Wednesday, October 16, 2019

HEY THERE PUMPKIN...LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD

HEY PUMPKIN...


The other day I came across a beautiful article by Julie Clinton titled,  4 ways to lighten your load.  It sang to me, as I it has taken many years for me to recognize the true value of allowing myself to also for help in certain situations.  Times when the outcome can be greatly improved for not only myself, but others involved that would be directly impacted as well.  It is not only absolutely ok to recognize size help can be a benefit to accomplishing a task or goal, but that it can also be a blessing from God for our emotional, spiritual and mental well being also. 
Below are a few excerpts from Julie Clinton's article. 
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Jethro advised Moses to delegate his responsibilities.
There will be times you are called to do the same with the tasks placed before you. God puts mentors, helpers, and burden-bearers in our lives to support us in the work He calls us to do. Before you burn out, look around for those helpers God may have sent your way.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. God designed us to be in community with one another, to help when we can, and to accept help when we need it.

So, what can you do to lighten your load?

Know your limits. Never let your schedule get so out of control that you can no longer manage it. Do a personal inventory. Are you getting enough sleep? Spending enough time with your children? Your significant other? Learn to recognize the physical, emotional, and mental warning signals your body emits at the brink of exhaustion.

Know God’s Will. God’s will is for you to “pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all” (1 Thessalonians 5:15). It’s not to scramble around frantically to make sure every task is completed by the end of the day, wearing out both you and those around you. If you’re constantly living with an agitated heart, you are not in the center of God’s will.

Know when to quit. Jesus never spent his time and energy the way we do today. The Bible gives no indication that He worked around the clock. In fact, in many cases Jesus snuck off alone to pray and rest. Being in God’s will, Jesus was able to go to sleep without having healed and saved everybody in Israel.

Know what’s important. Knowing your priorities will help you accomplish more even when you feel as if you’re doing less. Effectiveness is not about quantity and getting a lot done; it’s about the quality of what you are doing and understanding that the Holy Spirit is ultimately responsible for multiplying your efforts.  Right now somewhere in your life, some people are just waiting to be asked to help you.

Only you know what’s weighing you down. But Jesus stands ready to help you figure out how to lighten the load and has placed people in your life to assist you. All you have to do is ask.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

SWEET SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN RICE CRISPY GHOSTS



Sweet'n the Spirit in your home! Holidays can be a perfect time to create an atmosphere of joy and happiness with your family.  These BOOtiful ghosts are a simple treat for an after school snack or to be paired with a lesson about the Holy Ghost.

Rice Crispie Treats
1 bag White Chocolate Chips Melted
Festive Colored sprinkes
Paper Straws or Wooden Popsicle sticks
Mini chocolate chips or black candy/frosting for eyes
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1. Store bought or homemade rice crispie treats. (For these the store bought were nice and firm with the perfect ghostly shape
2. Round the Edges of the Crispie treat at the top for the head.
3. Melt White Chocolate in mircrowave.  Add a touch of oil for smoothness and stir.
4. Place straws or sticks in treat
5. Drizzle melted chocolate over treat, then decorate with sprinkles.
6. Add eyes!

Don't forget that this is a GREAT treat for any child or youth group.  Very easy to do, and the kiddos love it!



I BELEIVE IN MIRACLES


MIRACLES


I have learned that faith precedes the miracle.  Not that the miracles of God are not worked by His hands regularly, but that if we do not believe in Him- we will discount the miracles.  We will discount them as mere coincidences of things that cannot be explained through the laws of this physical world.  We then will not to see the miracles...they will not be shown to us in our hearts through the soft touching of the spirit.
I have also learned that it is true when said, if only ye have faith as much as a mustard seed- that is enough.  It only takes a little to see the marvelous.  That is what is miraculous about the atonement!  God's mercy is just.  If we are reaching- he fills the gap 10 fold.  Faith is lifting our arms out reaching...
•••••○○•••••○○••••• Ether: 18-19  18 And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; wherefore they first believed in the Son of God. 19 And there were many whose faith was so exceedingly strong, even before Christ came, who could not be kept from within the veil, but truly saw with their eyes the things which they had beheld with an eye of faith, and they were glad

Saturday, October 5, 2019

BELOVED DAUGHTER - NEW YOUNG WOMENS THEME

The new Young Women's theme for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Beautifully Divine!  As melancholy as I am to retire the long standing values and virtues we have all come to love, this new theme is so touchingly poignant to us as daughters of our Heavenly Parents in this day.

Right click on image below and press save or download to your device & print from there.
Enjoy!



Friday, October 4, 2019

GENERAL CONFERENCE CARDS




Hello! We are getting this simple note card out a little late for this session of General Conference.  But-a las it's here.  There are all sorts of ways to take notes or write thoughts down during each session of Conference.

THIS card however- is designed to enhance the simplicity of jotting down the meat of the talks, so the study can come later.  It is designed to give all of the critical information and idea's that are needed to reference the talk, subject, speaker etc. at a later time when we want to use it to study and add more in depth writing down.

If there are additional things to write or doodle- turn the card over and use that blank space.  Fill it up.  NOW... go FILL YOUR CUP by tuning in to General Conference. 

Right click image below and push save or download to your device.  You can print from there or use a digital copy the way we show it below.  Enjoy!


Below is an idea of how to use this note card digitally.  We filled it out and will print it after to have a hard copy to study from as well.  We love this simple note taking idea.  Happy Conference Everyone!