Friday, February 1, 2019

New Ready Resource for Relief Society and Priesthood

Get ready to enjoy a year of Relief Society and Melchizedek Priesthood classes with this comprehensive lesson planner for the 2019 curriculum. For each week, you'll find a chapter summary, pertinent quotes, relevant hymns, links to Church videos, and more! Discover how easy it can be to focus on the needs of your class members once the prep work is done for you!

This well-organized manual has lessons prepared for each month, according to the 2018 Conference talks that were given. The book shares ideas for music, videos, quotes, and other class participation techniques. Save yourself time and effort by using this wonderful resource in your lessons.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Cherish Your Marriage

My husband of 54 years passed away several months ago. I used to take for granted the times we walked down the street holding hands or the laughter we shared over a joke or a silly movie. I look at couples, enjoying each other’s company in a wistful way now—wishing I’d enjoyed the last moments we had together more fully.

I love the laughter in this picture.

Here are some tips that make my hind-sight twenty-twenty:

1.     Cherish the moments you have together. You never know when they’ll be gone.
2.     Say, “I love you,” “Thanks you,” “Please,” very often.
3.     Laugh together.
4.     Snuggle close on a cold winter day, or hold hands in the sunny park on a balmy day.
5.     Surprise each other with something just for fun

Nurture your relationship.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. 

Audrey Hepburn

Friday, November 9, 2018

Stop "It's not fair" Thinking

A young girl has just recovered from cancer. She was depressed and suicidal during her ordeal. She has found new hope and new life. What was her recovery process?

We all have negative thinking from time to time--and often for very good reason as this young girl did. "It's not fair," slipped from her lips many times a day. Here are some of the ways she pulled herself out of her "stinking thinking."
  • She said, "Stop it!" to herself.
  • She visualized a stop sign in her head.
  • She gave thanks for her life.
  • She wrote a gratitude thought in her journal to replace her negative thinking.
We all have difficult situations to deal with in life. We can all say, “It’s not fair.”
We grow from our trials. This young girl is much wiser, more empathetic, and loving that she was before.
She appreciates life like she never did before.
Find the good in all you do. It’s here—even if it seems hidden.

Before you go to bed every night find three good things about your day.

Thinking is a habit. Make it a positive one.