Monday, August 15, 2011

BYU Education Week- Day One

It's here. BYU Education Week is underway. I wish I could reach out and breath into you the feelings that are on this campus right now. The goodness that is exchanged as people walk from building to building greeting each other as if they were friends when actually they have never seen each other before. The smiles, the enthusiasm, the cheerfulness, and the pleasentries exchanged fill the air and the heart.

I taught my first class in a two hour back to back session--Faith ... Then...Works By Words." And I am now preparing to teach my second class of the day, "The Life of C. S. Lewis."

Monday classes are independent from the rest of the week and some people come only for today. Other's drink in all they can today and stay all week. I love talking to people after my class. Some have things to add to what I've taught, some just want to share an insight that illuminated their understanding, some want points clarified, and some just want to express love. I'll like it all. I learn and grow as much from the class as the class does from me.

Like I said, I wish you were all here to experience this, but since you can't be, close your eyes for a moment and pretend you are here. Feel the love and enjoy it!


Mike and Julie said...

What a great place to be! Hoping to attend next year. Will your class content be available online anywhere? Enjoy the week!

She-Mulk said...

I attended your class on Monday and wanted to say thank you for all that you taught me. I'm sorry your mic went out, but I was so impressed with how you just kept going like it didn't bother you at all. I read your blog all the time and love it! Thank you!

Lindsey said...

My sister and I were able to attend your favorite of the day. Thank you for your words.

Joyce Madden said...

I wanted to thank you for your class on words and faith. It is something I have been pondering. I felt like it answerd many of my questions. I also felt like if that was the only class I attended at Education Week, then my trip ws worth it. Thank you again.