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Follow the Prophet

I try to Follow the Prophet. He is such an easy man to love. 

We all try to Follow the Prophet. And it is so great that our church does a conference twice a year where we can hear directly from the apostles and prophets. I loved hearing the words of the prophets at General Conference.

My favorite last conference was “Stay By the Tree” and this time was the “Ponderings” and hearing from Bednar, Holland and especially the new apostles. One of them, Elder Rasband,  was from our stake and he had recently moved away. I looked up some of his writings and this one really spoke to me recently. On Conference Sunday October 4th, 2015 I wrote this on my facebook page.

It’s been 10 years today that we lost Danny Moss in a car accident when he was a senior in high school. It was just days after a conference weekend and I remember him putting a golf ball in the living room while listening to conference with me on a Sunday morning. I’ve been reading some of the talks by Elder Rasband and this quote is a good one for me to ponder on.

“You can at the end of the day give an accounting to the Lord that has little to do with what happened and much to do with how you were sustained by the power of God. I have felt that influence in my home, in my assignments, and in the lives of my wife, children, and grandchildren. It is a sweet peace to know the Lord is with you and that you are His and that when His hand reaches out to you the grip is familiar and the message is clear: “Come unto me”

I love this picture of Danny and John at Yellowstone at a scout campout when he was around 15. 

He spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began (Luke 1:70).
I’m so grateful for General Conference and the feelings and inspirations I receive as I ponder the words of the prophets and apostles. I think certain talks are sent right for me to hear, don’t you? 

I took this picture last month when I was down at temple square to see my friend get sealed to her forever family. She had been waiting many years for her husband to join the church. Her kids are in their 20s. She has been a great example of faith and hope to me. 

A really good article in an old FRIEND Magazine that could be used for a sharing time or a singing time on following the prophet is HERE. There are lots of ideas for using the stories of Moses or stories in the Book of Mormon for teaching children how prophets listened to the Lord and obeyed even when it was hard. And how we can do the same by listening to modern day prophets. 

My daughter’s Baby Emma Lee. Isn’t she so cute? She smiles at me a lot. 

 I have felt so blessed and lucky lately. I have 2 new grandbabies that were born a month of each other. I got to attend 2 baby blessings to see their fathers bless them in church. Life is good.

My son’s baby Alexa Jane. I love this picture of 3 generations. 

What a great 4 generation picture here. I’m so glad I snapped this picture with Grandpa and Great Grandpa! 
Baby blessing day was a wonderful family day spent in Chicago. I’m so glad families are forever.
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Group wall post by Marsha Hill

By Marsha Hill Marsha Hill : #dandc21 #prophet “When I was a young wife and mother, my husband spent two years in the air force. We lived in military housing on Long Island, New York. While tending our young children, I often visited with neighbors who had come from all over the country. One day as a neighbor and I were talking about our beliefs, she became curious about what…
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Group wall post by Cheryl Elliott Belnap

By Cheryl Elliott Belnap Cheryl Elliott Belnap : I just came up with a clever (I think) way of pairing kids up. Write sm scripture references and key words on individual post it notes and stick one under each chair. The kids locate their post it note and then have to find the mate to what’s written on their note. They become partners for what ever you are pairing them…
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183Rd Annual General Conference, April 2013

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/183rd-annual-general-conference-april-2013/ Do you ever wish you had a copy of the latest Conference Report on a WORD document or PDF? What if it was already formatted and numbered by paragraph, would that help you when studying and teaching? Would it make it easier to use general conference talks in the classroom? Well today is your lucky […]

Come Follow Me Reading Assignment Sheet – Aaronic Priesthood- May – Prophets

Here are some Come Follow Me Weekly Reading Assignment cards for the Aaronic Priesthood.  These are for May CFM lessons on Prophets.  There is a page of cards for each of the weekly lesson topics.  Print enough copies of the page so that each member of your class can have a card to take home. What you’ll find on each card: color thumbnail image that corresponds with the ones on the…
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Primary Printables

  I have made a lot of different handouts for young women and now missionary work (find here).Lately, I have received a lot of requests for primary printables.Of course I was thrilled to create some!When I was serving in the primary, I found a love for the primary songs and decided to use them as my inspiration for these printables. Download them here!http://courtneyaitken.blogspot.com/2013/03/i-am-child-of-god.html

Acts 27-28, Making Dating Smooth Sailing: From First Date to Eternal Mate!

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/acts-27-28-making-dating-smooth-sailing-from-first-date-to-eternal-mate/ —“There is definitely a time …for associations [FriendSHIP], for the date [RelationSHIP], and even for the steady date [CourtSHIP] that will culminate in the romance which will take young people to the holy temple for eternal marriage [Paradise]. But it is the timing that is so vital. It is wrong to do even the right things at the wrong time in the wrong place under the wrong…
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Acts 27-28, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Stick to the Ship of Zion

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/acts-27-28-stick-to-the-ship-of-zion/ Stick to the ship of Zion. If boats come to the side, showing beautiful colors and making wonderful promises, do not get off the ship to go to the shore on any other boat; but keep on the ship. If you are badly used by any of those that are on the ship, who have not got the proper spirit, remember the ship itself is alright. We should…
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The Nephite Cycle of Righteous and Wickedness poster

This poster is from the Book of Mormon Institute manual. I have enlarged the graphic and important text to make it possible to use the image as a visual aid during class. http://institute.lds.org/content/languages/english/Institute%20of%20Reli… (Page 414) Copyright 2011, Intellectual Reserve. Used by permission.