12 Scriptures Worth Your Time to Memorize in 2017 {Printables}

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Free scripture printables - Scriptures to memorize in 2017 - Mormon LDS Scripture verses - verses to memorize - Bible scripture verses

If 2017 is your year to find verses to memorize, the following 12 scriptures to memorize are good ones to learn. I hate to admit it but I need to step up my spiritual game. I lost my way a bit last year.  It was a hard year, personally.  But I feel like I'm finally back on the path.  I just need something fun and exciting to keep me going.  I need a way to focus my gospel learning. And preferably a way that includes my kids. We made huge strides this year towards regular family prayer and scripture study, even if many included fidgeting while Dad read a few verses from the Bible or Book of Mormon every night. But I was ...

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How to Assemble Blessing Bags for Homeless People as a Group

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Great group service project idea - Blessing Bags - Homeless Gift - Giving to Homeless - Charity

This post is sponsored by Mormon.org. All opinions expressed are my own. This year as part of our homeschool, we participate in a local Christian Exploring Co-Op. We take turns planning field trips for our kids. In addition to the field trips we schedule a Moms Night Out, a Teen Night, and a Service Project each quarter too.  Our last service project was a few weeks ago and we collaborated as a homeschool group to make blessing bags for homeless people. I know many of us (myself included) are never quite sure what to do when confronted with a homeless person. Should we ignore them, look the other way, gesture that we don't have ...

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Bring the Scriptures to Life for Kids with an Epic Scripture-Themed Carnival

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Fun LDS Primary Scripture Carnival Game Ideas and snack ideas! Perfect for Primary Activity outdoor. David and Goliath. Walking on Water. Bow and Arrow. Fishers of Men. Planting Seeds. Archery.

This post is sponsored by Mormon.org. All opinions are my own.  One year ago I became the Primary President in our local church congregation. This means I've been responsible for overseeing the Sunday School, music, nursery, and sharing time of all children ages 18 months to 11 years old in our church. There are somewhere between 35-50 children in this age bracket. It can be a pretty overwhelming and stressful position to have, especially with a new baby, homeschooling, and a husband gone long hours with a PhD, oh, and working from home. The good thing is that I love children and find joy in this calling. To help motivate ...

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How to Create a Wire Photo Hanging Picture Frame for Under $15

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Great tutorial on making your own wire hanging photo frame for under $15! DIY craft for displaying Christmas cards, postcards, or other memos.

Have you seen this new trend? Okay, it's not really new, but I'm not crafty, so my following of craft trends is far behind the curve. (I'm actually pretty sure I'm at least four years behind on this one.) Regardless, there are these open frame wire photo hanging picture frames that you clip pictures, cards or other small flat items in the middle of the frame, switching them out as you choose, with the ability to move items around quickly and easily. Some use chicken wire instead of a gauge wire. I once had the great idea to actually do this, to create my own version of this wire picture hanging frame with the intent ...

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5 Tips for Getting Your Children Stoked to Go to Church

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Great Christian parenting tip for keeping children going to church week after week! You really need to explain the why.

It doesn't matter how awesome your church is: someday your child won't want to go. Keeping children going to church week after week, year after year is a daunting task if your child hates it or would rather do something else on Sunday mornings. It takes work to teach kids about church and why it is important in their life and their salvation. Simply attending church every week with your children will not magically teach them to like it, value it, or to even one day want to go on their own. As parents, we need to help our children going to church by explaining the “why.”  The "Whys?" Children Having About Going to ...

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Tips for Mourning with Those Who Mourn: What to Say and What to Do after a Loss

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Nothing is impossible with god - gifts for people mourning - Christian Celebrations DaySpring

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DaySpring. The opinions and text are all mine. A few weeks ago a teenage boy from church passed away. The week before he passed, he struggled in a coma to overcome the severe head trauma he incurred after hitting a large boulder on his dirt bike while on vacation with family. After a week long battle, his body finally shut down and he passed into the next life. He was an outstanding young man, a joy to his family, and quite the charmer too. Our church congregation, his family near and far, and our local community all rallied together in prayer and fasting for his ...

