Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Enjoy! Love, Katie G.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
To find that particular post, scroll down a few posts or just click on this link below and it will open Provident Living - Food storage.
HOw do you print it off???? Just save the pages to your computer, and then print.You can also print directly from the links as well. If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Love, Katie G
The music is also included at this link, however if you just type in the words "heart and soul" and search using google images, lots of other images of variations of the music will come up as well.
Deuteronomy 30:6 And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. (This could be an evening focusing on raising a righteous family)
Psalms 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise. (This could be an evening or lesson focused on Fixing (or keeping your heart focused) on serving the Lord)
Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. (This scripture can be such a great one for lesson or evening meeting focused on being happy amidst trials, or happy homemaking, or the influence a mother can have on her children through her countenance, or on and on).
Doctrine and Covenants 25:12 For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads. (This one is obvious and would be a wonderful theme for a night of music, or sharing talents through music, or inviting the spirit through music)
These are just a very few of the Scriptures that came up when I typed in "Heart" in the scripture search bar at lds.org. I can only imagine how many talks and wonderful gospel messages would come up if I searched all of LDS.org. So I did and look what came up first:
- Henry B. Eyring October 2009 General Conference
...and persistent is that charity is at the heart of the society and is to come... ...the society and is to come into the heart, to be part of the very nature... ...an effect of His Atonement working in the hearts of the members.
Other talks that followed were: A broken Heart and a Contrite Spirit, My Heart is Happy, The measure of our Hearts, Opening your Hearts, and on and on. (Go on lds.org and search for those words and they will magically appear before your eyes)
Let me conclude, lest I begin to be way to redundant, There are so many ways that you can use the theme of "Heart" and I didn't even touch the word love. Can you see why I am giving your the tip to watch for the after Valentine sales, and get all the heart things you can, and you could even stay well within your budget by getting heart things so cheap! You don't have to just do these things at Valentines day either, but you will have all these fun and cheap treats to make your meeting spectacular!
OK, OK, more ideas:
- heart cupcake holders, would be darling filled with cupcakes iced with a cute gummy, cinnamon heart on top!
- A darling sugar cookie centerpiece of wrapped, Iced heart shaped cookies in a vase. The cookies could be baked on bamboo Skewers, so that would be the stem. Each sister sitting at the table would take one home.
- Another centerpiece idea I have used is to have the card stock hearts that they sell, inserted into some greenery that you already have. You could mount them on bamboo skewers and have them as plant picks.
- Sprinkle around some candy hearts on the table for the ladies to munch on as the evening progresses.
- How about an evening for husbands and wives focused on enriching marriage. Maybe throughout the evening, different people could share the stories of how they fell in love, or what they do to keep their love light burning. For the decorations, you could use cupids, and serve "Red food like pasta with sauce, lasagna, and Salad with red tomatoes, or the yummy spinach salad with raspberries or strawberries and the strawberry or raspberry vinaigrette dressing, and of course dessert would have to be strawberry pie or cheesecake. Oh how my mind works... I could go on and on about this one.
- I use to live in Alpine, Utah and there is a wonderful candy store in Alpine called "The Peppermint Place". They always have seconds of all of their candies from chocolates, to candy canes, for a fraction of the price as you would pay for firsts. They have the sugared cake decorating elements and I have bought pink hearts to put on top of my cupcakes and cookies. That is a really great place to check out for seconds. Easter time they always have TONS and TONS of really great finds that have to do with that holiday.
Love, Katie G
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
General Conference Talks
General Conference Reports
Proceedings of Recent General Conferences
What shall we give?
An Apostles Easter Thoughts on Christ
This short video is an Important message from the mouths of our Prophets!
July 6 - Pioneer Cooking
Click on this link to take you to the Pioneer Recipes:
I was also thinking that if you were to copy some of these recipes and print them off, that might be a fun handout for the Sisters you Visit Teach!
July 2nd - Diana Lucina Spicer Block
Visiting Teaching Tips, handouts and Ideas
For many years, I have been creating very cute and fun things to take to the ladies I Visit Teach. I have shared from time to time, my ideas with others and they have really appreciated them. I decided that since I do these anyway, I would start doing one every month and then post it on this blog to share with anyone for their Visiting Teaching. I do need to make a disclaimer.... the ideas, thoughts, stories, graphics etc. used are created by me and they are not in any way official LDS Church quotes, handouts or ideas. They are my creations or others as noted, except for the quotes that will come directly from the Monthly Visiting Teaching message found in the Ensign. Also, many thanks to the talented designers of the digital paper and elements that I use to create the beautiful artwork, and handouts you see on my blog.
