At breakfast Annette was ecstatically telling everyone about Tony, her new boyfriend. She recounted how she met him and how she'd asked him to dance and all that. It turned out that he was in the Crystal second ward, so he wasn't too far away even if he wasn't right next door. And they'd already exchanged phone numbers so that they could keep in contact after the end of Youth Conference. We all congratulated her and gushed about how very cute he was. At this point I had no reason to be jealous since I had met someone too.
Not to be outdone, as soon as her story started to wind down a bit I launched into my narrative about Bill. I skipped the parts about not hearing him and about computer networking and went straight to telling them about how cute he was and how much he seemed to like me. All the girls who had seen him agreed that he was very cute.
On the schedule for that day we had two morning classes, and then the entire afternoon was set aside for team sports. Since I hated sports, and my two classes didn't look too interesting either ("Journal Writing," and "Prayer and Faith"), I figured it was going to be tough to pass the time until that night's dance. Comparing with the other girls, I found that Amy would be in the journal writing class with me. We were happy to have a class together, but we weren't too thrilled about the topic. How much is there to say about keeping a journal? And to make matters worse, we had just had a lesson about journal writing two weeks earlier in Sunday school.
The Sunday school lesson had been all about how Nephi had been commanded to keep a journal, and how his journal became the first part of the Book of Mormon, which is the most important book of scripture. Likewise, our journals might be used as scripture by angels in heaven if they're really good. Then to illustrate how hard it was to write scripture and to show the kind of effort required for such a journal, the teacher had had us each try to write a scripture ourselves.
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