by Terri Wagner
Last Sunday was one of those Sundays when all the talks dovetailed into my SS lesson and carried right on through the RS lesson (one thankfully I did not have to give). Because SS is Doctrine & Covenants this year and RS is still the Teachings of Joseph Smith, the lessons often overlap. It was just gravy that the talks also fit.
I marvel at the “coincidence” that happens when a teacher gives a lesson meant for her or him. I am learning more than I knew (and believe me I thought I knew a lot) and finding treasures where there were treasures before but now somehow not the same ones.
Re reading the scriptures from a teacher’s POV opens my vision to deeper and/or different ways of understanding even the most simple of gospel principles. I remain humbled that God would grant me such insight.
It’s the same with my writing. When I review the simple “rules” that so many of you share on this blog, I find a deeper or different way of looking at a piece I am writing. Which is inevitably followed by “Why didn’t I see that before?”
When I began this blog, it was with (confession here) the attitude oh I have so much to share from professional position as a writer at a trade publication (which is quite different from fiction writing) to I have so much to learn at the hands of others going through or who have gone through so much of what I am or will go through.
Like the scriptures, I find treasures in even the simplest of entries that brings that feeling that I am learning, expanding my vision and understanding and how much better a writer I am because of it. I don’t think this blog nor my experience here is “coincidence” either.