Like this cute Vintage Valentine says..."I love you , so I send you this to let you know... I echo this sentiment and hope you enjoy this little Valentine to you. I absolutely love Vintage things and when I started searching on Google for Vintage Valentines, I was in heaven. It brought back so many memories from childhood about giving and getting Valentines, making Valentine Boxes in my school classes and taking Valentines to my neighbor friends. What fun. Happy Valentines!! Scroll down and see The Valentine at the bottom as it would be a cute one to copy off and give to your sisters. Read the cute message.
You can find this months Visiting Teaching message at: http://www.lds.org/library/display/0,4945,2044-1-5089-1,00.html
The topic is a good one for our times, and all times and it is .... Managing our resources wisely and staying out of debt.
There is a church publication that would be a good thing to get and hand out to your sisters and I beleive that it is a free booklet. You can either get it at one of the LDS distribution Centers or you can download it online and print it off at http://providentliving.org/ff/pdf/WE_FamilyFinancesGuide_International_04007_000.pdf
Also, if you go to http://www.lds.org/ and click on "Home and Family" then click on "Family Finances" there is alot of great information on the subject.. It has links to click on under Family finances that are:
- Pay tithes and offerings
- Avoid Debt
- Use a budget
- Build a Reserve
- Teach family members
THere is also an online financial course located at http://providentliving.org/media/training/peaceheart/main.html or you can just go to the above lds.org page and click on it and you will be taken to " Peace in Your Hearts: Managing Household Finances Wisely " The description is as follows:
The use of consumer debt is growing at an alarming rate. Many are struggling under a heavy burden of debt. There is a way out. You can know of the peace, security, and joy that come from obedience to principles outlined by the Lord’s servants.
This course will help you understand debt, and manage your finances to avoid or eliminate it in your life. These lessons will help you understand what you need to change, and the steps you need to take to be successful.
Included in the page are other helpful informaion on:
- Quotes and talks from church leaders
- One for the money: Guide to family finances
- Online Financial calculators
- Family Finance lesson materials
- Additional Resources
I would encourage each of your sisters to take advantage to the wonderful online resources available on this subject and others, at LDS.org as the church has really stepped up in the past 2 years or so this resource. You can print off your Visiting teaching message to give to your sisters as well. I print off copies each month and give it to my sisters when I give them the lesson so that they can follow along, or have it in preparation for doing their own Visiting Teaching. It also helps to get a Partner who is alittle shy or timid, or new to visting teaching involved in giving the lesson, as she could read one or more of the additional quotes from the lesson andgive her input as well as your own.Well, these are my thoughts and I am sure that you will be inspired with your own as you spiritually prepare to go out and Visit Teach.
Remember to go to my other blog as I have many ideas for you to print off or make to take with you as a little gift or thoughtful thing, and believe me, your sisters will love and appreciate your thoughtfullness. I have been told also that many people feel uncomfortable going Visiting teaching if they don't have alittle something in their hands which are conversation starters. That site is http://vitisingteachingtips.blogspot.com
Happy Visiting Teaching !!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!