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Printable Handout: Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son

1.24.2015

We just moved from Philadelphia to Utah and my husband and I received a calling to teach the VALIANT 9 class in Primary. As you may have guessed, I looove Primary! Lesson 4 in the manual is JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF HEAVENLY FATHER. As I was re-reading the lesson on Saturday night I was suddenly struck with inspiration for a handout and thought I would share it here.

It's basically a pedigree chart.  Children will fill out the information for themselves and then fill out the same information for Jesus Christ. This will clearly illustrate the meaning of Only Begotten Son of the Father.

Once it is completed by each student the handout should look like this...


CLICK HERE to download a printable pdf.


3 steps to reaching 2015 FHE Goals + FREE PRINTABLE

1.05.2015

I have a confession you will find surprising:
I suck at having Family Home Evening.

I made this blog years ago as a form of accountability because I am lousy at holding consistent FHE.  I am resolved to do better in 2015.  Last night our family sat down together and had THIS lesson.  it was perfect for what we needed.  There has been a lot of bickering and discord in our home recently and we needed to involve the kids in making goals to improve our family.

The good thing about this lesson (I should really give credit to the Proclamation on the Family) is that some of the goals were fun.  My kids were clamoring to set the goal for Wholesome Recreational Activity (a.k.a. FUN).


I am recommitting to hold regular Family Home Evening with my family.  Do you want to join me? Here are some of my plans to make this happen.

1. Find a night that works for YOU.  We have to hold FHE on Sunday evening. If we try to have it on Monday there is homework and dinner and other activities.  I don't think it matters so much which day you hold it on as long as you set aside one evening each week to dedicate to FHE.

2. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare.  Print out a month's worth of FHE lessons on Fast Sunday and have them ready to go in a safe place.  I used to print week by week, but even that was complicating things. I think printing for a month all at once will help.

3. Get the kids involved.  Let them know our intention to hold FHE each week on Sunday evenings. If your kids are anything like mine they will hold you to it!

To get you motivated check out the newly revamped Family Home Evening webpage from lds.org.  It's got links to video, quotes, the manual (which doesn't work for us, but may work for you), and other resources.

I was particularly inspired by this quote by Gordon B. Hinckley.


And here's a FREE printable to hang in your home.  It comes in four colors and is sized at 8x10" with the white border.  Enjoy!  CLICK HERE to download and print.  Cut lines are included.


Guest Blogger Recipe Book!

12.02.2014

Hey friends! I'm a Guest Blogger over at yourLDSblog.com today!

They are putting together a Christmas Cookbook as a gift to you, all of their (and my) readers. Each day you will be able to view and download a favorite recipe from one of their guest bloggers. At the end of the 24 days, they will combine them all into a PDF booklet with a cover and make them available in full book form to download as well.

I am first up and I am sharing my recipe for Southwest Stuffed Peppers. Our entire family loves these, even my kids...although one of them just eats the filling out of the middle and completely rejects the pepper exterior.  On "Talk Like a Pirate Day" I put a paper sail into them to make them pirate ships!


Be sure to stop by each day in December to score a much-loved family recipe from different LDS bloggers!
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