Y is for Yarn

“It turns out that knitting isn’t about the yarn or the softness or needing a hat (although we really can’t argue with these secondary motivators). It’s really about this: Knitting is a magic trick. In this day and age, in a world where science and technology take more and more wonder and work out of our lives , and our planet is quickly becoming a place running out of magic, a knitter takes silly, useless string, mundane sticks, waves her hands around (many, many times…nobody said this was fast magic), and turns one thing into another: string into a hat, string into a sweater, string into a blanket for a baby. It really is a very reliable magic.” ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
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K is for Kindness

Invitations:

On Monday and Tuesday I put out different coloring sheets of children acting in kind ways–raking leaves, doing the dishes, comforting someone who has been hurt, taking care of a pet, etc.  Then at circle time each child talked about what was happening in their picture and how that portrayed a kind act.

On Wednesday and Thursday I put out lots of small heart shapes that I had cut out of white drawing paper.  I also put dollops of pink, red and purple paint onto the small plastic lids that I often use as make-shift pallets.  I let the children use their fingers to paint the hearts.  They could take the hearts home that they painted and when they saw someone doing a kind act, the child could give that person a heart.IMG_4768.jpg Continue reading

Lesson 6: I Will Tell You In Your Mind and In Your Heart, by the Holy Ghost

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Articles:

Oliver Cowdery’s Vermont Years and the Origins of Mormonism by Larry E Morris

That They Might Come to Understanding: Revelation as Process by Steven C Harper

Helping Students Understand the Principles of Personal Revelation by Ronald E. Bartholomew

Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer by Richard G. Scott

You Were Born to Lead, You Were Born for Glory by Sheri Dew

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Remember the New Covenant, Even the Book of Mormon

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Sources:

Books:

From Darkness Unto Light: Joseph Smith’s Translation and Publication of the Book of Mormon  by Michael Hubbard MacKay and Gerrit J. Dirkmaat

Opening the Heavens: Accounts of Divine Manifestations 1820-1844 Edited by John W. Welch

The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt and David L. Weaver-Zercher

Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World Edited by Lincoln H. Blumell, Matthew J. Grey, and Andrew J. Hedges (Chapters 3&4)

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