Thursday, June 4, 2015

Consent Lessons from Mr. Beckwith

I just sat down and wrote most of this (for nearly ten hours).  What a sweet experience. Pondering American Heritage training in American Fork, Utah. 




Inner Vessel

Prepare your inner vessel
To receive what you'll become
Rejoice for it is special
And it is your only one

Come and Build Consent

Feed your opportunities
Starve that "old" problem
Focus on the good things
Set goals upon them

Praise consent promoters
For the scholarship they embrace
Challenge the inhibitors
Prove that your classroom's a safe place

When teaching it is good to give your energy and praise to the scholars demonstrating good character, attentiveness, and who have given consent to be taught. Let the inhibitors know "we don't do that anymore".

Relate and Record

Life's lessons grow
When you deeply reflect
On all that you know
And write down to connect

1. Humility

Of all the doors you walk through
That lead to growth and success
Let one be opened for you
It's the humility you possess

2. Preserve the Union

Come to a common ground
To discover what is right
Let civility abound
In a union warmed in light

3. Illumination

Believe in the spirit
That illuminates souls
Each will come to hear it
To the seeker it shows

4. Grace is Sufficient

That very thing
You judge as weak
Becomes a strength
To those who're meek

5. A Sweet Place Named Charity

Charity is placed
In a humble heart;
When service is embraced
As our better part.

6. Body Language

Body language is noticed
It expresses how you feel
Be aware of your being
Become authentically real

7. The Balancing Act

Don't inhale too deeply
Of another's spat
Balance words for keeping
Progress where you're at

Not where someone thinks you are or shouldn't be.

8. Make Him First

It will make a great impact
On everyone you love
If first you keep intact
Who you are with God above


9. The Big Chief

Be the first to admit
You don't know "all of it"
Become a chief learner
From listening you'll profit

We don't need to listen to "one up", be the "expert", or "know-it-all".

10. Gaining Trust

Confidence "stealing"
Does not show trust or care
How one's feeling is safe 
When you don't judge or "share"


11. Pass the Test

Speak in a way
That anyone can hear
What's private say
In a clean way that's dear

12.  TLC

Apply some TLC
As you deliberate
Seek what's convincing
Be open.  Don't berate

13.  Expectations

Inspire and require
A desire to know more
Some things don't expire
Truth is what we're here for

14. Motivation and Talent

If you're low in talent
Keep on all the more
Your mind will take the hint
If you ask the Lord

If you're now at the top
This is not an excuse
You must never stop
The path that does enthuse

15. Apply

Apply what's at hand
With all you now know
Add from where you stand
So new thoughts can grow

16. Predicated Blessings

Predicated blessings
Come through humility
Repent and keep confessing
Show God you are willing

To have eyes that see
You must introspect
On what is lasting
And with others connect

17. Mercy and Justice

To the hand of policy
Hold the vision of justice
From the hand that's personal
Of tender mercy confess

18. Manage Your Chair

Get away from your armchair
And relive learning's great struggle
Be one with the scholars there
To manage you must stay humble

19. Get the Pulse

Get the pulse rate on each scholar
Circulate as well as teach
Do a check up. Are they all there?
Whose mind's alive to reach?

20. The Tone

The tone at the top
Makes its way on down
When impatient, stop
Smile away that frown

Never belittle or shame
Be capable and kind
Always expect the same
Then, that is what you'll find

21. Credibility

First, make it a game
To learn every name
Then search how they're unique
They'll listen as you speak

22. The Only Way Out

When you've cornered yourself
Through a misbehavior
Only changing will help
Then, you can ask for favor

23. Grace Brings Success

You can't hire perfection
To bring you success
It's through imperfection
God's grace can impress

The struggling tongue's found wise
As one learns to listen
It's through effort as one tries
That strengths come through permission

24. Light to See

Unto each soul glows within
Light to solve the pain
Through prayerful study given,
Precious insight we will gain


25. Authority

I do not have to prove
That our Father is in charge
I know He helps me move
To where problems aren't as large

26. Communicate

Each time you insist to argue
And demand your way, you choose
To put up a brick wall anew
Where of self- respect you lose

27. Authentic Interaction

Be authentic as you speak
Take the time to interact
Build relationships that seek
To show gratitude, in fact

28. Discretion

Establish a path of trust
Based on mutual respect
When we're off, seek forgiveness
As our own flaws we inspect

Wisely choose the path you'll take
Great discretion can be found
In the decisions that we make
If to principles we're bound

29. Acknowledge Achievements

There is cause to celebrate
We've reached a milestone
As through grace comes what's great
We've worked hard and have grown

30. Feedback and Criticism

Positive feedback
When unsolicited
Acknowledges an act
Touched their hearts where they stood
When conflicts  arise
Constructive resolutions must be made
We've faith we will rise
Through new opportunities they create

31. Initiate

Initiate the first step
Put your best foot forward
Once this commitment is met
You'll have much to look toward

32. Effective Praise

The most effective praise
Is genuinely authentic
Person to person, it pays
To be honest and specific

33. Room to Breathe

In the grind of the day
There is a debt to pay
It's life, like oxygen
When we give thanks again

34. Building Reserves

Good communication
Builds up a reservoir
During drought's fluctuation
There's still a good rapport

35. Composure

There's a time and a way
To express yourself
Work through what you must say
Stay calm. This will help!

