Sacrament Time – Quiet Book

Sacrament Time – Quiet Book

Trying to keep the kids quiet during the Sacrament? The struggle is real. And not only keeping them quiet – but actually focused on the ordinance – that’s a whole ‘nother challenge.

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A Sacred Ordinance 

David O McKay said, “No more sacred ordinance has been given to us by the Lord than the administration of the Sacrament.”

The Sacrament is a sacred time and I want my children to be able to feel that sacred and holy Spirit as they partake of the Sacrament.

I don’t want them to only be “quiet,” I want them to be intentionally thinking of the Savior and His atonement. To really internalize the ordinance they’re participating in.  

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But honestly – focusing and being reverent – it can be hard. And even when our bodies may be still, sometimes our minds still tend to wander.

Arnold Garr said, “As we think of the things He did for us, we will not only come to know more about Him, but we will come to know Him; we will not only want to live more like Him, but we will also learn how to do so. Through introspection and self-analysis, we can come to know what we have done that needs to be repented of and learn what we can do to improve spiritually in some way.”

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Sacrament Time Quiet Book

The Sacrament helps us come to know HIM – not just know about Him. And this little Sacrament Time booklet can help accomplish this! It includes the Sacrament prayers and then some questions about how we can apply and live the covenants we’ve made at baptism. So your children (and you) can keep the Spirit present and set a plan of action to improve in the coming week.

This free printable book is 4×6 – the perfect size for looking through quietly during the Sacrament time. You can download it in a PDF to print and cut out or as 4×6 jpg files that you can print at home or at your favorite printer.

Here is how to make your own little book:

  • Print out your choice of files (cut if needed)
  • Punch holes in the upper left corner
  • Attach with a metal ring or tie on a ribbon
  • Take to church and enjoy the Sacrament a little bit more intentionally

DOWNLOAD your Sacrament Time Book

 

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May you have a joyful Sabbath as you partake of these sacred ordinances.

Church History Would You Rather …?

Church History Would You Rather …?

​If Would you Rather is a favorite game around your house, this Doctrine & Covenants and Church History version is a must!  Would you Rather is a fun game that gives you a little peek into what others are thinking. Sometimes the answers bring laughs and other times they bring quiet contemplation. Sometimes the choices are easy and obvious and other times they are more complicated and difficult to choose from.

This Church History / Doctrine and Covenants version is a fun way to get a peek at what others are thinking while at the same time include some gospel discussion in your game.

Church History Would You Rather

This game is perfect for an FHE lesson or activity or for an addition to your Come, Follow Me study. The included questions are a fun way to think about what it would be like to go back in time and experience some of the events around the Restoration and history of the Church.

Unlike a traditional game of Would you Rather, which gives you one question with 2 options, the strips of this game are individual. This means you will need to use 2 strips, but you can come up with dozens of different combinations to keep the game going.

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 ​Playing Doctrine and Covenants Would You Rather

These questions could be used in so many different ways. You could use them during your Come, Follow Me time at home, in your Primary or Seminary class, or for a youth activity with the Young Women and Young Men. They are great for FHE, or use the for some dinner time conversation while you’re all sitting around the dinner table.

Simply cut out the cards and put them in jar (or hat or bowl) and get ready to play. Here’s a couple if different ways you can play this game, depending on the ages and type of group you’re playing with.

  • Choose 2 – Pass the basket around and have each person draw 2 cards. Then, simply go around the circle and they have to read their two options and their choice. Once everyone has had their turn, put them all back into the basket and pass it around again. Because they are single options on each card, you can play multiple rounds without getting the same choices.
  • Group Play – Have one person choose 2 cards and read them aloud. Then, go around and have everyone give their answer (and the reason why they made that choice!) Once everyone has answered, choose 2 new cards and go around again.
  • Scripture Chase – Remember those good ‘ol Seminary scripture chases? This is great for older kids who would love a more challenging approach. Have each person draw their 2 cards, then find the scripture to go with them. Then, go around and have each person read their cards and give the scripture reference that relates to it before they reveal which they would rather be. Make it into a race for more of a challenge.
  • For Younger Children – If you have younger children, this is a great time to briefly recount the stories in the Book of Mormon. You could choose 2 cards each day, then briefly tell (or have them tell) the story on each card. Then have them choose which they would rather be and discuss why.

Be sure to find out the WHY behind the answer! It’s fun to get insights into why people choose what they do.

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Would You Rather …

  • Help translate the Book of Mormon
  • Help print the Book of Mormon
  • Attend the first General Conference
  • Attend the School of the Prophets
  • Help Emma establish the Relief Society
  • Be a missionary to the Lamanites
  • Be part of Zion’s Camp
  • Help establish Nauvoo
  • Rescue the Book of Commandments
  • Be at the Kirtland Temple dedication
  • Cross the plains with Brigham Young
  • Help build the Nauvoo Temple
  • Be with Joseph when Elijah restored the sealing power
  • Travel with the first missionaries to England

Any way you chose to use these fun cards, I hope they help bring a little life into your study of the Doctrine and Covenants and Church history.

13 Helps for Doctrine and Covenants – Come, Follow Me 2021

13 Helps for Doctrine and Covenants – Come, Follow Me 2021

One of the things I love most about the Come, Follow Me program is how individualized it is. As children of God, we each have unique talents and characteristics. And because of that – we each learn in unique and different ways. More and more of the task of teaching our families is coming back to the home. And it’s a blessing there are so many resources out there to help us in this calling. Today, I’m sharing 13 of my favorite resources that are available for 2021. These are great resources to help you and your family in studying the Doctrine and Covenants this coming year. Here’s a variety of ideas –  for the family, your littlest ones, the primary children and for youth and adults!

For the Family

Come Follow Me Doctrine and Covenants Reading Schedule Bookmark

Ever forget what the weeks Come, Follow Me reading assignment is? You will always be on top of it when you keep one of these cute bookmarks tucked into your scriptures. Since you can choose from 9 different designs, there’s something for everyone in the family. These are 4×6 size and are easy to print at home or at your favorite printer. (And they’re free!)

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Doctrine and Covenants AND Children & Youth Family Bulletin Board

Do you ever feel a little scattered in all things “home church?” This bulletin board will keep your Family’s Come, Follow Me AND Children and Youth program all in one convenient place. Track goals, display reading assignments, keep a prayer list, study the Articles of Faith, display gospel artwork, and more. This kit includes all the pieces you need to get your board set up, plus weekly reading assignment cards for 2021. There are several different activity options – and two color choices – to choose from, so you can create a bulletin board that fits your family’s needs.

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Come, Follow Me Dinner Jar

Looking for a simple and quick way to incorporate Come, Follow Me into your family’s busy day? The Dinner Jar is just the thing! Each week includes a set of strips to stick into the jar, then choose one out to discuss each day. The prompts provided will lead to some great dinner time (or any time!) discussions. These are available as a download to print yourself, or order just the strips (provide your own jar) or you can choose to order the complete kit ready to go.

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Youth and Adults

Doctrine and Covenants – Come, Follow Me Study Journal

Do you need help in studying your scriptures, rather than just reading them? This Doctrine and Covenants study journal will help you record your insights, and most importantly – it guides you in taking action on what you’ve learned. The study guide follows the Come, Follow Me schedule, with a 2-page layout each week. You can record people and places you read about, truths about Christ and the gospel, and inspiring notes. Then – there’s a full page to record your inspirations, ponder on how you can apply your reading to your life, and set a goal to work on for the week so you can learn AND do.

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Doctrine and Covenants Planner Stickers

Do you love making your scriptures and study tools pretty? Then you have to grab these gorgeous planner stickers from Best Laid Plans! With beautiful watercolor flowers, these labels are so pretty. Use them as a special addition to your planner, your study tools, or your actual scriptures. The Doctrine and Covenants set of stickers covers the reading for the entire year of Doctrine and Covenants. These stickers will have you looking forward to studying each week.

