that came from the Spirit. I especially want to research more about PATTERNS of righteousness which was just briefly mentioned in Elder Andersen’s talk. I loved the comments the sisters made that taught and edified me. As we were discussing the whirlwinds that we have in our life, so many were mentioned that expanded my view of things … distractions, balancing the good, sin/temptation, choices of others, trials of mortality (health, finances, relationships). Good conversation!

I especially felt compelled to focus on how the Atonement of Jesus Christ changes my heart! Yes, I am a changed mortal person because of my knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but do I recognize this and express testimony of this daily… to myself, my family, and others? Do I really “EMBRACE more deeply His love, His mercy and grace, and the powerful gifts of His Atonement”? Good questions to ponder!

Here is the handout that I enjoy keeping to remind myself of the things I learned.
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