". . . our stories are what make the difference, and if we can tell them honestly we can hope to help each other. In the end, we have nothing to offer each other but our stories." ~ Emma Lou Thayne

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Expressions: Children Will Listen

Hubby and I went to a meeting and social 
Friday evening where 
Dieter F Uchtdorf was the speaker. 
I always LOVE to listen to him speak... 
(and NOT just because of his AWESOME German accent!)
He always has such a GREAT message 
and speaks it with wisdom and wit!  ;D
The audience was teachers of the Church Education System. These individual work with and teach the youth and young adults of the Church every working day! (And spouses... YAY ME!!)  ;D

He offered guidance in following the spirit and always remembering that everything should point to Christ as the example. They should not be concerned with having their own following. They should show love, compassion and faith by word and deed. They should encourage and show belief in the youth even when the youth act in a way that is contrary to the teachings they've received. Love, truth in Christ, His example and the promptings of the Holy Ghost is what touches their hearts and is remembered in the long term. THAT is what is most important. 
I was amused when he quoted from a song from 
Into the Woods that fit SO PERFECTLY! 
 I posted a clip of that song with the lyrics. 
No matter your religion or beliefs, this has a GREAT message!!  
Children Will Listen 
I'd love to hear your thoughts! 
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This week I've added Tripp and his parents!
Tripp is a sweet baby who has Junctional EB
His family is a wonderful example of
faith in God and that their sweet baby
is in HIS hands!
This is from his sweet mom:
"Though caring for him is a very tough job, I would not trade any of it for a second. Tripp has taught me true love, patience, respect and selflessness. Being a Mommy has changed my life, but being TRIPP'S Mommy has brought so much joy and happiness into my life. I am entrusting Tripp's life into God's hands. He knows best. May His will be done-not mine."
Their story will touch your heart!
I've also added Mel of My Twisted Stitches who is dealing with debilitating back pain in addition to many other life circumstances, trials and responsibilities. 


Cherie said...

Sounds like a great meeting!
I have never heard of Into The Woods before - Have I been living under a rock? Love the song and it has much truth!!

Donnie said...

Wonderful post. Have a blessed Sunday.

Valerie said...

You are so lucky! He is a wonderful speaker. Thanks for sharing your notes. I was just called as a primary teacher I can use the thoughts in my calling too.

Lori said...

Thank you for sharing that song. It was beautiful and truly has a profound message.

I too am praying for Tripp.

Have a wonderful week!

Emily said...

President Utchdorf is my favorite. His talks are always so inspiring. I think it is so great you were able to hear him speak.

amy said...

Thank you for posting about this and linking the song. I often need to be reminded that children do listen - even if we think they aren't.

Charlotte said...

Thank you for sharing this inspiring post. Children will listen is so true.
Thank you for sharing.

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