Day of rest. Went to church. We had a Primary program - the children sang. Everybody except for Benjamin and Stephen participated from our family. Jenny and Julia sang as duet "I feel my Savior's Love". Then we had a lesson on Helaman 6-10 in the Book of Mormon. I really like the verse at the end of chapter 9 when the converted unbelievers are impressed by the power of Nephi because "he has told us things". Then we had a lesson in the Elder's Quorum on faith from the teachings of George Albert Smith manual.
Some people find it boring to be taught from the manual, and some teachers even find it boring to teach from the manual and attempt to "spice up" the lesson by teaching their own thing instead. I recognize that this may be the case for some manuals written with little thought or foresight. But the ones we have in the Church have been received by revelation. On many occasions I have found that the issue I am struggling with can be solved by applying a principle that I just read in the manual that morning. I can testify that those manuals have answers for all of our problems. Yes, all. It takes faith to extract them, without faith the manual appears like a bunch of tedious text that you think you've heard before, for some difficult questions you may lack the faith to extract the answer, but amazing things happen when you begin to read those manuals with faith. Indeed, like they say on some technology forums, Read The Fine Manual, or at least that is how a good Latter-Day Saint interprets RTFM.