Sunday, October 26, 2008

An interesting week.

Today while teaching in Gospel Doctrine. The lesson was very doctrinally rich. I kind of had a hard time trying to figure out how I was going to teach it. It was a little difficult to teach, just to get the main points in and to keep the class involved. It went well though. Not a lot of people read the lesson. I have the class raise their hands on who read the lesson. Just a few had. It made me remember Elder Oaks conference talk. That we need to come to church prepared to be taught. We need to do that too. I know that I have not always read the lesson, but since I have started to teach and to help the teachers, I know how important it is to be apart of the discussion. I learned a lot from preparing and teaching the lesson. It was just what I needed to hear. The Lord used myself to teach me something new. This weekend has just been very interesting. A lot of pondering and meditating.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Good in Life

Over the past few days I have been thinking doing some serious "rock sitting". President Osmond my first mission president told us that at times we need to do some serious "rock sitting", meaning just to ponder life. I guess this applies more to me, since I'm a geology major.
I think that far to often in life, we as human beings tend to focus on the negative aspect of life's goings. In my opinion, this can lead to a doom and gloom life. We are not as happy as we could be and can be.
I believe in being honest, tacticful, and being optimistic. President Hinckley would talk about the perils of our day, when he mentioned them he hoped that things would be better. The only way to make things better is to start with ourselves.
I was able to hear Elder Dallin H. Oaks speak this past Sunday at a stake conference. He talked about being a witness of Christ and that we do that each week when we partake of the Sacrament. He said: "We are delcaring our obedience for exaltaion when we take upon us the name of Christ." "The Savior compares us to what we can be. Not to others." These teaching focus on the postitive side of life. We need not focus and compare ourselves to others but to ourselves. What is our potential? What do we want to get out of life? We can improve in life each week. Elder Oaks also stated: "How and where do you come unto Christ? It is a week by week commandment. It is done at the Sacrament table". The also said, that we must come with a broken heart and contrite spirit.
When we focus on the Savior we are positive! We look for the good in all things.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Winter, Again.

Winter has arrived in "Nose Bleed". For those of you who don't know what "Nose Bleed" is, it is the nick name that my uncle, Brian Page gave it while I was working down at BMW of Murray in 2006. It has been very cold and the last week really. We received our first bit of snow though yesterday afternoon.
Classes are going well. I feel like I need to study even more though.
I am a Teacher Assistant for Sister Bergstrom. She teaches a Comm 350 class titled Group Dynamics. We use Harvard Business Online for our text book and mainly focus in on case studies, and working in groups. I took the class last fall and loved it. She continues to improve the class and so some of the things that I did are not taught anymore.
I am still doing Scroll delivery. Jon Porter is my co-worker and we having fun doing the job. We have noticed though, that the Scroll is not being picked up as much. A lot of the "issues" that I suggested last year are the problems that are still happening and students are not picking up the paper. I just want what is best for the Scroll. I see what gets taken and also not being a comm major and I feel not being biased or as biased I can see some of the problems. I have asked several non-communication students what they thought and they think about the Scroll over all, and they feel the same way. The Editor and Chief and Managing Editor wrote up some problems that they feel need to be addressed. I'm glad that they want to make it a better paper.
I am on a Rec. soccer team this semester. It is a lot of fun. It is my first time playing in a soccer league and I really like it. I play sweeper for the most part. We are 2-1 thus far in the season. Our first lost was on Thursday of this last week. It was bitter cold. The wind was blowing hard and that didn't help things. I have discovered that some guys and girls are too competitive. They play cheap and don't care about having fun and if you win, good. if not then you improve on what you didn't do good at and do better next game.
I watched Forever Strong last night. It was great movie! It is about the Highland High School Rugby team. The coach teaches the players to be good on and off the field, because they are connected. It is amazing to watch how the movie unfolds.