Monday, May 30, 2011

Life Lessons We Can Learn from the First Vision

The theme of our sacrament meeting on Sunday was all about the Restoration, so in continuing with the things we learned yesterday we decided to have our family home evening lesson tonight about the First Vision. 

My kids are all old enough that they know the story of Joseph Smith's experiences very well, so we decided that instead of reviewing what happened, that we would discuss some of the life lessons that we can learn from the First Vision.   It turned out to be a powerful and enlightening discussion that engaged the whole family,  so I thought I'd share some of our insights here, mostly just so that we don't forget them.  

Life Lessons We Can Learn from the First Vision

1.  That God hears and answers our prayers.

2.  Discouragement and negativity come from Satan. 

3.  That God's power is stronger than Satan's. 

4.  That we will never be tempted or tried beyond that which we are able to bear. 

5.  God will always be with us, especially in our darkest moments. 

6.  That we don't need to be well-educated or wealthy to make a difference in the world. 

7.  God loves us and knows us by name.       


Monday, May 2, 2011

Lehi and Nephi File Folders

These file folder scenes are awesome!  I have no idea where the fun artwork came from, but these are the perfect thing for teaching your family the stories of Nephi and Lehi!  Just mount the scenes inside of a file folder, laminate the folders and the figures, then use sticky back Velcro to attach everything.   (NOTE:  Some of the  figures  are repeated, as they are meant to be used on more than one flannel board scene at a time.) 

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Lehi and Nephi File Folders

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It has been brought to my attention that some of my older lessons have been moved into the Scribd archives, which means that you have to pay a fee to download them.  The fee is nominal ($5 to download as many lessons as you want in 24-hours), but if you'd like me to send one or two of them to you as an email file let me know.  Unfortunately, due to my slow internet connection (30+ minutes to upload each lesson), I would not be able to email more than one or two lessons to you, but I'd be happy to do it if you let me know.