Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/because-of-him-sharing-the-reason-for-the-easter-season/ Beginning Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, and running through Easter, April 20, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring an Easter initiative called, “Because of Him” (#BecauseofHim), focusing on the hope, healing, and salvation made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. So what does this have to do with you??? Well, because of YOU others can […]
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Do you use Instagram? Well, if you do, I have great news for you:
After a lot of consideration, I decided to start an Instagram account for LDS Printables. I have seen the power of using social media to bring others to Christ, and I feel as though you and I could share our testimonies with (potentially) millions through Instagram. As I get my account going, I’ll be posting lots of previously created printables, as well as the new printables that I’ll be adding to the blog. This is a great missionary opportunity for us! So, come follow me @ldsprintables and help me to spread the gospel! Feel free to follow, like, share, and give me feedback. I’m still so new to the Instagram world… (and I’m learning about hashtags– #majorlyconfusing #oramIjustoutoftheloop )
Anyway, on with the good stuff!
Today’s free printable is a quote that I absolutely adore. It comes from a speech by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and it says, “True love blooms when we care about another person more than we care about ourselves.” (Read the speech here.)
Oh, how true this statement is! I have been learning this the hard way. My husband and I recently had a “discussion” in which we came to the realization that we don’t always respect and honor each other. We tried to break down this truth so we could get to the very center, and it came down to the simple fact that we are both prideful and selfish. Even though we are madly in love, we sometimes miss out on true love because we are being selfish. He and I immediately set a goal to improve. We want to honor, respect, and adore each other unconditionally and forever.
As part of our goal, we decided to seek to care about the other person’s needs more than our own. It is proving to be difficult, as my “natural man” comes out more than I care to admit, but we have already reaped great benefits from our efforts. I love my husband more today than I did a few weeks ago, and that love continues to grow each day. I love my children more as I seek to be less selfish and self-centered. In return, my husband has loved me more and we have served each other in a greater capacity. My children seem pleased with the extra attention and care that they are receiving, as well.
It’s a win-win. We serve others unselfishly, and they serve us unselfishly; we develop true love for one another, and that love grows stronger daily. I like it.
I’m so grateful for the teachings of Christ that are taught to us by the Master and His servants. I’m grateful for living prophets and apostles on the earth who enlighten us and encourage us.
How can you this quote help your love to bloom with someone in your life?
Source: “Coloring Page,” Friend, Jul 2008, 7 (May be reproduced) Copyright 2008, Intellectual Reserve, Used by permission.
Clipart from the New Era. Points from the lesson on how to prepare to share the gospel. Quotation by Elder Joe J. Christensen from the manual.
Clipart from the Primary Songbook of young man and young woman as missionaries. “I will stand as a witness of God at all times and in all things and in all places.”
Source: From a book by Robert Folgrum, as quoted here Turn the light off in the room. Have one person hold the flashlight up and shine it down on the mirror. (You’ll have to experiment to find the best way to do this.) The person with the mirror’s task is to see if they can reflect the light into the darkest corner of the room. Let two or three people…
While introducing the lesson to the class, display the basket of goodies where all in the class can see. Start eating the contents of the basket and show extreme enjoyment of eating each morsel you put into your mouth, without offering anything to anyone else. (ensure no one helps themselves). While you continue to enjoy eating, ask each girl in the room to share what they love about the Gospel….
This was an object lesson I used in my Young Womens Laurel class. I had our Stake Y.W. President who lives in our ward (but you could use the Bishop or someone else) step into class just after it had started. She had 3 gift bags. She gave one to me, one to the advisor and one to the Y.W. secretary, who I had asked to come sit in on…
Have someone walk around the room holding a plate of cookies — but do not offer one to anyone. If someone asks for a cookie they give them just a piece. Liken this to missionary work or our missionary efforts. We have something wonderful in the Church why don’t we share it? Or if we do share it do we just share part? A good handout afterward could be in…
This works best in a larger group, such as Relief Society, rather than a class with just a few members. Before beginning the lesson, pass out the candy and say “I think we need a little treat before we begin”, or whatever you feel is appropriate to let the class know that it is fine to eat the candy at that time. It is also helpful to eat one yourself….