I promised you that I would keep you updated on my school journey and I am going to stick to that promise! My hope is that I will be able to do a weekly post reflecting on the things that I have learned, or more accurately, the few things that my mom-brain, chemo-brain, and crafting-diseased brain is actually able to retain.
Here is what I want to reflect on for this week...
*In my General Studies class we focused most of our time on learning BYU-Idaho's 5 Principles of Learning which are:
I love how a simple class like General Studies which will teach me how to be a successful student begins with instructions that include concepts like faith, the word of God, Love, and Service. All things denote that there is a God and that includes education. When we leave this earth, we will not be able to take worldly wealth or things that we have acquired, but we will be able to take whatever knowledge we have attained. What a blessing it is to have opportunities to learn, grow, and educate my tired little brain.
We also focused a lot on BYU-I's Honor Code which includes being honest in your academics, using clean language, respecting others, living a chaste and honest life, and adhering to the university's dress code. I am thankful for the opportunity to follow this honor code because it is an opportunity for me to show that I can be obedient to things that are important to God. They may seem like rules that take away freedom or fun, but I do not see them in that light. I see them as guidelines that are there to help me be successful and safe and I am committed to following them.
*In my religion class we are studying about the divinity of the Book of Mormon and all I can say is W-O-W. Only 3 weeks into this school thing and my brain and spirit are already overflowing with information. There are so many instances that have happened that testify of the divinity of the Book of Mormon and a lot of those have been summed up beautifully in this video clip. If you have ever been curious as to why I talk so much about this gospel and about the Book of Mormon, please watch this video. And not only watch it, but watch it with an open heart, not looking to criticize or belittle. As you do that, I hope that you will feel the beautiful spirit of the video and have your mind open to the knowledge that this book is truly from God.
I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I also know that as you read it, study it, and learn from it, you will be filled with power and testimony of Christ and His mission. If you don't have your own copy, please! Let me send you one! You can always read it at www.lds.org as well. If you choose to read it, I would love to get feedback from you. I am always up for a friendly, polite, and respectful conversation about Christ and the Book of Mormon. :)
Well, I guess it's time to get back to work. Thank you for following me on my journey back to school. Here's to learning, loving, and growing...and doing hard things.
I am loving my second chance at life.
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