Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross. ~William Barclay
An Invitation to Create Felt Easter Eggs:
I first saw this idea on the website Best Ideas For Kids. This is such a simple invitation to set up and the Littles loved it. I made an egg shaped pattern and cut lots of egg shapes out of brightly colored felt. Then I put out bowls of different things that the Littles could glue onto their eggs to decorate them–bits of ribbon and ricrac, small pompoms, pastel colored buttons, sequins and gemstones. They loved it! Continue reading
1. The plan of redemption has existed since before the foundation of the world. Grace is not God’s backup plan. Jesus Christ has been the planned redeemer since foundation of the world: Moses 4:2
18 And behold, I say unto you, this is not all. For O how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that is the founder of peace, yea, even the Lord, who has redeemed his people; yea, him who has granted salvation unto his people;
19 For were it not for the redemption which he hath made for his people, which was prepared from the foundation of the world, I say unto you, were it not for this, all mankind must have perished.
20 But behold, the bands of death shall be broken, and the Son reigneth, and hath power over the dead; therefore, he bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead.
Men cannot worship the Creator and look with careless indifference upon His creatures…Love of nature is akin to love of God; the two are inseparable. ~Joseph F. Smith
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir