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Tuesday

Come, Follow Me DVD's

The Church has now made many of the Come, Follow Me lesson supplement videos available on DVD's.  You won't have to download as many now, to show them.  You will need to log into your LDS.org account to order them, but HERE IS THE LINK.  It says Volume 1 on the cover, so as more videos are made, I'm sure more Volumes will be created.  What a wonderful resource to use not only in our church classrooms, but at home!




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2015 Mutual Theme Idea

I need your opinion.  I am thinking of doing my line of products this year for the 2015 Mutual Theme (Embark in the service of God) as NAUTICAL themed.  Boat, anchor, etc...

Do you like this idea?  I really like the symbolism of Embark with a ship/boat.  What do you think?

Comment your thoughts below.


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Thursday

My Dad's Passing

If you have wondered where I have been, or why your orders have been delayed in shipping, or why emails aren't being replied to, here is why.  My dad passed away on August 25, 2014.  To read about this experience, go to my other BLOG HERE.

I am almost caught up on things, and hoping I can get back to "normal operations" soon.

Love, Vickie


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God and Growth

I read this morning on a friend's blog that - God cares more about our growth than our comfort.  It took me a minute to really understand what she meant.  Once I realized it - WOW!  What a powerful and true statement.

Let me share one personal experience that this applies to SO much with me.  I stutter.  Most people know this.  I am not comfortable reading a scripture in Gospel Doctrine class - or any class for that matter.  I remember being a teenager and literally leaving a class if - part of the lesson - we were going around the room each taking a turn reading a scripture.  Really!  I would "go to the bathroom" or whatever I could think of to get out of this.

As I grew up and spoke in Sacrament Meeting more often, I came to this profound realization - although I could never put words to explain my experience until this morning.  God cares more about our growth than our comfort.  And turning weaknesses into strengths - you better believe it.  I give great talks, devotionals, and firesides.  This is because I had to do hard things and I grew because of them.  And outgrew my weaknesses by leaving my comfort zone.  I still stutter, but I don't let this hold me back.

Now I actually love speaking in Sacrament Meeting.  I love giving prayers in class.  I still am not too keen on reading scriptures in a class, but if called upon, I will. (Reading tends to really emphasis a stutter - I do not read any talk I am giving.  I simply memorize it, and look at reminder notes).

I do know that God cares more about our growth than our comfort.  I live this statement daily.  What a wonderful blessing it is to know this and to know I am growing because of my trials.




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Tuesday

Silk Flowers


Oh my gosh!  I just came upon this blog post on how to make your own silk flowers!  And I thought - what a fun idea to teach my YW.  They can add them to whatever they want!  As you can see they added them to a bag.

You can get all the instructions with pictures HERE.




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