Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Family Home evening ideas on the Proclamation.

I really have been slacking on my blog. It seems as if 'all of a sudden' I don't have time.

I will work on being more diligent for the rest of the month.

This week I am finding different family home evenings that will teach about the proclamation. Of course The Idea Door is one of the best places to go for idea's. And Sugardoodle...I love those two sites.

If you have any ideas...let me know and I will post it.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Value Color the Proclamation.

I have actually done this one. We did it for a Young Womens activity. Even if you are not in YW it is good to have one colored with the values.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

President Gordon B Hinckley (talk after 911)

I remember 9-11 as if it was yesterday.

I remember walking into work and hearing that the first plane had flown into the twin tower...then the second one then into the Pentagon. I was away from my family. We only had 1 or 2 customers in the store. It was so quiet. We had the TV on and we were glued to the TV. I wanted to just run home and gather my family and hover over them. My family was the only thing that I worried about. How grateful I am for a living prophet who continued in faith. Giving us wise counsel. Knowing that there was still much work to be done. His wise word....

"There is no need to fear"... psalms 46:10 "Be still and Know that I am God".

Friday, September 10, 2010

Proclamation Photo Book

I thought that this family photo book centered around the proclamation was a great idea. What a great way to teach your children about the proclamation. Plain and simple.

I am still waiting to hear from you if you have any cute idea's that you would like to share


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Family Proclamation Crafting Idea's

For this week I am gathering Proclamation craft ideas to share with everyone. I am just not crafty. Now don't get me wrong....I love to craft! They just are not my idea. I copy ;) So I thought I had better give credit where credit is due. Here are some cute way's to display the proclamation.


I really love this one. I think this will be our conference weekend craft.


There are so many cute idea's.

If you have an idea that you would like to share-Please leave a comment, a blog address or email me a picture and I will share it here.

Every home should have a Family Proclamation displayed where all can read it when ever they have time. It is such a powerful statement that can guide all of us through good times and hard times. I hope each of you have taken time to ponder and read the proclamation this past week. If you haven't.....you can do it now. ;)

Good night everyone!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Warnings of The Proclamation

We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.
I don't think that it could have been said any more clearly. I can personally testify that by not following these warnings that calamity and disintegration does happen within a family. As I have gone through it and watched some of my family go through heartache-I always wonder how Heavenly Father feels as He watches His children not follow the commandments given to us. I think of our Heavenly Mother with tears in Her eyes waiting for all Her children to come home. I think our our Savior, who suffered in my behalf wondering when we will "follow him".
I know that no matter what my children do, I still and will always love them. I am so proud of who they are. There are day's that I want to just take them away and hide them in a safe place until all the heartache is over. But I can't. I just hope and pray that one day, our family will be an eternal family with that fairy tale ending....

Monday, September 6, 2010

Quick blurp...

I am so excited to get the pink gone from outside my house that I just had to share.
Little by little, it's coming along.

Family....That's what it is all about!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

I remember the day that I received a copy of the proclamation.

My faithful home teacher brought me over a copy. I remember sitting and reading it and having an overwhelming feeling come over me that the decisions that I had just made, were the right decisions for my family and myself.

I had always thought that you get married and live happily ever after...the end.

That is not how it always works out.

I would never wish divorce on any family unless circumstances are 'in the safety of your family'.

Because of bad decisions on my part-I was faced with many circumstances and hardships in the safety of my family and I still do face many hardships because I did not rear my children up as I should have.

The difference today is, because of a wise daughter and many loving family members and a faithful home teacher-I have the gospel in my life, I have a husband that honors his priesthood and me. He treats my (grown) children as his children. We work together for the things that are most important in life-each other and our family. I really thought that the proclamation was mine, written for me and it is.

How grateful I am for a living prophet who is so inspired by a loving Heavenly Father. I testify that our Heavenly Father does listen and hear our pleads. It is our responsibility to listen for the answers. The Proclamation was the answer to my prayer at a time that I really needed it and when I was willing to listen.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Children are an heritage of the Lord

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. "Children are an heritage of the Lord" (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Plan for Happiness

In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God's commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.

We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God's eternal plan.

I Have Purpose....

All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.