Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Valentines FHE: Errand for the Lord
Okay, here is a quick, boring back story. I did not grow up with Family Home Evenings and to be honest, I can get pretty overwhelmed with it all. Our FHE's are usually very basic and quick (since our kids are so young), but we do try. My biggest problem, was the topic....weird, right? Unless there is a certain lesson that we are presently trying to teach our kids, the possibilities are endless! We can learn about scripture stories: Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon. There are more common topics: temples, tithing, service. Where should I begin? Then I realized, the Friend covers all of these topics EVERY month. They even have stories about the theme in Primary (which is great to reiterate at home). Now, there are definitely times that our family needs to talk about something else and there are times when I feel that I need to pray about a topic, but generally....the Friend provides just what we need. Just as people read the Ensign and say, "That's just what I needed to hear"...I feel the same way about the Friend and our family.
Back to the main post, I am starting with the January issue, because we got it late in the month. I looked through it and decided to use the article from the First Presidency.
"Going on an Errand for the Lord" basically talks about serving one another. So we read the article on Monday and made a bunch of extra Valentines. Sadie wrote her name on the back, and Kelsey wrote her....name? haha. It was so cute!