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Why You Should Get Married: 12 Proven Benefits of Marriage

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12 benefits of marriage - great list of reasons why you should get married even in the 21st century! Marriage is not obsolete!

I am a millennial. And I believe in the benefits of marriage. I believe in marriage so much I have been married seven and half years and I'm not even 28 years old yet. With high divorce rates, high cohabitation rates, low marriage rates, and a redefining of marriage legally, it begs the question of why bother trying to do this monogamous traditional marriage thing? I mean, marriage is just a piece of paper, a legal formality, an outdated establishment, right? Or is it? There are a host of reasons why divorce happens and marriages crumble. I have seen several of my own siblings' marriages fall apart for various ...

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The Foolproof Way of Making Decisions Without Regret

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When it comes to decision making and knowing how to make a decision about important life decisions, you want to make the right choice!! Love this guide for making decisions without guilt.

Everyone needs to know how to make a decision when they're conflicted. Making decisions is often hard, difficult, and tough especially when the result of that decision brings long-lasting ramifications. One of the harsh realities of adulthood is decision making. We have to make all sorts of decisions for ourselves from how we'll spend our time to how to what career path we'll pursue and everything in between like who we should use as our car insurance provider. It's these "adulting" moments that many of us hate. They really aren't very fun. While we make everyday decisions about what clothes to wear and what time to go to ...

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Modesty is a Virtue Not a Dress Code

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Oh man, if you want to get a bunch of people heated up, start talking about what constitutes modest apparel and what doesn't. Chances are people are going to disagree, some very strongly. Other will fall back to their own views and standards for themselves and let others be, while some will blast anyone who wears what they deem as immodest with slanderous names and labels.It seems like today people cannot separate clothes and modesty. Clothing must either be modest or immodest. However, different people, churches, cultures, societies, schools, etc have their own different guidelines detailing what they deem "modest" and appropriate ...

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How to Know WWJD Even In the 21st Century {Free #Hallelujah Printable}

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It can be really hard to know what Jesus would do today. He didn't live in a world like ours today. Love this insight into WWJD and the beautiful free Easter printable.

As Christians we like to ask ourselves "What would Jesus do" when faced with temptations because we strive to become perfect like He is so that we can come closer to the Father. This inevitably means we fail. We fail to know exactly what Jesus would do in certain situations because he didn't live in a world of fast-paced technology, endless entertainment, and instant gratification. We also don't know how he would have dealt with three year old temper tantrums, spouses not agreeing with us, or rush hour traffic. We don't know how his love would apply to every situation. We try our best, but we ultimately fail at being and ...

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The Price is Worth It – How to Cope with a Miscarriage

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If you are coping with a miscarriage, here are some great suggesions on how to cope and how to deal with your miscarriage grief

That feeling deep in your gut that makes things hard to comprehend, difficult to speak and yet seems to control every part of you is real.I didn't know how real this was until four years ago, sitting alone and afraid in a white sterile room.  A week or so earlier I was involved in a minor car accident and I couldn't shake the feeling that something was wrong.  Unfortunately, there was. I still remember the look in my OB's eyes as he shared the news, the taste of my tears as they ran down my cheeks, the numb feeling that took possession of my entire body. We had only heard the heart beat once, at our previous appointment; ...

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How to Create a Family Motto – 35 Ideas to Help Inspire Yours

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35 Family Motto Ideas from real families! So helpful in knowing how to create a family motto is to see what others use.

I know your family doesn't need one, but a family motto is unifying, empowering, helpful, fun, and unique!  Our family is still in the process of fine-tuning our family motto, with a mission statement to follow (hopefully) soon thereafter. I thought it would be beneficial to hear what other families use as their family motto, in the hopes that it will inspire ours. Maybe it will inspire you to create your own too. What is a family motto? First things first - what is a family motto? A family motto is usually a short quip, something easy to memorize, repeat, and recall, that typifies your family's beliefs or view about ...

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