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Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration; A Study Journal of His Life and Teachings

This year we study the beginnings of the restoration and the early years of the Church. This is a great time to learn more about and increase your testimony of Joseph Smith as the Prophet of the restoration in these latter days. This study journal is amazing for the whole family. Using Church resources to study from, this study guide has places for you to record what you learn about Joseph’s family, life experiences, and teachings. Also learn through scriptures and General Conference talks about Joseph’s calling and purpose.

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Doctrine and Covenants Doctrinal Mastery Taboo

Have a seminary student? This Doctrinal Mastery Taboo game from Smash Book Seminary can help them memorize all those scriptures! Fun and fast moving, this game will keep your youth on their toes as they try to guess the scripture. The printable game includes a blank version as well, so you can customize it in a way that’s best for you. Smash Book Seminary also has an amazing Doctrine and Covenants scripture marking key. And it’s not only for Seminary students – it’s a great resource for the whole family!

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Primary Aged Children

Doctrine and Covenants Study Journal – Children’s Version

Want your kids to do more with their scripture study this year? This Doctrine and Covenants children’s version of our study journal is a great way to help your kids get started with digging deeper into the scriptures. The layout is similar to the general study guide but is in a simplified, 1-page layout. Help kids learn to recognize and record the insights the Spirit provides as they read. They then can set a goal for the week to help them take action on what they feel inspired to do. Journal follows the Come, Follow Me reading schedule and is available in 2 color choices.

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Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Stories

Trying to keep your toddlers and primary children feeling engaged with their scripture reading? This cute Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Stories book from Time Savors is an amazing way to keep them learning and excited. With super adorable graphics, this complete kit includes 4 different sets that offer Church History stories, quizzes, activities, and games. Time Savors also has some adorable word searches, coloring books and sketch books that will make a fun and engaging addition to your family scripture study.

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Latter-day Kids Videos

Are your kids crazy about videos? Today’s kids love learning through technology. Latter Day Kids creates the cutest videos on their YouTube channel with weekly Come, Follow Me videos. They also have complete lesson plans to go along with each week’s lesson so you have a base for discussing the principles taught in the videos.

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For The Little Ones

Kindred Kids Cards

Keeping the littles excited about scripture learning can be a challenge, right? Give them these cute Kindred Kids Cards and they will be begging for the lesson each week. These sturdy cards are bright and colorful and are perfect for little hands.  Each card includes a scripture that goes along with the week’s lesson. And my favorite part? They have a challenge so that children can act on the principles they are learning. Kindred Kids also has a gorgeous Instagram account where they offer amazing weekly lessons to go along with the cards. (And to make life a little easier for you!)

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Norman the Latter-day Saint

Need something to keep the little ones occupied while YOU take some time to study? Let Norman the Latter-day Saint help you out! Norman is the cutest little mouse with some amazing big adventures. The Norman Book Series books are such a cute way to teach some of the principles we’ll be learning about this year – baptism, the sacrament, the Holy Ghost, choosing the right, and so much more. Norman also shares the cutest Come, Follow Me coloring pages for kids to color. The kids can read and color while you study. Then you can use the books as a special bedtime tradition as well.

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I hope you find some ideas that will help you get excited about and ready for studying the Doctrine and Covenants this coming year! 

Here’s some more helps for studying Doctrine and Covenants in 2021

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Come, Follow Me (plus Children & Youth) Bulletin Board

Come, Follow Me (plus Children & Youth) Bulletin Board

Are you ready for some deep studying of the Doctrine and Covenants? I am so excited for Come, Follow Me this year. I love the revelations found in the Doctrine and Covenants and am thrilled to have the opportunity to study them in more depth – both personally and with my family.

A couple of years ago, when we first started the Come, Follow Me program, I wanted a place to display all our weekly assignments and encourage my family in our studies. I created a fun bulletin board for us to do this and I love having a display of what we’re studying.

