Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Feast Upon the Words of Christ Scripture Challenge.

It has been FOREVER since I have posted!  Guess that is the life of a busy Young Womens President :)  I hope it helps any of you but I wanted to post this little punch card (and a copy of the letter I am sending) to each of my girls for a December challenge.  I am also going to have a Feast (ham dinner) in January and then have various girls bear testimony of the Book of Mormon to end the challenge!

To use the file, you SHOULD be able to just click on the full size file and then either right click and save it on your computer if you have a PC or drag it to your computer if you have a Mac.

I used the fabulous Fayette's design for this punch card.  PLEASE see this kit HERE on her website Pickleberry Pop!

Here is the letter that I wrote:
Dear

Merry Christmas!  How is one of my favorite Young Women?  :) 

Ezra Taft Benson promises: “There is a power in the Book of Mormon which will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin a serious study of the book.  You will find greater power to resist temptation.  You will find the power to avoid deception.  You will find the power to stay on the straight and narrow path... ”  WHO WOULD NOT WANT TO PARTAKE IN THIS PROMISE!?  It’s exciting, isn’t it! 

Nephi also tell us to FEAST upon the words of Christ, for the words of Christ will tell us all things that we should do.  Yeah!  How exciting!  Seems so simple, right!? 

These promises are SO great, I want YOU to be able to have them.  So....I am excited to tell you about a challenge I have for you!  During this fun winter break, I would love you (and I) to help focus ourselves on Christ.  To do this, I am challenging you to read your scriptures daily!  Notice, I am not telling you how MUCH to read in the scriptures because I don’t want to put a number on what YOU feel you need to do to “feast”.  I have made a little punch card for you.  Just mark an “x” in each day that you read as a reminder that you have gotten it done. 

If you take this challenge with me, you will not only personally benefit with the blessings of having the Book of Mormon in your daily life, but you will be able to enjoy a FEAST with me for our activity on Tuesday, January 3.  On this day, I will be having you over for a special dinner where we can celebrate our fun challenge.  PLEASE join me, I am excited to share this together.

I love you.  I know this is a generic letter but I can PROMISE you that I love every single one of you.  I THANK YOU for making such great choices and I admire the strength that you have...every single one of you.

Hugs,

(Sister) Shyloh (Belnap)

Here is the 8x10 format I made, and then had printed at Costco!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Uhhh... just a little behind here!

I guess one thing that happens when you are the YW President, is you get SUPER busy!!!  I have lots of fun things I SHOULD be posting but I have been so busy working and serving and being a MOM... blogging has gone to the wayside.  I will try to keep up and then also work on some past posts!  Today I did a lesson on service.  I loved a handout that I found on this blog.  It is so great to find other peoples' finds!  I glued a lip gloss (shiny) with a glue dot on the left side.  The girls LOVED it!!!
 This image below is formatted to be a 4x6 image.  You can right click on it and save it to your computer or you can drag it (on a mac) and put it in your desktop and then print it at Costco or some other affordable printer!  :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

LDS YW Manual 3, Lesson 2.. Parable of the Pickle Handout


I prepared my lesson for tomorrow.  I basically followed the lesson but then ended using the Parable of the Pickle.  I used the concepts discussed in Elder Bednar's Talk.  I got the general concept from this talk but twisted it just a bit to match the lesson a little better.  For the Handout, I made it as a 5x7 size so that I could print 2 to a picture at Costco for $.39 each!  I am going to attach these labels to a jar of pickles and use packing tape as the "laminate" over the top!   I also included the single picture so you can format it however you would like if it helps.  To use this file, click on the picture and then right click and save it to your computer (for a PC) for a Mac, just drag it to your desktop!
The digital papers used in this kit are from The Ettes at Pickleberry Pop and the kit is called the Good Life.  LOVE THE ETTES designs!!!!

Here is a copy of my notes from this part of the lesson:

Parable of the Pickle:
We can use this analogy to understand the process of change we need to experience to become more like Christ.
Preparing and Cleansing:  You have to take the stems off, scrub the pickles clean...repent and make yourself clean
Immersing and Saturating:  It has to be immersed in salt brine:  We can be immersed in the scriptures, we have to listen to church talks, read books, attend seminary, etc.  If we don't immerse a "pickle" into these things, we will have a "pickle" that is only half done.
Purifying and Sealing:  Cured cucumbers are packed into sterilized jars and heat processed in order to remove impurities and to seal the containers from external contaminants. The boiling-water-bath procedure enables the pickles to be both protected and preserved over a long period of time....  Go to the temple often, continually do what it takes to "seal" you from temptation.

