I recently had the opportunity to read
21 Principles by Richard G. Scott.
It is awesome!
In 21 Principles, Elder Scott shares with us 21 principles – or concentrated truths – that he has learned throughout his life. He says, “As you seek spiritual knowledge, search for principles. Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances.” It’s so awesome that he shares what he has learned with us to help us learn and also get an idea of how we can start on our own principles.
I was really excited about this book because this is exactly what the seminary program has been teaching Alan. To find principles from the scriptures to teach to his students. So we’ve been talking about this a lot.
BTW, he got into the student teaching portion of the seminary teacher program! He’ll be teaching 2 classes at Park City High starting in the fall and will be able to keep his current full time job as well. We are so excited!
All of the principles that Elder Scott shares are awesome, but I wanted to share with you a few things that stood out to me.
Principle 3 talks about letting creativity flourish. He gave an example of learning how to paint with water colors as an older man and not having had any artistic talent before. He encourages us to try new things and I love that! I try new things a lot, but I’m usually not very good or give up pretty quickly. So it’s a good reminder to keep trying and to really dig into developing new talents.
I wrote down a quote from Principle 8 which says, “Spiritual direction will not come when the spirit is offended by unresolved differences with our loved ones even though they are small.” He reminded us of the story of Joseph Smith when he learned this lesson. And it’s a good reminder to me how important it is to always be on good terms with your family members so the spirit can dwell in your home.
Principle 10 talks about how to live successful today. That if we learn to follow the commandments when there is no pressure on us and develop standards and obedience by repeatedly making correct choices, it will become a part of our character which will sustain us through adversity.
This book is packed with guidance and principles that will help us and teach us. I loved reading it and i know you will too.
And Deseret Book gave me a copy to give away to you!
Just enter the rafflecopter widget below! This book can be found at Deseret Book stores and online.
This contest is for US residents only since I have to ship the book myself. Sorry!
Contest ends Wednesday May 29 at 10pm MST. Good luck!
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