Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Yankee Wisdom

From time to time I like to watch Norm Abram build cool stuff on the New Yankee Workshop on PBS.  Norm Abram really is a master craftsman - he knows his medium, he knows his tools and he knows what he can do with them. There's something he always says when introducing a new project: "Be sure to read, understand and follow the safety rules that come with your power tools.  Knowing how to use your power tools properly will greatly reduce the risk of personal injury."

I think that the Lord has provided some powerful tools, including Scouting, Duty to God, For the Strength of Youth, Faith in God, and Personal Progress, for guiding our Youth reach their potential.  By reading, understanding and following the rules that come with those tools, Church-written and otherwise, the likelihood of success is greatly increased, and the risk of physical or spiritual injury goes down, too.

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