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Category: Reflections

June, 29, 2012

10 Reasons Why I Love Education in Zion

It has an incredible view of the mountains. It is a quiet environment and a great place to study. It’s a great place for family home evening. The hidden photo challenge gives a chance to win a $20 Bookstore gift card! It’s a perfect place to bring visiting family members because it teaches about BYU …

June, 20, 2012

New Student Orientation

This week at Education in Zion we are putting on a very special program for New Student Orientation. During this time, we as gallery educators get to dress up as an important historical people, and inspire the incoming students with their stories. I have the wonderful opportunity to play the young Lorenzo Snow.  Although I …

June, 13, 2012

My Temple on Campus

While doing “the rounds” late one evening to check the gallery and make sure all was in order, I encountered a student sitting in a chair facing the wall of windows in the center of the gallery. It’s not uncommon for students to sit here, but typically they study when they do so. This young …

June, 8, 2012

Sacrificing for the Temple

During winter semester I was able to teach a few FHE groups that came into the gallery about some of the “Modern Legacies of Nauvoo,” specifically the temple. We talked about the sacrifices people make to get to the temple to receive blessings and make covenants with God. A few weeks ago it was a …

May, 21, 2012

An Educational Blunder

Whenever a police officer walks up to me I automatically think, “What did I do wrong?” This happened to me about two weeks ago in the gallery as I turned on the lights for a tour. All of my decisions from the last 24 hours went through my mind and happily I thought, “I did …

March, 28, 2012

A Gallery of Stories

No ancient mummified kings; no dinosaur bones; no rare or expensive paintings. Rather than a museum of artifacts, this gallery holds something of perhaps even greater value: this is a museum of stories. The Education in Zion Gallery is all about educating the entire soul—body, mind, and spirit—and the history of that endeavor since the restoration …

March, 14, 2012

Responsibility to Educate

Imagining the difficulties the pioneers faced in traveling west is almost incomprehensible to me in my own pleasant circumstances. Merely surviving the trip was a tremendous feat—not to mention the task of building and establishing a home and community! It’s amazing to me to see that despite these difficult circumstances, the Saints continued to establish …

December, 1, 2011

The Maeser Legacy

I often think about my favorite person in the Education in Zion Gallery. Of course, I love the Savior and the prophets, but also near the top of my list is Karl G. Maeser because he was the type of leader I hope to one day become. His dedication to the developing Brigham Young Academy …

October, 13, 2011

Larger Than Life

In September there was a knock at my door. When I opened it, no one was there. Looking around I saw a book lying on the doormat with a note tucked inside. The book was a new publication from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titled Daughters in My Kingdom: the History and Work …