Bitter – Warheads

By Amy Jones Griffeth
Amy Jones Griffeth:
I didn’t originally plan on this but I got a box of sour warhead candy canes to give to my class. Then when I was picking my opening song to go with #DandC58 the second lesson, I saw the use of the word bitter in the opening hymn I picked, and it all came together. I gave them a little devotional after the song – and re-quoted the bitter part and talked about how the bitterness and pain of sin can be made sweet through repentance and the power of the atonement. I then mentioned that it was also nice that this was a symbol of the shepherd because one of my favorite names or role for the savior is that as the Good Shepherd. I love that he will leave the 99 to go after the 1. Anyways I thought I’d pass the candy idea/devotional and hymn idea along for that lesson… the hymn is Savior Redeemer of my Soul… it was used in Ephraim’s rescue with a different melody. I’m going to play that version for them tomorrow – but today we sang the hymn. The words to that hymn are simply beautiful! “Whose wonderous power hath raised me up and filled with sweet my bitter cup”
17(4 days ago)

Amy Jones Griffeth: oh and I forgot to add that I told that great story at the bottom of the lesson about the bishop who can’t remember who confessed to him – and he used the shepherd idea… so I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love when things all connect like that… I had that happen on Monday – when we were talking about a spot for the temple and how important temple work is. At the beginning of the class we checked off our memorization of D&C 18:15-16… then I ended the lesson talking about that woman who did enough temple work in her lifetime to fill the conference center – how fun to then have the class recite – 18:15-16 – one more time… how great will be your joy!!! indeed! (4 days ago) 2

Dorianne Quinton Varty: Oh my gosh, I bought some of those candy canes yesterday -almost didn’t, but then ended up throwing them in my cart, and I’m teaching this lesson tomorrow! Funny! Now I know why I bought them! ha ha (4 days ago) 3

Debbie Gilbert: Im so sad that we are past 58, sounds like a great lesson. (1 hour ago)

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