When I served in Young Women, one of my responsibilities was to have a chat with primary aged girls that would soon come into the Young Women class. Our chat was to help prepare them for the next 6 years they would spend on their covenant path. What did I share with them? We looked in the Book of Mormon and found the word ‘remember.’ That, I told them, was the purpose of the Young Women organization. To help them remember the teaching of their parents and build upon it.Continue reading
I don’t want to use the word ‘favorite’ but if I did this might be it. Or at least one of the talks that struck a chord with me. Because as a human, I have done some pretty dumb things and I know I have hurt other people. Not physically but for a quiet person I sure stick my foot in my mouth. A lot.Continue reading
Today in the United States we celebrate motherhood and womanhood. This talk seemed an appropriate fit for the day as it celebrates both and focuses our efforts toward our ultimate goal.
President Nelson joked about his tease last October about this conference being “memorable” and “unforgettable” as he opened conference. No, he did not anticipate not having any conference attendees except for the speakers. But as they say, the show must go on.Continue reading
I wonder if he does it on purpose? Six months ago when President Nelson closed October’s conference he pointed us to the spring’s conference. Speculation stirred as soon as the invitation came out of his mouth. What would April 2020’s conference be like? Hmmm. Continue reading
If you’re going to discuss fruit then you should probably have some actual fruit handy. “Would anyone like this apple?” If someone raises their hand give it to them. “Would anyone like this orange?” Again, give away the orange. Continue reading
To demonstrate a visual of this talk you’re going to need some rocks. Or books. Ask a volunteer to come to the front of the room and ask what are some things that worry everyone during a given day. With each answer, give the volunteer a rock (or book) to hold until she can’t hold anything else. Then ask her if she’d be comfortable holding all that in that spot for the rest of the lesson. Unless she is being mischievous, she will decline. Continue reading
This is one of those “enemy tactics” talks. Basically, a game plan of our opponent. So, treat it as such. On the board write the three Ds Elder Johnson talks about. Continue reading
This is difficult to use an object lesson because you don’t want to hurt or cause discomfort to anyone. But maybe a little discomfort is okay?
Find some annoying sound (used to be able to do fingers down a chalkboard but how many chalkboards are out there?) like a balloon being rubbed or static from the radio. Something that will cause most class members to lose focus on the teacher and concentrate on the annoying sound. As this is happening, tell a short story. At the end, quiz the class on details and see how many paid attention to the story and how many focused on the annoyance. Continue reading
There’s that word again: happiness. Have you noticed how many talks have been devoted to the topic of finding or having happiness and joy? Even in our day when all things are in commotion? It is possible and it can happen for each of us. That is the important thing to remember. Continue reading