But honestly – it was hard to keep up with. Though the design was cute, it required changing out several things each week and month.

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Last year, I decided I wanted to simplify and also add a place where we could keep track of our goals with the new Children and Youth program. This new board requires a lot less maintenance. I can print everything at the beginning of the year and then simply swap out the reading assignment each week.

The pictures can be changed weekly or monthly and our goals get updated as we finish and set new ones. And the best thing – I’ve done all the work for you! You can find the outline and weekly reading assignments in my shop.

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Make Your Own Bulletin Board

For Come, Follow Me AND Children & Youth

Here are the details on how I made my board and some suggestions to help you make your own. To start out, you will need some type of display board.

  • A bulletin board (My board measures about 20×24 inches, but you can adjust your pieces to fit something larger or smaller.) 
  • A magnet board. Prefer not to worry about stepping to tacks? Use a magnet board instead!
  • A space on your wall. Don’t want to put up a board? Simply section off an area of your wall and use it as your Come, Follow Me area. Stick up some scrapbook paper or butcher paper to section off the area, then add your fun elements.

You can turn your board either way (horizontal or vertical) and adjust the pieces on it however you would like.

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Choosing Your Elements

Next, you will want to decide what elements you would like to use. Most of the pieces on this board will just stay for the whole year. No taking down and putting up new things every month! I really wanted to simplify it and keep it manageable.

I created several options that you could use on your board, depending on what will work well for your family. The great thing is that you can use these printables to make this just right for YOUR family.

Here’s a list of the options included and some ideas on how they can be used:

  • “Come, Follow Me” Title Strip – We put ours along the top of the board as a header

 

  • Doctrine and Covenants This Week” – This is one of the 2 sections that will / can change weekly. Each week, you can put the reading assignment card here. Easy peasy tip? Stack the whole month’s reading assignments with the current one first, and the rest of the weeks behind it. Pin them up and when the week is over, simply remove that weeks and the next week is ready to go!

 

  • Doctrine and Covenants Photo – I included a space to add a photo to give some visual appeal to the board. The Come, Follow Me manual includes a variety of beautiful photos. I purchased an extra one to use just for the photos. You can tear out the pages and display the one of your choice.
  • The photos can be changed out each week or you can choose one to leave for longer. Leave it up all month or just until you’re ready for a change.
  • If you have young children, another fun option here would be to display a completed coloring page.  Have everyone take turns putting up their pictures each week!
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  • “GO & DO Weekly Challenge” – I like to have a weekly challenge for our family to do together. It’s simply something that we are working on improving this week. It often relates to the lesson from the week. I added a clip so we can write out the challenge and clip it on each week. This will help us remember the challenge so we can take action on what we’re learning. No clip? Simply tack it up with a push pin or use a sticky note that is easy to remove.

  

  • “Scripture of the Week” – If your family likes to memorize a few verses each week, display them on your board as a reminder.
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  • “Praying For” – This section gives you a little place where you can keep a prayer list of people or things your family would like to remember to pray for. I have loved seeing my kids see someone in need and add their name to our Praying For section. I simply cut small strips of paper to use for writing the names on.
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  • “Articles of Faith” – Choose an Article of Faith to focus on each month and simply replace this as you’ve memorized and moved on. This is perfect this year as we study Doctrine and Covenants. You can find Articles of Faith printables here.

 

  • “Conference Talk” – This is a great place to post a General Conference talk for your family to read / study each week.

 

  • “Family Goals” Children and Youth section – I made three different tags for this area so you can choose the name that you like (Family Goals, Children and Youth, #strivetobe) My kids chose the “family goals” tag, since that is what we call ours. We then write out our goals for each of the categories and post them up.
  • You can use this for family goals, or you can have a slip of paper with each person’s goals listed. This will always help you know what each of your children are working on. Be flexible and do what works best for your family. Again, I used clips to clip on the goals, but sticky notes or a paper simply pinned up would work great here as well.
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Every family is different! And that’s the beauty of these programs. Come, Follow Me and Children and Youth are both designed for us to use to meet our own family’s needs. The options provided are perfect for this – mix and match them to create a board that is just right for YOUR family.

