Monday, August 30, 2010

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pioneer School

For the past few weeks, I got to enjoy my first Pioneer Service School.  Kickbutt!

The first Friday contianed my favorite section - regarding the New World Translation.  It's really more than a Bible - it's a study tool.  The footnotes alone are totally sweet.  For example, when a verse is not in the text, the footnote will tell you why.  It will list exactly which ancient manuscripts contain the verse (and more importantly) which do not.  Usually the oldest of the manuscripts will not contain it.  But it also tells you the date of the manuscripts and where it is housed, in case you want to see for yourself.

And that's just one little feature.  The appendices are amazing.  I have to spend some more time digging through them.

The food was unbelievable.  Best two weeks of food in my life... so far!  Time will fail me if I go on to mention all the dishes.  Here is a sampling: lasagna, baked honey ham, fried chicken, barbecue beef brisket, hawaiian chicken, home-made bread and butter, collard greens, corn bread, and all manner of salads and vegetables.

And the desserts!  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  At least 3 types of cakes a day, along with fruit salad.  One day a sister made this fantastic red velvet.  Another day were miracle bars (also known as dream bars).  Another day it was this chocolate cake with caramel, cream and toffee.  Another was bread pudding complete with a warm whiskey sauce.  Another was...

Ok, I better stop.