Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Study Guide: The Good Samaritan

I learned so much about the Good Samaritan as I studied this parable from many different sources. The most poignant and endures this story more to me that I hadn't known before was that it is an allegory for the Plan of Salvation. It was a must for my study notebook and I hope you find it as useful because it takes up a bit of the study guide. I just felt that it needed to be included in its entirety.

Addresses to add to your study:
The Pathway of Discipleship - Neal A. Maxwell 
Your Jericho Road - Thomas S. Monson
Try, Try, Try - Henry B. Eyring
Wounded - Neil L. Andersen


Tell the story of the Good Samaritan with your family or Primary with these fun cut-outs!







Saturday, April 13, 2019

Easter Week Study Guides

Over the last couple of weeks, I decided to delve into books and addresses by General Authorities to learn about the events of last week of our Savior. Reading and studying their words has changed me. No one can describe in exactness what the Savior experienced as He ransomed Himself for each of us individually, but I am grateful to Him for standing in my stead.

There are 8 study guides in this set. One page for each event from the last week of the Savior's life. You can download them as a single file or download them individually by clicking on their titles below.
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Addresses to read and study:
Our Lord and Savior - Elder David B. Haight
The Atonement of Jesus Christ - Tad R. Callister
Believe, Love, Do - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The Seven Christs - Bruce R. McConkie
The Symbol of Christ - Gordon B. Hinckley
What Think Ye of Christ - Dallin H. Oaks
The Atonement - Russell M. Nelson
Willing to Submit - Neal A. Maxwell
Peter, My Brother - Spencer W. Kimball
The Atonement, Our Greatest Hope - James E. Faust
The Factor and Fear in the Trial of Jesus - BYU Religious Studies Center/John W. Welch


Share the last week of the life of Jesus Christ with these Easter Cut-outs!


Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Savior's Last Week Scripture Reference



Share the events of the Savior's Last Week with these Easter Cut-outs!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

April Come Follow Me Weekly Topic Coloring

 I love designing and coloring these beauties. There's something very relaxing about them and how just sitting and coloring helps to take my stress away. I decided to add in some characters for April from the Good Samaritan and from the Easter set and they turned out better than I hoped.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

March Topic Coloring Pages

I created these with a heavy heart as I said goodbye to two in my immediate circle on this Earth just within days of one another.
My grandfather, a true cowboy, the one that was serious but knew the perfect moment to insert something funny and one of the kindest, hardworking souls to grace this earth.
An adopted grandma who always spoiled my kids rotten with goodies and a few babysitting nights.
 I am grateful for eternal families and I know that I will see them both again. Our adopted grandma, our dear friends, I'm sure will be close by even without a sealing binding us together.




Monday, February 11, 2019

Cut and Paste Activity: Heavenly Father Loves Me

I love Elder Holland's quote that is found in the manual this week: "The first great truth of all eternity is that God loves us with all of His heart, might, mind, and strength."

Included in this activity is the color background and then the cut-out snowflakes to glue onto the background.

This activity is geared more towards Sunbeam age children.


Activity Mat: Woman at the Well


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Miracles of Jesus Notebook Stickers

I am so excited to be finally able to release these! I've been working on them for longer than I care to admit but I love them so much. I made these to fit the study notebook in the "truths about Jesus" box but I'm sure you can use them in anything that you are studying with. I used this sheet as a reference.

Each sticker has the "title" or what happened and then all the references in the Gospels for that particular miracle. It's perfect for those visual learners in quickly remembering where the miracles were and be able to cross reference them quickly. There are 42 stickers in all.
Included is both one with the fun outlines or without so you can decide how to cut them out. I printed mine on matte sticker paper but I think I want to try with gloss sticker paper so that the ink sits on top and is more "bright and shiny".



Friday, February 8, 2019

Study Guide: Jesus Christ was Tempted

I am so grateful to be on this journey with you, as I have taken the opportunity to delve deeper into the New Testament, I stand amazed at the lessons and teachings of this beautiful book and the opportunities to learn from its sacred pages many years after its writing.
I am grateful for the Spirit that testifies to me of the truthfulness of principles and doctrines of this text.
In my preparations for this week's postings, I hadn't anticipated preparing a study guide for this topic, but my mind wouldn't stray from it. I have learned much from these verses of Jesus Christ being tempted.

