May 2013 – A Christ-Centered Home - based on Elder Scott’s talk, “For Peace at Home”
April 2013 – Temple Covenants
March 2013 – Visiting Teaching Egg :
- The string represents us when we are “weak”.
- The glue strengthens the string, like each of us being edified through loving friendship
- The chocolate inside the egg represents the “better way”, or a faithful testimony of Christ.
February 2013 – friendshipping
January 2013: Road to Damascus cootie catcher - Those who diligently seek to learn of Christ eventually will come to know Him.
December 2012: Pulling Back the Curtain card
November 2012: Regrets and Resolutions booklet based on President Uchtdorf’s 2012 General Conference address
October 2012: Honoring Our Covenants clothespin
September 2012: FANtastic visual for showing you care through acts of service
August 2012: a mini emergency kit to encourage sisters to ask their visiting teachers when in need of help
July 2012: A perpetual calendar to remember and acknowledge your sisters’ important dates
June 2012: Mission Possible – Understanding the spiritual responsibilities of a visiting teacher
May 2012: A game to teach about personal revelation and inspiration, based on Elder Richard G. Scott’s April 2012 talk.
April 2012: A Jelly Bean Visiting Teaching Bracelet – how to love, watch over and strengthen our sisters as visiting teachers.
March 2012: A mini flip book which illustrates how we can walk the path of discipleship while reaching our potential as daughters of God.
How to be a better letter buddy (as a Visiting Teacher)!
February 2012: Guardians of the Hearth lantern: The paper lantern represents women and the things we can do to protect the light in our homes while following Christ’s doctrines and relying on Him to help us.
January 2012: This Visiting Teaching Watchcare Wheel is meant to inspire us to watch over our sisters a little better – to be mindful every day of ways we can contact, influence and uplift those in our care.
December 2011: A “Surprise Snowball” symbolizing our “extensive sphere of action” – how as we serve in our homes and communities, we have great influence on those around us.
November 2011: This “Hello” tag goes along with Elder Scott’s talk, “The Power of Scripture”. It’s a reminder of how the scriptures can be our friends when we get to know them. It wraps around the cover, and has a few points from the talk on the other side.
October 2011: This “tapestry” represents ways in which we can live our covenants with precision. You might consider these ways and others in which you can be completely obedient to the covenants you have made, and then use the tapestry as a guide to be 100% obedient in these things. Over the period of a couple weeks, color in a little of the pattern each day, until the tapestry is filled with your pattern of faith and commitment to the Lord.
September 2011: Being in tune with the Spirit of the Lord: Demonstrate how to be in tune with the Spirit, by “tuning” the radio dial: spin the word wheel with the brad, and read the ways in which we can qualify for the Lord’s Spirit.
August 2011: New Dimension Ball: Just as the strips of paper grew in dimension and interest with a few twists and turns, each sister who participates in building the kingdom of God by leading, serving and teaching can also become enriched and reach her full potential.
July 2011: Temple Blessing Claim Check: How we can personally claim the blessings of the temple?
June 2011: Self-reliance seed packets: Strengthen families through self-reliance: We become self-reliant as we learn to love work, as we seek inspiration to find the best ways to provide for ourselves, and as we work with family members to meet basic needs.
May 2011: The Parable of the Purse: based on a talk from Elder Quentin L. Cook. Do the items we carry near to us reflect who we are?
April 2011: Our Super Purpose: As I considered the far reaching effects a righteous woman has on all those around her, I wanted to create a teaching aid that reflects the powers we have been given to participate in God’s work – that of saving souls, leading women, strengthening homes, and building the kingdom of God.
March 2011: Patterned after the Priesthood: about the Relief Society being organized under the Priesthood and after the pattern of the Priesthood
February 2011: A Restoration of All Things: The essential place of Relief Society within the Restored Church of Jesus Christ.
January 2011: Appreciating the History and Heritage of Relief Society: A paper doll chain that is meant to represent the connection we have to the sisters throughout history with whom we share membership in this amazing organization.
