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.
- 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). 
- Light – Olive oil can be burned in a lamp to be used for light to see. 
- 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 
- Fixing things – Olive oil can be used for fixing things like: polishing, cleaning, things that are stuck… ect 
- Blessings – The priesthood uses pure olive oil to bless the sick and spiritually afflicted so olive oil can heal you spiritually too! 
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?!
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:
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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
Here is the instructions from www.lds.org.