I wanted to just take a moment to share one of my own personal thoughts during my studies.  
(Again, these are my own thoughts and impressions, these are NOT statements from the Church.)

I think of us and when we are in the temple we have the opportunity to be "with God". I'm am amazed by this, Jesus went away from the world to commune and be with God, to be taught by God. We can do this too by attending the temple. Just as we must return from temple so must Jesus. 
Temptation is an essential part of the Plan of Salvation in this probationary state and Jesus was subjected to the same laws and trials that we are. Satan tempted Jesus Christ to test His divinity, to prove it. What would have happened if Jesus didn't know of His divinity? 
If Jesus had turned the stones to bread, it would have shown doubt in His mind of His own divinity. This is a TOOL of Satan's, if he can attack and get us to doubt our own divinity, He can quickly make us doubt our purpose and question our choices.

The Temptations of Christ - Howard W. Hunter







Thursday, January 31, 2019

February Scripture Pocket Pals

Hello all! So after a month of using the New Testament Interactive Board, I've decided to change up the format a little for 2 reasons. 1) My family has rarely used the board, sad but true. It was just more convenient to talk about the lessons while we were driving, eating dinner, etc and the beautiful board just sat. 2) I wanted to make it easier to cut out, it took so long to cut out all the pieces and I wanted something faster so without further adieu...
I'm calling these Scripture Pocket Pals because they fit easily in pockets of diaper bags, church bags, in the cubby of the van, etc. My kids LOVE THEM! We've played matching games, finding games, dart games, and racing games it's been so much fun as we learn about the People, Places, and the Study Questions from the manual.

So what you'll need for these beautiful additions? A 3-inch punch. ( I really like this one, it doesn't snag as much as others I've tried.)

I apologize for the delay in their posting, I thought I had planned it out all spaced nicely but apparently not. I'll try and get March's out a lot sooner. Again, most of the information on the cards come from the Bible Dictionary. I did use a little bit of Jesus the Christ for some of the apostles' information.

Any feedback? What's working for you? What can I add to these fun cards? Send me a message on Facebook!



Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Activity Mat: Jesus Christ was Baptized

Check out these talks for your further study:
The Covenant of Baptism - Elder Robert D. Hales
To Fulfill All Righteous - Elder Cecil O. Samuelson (Amazing!!)

Please remember that these activity mats need to be printed on legal paper (8.5x14). You can usually print these at home by adjusting the length of your printer tray, see your user manual for details.





Monday, January 28, 2019

Study Guide: Miracles of Jesus

Many of the miracles of Jesus are quickly coming along as we continue our study and many of these miracles are recorded in more than one book from the 4 Gospels. I wanted to make them all available for reference on one page and this chart just gives me a headache in finding the scripture references so I adapted to what I want so that I could put them into my study notebook.





Friday, January 25, 2019

February Topic Coloring Pages

Designing these coloring pages are so therapeutic! I know that they began as a thing for my oldest, but I am enjoying coloring them too. Do you color them yourself or just your kids?

Go download January's coloring pages HERE.





Monday, January 21, 2019

Come Follow Me- NT Weekly Topic Labels

Have you ever complained about tasks that you just hate doing but they are so helpful so you just keep doing them? Well each week, I've been adding the weekly scripture and topic into my everyday planner so that if I'm out and about I can easily know where to jump to where I'm at and I'm also constantly reminded what we are studying and it's  perfect because I use my planner for getting blog ideas flowing (bring on the sticky notes!).
I was complaining to my friend Jennifer about my problem and she suggested just printing them all up on labels so instead of writing them each week I can just stick it in and be done. So I did just that! I love them!



These are formatted on Avery Template 8160 (30 labels per sheet, 1 inch x 2 5/8 inch) so double check your labels before you print.

Please note: There are 2 April 1-14 and 2 September 30-October 130000, this was intentional because it covers two Sundays and I wanted one for each week.

