Mondays are always a little overwhelming.
I always wake up with the entire week's To-Do list swirling around in my head and in a sense of panic.
It takes me a little while to realize that not ALL of these things have to be done today.
Parker is home sick.
Garrett needs a doctor's appointment for an injury.
The washing machine repair man comes tomorrow, so the Mt. Everest of laundry awaits.
But I'm thinkin about something I heard yesterday.
Yesterday was Fast & Testimony Meeting at church.
FAST - We go without food or water for two meals and donate the money that we would have spent on food to the needy.
TESTIMONY - There are no assigned speakers at church, but members of the congregation are able to bear their testimonies.
Sometimes people get confused and think that it's a good time to give a travelogue (a travelmony) or to thank people (thankimony) but it is supposed to be a short talk about what you, personally, KNOW about Jesus Christ.
Here is a powerful testimony from a youn man in yesterday's meeting.
"Hi, I'm visiting today from Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.
I was thinking about what I know.
I know a lot of things.
I know how to place an IV.
I know how to treat a gun shot wound.
I can play any kind of saxophone known to man.
I can fire an M15 rifle with deadly accuracy.
I can drive a Bradley tank or a Humvee.
But the most important things I know, I have learned in this church.
I know that Heavenly Father loves each of us and that His son, Jesus Christ lived for us and He died for us.
I know that we can know the truth because we have the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine & Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price.
I know that families can be together forever and that if we are married in the temple, we can live together with our Heavenly Father.
These are the things that I know that are most important and that matter the most."
It was sincere and simple and true.
It made me think about what I KNOW.