New Year. New Resolutions. Starting anew...
One of the scripture journal handouts I included in the YW packets was this "Goodly Parents" insert. Why not start with the first verse of the first book to help illustrate the concept? 1 Nephi 1:1
I've been thinking a great deal about my own parents and all that they have done for me the last few months as I try to improve my parenting skills. I know they have asked me not to say much here, but they are truly remarkable people. If I can become even a fraction of who they are when I grow up, I will have accomplished great things. Filling in the goodly parents section was easy.
Then I started thinking about our Heavenly Parents. My mind can not even begin to understand all they they have done for me, for each of us. As I thought about all the ways I am similar to my earthly parents, I wondered if I could a similar list about my heavenly parents. However this list quickly changed as I thought about all that I had been taught by both earthly and heavenly and finally in the end I wrote about the gifts they have given me. It was more challenging to write this list. It required me to really think about who I am, who I have always been, and who I am capable to becoming.
With our children we have tried to help guide them as they seek answers so that they can come to a greater understanding by the Holy Spirit. That is hopefully how this handout will work as well.
I have included the basic handout, a place where you can add your own picture, some png photo corners (just for fun), and then an idea sheet (ideas of how you can fill in your handout).
When I created the handout, I was looking for something simple that would help the girls get excited and think about how they study the scriptures a little differently. As I was filling in my example I was surprised to find how meaningful the exercise became for me. I had to really think about what my spiritual gifts might be and when I had seen them manifested. I contemplated how I would like to develop other gifts and set some goal to help me.
I hope you enjoy this simple insert.
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