Saturday, October 29, 2011

Young Women Manual 3 lesson 40

YW Manual 3 Lesson 42

I have learned through my life that the ability to adapt to change is so important. While change can be difficult, think about life this way: the shifting winds as they changed over time carved the Grand Canyon, Delicate Arch. They also shift the sands in Arabia. The security of knowing our Savior can bring peace to our hearts.
The one wish I have is that I could have learned this knowledge earlier in my life could have saved me some grief.
That is my hope with this lesson is to impress upon their minds the importance of the ability to adapt to change.
Love to all,
Kimberly Story

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Manual 3 Lesson 39

A couple of years ago I read the Help by Katherine Stockett, and yesterday I finally went to see the movie. I was reminded of Aibileen and how much she loved the children she raised but were not her own. Each morning she recited with each child the following saying. "You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important!!". This small reminder was like a shield against the unkind words each one of us is faced with each day.
Our Heavenly Father reminds each of us of our importance to him each day. Each of us is his child and each of us is of infinite worth- a worth beyond measure- with a Divine Nature. We each have our own special mission, we are to prepare to complete that mission and Return with Honor.
The world today can be so tough on the self-esteem of our young women. Staying strong and not falling victim to the unkind words of others and self defeating whisperings of Satan's minions can be challenging.
My goal with this lesson is to hit the reset button for our girls and remind them of their Divine Nature and Individual Worth to their Heavenly Father.

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Night of Excellence

So my friend had this great idea for the theme of her young women's night of excellence. You know each of us carries a purse and guard it because the contents are very personal. Well, you might have guess personal progress is "pursenal" and is decorating with purses and various purse related ideas.
She asked me to come up with an invitation to go with her theme, well luckily Whimpy Chompers designs happened to create a kit called Her first Purse. How timely and amazing it was. So the girls and purses are from that kit.
This was so fun to create, I am sure they will have a great evening. Kim

Saturday, October 15, 2011

YW Manual 3 Lesson 38

There are so many factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. I was reading over Section 89 and noticed something I had just skimmed over previously.
Verses 2 and 3 of Section 89:
2. To be a greeting, not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the Temporal salvation of all saints in the last day.
3. Given for a principle with promise adapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saints, who are or can be called saints.
Verse 4 is so powerful: in consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, have warned you and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom.
You know hindsight is 20/20, I can not doubt that our Father in Heaven knows all. After hearing that tobacco CEO's, CFO's and others conspired to attract people to their product and keep them returning for more.
I can not help but wonder if my addiction to cola's, while not specifically mentioned in the WoW, is really included. Especially after reading verse 3, "adapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saints, who are or can be called saints" I am so weak when it comes to Cola, making me a slave to the caffeine and sugar... Something I should probably ponder and pray about.
Anyway enough about me and my personal revelation this week.
A strong temporal and spiritual being is what the Lord needs from his youth in these last days. This week I have made two handouts this week, one focusing on the spiritual attributes and one on the temporal attributes that our youth need to make it through some of the most difficult times of their life.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Help maintain the reverence

I have a difficult time finishing the lesson without interuptions from the hallway.
So I made these posters for the door, hopefully they will serve as reminder.
I am working on a few others but feel free to use them.
I would love your feedback to know if they worked for you.
Oct 15 update: The signs worked great. We actually made it through the closing prayer without the door opening. YEAH!!!