Sunday, November 30, 2008

What's in a Calling?

Good Sunday! Pretty normal day, mellow morning with the family, spent a lot of time reading for my Sunday School lesson with my 15 and 16 year old kids and came up with a cool little hand out. Made Breakfast, made lunch, cleaned, cleaned, cleaned...still not clean enough, but is it ever? Got to church early, which may have been a first, Troy got a new calling and here is the sad news...I got released. I have never been so attached to my calling. I love teaching the Book of Mormon and I have so enjoyed reading it again this year. My mom sent me the best books called Book of Mormon made Easier by David Ridges and they is like having a really great teacher sitting with me as I read. He has notes and commentary in the verses and he brings out some views that I have never seen on my own. So I would highly recommend them to anyone! I think he has them for other books of scripture as well. Anyway I can't wait to see what they will use me for next...nursery!? Not nearly as intellectually stimulating, but as least there are snacks! Sophie is almost old enough too!!!

So here is my question: if you could pick any church calling, what would you pick and why?

For me, I would have to say...hmmm, I would pick any teaching position with kids or youth. Why? Because I learn so much, I really enjoy little people and its fun!


  1. I'm sorry to hear that, that's hard to leave the kids you love. If I could choose a calling, it would be the one I have now... the Wolf leader in scouts. I LOVE it and I love having 8 little 8 year old crazy boys at my house, well most of the time. But I do love scouting and hope I am NEVER released!

  2. Ward Chorister -- 1.) Sunday Only 2.) Show up and wave my arm 3.)After Sacrament Meeting, enjoy gospel doctrine and RS.

    Brooke - I was the bear den leader and I loved that calling! I just got released and now I'm the 1st counselor in the Primary and I like this calling too!

  3. R.S. teacher.... it is only once a month and it always makes me ponder and pray and learn and grow with a subject. I need a whole month to let it soak in. It is no stress. You are not in charge of anyone or anything.
    Amy, you are such a great teacher and I know that even though you were comfortable and happy while being challenged and teaching I know Heavenly Father has a plan of where to plant you next for this coming season. I love you!

  4. I would pick nursery. I love that age. I love that you have two hours so you can do a lot of things with them.