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 (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!

Young Women Individual Worth Handout

I love this quote!  I made this to be printed as a picture (cheap) for my girls' testimony lunch boxes!  I used the Ettes digi art (I just happen to think everything they have is so unbelievably darling).  Please leave a comment if you use this handout so we can know you are using them!  :)  And, if you need the original sent, my email is

Calendar Idea

It seems like the girls always forgot things.  So... I created a blog/newsletter for them.

I also got them all acrylic frames from Walmart (they cost $1 each) and I am going to give them a little calendar each month.  I guess you do have to be a little computer savvy.  I just bought a digital calendar from here  it was only $3.99.  Instead of putting a picture in it's place, I typed the details of our activities.  If digi overwhelms you, you could totally use this idea with a 4x6 hand written calendar.  I just think it is good for the girls to have their rooms!

We missed you post cards!

You can CLICK HERE to get my original copy of this post card!
 Here is a post card that I made so that I could just take it to the girls who we missed at church on Sunday.  I would take them their little handout or just write a note.  In our Stake training, they mentioned we should contact our girls once a week so if they miss an activity and church, I would try to do a visit.  If I miss them, this note is what I would leave.  If you use this, please leave a comment so I can know if you like them!  I can always send your originals if you email me as well.  The artwork on this was by the Ettes (LOVE their stuff).  Their shop is here