Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon


“The building up of Zion is a cause that has interested
 the people of God in every age; it is a theme upon which
 prophets, priests and kings have dwelt with peculiar delight;
 they have looked forward with joyful anticipation to the
 day in which we live; and fired with heavenly and joyful
 anticipations they have sung and written and prophesied of
 this our day."
-Joseph Smith

Already Im missing sitting out there in the backyard at the patio table...
I studied best out there in the warm sun.
Its a yard full of peace and the summer.
Sunday School lessons seemed to come easier there.

Next weeks Sunday School lesson is on Zion.
I wish that meant that I'd be teaching a lesson about Zion National Park. That would be a cinch!!
Instead it means that I'll have to teach a lesson on something that means many things to many people.
Thus far I have seen that Zion means...
....a state of mind.
....a dwelling place where God resides.
.....a pure heart.
....a journey and a destination.
....having one heart and one mind.

(and Zion is NOT in my back yard this day)

1 comment:

Jared + Carly Reid said...

and yet I would gladly trade places with you! I miss the snow!