Tuesday, August 28, 2012

YW Manual 1 Lesson 33

Our youth are constantly under attack by Satan's minions.  The easiest way for him to attack them is through the media.  Our children are much more linked in than I was at their age.   Our children carry access to the internet in their pockets, they need our guidance to find their way home to their Father in Heaven.  I hope and pray the spirit will be present to confirm the importance of making decisions now, to avoid heart ache in the future. 


Friday, August 17, 2012

YW Manual 1 Lesson 30

I remember when I was a young woman,  I absolutely dreaded service projects.  But as I have grown older I have learned to find joy in serving.  There are so many ways to serve others, a couple weeks ago during our sacrament meeting, the High Councilman spoke about the service that his family received from a woman in their ward. 

This man had been called into a bishopric when his family was still young,  5 children under 5 and 4 of them still diapered.  He described how a member of their ward, who had raised her family, would show up Sunday morning to help his young wife get the children ready for church and then help her during church.  You could tell that this act of service was very precious to him and something he will be grateful to this sister for a long time. 

Does service have to be something extravagant... no.  I find the best kind of service is delivered unexpectedly.   Opening a door for an elderly member who is fighting a walker or cane and the door.  A smile can turn someones day around.  

I have been fortunate enough to receive service from others that has touched me deeply.  I am so grateful for strangers on a roadside one hot Sunday afternoon who helped my young daughter and myself.  

I hope to be able to share the benefits of service to my class with this lesson, and pray the same for you. 


Saturday, August 11, 2012

YW Manual 1 Lesson 29

The day of our Savior's return will be an amazing day.  My hope is to teach the girls how to prepare and ensure they have enough oil for their lamp. 

If you like this cartoon image of the Savior you can find it in sassy girls sassy kit. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

YW Manual 1 Lesson 28

I can think of no better way to resist sin than to Arm ourselves with the Armor of God, which is the Word of God.  As I have grown older, Satan has new tools to tempt our children.  Each smart phone with access to the Internet carries around a tempting portal to one of Satans biggest tools to destroy lives and families.  We need to be vigilant in keeping close to the spirit and arming ourselves with the tools that will prevent Satan from tempting us away from the Straight and Narrow path back to our Heavenly Father. 


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