Category Archives: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Building a House of God Activity and Lesson

Building a House of God Singing TimeOk here is a print, cut and sing…. easy easy…. singing time lesson. My child woke me up at 2:30 am because he’s teething and I couldn’t fall asleep so I read my scriptures and this easy idea came to me.

All the songs that I chose are from the 2015 Sharing Time Manual or you can choose your own songs!!

You just cut the house pieces and talk about how you establish a house of God. Some examples would be family prayer, scripture study, building foundation on Jesus Christ.. ect.

You can use this for singing time or family home evening! 🙂 Enjoy!

D&C 88:119 Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God

Download the JPEGs below or full PDF file here: Building a House of God Singing Time.

Sorry for any typos… seriously made this at 3:30 to 6:30  in the morning!!!

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5 Uses for Olive Oil

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This week at institute we talked about the process of making olive oil and how that is a symbol of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I’ve heard this lesson multiple times.

It is finished; it is finished! The Lamb of God hath overcome and trodden the wine-press alone, even the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. D&C 88:106

What impressed me about this institute lesson this time around is that we talked about the different uses of olive oil.

  1. Food – Olive oil is used to eat to nourish your body. It contains monounsaturated fatty acids which is one of the healthier fats around (omega 9).  [1]
  2. Light – Olive oil can be burned in a lamp to be used for light to see. [2]
  3. Healing – Olive oil is used for many different medicinal purposes. This is just to name a few: dry skin, gallstones, dandruff,  make-up remover, diabetes… ect [3]
  4. Fixing things – Olive oil can be used for fixing things like: polishing, cleaning, things that are stuck… ect [4]
  5. Blessings – The priesthood uses pure olive oil to bless the sick and spiritually afflicted so olive oil can heal you spiritually too! [5]

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgivenhim. James 5:14 – 15

I was really impressed that olive oil is truly a symbol of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He can heal us spiritually, physically and temporally. Jesus also lights our way to help us see clearly in a fallen world. I’m so grateful for Jesus and His healing power. I would be so lost without His guidance, love and forgiveness.

What do you use olive oil for?!

[1] http://www.omega-9oils.com/omega-9-advantage/healthier-profile/omega-3-6-9.htm

[2]http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Olive-Oil-Lamp/

[3]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-hannah-grufferman/olive-oil-health-benefits_b_945506.html

[4]http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning-organizing/olive-oil-benefits-uses-460609

[5]https://www.lds.org/topics/priesthood-blessing?lang=eng

DIY Cereal Box Bible Tote for Church

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Micah just went into primary as a “Sunbeam” this month and on the same day Quentin went into nursery at church! It was a good transition because I was afraid to let Quentin in nursery when there were like eight boys that were a lot older than him. Here is a picture of their first day:

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All the older boys went into primary and now our primary is huge! (Well only compared to the other wards in our stake… it’s actually only like 35 kids but our room is small and it feels like a lot of kids.)

The new kids in primary got a Book of Mormon to take to church every week. I decided to make Micah a scripture tote. I remember seeing missionaries make these scripture covers out of cereal boxes for their Bible and Books of Mormon.

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It was super easy. I just cut off the top of a cereal box and taped it up all around to laminate it. Then I punched two holes and tied a ribbon so it would be easier for him to carry. Micah keeps all his church stuff in it along with his new Book of Mormon.

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I got this Elmo Cereal at the store because Micah insisted that it was the one he wanted. The cereal really really gross but it made a cute box! (It was definitely good marketing on their part…. the cereal is way plain… it’s like dry cardboard.) The scripture tote works pretty good! I don’t know how long it will last though. 🙂

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Dallin is still in the bishopric and I’m still a primary chorister. We’re having fun! Here are two cute pictures of Micah and his friends at church.

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Word Strips – “I Know that My Savior Loves Me”

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Someone posted this link on the primary chorister FB group about an idea on how to teach “I Know that my Savior Loves Me” from www.lds.org.

I made the word strips and decided to share them if anyone wants it.

Here is the word document for altering: I Know that My Savior Loves Me Word Strips

Here is a PDF of small font: I Know that My Savior Loves Me Word Strips

Here is a PDF of large font: I Know that My Savior Loves Me Word Strips LARGE

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Here is the instructions from  www.lds.org.

Follow the Prophet – Wiggle Song Cards!

I’ve been pondering on how I can teach all nine verses of “Follow the Prophet” song from the LDS Children Song Book which is the theme song for March 2015 in the current 2015 Sharing Time Manual: I Know My Savior Lives.

I guess it’s a new year resolution for me to learn all nine verses! I thought it would be fun to make it part of the weekly “wiggle song” choices so I made these “Follow the Prophet Wiggle Cards!”

It’s the same concept as what you would do with the song “Do as I’m Doing.” I made up actions that kinda associate to each prophet.

Hopefully it will help get all the wiggles out! 🙂

Enjoy!

Download: PDF Version Follow the Prophet Wiggle Cards

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2015 LDS Sharing Time Manual Songs

This is the CD that I made for our primary for 2015. These are ALL the songs in the 2015 Sharing Time Manual: I Know My Savior Lives. The CD includes the monthly songs, the songs that appear in the weekly sharing time lessons plus a couple that the primary presidency picked for the optional songs.  You can download the CD Cover and music in one .zip file here.

PS – It’s easier to email out a .zip file than burning CDs!!  I learned from experience. 🙂

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You can download the CD Cover and music in one .zip file here.

2015 CD Songs

You can download the CD Cover and music in one .zip file here.

These songs and picture were originally downloaded on www.lds.org.

LDS Reverent & Wiggle Songs List

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I’m trying to figure out how to pick and teach reverent songs and wiggle songs.  I found a wiggle song list on SugarDoodle but I couldn’t find a reverent song list so I made one to match it.  I also colored this reverent boy picture from www.lds.org and took the primary girl graphic from Susan Fitch Design.

I am printing and laminating two copies. One for me and one for the primary pianist. Hopefully this will help us not have to scramble for song ideas on Sunday.

You can download the PDF version here: PDF Reverent and Wiggle Songs List.

These songs are from the LDS Children Song Book.

Reverent Songs

You can download the PDF version here: PDF Reverent and Wiggle Songs List.

Wiggle Songs

You can download the PDF version here: PDF Reverent and Wiggle Songs List.