Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Getting There is Half the Fun

There is this quote that I absolutely love. I wrote it down once upon a time, but I can't remember where I wrote it. ANYWAY...long story short I found it.

"But it is true intelligence for a man to take a subject that is mysterious and great in itself and to unfold and simplify it so that a child can understand it."
John Taylor, Journal of Discourses, 5:260

How many of us have been sitting in gospel doctrine or in any sort of religious class and someone starts throwing their gospel knowledge around. My biggest pet peeve is when someone takes something so simple and makes it complicated, especially when it doesn't have to be. That's why I loved teaching Primary. Those children had insight and understanding that put a lot of adults I know to shame.

But the best part about finding the quote, was finding the quote. That's because I found these cool resources in the process.


House of Joy said...

Love the quote and your insights.
You look great! When and where was that picture taken???

Thanks for the links...I love the last one. I have never seen the first one. I am looking forward to useing them.

Love ya lots and forever

I am Keri. said...

So tell me, Melissa, do you frequent rodeos often? It looks like you're in a bull riding ring or something, and the people are cheering you on as you wait for your score... of course I might just have a great imagination... :) I'm glad you have a blog now.

mandrews06 said...

I try to frequent rodeos as often as I can. Who knew they could be so much fun! I've only been to small town rodeos and this was only my second, but I'd go every weekend if I could!