Ready to make your own? You can get all the parts ready to print in the shop. 

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May you find joy this year as you study the Doctrine and Covenants and help your family grow with the Children and Youth program.

Here’s some more helps for studying Doctrine and Covenants in 2021

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Get a FREE printable of The Family: A Proclamation to the World

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Come Follow Me 2021 – Free Reading Bookmark

Come Follow Me 2021 – Free Reading Bookmark

If you’ve struggled to keep up with the Come, Follow Me reading this year, let me just tell you – you will LOVE the D&C reading assignments for 2021.

They are short.

And sweet.

But, full of so. much. goodness. 

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Even though they’re short and simple, staying on schedule is key to a successful home study.

And that can be tricky to do at times.

That’s why I created this cute little reading schedule that you can use as a bookmark! 

It’s 4×6 size – perfect to print out at home or your favorite printer.

And then you can slip it into your scriptures.

Keep it in your Come, Follow Me book.

Or post it on the fridge so everyone can see!

However you use it, it will keep you on track for each weeks reading assignments. This way, you’ll never be behind!

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Free Printable Come, Follow Me 2021 Bookmark 

I’ve created a bunch of different designs to choose from. 

And … they coordinate with my Come, Follow Me study journals!

So you can stay on track AND study, learn and apply the lessons with all the cuteness.

Grab your favorite bookmark – then head over to the shop and get a matching Come, Follow Me journal.

Because next year is going to be full of all kinds of goodness. 

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Get a FREE printable of The Family: A Proclamation to the World

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Doctrine and Covenants Come, Follow Me 2021

Doctrine and Covenants Come, Follow Me 2021

I’m so excited to be studying the Doctrine and Covenants this coming year!

I used to feel like the words in D&C were written for other people. They didn’t feel personal to me. Section 18 is a revelation to Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer. Section 25 is written to Emma, and section 37 includes words to Sidney Rigdon.

I used to struggle to apply sections like this to myself.

After all, they specifically state who they were written for.

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Over the past few years, though, as I’ve focused more on personal revelation, I’ve been led again and again to sections of D&C. I have learned to deeply love the words of these revelations.

And I have come to understand that I can apply any of these situations and revelations to myself.

But, even more importantly, something I have learned from these verses is how much our Heavenly Father knows each of us – individually.

If He knew Emma and her needs, He surely knows ME and MY needs.

And just as He wanted Emma to know His will for her, He wants the same for me.

Though His revelations to me will never be published and shared with millions of other people, I CAN receive those revelations. For myself.

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So Much More He Wants Us to Know

President Nelson stated “Oh, there is so much more that your Father in Heaven wants you to know.”

And I truly believe we can learn that through our Come, Follow Me studies.

But applying the doctrine to our own personal lives can be hard.

That’s why I created this Doctrine and Covenants journal and study guide!

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I want to help YOU with your study of Doctrine and Covenants.

I want to help YOU learn what your Father in Heaven wants you to know.

I want you to be able to not only learn these principles, but to consistently apply them.

Each and every week.

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This workbook / journal has a 2-page layout for each week of the year. It provides plenty of space for you to record your thoughts and spiritual impressions on the readings from that week.

And my favorite part? The goal setting section each week – and the accountability follow up section the following week. These sections help me to keep on track with applying and acting on the things that I learn each week.

Because life gets busy and sometimes we learn – but we don’t ACT.

But the action is where we grow.

Where we progress.

Where we become more like our Savior – bit by bit.

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I am totally indecisive and I LOVE to design, so I created lots of journal options this year!

Choose your favorite, or grab the family packThis pack has 6 customer favorites all in one download. Purchase once, print and you’re ready to go!

May you find joy in the revelations you discover in your Come, Follow Me studies this year. 

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