Monday, March 26, 2012

What I Hope My Granddaughters Will Understand about Relief Society

I loved this talk! Sis Beck always does an outstanding job. And I'll admit that I haven't had the chance to go through the new Daughters in My Kingdom book from the new Relief Society manual. I need to find time to sit down and read, perhaps at lacrosse or baseball practice this week. I'll have to go find it and put it in the car. :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Charity Never Faileth and Providing in the Lord's Way

We read these talks in FHE. It was interesting to see how our children understood this concept that most members have a hard time understanding how the welfare program operates and what is required of the member and their family before the church steps in.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Time to Prepare

This address was used in a great Youth video from the Church's Youth website. We used it in a combined YW lesson a few weeks back. It was very effective- the visual with the talk.

Recently we were asked by our Stake President to use Facebook at a means to connect with our Young Women. This was hard to swallow for me. I absolutely detest facebook. After a few days of brewing it over and talking with G, I decided to go ahead and sign up. But I signed up as Sis LaJeunesse. And I only use it for very few personal announcements (ones I know the girls would enjoy hearing about and get them watching my page every now and then) and mostly use it with only Church messages on it. It took some time to set up and ocassionally takes time to update and I can see how our young people can get caught up in this social media.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Redemption and The Divine Gift of Repentance

I, too love hearing stories of redemption- both in the scriptures and from life experiences.

The scriptures, literature, and the experiences of life are filled with stories of redemption. Through Christ, people can and do change their lives and obtain redemption. I love stories of redemption.

Elder Christoffersen's talk was another that was easy for our kids to understand. I love the five things

Repentance is an expansive subject, but today I would like to mention just five aspects of this fundamental gospel principle that I hope will be helpful.
    First, the invitation to repent is an expression of love.
    Second, repentance means striving to change.
    Third, repentance means not only abandoning sin but also committing to obedience.
    Fourth, repentance requires a seriousness of purpose and a willingness to persevere, even through pain.
    Fifth, whatever the cost of repentance, it is swallowed up in the joy of forgiveness.