Posts Tagged "Young Women"

Finished BofM for Virtue project

I did an intense 30 day challenge to read the Book of Mormon for my virtue project for my personal progress. It was an incredible month of December! I listened to alot it through mormon channel but I finished. I was excited to share with my children my goal and hope to continue in my effort to be an example to them by reading each night. The month of January I’m going to focus more on study and...

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Elizabeth Jorgenson

I have a girl who I get the privilege to lead and guide at church. It’s Elizabeth. She’s one of a kind and I adore her and the way she leads her life. She is a shining example of what a daughter of God is and she just turned 13! We celebrated with the other girls in our class and walked into her bedroom Saturday morning at 7am to find her reading her scriptures and not sleeping like typical teenagers! She is a young woman who rises at 5:30am and gets ready for the day and begins her study. She will receive a great award next week of her Young Womanhood Recognition . This award isn’t easy to do in just a year but she did it. I am so in awe of her and the things she does to serve her Heavenly Father. For example just 2 weeks ago she came to my house and dropped off letters for me all written by all 7 of the girls I work with and she headed up the idea! I realized afterward that they are all the colors of the Young Woman values. I cried like a baby as I read them because they don’t realize just how much they’ve changed me in just 9 short months working with them. I learn way more from them than they do from me. So we began our breakfast for Elizabeth’s birthday and we asked her what she was getting for a gift and she surprised us all with her answer! She said that she took the money her parents would have spent on her and gave each of her siblings a small gift because she wanted too. What 13 year old does that? Elizabeth does that’s for sure. I wasn’t as shocked but yet so Christlike and this month in Young Women’s we have been learning about Christlike Love and she sure does emulate that in her...

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Personal Progress reminder

I’ve been trying to think of ways I can remind myself each day to work on one of the value experiences for personal progress. I finally came up with one and put it onto my phone’s wallpaper. Why didn’t I think of this earlier? I took a picture of the words of the value experience online horizontally and took the picture of the screen then added it to the wallpaper from my camera...

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My Holy Places

Have I created a holy place for myself? This is the question that ran through my mind as I listened to www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/general-young-women-meeting/2013/03/your-holy-places?lang=eng talk from Sister Dibb at the general young women meeting. The more I thought about it later I not only thought of myself but my family. Are my children feeling the spirit in my home? Are they creating a safe holy place for them to enjoy like I have? As I thought of my own I have also thought of the tender mercies that too that have allowed me to have unusual experiences in the most unforseen times of my life. I look back and think that’s incredible that that just happened in the place it did and in the time it happened. That place became holy in that instant. I also enjoyed how she describes the Liberty jail and how we all suffer at times in our lives and feel utterly alone and have to endure our own struggles but we too can receive revelation in the worst of times. That’s when we need to turn to him the most. I’ve thrown my hands up many times and finally would break down to my knees by my bedside and my closet. Those places have become holy. I remember times as a youth in the summer going to camp and how I enjoyed my time there. I loved being in nature and being in a holy place with the other girls and feeling loved as well as the...

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Garden of Gethsemane Lesson

I was asked by my bishop to share in the 5th Sunday combined lesson with Young Women and Young Men about the experience Christ had in the Garden of Gethsemane. I was overwhelmed at the task because of the nature of the topic. It’s so close and dear to so many of us. I began my thoughts with my experience with the Mormon Channel. I shared how much I listen to it and one day found an answer to my prayer about this talk. They were reading a book and shared this excerpt. It was a paragraph in “Our Search for Happiness” by M Russell Ballard. He talks of a firefighter who goes into a house and saves 5 people and runs back into the house but the people told him that they were all accounted for. The firefighter tells them that he saw one more and he ran back in. Seconds later the house exploded and knew that he couldn’t have made it. A few hours later they found his body huddled over a baby cradle and what lay inside was a baby doll unscratched. Ballard goes on to say, “As I think about such heroism, however, I’m reminded that the most heroic act ever was performed in behalf of all mankind by the Son of God. In a very real sense, all humanity-past, present, and future- was trapped behind a wall of flame that was fueled and fanned by our own faithlessness. Sin separated mortals from God and would do so forever unless a way was found to put out the fires of sin and rescue us from ourselves. The way would not be easy, for it required the vicarious sacrifice of One who was sinless and who was willing to pay the price of sin for all of humanity, now and forever. Thankfully, the most significant role was heroically played by Jesus Christ on two different stages in ancient Jerusalem. The first act was performed quietly, on bended knee in the Garden of Gethsemane.” This Easter season we not only want you to remember his resurrection but also his suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane. I then opened up the scriptural account of this experience and we read and shared together. Matthew 26: 36-46 Luke 22: 39-44 Jesus Christ was utterly alone in the Garden and it had to be so. He calls out “O my Father” in the scriptures. He pled and had great drops of blood. We however will not suffer alone. He walks with us and will be there to yield us up and carry our burdens if we ask for his help. “He’s been there done that” as I like to think of it when I am in the midst of my struggles, weaknesses and trials. I had them recite the 1st verse of “I Stand All Amazed” that verse is so powerful and if we talk heed to its counsel it will be wonderful. The last story is from an Easter packet we just delivered as a Young Women group to various sisters in our ward. We gave them each an Easter tree along with 5 eggs to hang on their tree and a message. I loved this story and wanted to share it with them. It’s called “The Divinity of Jesus Christ” by Elder Orson F Whitney. One night I dreamed—if dream it may be called—that I was in the Garden of Gethsemane, a witness of the Savior’s agony. I saw Him as plainly as I see this congregation. I stood behind a tree in the foreground, where I could see...

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