36. Blame

Am I perfect?  No!
So when I fail, I grow
When I fall I shall rise
If I first apologize


37.  Apology in Three

Apologize in three
Steps of humility
Saying I am sorry is not enough
This is my fault. How can I make it up?

38. Honesty

I feel apprehensive
Like I am under attack
Should I be defensive?
How can we get back on track?

39.  Feelings Count

Some feelings are priceless
They're worth more than words
When I'm at my highest
I soar like the birds

40.  Courage to Confess

A fable frames a lesson
That the moral problem deals
It opens doors for confession
Through the courage it instills

41. Fair Treatment

The hardest thing to do
Is to keep a standard true
Accountability
Is fair for both me and you

42. Responsibility

Since we've on the East coast
The statue of Lady Liberty lit well
On the West coast to coach
Should stand Sir Self-Governing as well

43.  Teachers Reach

Measure a teacher
Not by each word
Look to the scholars
See what they heard

44. Left Unsaid

At the end of the day
I give thanks the most
For things I didn't say
To be mean or boast

4 R'ing

Each word paints a picture
So don't brush on by
Let the spirit tutor
With light from on high

Bathed in the Light

Bathed in the light
Of the restoration
There is insight
For life's exploration

Dive In

Dive in
And explore
Within
Where's the Lord

Imbibe the Spirit

Imbibe the Spirit
Take in and absorb
Know when you hear it
It is from the Lord


God's Love

When you feel God's love
You can discern.
You know to look up,
Towards light to learn 

Root For An Historical Figure

Tell your scholars a story
That gets them to root
For someone in history
Whose life bore good fruit

Seven Principles

Seven principles teach
And deliver good fruit
The scholars know to reach
To decipher what's truth

America's Heritage

America's heritage
Is providential
It is an honor to pledge
To something so special

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The Captain of the Soul- Invictus/ The Soul's Captain by Elder Orson F. Whitney

Invictus by William E. Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance,
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

The Soul's Captain [The Answer]
by Elder Orson F. Whitney
of the Quorum of the Twelve
Art thou in truth? Then what of him
Who bought thee with his blood?
Who plunged into devouring seas
And snatched thee from the flood?
Who bore for all our fallen race
What none but him could bear.
The God who died that man might live,
And endless glory share?
Of what avail thy vaunted strength,
Apart from his vast might?
Pray that his Light may pierce the gloom,
That thou mayest see aright.
Men are as bubbles on the wave,
As leaves upon the tree.
Thou, captain of thy soul, forsooth
Who gave that place to thee?
Free will is thine — free agency
To wield for right or wrong;
But thou must answer unto him
To whom all souls belong.
Bend to the dust that head "unbowed,"
Small part of Life's great whole!
And see in him, and him alone,
The Captain of thy soul

He's Been There Before

He's Been There Before by Elder Troy Whittle
The alarm bell rings at 6:30, I stumble to my feet
I grab my companions bedding and pull off his sheets
A groan fills the room, is it already time to arise?
It seems like just a second ago I was able to shut my eyes

The morning activities follow- study, prayer and such
When it's time to leave the apartment, you feel you haven't accomplished much
"We have a super day planned," My comp. says with a grin
I lowly utter a faithless breath, "Yeah, if anyone lets us in."

With the word of God and my faithful Schwinn, we ride off in the street prepared to
Face another day of humidity and heat
It's 9:30 in the evening, the day is almost through
My champion and I are riding home not accomplishing what we thought to do

We ride up to the mailbox, hoping to receive a lot
Only to look inside and hear my echo reverberate "air Box"
We go up to our apartment, the day is now complete
The only thing to show for our work is a case of blistery feet

It's past 10:30 p.m. My companion is fast asleep,
Silence engulfs me all about and I begin to weep
In the midst of sadness, I kneel down to pray
I need to talk to father, but I'm not sure what to say

"Oh, Father" I begin, "What happened to us today?
I thought we'd teach somebody, but everyone was away
My hands, my aching hands- worn, hurt and beat;
If our area was any smaller, we'd have knocked every street"

"Why on missions are the days so much alike?
The only difference about today was the flat tire on my bike
Will you send some cooler weather? The heat is killing me
I sweat so bad, it gets in my eyes, it's very hard to see"

