Tuesday, November 26, 2019

1st and 2nd Peter Coloring Sheet and Activity Page (Come, Follow Me-- 11/25-12/1/19)

Here is the coloring page and activity sheet to go along with 1st and 2nd Peter.   It goes along well with the Come, Follow Me reading for the week, or would just make a great introductory activity for a Sunday School or Primary class. 

See this post for a listing of previous week's sheets. 

As always I welcome  your feedback for ways to make these more interactive or enjoyable to use.   I also just love hearing how your families/classes use them.  


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Come Follow Me Word Search and Coloring Page for James (11/27/19)

Here is the Come, Follow Me activity page for this week--complete with a coloring page and original word search!     They make for great review/quiet activities for kids and teens.  I use them with my family, in classes that I teach, and as a quiet activity to be handed out with the Sunday program.

I love these chapters and found lots of nuggets I want to discuss and study further.     I especially love the promise in James 4:8, "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you..."  I feel like ultimately that's really one of the main goals of this life--finding time in amongst the busyness of daily living to draw nigh to God.  And it's one of the biggest challenges I face and I'm realizing that there's no way to do it without a very deliberate slowing down and stepping back on my part to allow myself to invite and to feel His presence. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Come Follow Me Crossword Puzzle and Coloring Page for Hebrews 7-13 (Nov 17, 2019)

Hebrews 11 has got to be one of the most powerful chapters in all of the scriptures about faith.  Verse 1 is the very definition of faith as we've heard it most of our lives.  This week's activity is focusing on those "Faith Heroes" that are spotlighted in chapter 11.   I hope you feel inspired as you read more about them and think of who you would add to that list of Faith Heroes.   The older I get the more I realize how deliberate faith is.  It's not just about keeping the commandments, but about making time for Christ in the midst of our daily distractions and busyness.   And I believe  we live in a more distracted age than any other on earth.   I also believe that this is why "Come, Follow Me" for individuals and families has come along when it has.  It's like a guide for deepening our faith.  

 Hope your family/classes are enjoying these Come, Follow Me activity sheets.  They make for a great quiet activity in sacrament meeting or as a discussion starter for older kids in your family or class.    Have a great week! 

“Because of the conflicts and challenges we face in today’s world, I wish to suggest a single choice—a choice of peace and protection and a choice that is appropriate for all. That choice is faith. Be aware that faith is not a free gift given without thought, desire, or effort. It does not come as the dew falls from heaven. The Savior said, “Come unto me” (Matthew 11:28) and “Knock, and it shall be [given] you” (Matthew 7:7). These are action verbs—come, knock. They are choices. So I say, choose faith. Choose faith over doubt, choose faith over fear, choose faith over the unknown and the unseen, and choose faith over pessimism.” Richard C. Edgley (Faith: The Choice is Yours) 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Come Follow Me Word Search and Coloring Page for Hebrews 1-6 -- November 10, 2019

 "Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy
and find grace to help in time of need."

Hebrews 4:16

Don't you just love those words...come boldly and find grace and mercy?  Couldn't we all use a little more mercy and grace in our lives?    This week's reading is a little different in style than Paul's other writings, but it's still full of his testimony of Christ's love for each of us. 

I hope you have a wonderful week with a hope in Christ anchored deeply in your heart.

"Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast..."  
Hebrews 6:19

Friday, November 1, 2019

Come Follow Me Crossword Puzzle and Coloring Page for Timothy, Titus, and Philemon -- November 3, 2019

  It finally feels like fall outside and I am loving it, although I'm not quite sure I'm ready to start embracing the holidays that feel a lot more imminent now that the calendar has officially turned.  :)  

This week's Come, Follow Me reading is full of wisdom nuggets.  It almost feels like a half-time speech for life! 

"Be thou an example of the believers..."                     "Neglect not the gift that is in thee..."

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear..."                "Fight the good fight of faith..."

Can't you just hear God cheering us on, "YOU CAN DO IT!"   

I hope your kids or classes enjoy this light-hearted way to review or learn the reading for the week.   I'd love to hear how your families or classes are using them and as always feel free to send your feedback (good or bad) my way, so I can make them as usable as possible.   

Have a wonderful week!