Each label includes the date, the scripture and the "topic".


February Editable Newsletter

Both the b/w and color versions are included in both the PDF and Word files. Please note that this year I am not including a version without the picture.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

At a Glance New Testament Charts

I found a gem to add to our notebooks from old Ensign articles in 2003! 
Chart 1 is from January and then Chart 2 is from April. Chart 1 covers from Jesus' birth until the final week of His life and then Chart 2 is the final week of His life. There's Chart 3! (Thanks Nicole!) The file has been updated to include Chart 3 in July.
I love that the charts also correlate and include what is happening in the Book of Mormon at the same time. I've put the 8 pages onto 8.5x14 inch pages and given enough space to tape or staple the pages together to fit really nicely into your study notebook.
You can also fold them in half and create somewhat of a book that sits into each other. This is the way that I did it. Fold slightly before half and then open, hole punch on the left side. You'll need to decide which two holes to use, I prefer the middle and bottom holes. Then put into your binder and fold the pages back over to close the binder. Now when you open the binder, the charts are in order all folded together. Voila! I added this into my binder after John in my chapter study notebook.




Saturday, January 12, 2019

January Topic Coloring Pages

My oldest son, who's almost turning 11, has started moaning about coming together to read the New Testament PLUS the Book of Mormon. He says that it's even more boring, so I asked him what we could do to help him to come willingly. You guys! He asked for those coloring pages with all the different shapes and things. DONE! I thought he'd for sure ask for more time on the Wii (completely not above bribery at this point). Stroke of genius I tell you, thank you, my son!!  I thought that maybe some of you are struggling with those pre-teens too.

I wanted to include on the page some small lessons that he could read about as we learn and study the New Testament so I included different parts that he could look up and study for each week. He saw them and put his stamp of approval with some of his own suggestions on the design or even designed himself!

Do you have a child like me? Please share your wisdom!

Download January's weekly topics below.






Friday, January 11, 2019

Study Guide: Be It Unto Me According to Thy Word

Be It Unto Me - Liz Lemon Swindle
     I think that this statement from Mary is so powerful. It clearly demonstrates that she was willing to submit to the will of the Father. I had to study these words and their meaning.
     I am grateful for this opportunity to take this journey with you. I am humbled in the things that I have learned about my Savior, His Atonement, the qualities of Mary, and how we are blessed as we willingly submit to God and our eternal potential.

Great resources to check out!

Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Willing to Submit -- Elder Neal A. Maxwell
Small and Simple Things -- President Dallin H. Oaks
Submitting to The Will of the Father - President Jeffrey R. Holland (an AMAZING address at BYU, worth the read)
"Swallowed Up in the Will of the Father" -- Elder Neal A. Maxwell


Download also includes a blank page for your own study.











Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Study Guide: Our Prayers

This week I started back up with school and I am feeling a little out of sorts in figuring out my school schedule and also how to fit this new curriculum into our family's life with me in school. So I'm going to just take it one day at a time as we figure it out.

We decided to play the Prayers Candyland last night and we were able to slip in the story of Zacharias and Elisabeth. It was fun and my kids enjoyed it! We used this study guide to talk about prayer and why it's important. There's also a blank page for you to do your own study.






Here's some great talks to reference for your own study.




Sunday, January 6, 2019

Activity: Our Testimony

You guys! Church goes so fast! Holy mackerel! Before I knew it, it was time to go home. Today for our Primary class, I made this page and brought construction paper. The kids ripped up small strips and glued them on. I should have taken a picture, oh well. I talked about what a testimony is, why it's important to have, and how to get one by using this STUDY GUIDE.
It was a huge hit! Thought I'd share.



Thursday, January 3, 2019

Stories of Jesus Readers

I posted these in 2017 but I wanted to add to them so you can find each of these readers here.
These pages were found in the Friend magazines of 2017. I wanted them to be all on one page so that they were more easily transported so I put them onto these 8.5x14 pages to add to our arsenal of quick lessons or things to grab for church.

PRINT ON 8.5X14 INCHES PAPER (LEGAL PAPER)

The download includes all 12. You can choose which ones to download via the link.


































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