Tag Archive: adversity

Butterfly struggle Elder Wirthlin

Handout made by Charlsye M “Wrapped tightly in its cocoon, the developing chrysalis must struggle with all its might to break its confinement. The butterfly might think, Why must I suffer so? Why cannot I simply, in the twinkling of an eye, become a butterfly? Such thoughts would be contrary to the Creator’s design. The struggle to break out of the cocoon develops the butterfly so it can fly. Without…
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Setting Our Hearts Now

Downloaded from: http://somesweettalkinggirl.blogspot.com/2013/02/setting-our-hearts-now.html One of our activities this month consisted of decorating cookies, cutting out hearts and then “heart Attacking” some of our girls we have not seen lately. Since it was before Valentines day we wanted to think about our Hearts, what they are set on and what their treasures are. What are the things that occupy our Hearts? What is most important to us? How do our choices and decisions show what…
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The nose knows-Activity-Why do the choices I make matter?

The nose knows-Activity-Why do the choices I make matter?
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In the lesson or topic “Why do my choices matter” it is suggested to discuss with our youth how Satan tries to trick or confuse us

“Invite the young women to think of some things they might do when others challenge their standards. How does Satan try to confuse us about the consequences of our choices? Encourage them to look for truths during this lesson that help them combat Satan’s lies.”

With Satan and his followers busy these days waging a full on war with us it is important for us to learn how to detect evil, to find know the truth.

The nose knows-Activity-Why do the choices I make matter?
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The way to detect evil is not by partaking in it.  That would be like checking for Rat poison by tasting it.

Heavenly Father has promised us that evil can always be discerned   We may see it from a distance.  We may smell it from a distance.  We may know it simply from its source.  We have been given a wonderful gift called
Discernment so that we can detect danger from a distance.

When you are out camping or hiking and you come across a wonderful stream and you just need a drink- if it smells funny would you still drink from it?
Probably not.  When you pull out some lunch meat from the fridge and it smells a little funny, do you still eat it?  Probably not.  Why? because our noses are telling us that it is not quite right.  It warns us. Just as our eyes and nose allow us to keep our distance from toxins, we are given a spiritual sense, that if honored will detect evil before it gets into our system.

So Wednesday before our activity we are going to do some smell tests, to see how well our noses work.  We will discuss how this just like our spiritual sense will give us warning.  We will discuss some of Satan’s tricks and lies.
2 Nephi 28:20-22 tells us some of his tricks- He will rage in the hearts and stir them up to anger against that which is good.  Others he will pacify and give them a false security.  He will flatter some away and say “there is no hell and no devil”

I am really excited to do this- I will post some pictures next week of our smell tests- I think this will help the youth to understand a little better of their spiritual sense so they can make choices that will not harm them physically and spiritually.  I am very excited.

We ended up not doing this during our activity but during a Sunday lesson
Check it out here

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Setting our Hearts now- “why do my choices matter”

The Nose Knows-Activity-Why Do The Choices I Make Matter?

Downloaded from: http://somesweettalkinggirl.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-nose-knows-activity-why-do-choices.html photo credit Wikipedia.orgIn the lesson or topic “Why do my choices matter” it is suggested to discuss with our youth how Satan tries to trick or confuse us “Invite the young women to think of some things they might do when others challenge their standards. How does Satan try to confuse us about the consequences of our choices? Encourage them to look for truths during this lesson…
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Pebbles and Gems

This handout was created by Sister B to accompany the IMportantce of Work lesson. It reads: “Remember. . . the more pebbles you pick up throughout your life, gems you will have at the end!” She says, “I printed this on light colored cardstock and hot glued a small pebble and a small gem (I used some chisel cut colored beads) on the card as a visual reminder of the…
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Rose / Adversity Handout

Thank you to H. Tietjen who submitted this handout that accompanies Young Women Manual 3, Lesson 23: Overcoming Opposition. Sister Tietjen gave a handout and a rose to her students and used the Roses: Indoor and Outdoor Object Lesson during her lesson. Her handout had the following quote on it: It is those who are tempered in the heat of the Lord’s oven of adversity who develop a beautiful “scent”….
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Just Call me David

Just Call me David
Never Underrate Yourself

Each day we are faced with our own and others’ traits and attributes. Often we judge ourselves against those we see. Unfortunately, we usually think mostly of others’ strengths and our weaknesses. We wish we were as tall, as thin, as well dressed, as pretty, as talented, as smart, or as spiritual as someone else—and the list goes on in our minds. Each time we see ourselves in such a limiting, unrealistic way, we damage our self-image and fail to benefit from our own strengths and talents. We can especially damage how we see ourselves if our peer group has set the standards and we feel we are not meeting them.
From Lesson 41- The Ability to Succeed
This got me to thinking about David
Did he underrate himself before he went up against Goliath?
Did he compare himself to King Saul or some of the other soldiers?
There was one, however, who did not quake with fear nor run in alarm. Rather, he stiffened the spine of Israel’s soldiers by his piercing question of rebuke toward them: “Is there not a cause? … Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine” (1 Samuel 17:19, 32). David, the shepherd boy, had spoken. But he did not speak just as a shepherd boy. For the hands of the prophet Samuel had rested upon his head and anointed him; and the Spirit of the Lord had come upon him. Meeting your Goliath- President Monson
No because he had faith in himself and the Lord

Lesson 41 helps the YW see what kind of attitude they have for themselves and how this can affect their success

Just Call me David

We were each born to succeed just like David was born to defeat Goliath

You will need Butcher paper 10 feet long
Tin foil
2- 10 pound sacks (flour or sugar)
1- 5 pound sack of suger or flour
Read the story in 1 Samuel chapter 17 together, after the story start running the 10 foot paper up the wall- on the ceiling if needed.

“How tall do you really think Goliath really was?”
have them tell you to stop 
Ask “How would you like to face someone this size, who is very mean?” 
Ask them to guess how heavy  Goliath’s spear was, start to load the sugar into someone’s arms
Explain that his spear alone was 26 pounds

Each of us have Goliath’s in our lives that we struggle to overcome

Well might we look carefully into our own lives and judge our courage, our faith. Is there a Goliath in your life? Is there one in mine? Does he stand squarely between you and your desired happiness? Your Goliath may not carry a sword or hurl a verbal challenge of insult that all may hear and force you to decision. He may not be ten feet tall, but he likely will appear equally as formidable, and his silent challenge may shame and embarrass.
One man’s Goliath may be the stranglehold of a cigarette or perhaps an unquenchable thirst for alcohol. To another, her Goliath may be an unruly tongue or a selfish streak which causes her to spurn the poor and the downtrodden. Envy, greed, fear, laziness, doubt, vice, pride, lust, selfishness, discouragement—all spell Goliath. (President Monson)
Roll the tin foil into “stones” and take turns aiming them at Goliath
Just Call me David
The activity to the left was done a little differently-
Our Young Women did this activity with our Primary Children- 
Lets all be like David and defeat our own Goliath’s!

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Here is another object lesson from my friend Brent, a former Seminary teacher: “This isn’t so much of an object lesson, but the kids really responded to this. The straight and narrow path is, of course, straight and narrow, but that doesn’t mean that the elevation stays the same. There are hills to climb (challenges to face) and valleys to descend (difficulties that we will experience).”

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