Resurrection and Restoration (Easter)

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Posted in Easter, Holiday, Jesus Christ | Posted on April 10, 2014

April is truly a historic month in which we commemorate two of the most important events in the history of mankind: the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the reestablishment of his church and kingdom here upon the earth in these, the latter days. Members of the Church also believe that Christ was born on April 6 in the year 1 B.C. (See D&C 20:1.). Check out this great FHE lesson for Easter!
Scripture: John 11:25
Hymn: I Know That My Redeemer Lives #136
Lesson: My Brother and the Resurrection, Resurrection and Restoration
Treat: Sunflower Seed Bread and Fluffy Easter Cake
Activity: Striped and Checked Eggs, Marbled Eggs, and Easter Baskets
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Looking for Service

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Posted in Conference, Missionary Work | Posted on April 3, 2014

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Serving a full-time mission is an important responsibility for priesthood holders—one that all priesthood holders should prepare for—and a wonderful opportunity for young women. Yet even after being diligent about that preparation, not everyone may be able to complete a full-time proselyting mission due to medical or other reasons.
Scripture: Mosiah 2:17
Hymn: Called to Serve Him #249
Lesson: Church-Service Missions: Real Service, Real Sacrifice
Treat: Caramel Brownies and Sugar Cookies With Butter Cream Frosting
Activity: Junk in the Trunk or Oreo Challenge
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Prophets Give Us Commandments

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Posted in Commandments, Conference, God's Love, Prophet | Posted on March 27, 2014

If you think about what makes you truly happy, your thoughts will often center on things that are really meaningful to you and others. In the April 2013 general conference, several Church leaders taught that eternal happiness arises from one of the most meaningful ways we show our love of God—obedience to the commandments. Check out this FHE lesson on how God speaks to us through his prophets.
Scripture: John 14:15
Hymn: Keep the Commandments #303
Lesson: Jehovah Gives Commandments
Treat: Natures Candy and Cinnamon Nut Palmiers
Activity: Obedience or Disobedience or Making a Magic (Drinking Straw) Flute
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Power In Covenants

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Posted in God's Love, Jesus Christ, Love, Ordinances, Repentance, Temple, Tithing | Posted on March 20, 2014

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“I urge each one to qualify for and receive all the priesthood ordinances you can and then faithfully keep the promises you have made by covenant. In times of distress, let your covenants be paramount and let your obedience be exact. Then you can ask in faith, nothing wavering, according to your need, and God will answer. He will sustain you.” Check out this FHE lesson on Covenants.
Scripture: D&C 25:13
Hymn: Now Let Us Rejoice – Hymns #3
Lesson: Remember Him Through Covenants
Treat: Thin Mint Muddy Buddies & No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
Activity: Flashlight Freeze Tag or Make your own Kaleidoscope
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St Patrick’s Day

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Posted in St Patrick's Day | Posted on March 14, 2014

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The most popular holiday in March is St Patrick’s Day. But have you wondered where it comes from and what it can teach us today? Check out this great family home evening lesson that includes the history of St Patrick’s Day!
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:10
Hymn: Go Forth With Faith or Follow the Prophet
Lesson: The Stolen pot of Gold or The History of St Patrick’s Day
Treat: Rainbow Cupcakes or St Pat’s Potato Candy
Activity: Play Find the Coin or Go on a St Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
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Classic FHE Lesson: Tithing

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Posted in Commandments, Tithing | Posted on March 7, 2014

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When we pay tithing, we can receive many blessings. Here is a great family home evening lesson that helps us understand the blessings and importance of paying our tithing.
Scripture: 3 Nephi 23:12-13
Hymn: “Because I Have Been Given Much” Hymn 219
Lesson: Is My Tithing Too Small or Tithing First
Treat: White Hot Chocolate or Eat Your Heart Out
Activity: Decorate tithing Jars or Play a Board Game
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Turn Your Hearts

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Posted in Commandments, Family | Posted on February 28, 2014

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“It isn’t just for older people. And it isn’t just for youth. It’s for everyone. You get blessings from it, including knowing that you can give yourself and your ancestors the chance to be together in heaven.” Check out this family home evening lesson on Family History!
Scripture: 3 Nephi 25:6
Hymn: Families Can Be Together Forever
Lesson: Me? Teaching family History?
Treat: Mug Muffin & Chocolate Ginger Snaps
Activity: Indexing or Family Stories
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Classic Lesson: Life After Death

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Posted in Easter, Family | Posted on February 24, 2014

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It is always a great time of year to reflect on the blessing of Christ’s resurrection. Check out this family home evening lesson on the knowledge that there is a life after death!
Scripture: Matthew 10:29-31
Hymn: God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son or My Heavenly Father Loves Me
Lesson: Spring’s Promise or A Circle of No Good-Byes
Treat: Meringue Nests or Ducky Desserts
Activity: Go to a Cemetery or Go on a Nature Walk
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Rejoice in the Restoration

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Posted in Priesthood, Prophet, Revelation | Posted on February 13, 2014

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Because of the Restoration, I know the scriptures are true. I know that this is the restored Church of Jesus Christ. I know that living prophets are guiding us today. I know that through restored temple ordinances my family can be together forever. Because of the Restoration, we are blessed every day of the week—and every day of our lives. Check out this family home evening lesson on The Restoration!
Scripture: JS History 1:18-19
Hymn: High on the Mountain Top- Hymns #5
Lesson: Because of The Restoration
Treat: Polvorones & Chocolate Hummus
Activity: Silly Toss Game, Because of the Restoration…
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Stripped of Envy

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Posted in Commandments, Family, God's Love, Honesty, Individual Worth | Posted on February 7, 2014

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Envy is a strong word. When people talked about being “envious,” I knew it would never describe me. So when I listened to Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s talk “The Laborers in the Vineyard” in the April 2012 general conference, I didn’t really think he was talking to me… Check out this family home evening lesson on Envy!
Scripture: Alma 5:29
Hymn: Love at Home
Lesson: The envy I Never thought I Had
Treat: Green Cheesecake Bars & Banana Dippers
Activity: Family Olympics, Charades
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