This is the last Sunday of the year, and the last Sunday that we will be having afternoon church meetings. I am so happy that next week we go back to the 9:00 schedule. Of course, that means I can't wait until Sunday morning to make my last minute RS preparations!
I taught the RS lesson today. It was a fifth Sunday, but our bishopric chose to have the combined meeting on the first Sunday this month, so that meant the presidency lesson was today. Since we will start a new course of study next year - Lorenzo Snow - I taught a biography about his life. We hope to get the sisters excited about knowing the prophet in a more personal way. The lessons are all doctrines, but knowing the prophet whose teachings are being studied makes a difference in what we can learn. Besides, we all need a personal testimony of each prophet. The lesson went well, I think, and I hope at least some of the sisters went away excited.
We also had tithing settlement at 5:00, so I had to stay late. Lisa and family did not come over since we were going to be so late anyway. So, when I walked in my empty house, I really missed them! Lisa said Ashby was NOT happy when they didn't come over. Sure glad she likes to come to Grandma's!!!
Bill stayed at the church after I left, as he has to stay until all the money is counted and a bank deposit made. With the last of the tithing settlements, that went later than usual. Then there was an Eagle Scout Court of Honor, which he stayed for. I was already in bed when he finally got home!
It wasn't quite a normal Sunday, but it was a good one nonetheless. I always like the Sabbath Day. It is what fuels me for the week ahead!