So yesterday, I taught my Relief Society lesson. I was excited because I'd had an idea for a cool display that I thought would tie right into my lesson. I brought a picture of Jesus, a statue of children praying, and two gargoyles in the middle. Sounds awesome, right?
Before the lesson started one of the older women asked why I had demons on the table. I had never even thought that someone would think the gargoyles were demons! (They were authentic gargoyles that I'd gotten while I was in France, so I thought they were cool.) Yikes. Would everyone think I had brought demons for my display?
I was definitely nervous that I would offend someone after that, when all I wanted to do was point out that just like the gargoyles were unexpected in the display, missionary moments can also be unexpected. You want to be a living example of Christ and his love for all men, so you'll be prepared for those missionary moments when they come, whether it's when you're mothering, visiting teaching, doing family history, whatever. But I certainly didn't want the reputation of being the teacher who brought demons for a display!
So, even though no one else said anything to my face, if anyone from my ward is reading this, they were gargoyles. Not demons. I promise.
I'm going to redeem myself with a good FHE tonight. I think. It's also the season finale of Castle tonight and I’m nervous and excited for it. Anyone else read any spoilers? Are you as nervous as I am?
What We’re Doing for FHE Tonight
Since it is rainy and we are preparing for flooding in our area, I thought it would be fun to do a nice puppet show with the younger kids of Noah’s Ark (we have a fun little puppet stage and a lot of puppets, but you can make paper bag puppets that work just as well.) We’ll talk about preparation and why that’s important, then we’ll haul out our 72 hr. kits and update them. I think some of the clothing in there has been outgrown and the food needs to be rotated, so this will be a good thing. Plus, I want to make sure we have all our important papers, pictures, etc., ready to go in case of an emergency. With so many boys, I am used to hearing the Boy Scout motto of Be Prepared, so tonight we’re be working on putting that motto into practice.
What We’re Having for Dinner
This is another easy crockpot recipe that is a family favorite.
A pork roast about 5-10 lbs
3 c. white sugar
1 c. soy sauce
1 ½ c. water
½ tsp. Garlic salt
Combine sugar, water, soy sauce, and garlic powder in crockpot. Add the pork roast. Cook for six hours. Shred the pork in the sugar sauce and serve it all over rice.