"Why do I have to wear a helmet, isn't your protection enough?
People always laugh at me, and call me stupid stuff
Please send us investigators so I may give them what they lack
I want to give them Books of Mormon, the weight of them hurts my back"

"And what about my family: They don't have much to say
I'm sick of not hearing from home day after day after day
Oh Father, Why am I here am I just wasting time?
Sometimes I just want to go home, I'm sorry but that's on my mind"

"My companion, Heavenly Father, what are you giving me?
"The way he rides his bicycle, I don't think he can see
Now you have it, I can't go on, I don't know what to do
That, my Father in Heaven, is the prayer I have for you"

My prayer now finished, I stand up, then jump right into bed
I need my rest for tomorrow, we have another long day ahead
Sleep start to overtake me, I seem to drift away
Then it seems a vision takes me to another time in another day

I'm standing alone on the hill. The view is very nice
A man walks to wards me and says, "My name is Jesus Christ"
Tears of joy well up inside, I fall down to His feet
"Arise," He states, "Follow me to the shade. You and I need to speak"

My attention's towards my Savior, total and complete
He says, "Your mission is similar of what happened to me
I understand how you feel, I know what you're going through
In fact, it would be fair to say I've felt the same as you"

"I even know how you felt when no one listened to you
At times I felt not quite sure what else I could do
I know you don't like to ride a bicycle, for you a car would be sweet
Just remember the donkey I rode wasn't equipped with 21 speeds"

"I understand you don't like sweating, in fact it's something you hate
I remember when I sweat blood from ev’ry pore, oh the agony was great!
I see you don't like your companion- you'd rather have someone else-
I once had a companion named Judas who sold my life for wealth"

"It's hard to wear a helmet and have people make fun of you
I remember when they put thorns on my head and called me King of the Jews
So you feel burdened down by the weight of your pack
I recall how heavy the cross was when they slammed it on my back"


"Your hands hurt from tracting and knocking on doors all day
I guess when they pounded nails into mine, I ached in a similar way
It's hard not to hear from home when your family's not there to see
I lost communication on the cross and cried, "Father, why hast Thou forsaken me?"

"We have a lot in common, but there's a difference between us you see
I endured to the end and finished my mission, so follow and do like me"
He embraced me with His arms and His light filled me with His love
With tears in my eyes I watched as He went back to the Father above

I stood with awe and wonder when a beep rang in my head
I listened and heard the alarm, then realized I was in my bed
My companion let out a groan, "6:30 already, no way!"
I sat up and said, "Come on, I'll even carry your scriptures today!"

No matter what we go through, when we feel we can't take more
Just stop and think about Jesus Christ, He's been there before
By Elder Troy Whittle
Texas Houston Mission

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

These poems are my own thoughts and impressions as I study the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints

I encourage you to read from the Book of Mormon and the standard works, and listen to modern day prophets, also, that your mind and heart might be touched.

Kelly Miller

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Mar 23, 2015
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Taiwan
Mar 28, 2015
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Romania
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Fiji
Feb 27, 2015
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Ghana
May 8, 2015
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Belgium
May 30, 2015
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48
Switzerland
Apr 12, 2015
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Poland
Apr 6, 2015
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50
American Samoa
Apr 10, 2015
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Ecuador
Feb 23, 2015
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Serbia
Mar 10, 2015
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Austria
Apr 8, 2015
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Senegal
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Norway
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Uruguay
Aug 18, 2014
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Portugal
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Kenya
Oct 29, 2014
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Tonga
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Dominican Republic
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Hungary
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Guyana
Apr 28, 2015
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Bangladesh
Jan 19, 2015
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Algeria
Feb 5, 2015
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Kuwait
Mar 30, 2015
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Egypt
Apr 4, 2015
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Belize
May 8, 2015
0.03%9
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Costa Rica
Feb 4, 2015
0.03%8
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Bahamas
Jan 9, 2015
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Israel
Feb 27, 2015
0.03%8
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Ukraine
Jan 24, 2015
0.03%8
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Asia/Pacific Region
June 9, 2015
0.03%8
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Honduras
Feb 6, 2015
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75
Cyprus
Mar 21, 2015
0.02%7
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Guam
Apr 10, 2015
0.02%7
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Greece
June 2, 2015
0.02%7
78
China
Dec 16, 2014
0.02%7
79
Panama
Apr 7, 2015
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Morocco
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Sri Lanka
Sept 28, 2014
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Iraq
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Togo
June 6, 2015
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Cook Islands
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Croatia
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Barbados
Apr 29, 2014
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Azerbaijan
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Moldova, Republic of
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Lebanon
Feb 11, 2014
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Zimbabwe
July 23, 2014
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Benin
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Antigua and Barbuda
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Isle of Man
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Bhutan
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Oman
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Curacao
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Sierra Leone
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Saint Kitts and Nevis
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Macau
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Albania
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Dominica
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Estonia
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