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Alma 32 plus disaster recovery

Well.  This was not the best Seminary lesson.  I was so excited, too. I have to say that I’m not quite sure what went wrong. I have two new students, one of whom is testing me, another student who is trying to get the new student to notice her at any cost, another whose feelings I must have hurt but who wouldn’t talk to me about it, and I let myself get hijacked by kids who had no idea what they were talking about and who were speculating or guessing about their friend’s motives and feelings.  Plus, it later turned out TesterKid did not understand the difference between accountability and consequence, and so that added to the confusion.  I should…

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Alma 31

Today’s lesson went well despite a minor snafu — I nearly slept in! I woke up rested, which as all you Seminary teachers know is an unusual and unfamiliar state in your life during winter.  It took a few moments to register that I was probably feeling good because somehow I had slept in.  It took another few minutes for Jared to find a clock and check the time — 5:36.  First Kid arrives about 5:50.  So, I put my clothes on, grabbed my lesson stuff, and pretended I was alert.  First Kid was late this morning, but I had plenty of time to write my opening phrase on the board: “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior.” by Elder…

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Alma 27-30

These past few days are the first I’ve felt I had both feet solidly undeneath me since November.  Just when I thought I was getting a grip, our family careened headlong into another crisis. The strain has just been so much.  I collapsed again into a deep depression with a short triggered relapse while Jared and I were on our trip to the Bahamas. Who knew you could be depressed on a cruise ship?!?!  Well, now you know that you can.  My heart has been so heavy. Anyway, I am finally doing better enough to take on again some of these extra things that I’ve been ignoring for the past several months, like the website.  I’ve been in maintenance mode…

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