I just have to say how much I enjoy teaching seminary. There are some really sweet moments and I love the Spirit that is there, especially when the students participate. I teach a great class of juniors and seniors-9 or 10 of them. They're a welcome change from 8th graders the rest of the day. I'm fully aware that I'm not the real teacher--the Spirit is, and I simply hope to create an enviornment that invites the Spirit and edifies with some lasting lessons from the Old Testament. I thought the hardest part of this seminary "assignment" would be waking up at 5am, but that's the easy part. The "hard" part is the responsibility weighing on me each night to be prepared and ready for a great 50 minute lesson early the next morning. But even that is an enjoyable experience, at least when I make enough time for preparation, family, and for sleep! There's no doubt about the power of the word, the power of the Word, and of the "work"--imperfections and all.
"The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it."