Saturday, September 6, 2008

Education Week Really Really Cliff Notes

I haven't posted on my favorite class (S. Michael Wilcox - Pam I thought of you the WHOLE time!) that I attended just yet (it's coming Shaila!) It's probably going to be a long post and I haven't quite found the time yet, but here are some snippets from some of the other classes that I attended.

Mary Ellen Edmunds on Tackling Pride - Do I want to be right or do I want to be good? Do I want to be right or do I want to be kind? Do I want to be right or do I want to be happy?

Humility is not thinking less OF ourselves but less ABOUT ourselves.

Mary Ellen on Contention - When Mary Ellen was littler and was upset about something, she said that her mother would always ask: "Mary Ellen, What would Jesus do?" And Mary Ellen said that she would think inside her feisty little mind "I don't care what Jesus would do....I want to know what Porter Rockwell would do!!"


Here's a quote from Neal A. Maxwell that I heard at Ed Week that I really liked:

"Sometimes the BEST people have the WORST experiences because they are the MOST ready to learn."

Neal A. Maxwell, remarks at Joseph S. Clark funeral, Feb. 22, 1996, quoted in Hafen, A Disciple’s Life, p. 20.

WOW.

I think that is the best explanation I have ever heard as to why bad things happen to good people.

And the last snippets come from S.Michael Wilcox on a class regarding marital relationships.

Section 121 in the D&C is great advice for husbands and Sec 25 is great advice for wives.

Delight in your husband and let him know that you delight in him.

Is the celestial kingdom a physical place or is it an environment, a person or a relationship? He then related a dream that he had where he was asked if he wanted to see the celestial kingdom. He was then showed a woman far away, dressed in white and as she got closer, he recognized that it was his wife. So...then he said....I just want you all to know that I had breakfast with the celestial kingdom this morning!!

And the best is yet to come........

16 comments:

Dolly said...

That was so beautiful! I believe my husband is the Celestial Kingdom too. If I need to keep the commandments-to make it there...he's the reason I do! :)

Lisa said...

I LOVED the quote from Elder Maxwell--I had never heard that before and it was like a total epiphany!! I am always asking why this or that friend is having to go through such a hard time--wow--that is so profound. THanx sooo much for posting--I really love stalking you!

Jan said...

This just hit home with me hard. Thank you thank you for sharing. That quote about the experiences, is totally profound. All of this is. Oh Kitchen, I just know that you were meant to post this. I really appreciate it. I am going to tell a certain someone this, and they will find so much comfort. I can't wait. I am just giddy from this answer you gave me. :) :) :)

Mechelle said...

Thanks for this. I have been pondering the thoughts you brought up in this post! Thank you! Answers are wonderful things to be given. M

MERRIANNE said...

WONDERFUL and SUCH a SPIRITUAL post! THANK YOU for this!!!

{{HUGS}}

McEwens said...

DEB I am dying here!!!! I AM SO ready to learn! CANT wait for more! Love the maxwell quote! (did you list the source) I so get wanting to know what would Porter Rockwell do!!!

Cant wait for more! So love you Deb!

da Bergs said...

You stinker, wetting our whistle but not giving us a drink. Oh, okay, a drink you did give... in fact, I LOVE the quote from Maxwell, "Sometimes the BEST people have the WORST experiences because they are the MOST ready to learn."... THANK YOU!!! NOT the best Sunday today....

I am DYING for the Wilcox notes!!! Okay, girlfriend.... I leave Wed morning for Utah, but as soon as I get back, lets go to the temple, lunch, or.... if it is open, Tai Pan!!!
LOVE YOU!!!

Jenn said...

Wow. Very profound.

I can't wait until my Celestial Kingdom comes home tonight so I can tell him how much I love him

Redhoodoos said...

I love your blog!!! I love this post! I love the quote by Neal A. Maxwell. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Here I is again! I just wanted to say that I agree with your thoughts on us being fab friends--Porter Rockwell is cool but Kitchen Ditcher is cooler!

Dolly said...

Hey Deb'

Drop by my blog...for some Donny music and a giveaway Friday :)

Rhonda said...

Puts it all into perspective, right?!

I love this post.... also...thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Have a great weekend.

Kiss Kiss said...

I miss when you used to make us chocolate chip pancakes!! AHHHHHH....

Jenn said...
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Redhoodoos said...

Hey, I miss you and your posts!! Can't wait to hear from you again.

da Bergs said...

Deb! WHERE are you??? I have missed you!!! I hope everything is okay!!!! Love ya! ~Shae

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