If we do these things, we will be comfortable having Christ as our friend, we will have things in common to talk about and we will KNOW Christ better.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

How to save a copy of my stuff...

Hello everyone!  I appreciate all the emails from people and I am happy to hear that many are getting some use from my handouts.  Just a couple things.  I am so happy to send you handouts via email.  But, it should work for you from the blog.  All you have to do is click on the image.  It will open a bigger copy of the image on your screen.  Then, you can (if you have a pc) right click on the image and do a "save as".  If you have a Mac, you can just drag the picture to your desktop!  I hope that helps!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Birthday Boxes

I got this idea off of www.sugardoodle.net (love that site) but thought I would share this here!

I made tags with these words and then put them in little boxes for when the girls changed classes!


Beehive Box

Personal Progress Kit
Some Suggestions for working on Personal Progress:

1.      Find some quiet time (Sunday is a great day)
Don't get overwhelmed (work on one goal at a time)
2.      Talk to your parents for suggestions & support
3.      Share with your YW leaders your concerns and your successes
4.      Keep your Book "out" so it's just something your always working on
5.      Use the Post-Its to always have your current goal in front of you
6.      Don't just pick the "easiest" goal to get done quickly.  Choose things that                                                                                                                                                                                                                          interest you, and will help better YOU as a person

Always remember what the actual purpose of doing Personal Progress is:
To help you to "Come unto  Christ" (Moroni 10:32) and to more fully learn of your
Divine Nature.

Mia Maid Box
First Dance Kit

1.      Get ready for the dance.  Paint your nails, wear a little lip gloss and don’t forget to brush your teeth! 

2.      Don't forget what the approved dress standards are when choosing your outfit. You don't want the embarrassment of being asked to go home and change. And you don't want the guy dancing with you to feel uncomfortable because of the questionable outfit that you somehow justified.

3.      Go with a friend but don't be joined at the hip. No guy is going to interrupt the highly intense conversation that you seem to be having with your girlfriend every time he walks by you.

4.      Never say "NO" to a guy who had the courage to walk over and ask you to dance in the first place. (a song lasts approximately 3 minutes, it's not THAT bad)

5.      Know your standards (For the Strength of Youth)

6.      Don't forget your dance card                

Remember who you are and have fun!

 First Date Kit:

1.      Always take a cell phone

2.      Know what kind of activity he has planned so you can dress accordingly.

3.      Know your standards. Review “For the Strength of Youth” often.  Tuck the                          wallet sized pamphlet in your wallet.

4.      Know your curfew, let him know before the date begins.

5.    Remember who you are and have fun!

Always Remember...

Life Savers:     If sadness occurs because you have no date, take one of these
before it’s to late!
Hershey’s Kisses: If you’re feeling an urge for a kiss, we recommend that you
splurge on this!
Tic Tacs:  TIC TAK TIC TOC don’t forget to watch the clock  (Be home on time!)
Gum:  NEVER have bad breath…that’s just good advice!
Ice Cream Spoon:  Try all the flavors before you decide on your favorite
 (avoid steady dating).
Nail Grooming Kit:  To avoid starting the date off stressed, allow enough time
for yourself to get dressed.

LDS Young Women 12 days of Christmas

**Added 08/21/2013** I have had so many requests I have FINALLY taken the time to add a link with all the original copies of this in a PDF form.  I also thought I would suggest to you what to do with the extra 2 days of Christmas.  On one day, write a personal note to your YW group for Christmas or about Christmas.  I like to talk to them about the "gifts" of Christmas and maybe advise them of ways they can be a gift to others.  For the other day, I would include in there some blank paper and a note for them to "pay it forward" and write someone a note for the holiday season.










I did the 12 days of Christmas for the girls this year.  I printed these stories and then stuck them in envelopes numbered 1-12 for them to open each day.  Here are 10 of the stories I used.  I know if it after Christmas but maybe you could use this idea next year!