You can go to http://www.lds.org/ and look up and even print the monthly message if you do not have your own Ensign magazine subscription in English or to choose to read the Liahona or Ensign in a different language go to http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=03103c7ff44f2010VgnVCM1000001f5e340aRCRD&locale=0.
For Spanish you can go to http://www.sud.org.es/
I highly recommend you get your own subscription because you will find a wealth of really good & wholesome, moral reading, that you can't find anywhere else. If you go to http://www.lds.org/ and click on "Gospel Library" then click on "Magazines" you can order your own Ensign, Liahona, New Era, or Friend magazines.
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"Returning to the Past" A Relief Society Activity Idea
I just found your blog. It is so great. I love the idea of the Hearts of Angels. I am trying to figure out how we can use it for our VT conference and incorporate some of the things for our VT interviews. I am a new R/S president and all these things we have to do throughout the year are a little overwhelming. I love all of you ideas. So much work involved, thank you for being willing to share with all of us! I would love anything else you could pass my way.
WE had the thought earlier to use a theme of "Returning to the past" for our activities this year. So all of your old-fashioned pictures will be great to use as invites and handouts.
You might be interested in the idea we had for our B-Day dinner. We always have a progressive dinner in December to the homes of different sisters. We divide them up into about 5 smaller groups and go around to the different sisters homes in the ward. Because of the weather we cancelled it and had it at the church. We decided to do it for our B-Day dinner instead when the weather would be better. We are having the women bring a sack lunch with them and to wear something old, like a grandmothers broach or shawl, or to dress up in the time of the 1800's, and to bring a pint jar with a lid. We will have the sisters make lemonade at the first house and take with them in the jar that they brought, and then go to the next house. At the last house we will have and old fashioned cake to serve like apple walnut cake or something like that.
We still have some details to work out but at the end each member of the presidency will be at a different home and will share a prepared script. It will be written as if they were at the very first R/S meeting when the prophet Joseph Smith organized the R/S with just a handful of women.
Anyway, thank you for sharing what you have! You have a great talent!
Stacey McClellan - Blackfoot, Idaho
SELF RELIANT SISTERS BLOG HAS A GREAT ACTIVITY ABOUT GARDENING WITH KIDS - go to http://selfreliantsisters.blogspot.com/ It is well worth the time and a terriffic idea as Spring is just around the corner! Here is a tiny bit of information that you will see at the site.....
Gardening with Kids has great tips on getting kids started with gardening. Give your child some space; literally! Kids loving having spaces that are all their own, whether it`s their own desk area in the house, or the tent they've created with chairs and blankets in the family room. The same is true for gardening. Dedicate a small plot of the garden just for them. Put a fancy border around it, perhaps purchase one of the stepping stone making kits found at crafts stores in which they can mold their name and make their hand print.
Let them join you at the nursery. Let your kids know you value their opinion. Ask them which kinds of plants, flowers, and vegetables they like. Explain what will work well in your garden and what won't.
Give them (limited) choices. While you're at the nursery, ask them if they'd like pansies or petunias, marigolds or zinnias. This will give them the feeling of power without letting it get out of control.
Remind them money doesn't grow on trees. With older children discuss the budget. Let them help select seeds and blossoming plants at the nursery - and turn it into a math lesson. Let your child do the money calculations; they can tell you when the money runs out.
Let your child do what he will (especially if you have a preschooler). Let him dig, explore, play with bugs. You may be tempted to steer your child in another direction (like actually watering or weeding his garden), but this is a great way for your child to explore this exciting new universe.
Plan, plan, plan. If you have older children, say 8 or 9 or older, let them plot out their own garden on paper. Provide him or her with graph paper, pencils and seed catalogs. Give them a group of flowers and vegetables from which to choose, and then let them draw out their garden.
Get them their own gardening tools. Nothing will motivate your little gardener more than having her own little shovel, her own gardening gloves, and her own watering pail. And don't forget those bright colored rubber boots. You need to go to the site and explore all the rest of the links and ideas.