Tag Archive: death

Life beyond the grave: The Spirit World

              When you are in the spirit world, everything there will appear as natural as things now do. Spirits will be familiar with spirits in the spirit world—will converse, behold, and exercise every variety … Continue reading

Experience with President Harold B. Lee

The following is an excerpt from Elder Nelson’s autobiography. He relates an experience where he saw President Harold B. Lee following his passing. I learned about his (President Harold B. Lee) passing while I was home playing games with the … Continue reading

I had a student who’s father died this AM after a long illness. I think tomorrow’s lesson will need some adjustment…

So I had a student who’s father died this AM after a long illness. I think tomorrow’s lesson will need some adjustment and I would like the class to do something kind for this family. Anyone have suggestions?
A couple ideas: Did the youth in your class know the father? Perhaps they could write experiences they had with him and how he had made a difference in their lives. It would be a comfort for his family. You could put together a freezer meal or two to deliver to the family. At times of grieving, it can be a comfort to just pull something easy from the freezer that you pop in the oven or slow cooker. And know that it was made with love by someone who cares.
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Oh wow, I couldn’t imagine. Everyone get ready to hug the student when he/she comes back to seminary. Kendra, had some great suggestions up above. If you need more time, spend each day the rest of the week doing something each day.
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I would go with some ideas but let the kids take the lead on this one. I suspect that they will have really good insight as to how to best help.
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My father died of cancer when my brothers were all young. Two were on missions and one of them was still in high school and it was the love and support of his friends that ultimately kept him from exploding with anger at the unfairness of the situation. They kept him close enough that although he started making poor choices, he never lost his connection to the church. He needs to have friends that he can express himself to without being judged and he needs love… lots of unconditional love. Especially after the funeral when things calm down. That is when he will need the most support. Cards and notes express love in a way that he can read them in private and break down if he needs to without feeling ashamed for crying in front of others. .. just my two cents based on personal experience!
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i think this talk really covered it well
www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/because-i-live-ye-shall-live-also?lang=eng

i know that you wonder why the world is still turning. it seems impossible that life is still going on when such a tragedy has happened.
one of the important things for the other kids to know is that nothing you say will make it ok. is is never going to be ok. don’t try to make it ok. you do learn to live differently. you adjust to them not being physically there. that is ok.

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D&C 42:45-46
“Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die…And it shall come to pass that those that die in me shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them”

My cousin died this last year and these scriptures brought me such comfort. My class had a really good discussion about the sorrow and the beauty of death and the joy of the gospel. It’s okay to be sorrowful, in fact we should be at times. I think kids need to know that just as much as they need to know that we move forward by letting go of our sorrow and focusing on the light of the resurrection

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How about having the class look for scriptures of comfort regarding loss and trial and write testimonies or their thoughts with the scripture. They could then be put together in a book for the student.
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How about Elder Uchtdorf.
“In light of what we know about our eternal destiny, is it any wonder that whenever we face the bitter endings of life, they seem unacceptable to us? There seems to be something inside of us that resists endings.”
www.lds.org/general-conference/2014/04/grateful-in-any-circumstances?lang=eng

How can I find comfort when someone I know dies?

  I have had some people ask me for handouts specifically for the lesson outline, “How can I find comfort when someone I know dies?”The majority of the quotes I made came from the talk,”Because I Live, Ye Shall Live Also” from Elder Shayne M. Bowen.If you haven’t already read the talk, read it.It is a wonderful message of hope and gives great insight to the plan of salvation.Feel free to…
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Jesus Christ was resurrected, and I will be, too

Primary Talks

Sydney S. Reynolds, “Sharing Time: Savior and Redeemer,” Friend, Apr 1999, 13 “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (John 11:25).” Nathan and his cousins were playing by a large irrigation ditch. They knew that they shouldn’t play so close to it, but it was fun to throw rocks into the water, and it was cooler near…
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My family and I will be resurrected

Primary Talks

God loved us, so he sent his Son (Hymns, 1985, no. 187). The preparations were everywhere! Peter’s third grade class was planning a huge Easter egg hunt, his Primary was singing with the ward choir for the Easter program the next Sunday, and his mom was busy planning for relatives coming to visit for the holiday. His friends were all busy and excitedly awaiting the Easter holiday. But Peter was…
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A Day in the Life of a Relief Society President: Feeling RS’d

Today has been a long day — emotionally draining in almost every way. I started out behind. Without Jared here, I was getting the kids ready for school by myself. I tried to get through my scripture reading this morning, but dd needed help with her piano practice. Worked on that, and then it was time for family scriptures and go to school. CONFESSION: I took the kids to school…
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A Day in the Life of a Relief Society President: Feeling RS’d

Today has been a long day — emotionally draining in almost every way. I started out behind. Without Jared here, I was getting the kids ready for school by myself. I tried to get through my scripture reading this morning, but dd needed help with her piano practice. Worked on that, and then it was time for family scriptures and go to school. CONFESSION: I took the kids to school…
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