Today I spoke in church about the spirit of Christmas. On Friday I was upset with the events in Connecticut - what a horrible, horrible tragedy. I was particularly upset because it involved children. I already posted on Facebook, but while I was driving home from work and talking to my mom about the massacre, I noticed a rainbow that stretched across the sky. The rainbow is a symbol of God's love, and I was grateful for it on that particular day.
Back to speaking in church. The spirit of Christmas comes from being focused on the Savior and trying to do the things He would do, I think. He is the ultimate symbol of God's love for us; through Him, we can hope to return to Heavenly Father. I'm so grateful for the gift of the Savior and that we can turn to Christ for healing and find peace.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
This evening is my church's annual Christmas devotional. It's always wonderful, with great music and spoken word. Here is a link if you would like to watch it: http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/languages/christmas-devotional/2012/12?lang=eng
This week I had my most exciting day of school - and not in a good way. All of the following went down in about an hour: two medical issues, one which required the paramedics, and two physical altercations. Nice, huh? And do you know what prompted the fights? Phones - kids having their phones and using them during school time. Then I was asked to take a technology survey on Friday - questions about how technology is used in the classroom and what types of technology would be helpful to the learning environment. For some reason, I think the events of a few days before influenced my opinion on some of the questions. Ugh. Technology moves so rapidly, and it can be used for such good things, but unfortunately it can also be used to bully, annoy, spread gossip, etc. And sometimes teenagers (probably adults, too) seem to lack the maturity to use it for good.