December 2010: A temple and family history paper chain which reflects our responsibility to participate in temple and family history work. I made a paper chain to share with my sisters, with quotes from the message, along with some links for a family pedigree.
November 2010: Charity and Clean Windows: Based on a story told by President Monson, about not judging others and accepting and loving others for who they really are.
October 2010: Touching the Temple: About a story of a girl who physically touched the temple, but was also inwardly touched by the temple.
September 2010: Proclamation on the Family Photo Book: a 4×6″ photo book with the words from the proclamation printed on transparencies, then placed on top of corresponding family photos.
August 2010: “Temple Worthy” Garment Bag
July 2010: Strengthening Home and Families: Lay out the letters, and talk about different ways we can strengthen our families, and what priorities we can change to strengthen our families this month. Cut another strip of tape to cover the back of the letters – so you have effectively “laminated” (thus greatly strengthening) your family.
June 2010: Back on Track Thaumatrope: To help illustrate the power Christ has to change us, I made a thaumatrope, which roughly translated, means “wonder turner”. It is a small two-sided disc, that when spun rapidly, creates the illusion that the images on both sides of the disc interconnect.
May 2010: Woven into the Fiber of Your Beings Basket: I believe as we do those things: profound personal scripture study, searching heartfelt prayer, and consistent temple attendance, the principles learned regarding the atonement will become woven into our hearts and minds.
May 2010: Duty to God Articulated Doll: This paper doll is meant to help remind us that our listening ears, loving words, active hands, and walking examples allow us to fulfill our “imperative duty to help youth understand and believe the gospel in a deeply personal way.”
April 2010: Personal Revelation Pinwheel: a paper pinwheel that has the four things mentioned in the message that we need to do in order to receive personal revelation: study scriptures, fast, pray, and build faith.
March 2010: Sister Scriptorians: ”We want our homes to be blessed with sister scriptorians—whether you are single or married, young or old, widowed or living in a family. . . . Become scholars of the scriptures—not to put others down, but to lift them up!” -President Kimball
February 2010: Avoiding Debt: managing resources wisely, including the 5 steps to financial freedom
January 2010: Self-reliance Mini Planner: “We become self-reliant through obtaining sufficient knowledge, education, and literacy; by managing money and resources wisely, being spiritually strong, preparing for emergencies and eventualities; and by having physical health and social and emotional well-being.” – Sister Julie B. Beck
December 2009: Develop and Increase in Compassion: Unfold the heart shape while discussing the three ways to develop compassion; pray, open our eyes, and be an instrument.
November 2009: Post-it Love Notes: Be more diligent and concerned at home by expressing love.
October 2009: Nurture the Rising Generation
September 2009: Being an Oak: “Faithful members of the Church should be like oak trees and should extend deep roots into the fertile soil of the fundamental principles of the gospel.” -Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin
August 2009: Lifelong Learning: “A few of the basic attributes needed to become a lifelong learner are courage, faithful desire, humility, patience, curiosity, and a willingness to communicate and share the knowledge that we gain. . . . “ -Elder Robert D. Hales
July 2009: Temple Worship 2-sided Puzzle: “The primary purpose of the temple is to provide the ordinances necessary for our exaltation in the celestial kingdom. Temple ordinances guide us to our Savior and give us the blessings that come to us through the Atonement of Jesus Christ”
June 2009: Prayer is Good Work: These gardening gloves represent not only our hands in prayer, but also the work we perform as we pray, and as we continue to act upon the things we have prayed about.
May 2009: Covenant Flower Power: Based on a talk from Elder D. Todd Christopherson. He explains what covenants are, and how God blesses us as we are obedient to the things we have promised to do at baptism and in the temple.
April 2009: Treasure the Scriptures: “After all, who has any greater need to ‘treasure up’ the truths of the gospel (on which they may call in their moments of need) than do women and mothers who do so much nurturing and teaching?”
March 2009: Establish a house: Each stick of gum has a wrapper with words that describe how to build a haven against the storms and struggles of life, such as daily prayer, scripture study, home gospel discussions and related activities, home evenings, family councils, working and playing together, serving each other, and sharing the gospel with those around us.