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Words to live by as a YW Leader

"Ultimately in Young Women - everything we do leads to the Lord and His holy house."  ~Sister Elaine S. Dalton

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*NEW* Youth Curriculum

The new YOUTH CURRICULUM is now live!  With a headline on the Church website - this is very welcome news!!!

You can get all the information here.

Shout hooray!!!

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*UPDATED* See yourself in the Temple craft

We wanted to update our See yourself in the Temple instructions since we have heard a lot of feedback that 5x7 mirrors are hard to come by.  We now have 5x7 HEAVY MIRROR PAPER.  This is thick paper - like cardstock.  We love this because you can still put it in a frame if you want, but you can just hang it with ribbon, too.  I know - you can call me a genius.

You simply apply the vinyl decal to the mirror paper. Add ribbon.  Done!

So, our decal is available as:
* For a 5"x7" item (it is *NOT* 5"x7" - but sized to FIT on a 5"x7" item)
* For a 5"x7" item, WITH the 5"x7" mirror paper (shown in picture)
* For an 8"x10" item (again, *NOT* 8x10, but sized to fit on an 8"x10" item.)

You can order the decal, and the MIRROR PAPER here.

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Fun in Color - 2013 mutual theme vinyl decal

Look how fun our 2013 mutual theme vinyl decal looks in COLOR!!  Shown in lime tree green, with the Vancouver BC Temple.  Fun, Fun!!

You can order your decal here.

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The Parable of the Pencil

The Parable of the Pencil
Author Unknown

In the beginning, the Pencil Maker spoke to the pencil saying, "There are five things you need to know before I send you out into the world.  Always remember them and you will become the best pencil you can be."

"FIRST - You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone's hand."

"SECOND - You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but this is required if you are to become a better pencil."

"THIRD - You have the ability to correct any mistakes you might make."

"FOURTH - The most important part of you will always be what's inside."

"FIFTH - No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.  You must always leave a clear, legible mark no matter how difficult the situation."

The pencil understood, promising to remember, and went into the box fully understanding its Maker's purpose.

Everyone is like a pencil ... Created by the Maker for a special purpose.

(Write your own destiny!)

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General Relief Society Meeting - 2012

 The view from our seats in the "Terrace"

The General Relief Society Meeting was fabulous.  Hearing from the newly called RS General Presidency was fun.  I am one of those people who actually enjoy change.  Oh - I will miss Julie Beck tremendously!!  But I'm excited for what will come with this new presidency.
A fun picture I tried - took thru binoculars

I took my 17 year old daughter up to the broadcast in the Conference Center.  She is still in young women, will be 18 in November - and plans to stay in YW until she graduates, but I figured - it wouldn't hurt.  She loved it.  While I was there - seeing how much my daughter enjoyed herself - I thought - wouldn't this be a fun tradition (if you are in or close to Utah) to take your Laurels to the broadcast each year?  Spend the day in Salt Lake with them.  Wonder around the city, and temple square.  We didn't have tickets.  We went stand-by ... sort of.  We went and stood on the corner of the Conference Center and someone came and asked if we needed tickets - and gave us some.    I have gone stand-by every other year and have always gotten in - to the YW broadcast, too.  So, taking your Laurels (especially the ones who are Seniors) would be a fun way to introduce them to RS in a totally fun day in Salt Lake, and in the presence of the Prophet.
My daughter and I at the broadcast

You can listen or watch the broadcast again - or for the first time - HERE.

We are all members of the Relief Society - just on special assignment to serve elsewhere.

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