by Melanie

Spiritual Sundays

September 7, 2014 in Family Room by Melanie

Welcome to Spiritual Sundays!

This is the place to share your faith-promoting blog posts so that we can all have something uplifting to read on Sundays. This linkup is always open, and the most recently added posts will go to the top so we’ll always have plenty of great new stuff to read!

Since the primary goal of this linkup is to uplift and inspire, there are no “rules.” We won’t make you follow us, but we would love to get to know you!

Meet your hosts below. If you visit us, make sure to let us know you stopped by! Interested in being a co-host? Go here.

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Your Hosts, Brittany at Brittany Bullen, Melanie at Forty Eighteen, Ashley at Keeping Up With Ashley and Cody
Have fun! Make sure you read and comment on some of the other posts here if you submit yours. Happy Sunday!

by Melanie

August 2014 Visiting Teaching Printable

August 11, 2014 in Family Room by Melanie

Why is it that summer visiting teaching always seems to be so tricky? Instead of loads of free time and open schedules, it is harder than ever to coordinate calendars and get those visits in.

I admit I was a pretty horrible visiting teacher this summer, but now that school is starting I’m ready to be awesome, so I got it done early this month. :)

I love that the visiting teaching messages this year are all about Jesus Christ. This month‘s focus is all about His role as Messiah.

"Jesus Christ will ever be at our side. He will fight our battles. He is our hope." I love this quote from the August visiting teaching message.



I love this quote: “[Jesus Christ] will ever be at our side. He will fight our battles. He is our hope; He is our salvation; He is the way.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Life is full of hard times and challenges we have to endure, but we are never alone – no matter what! Jesus Christ is always at our side. Nothing brings me more hope than knowing my Savior is fighting my battles with me.

I delivered these notes with a little plate of cookies to my sisters this month. If you would like this note, you can download the full-size file to print out a 4×6 card by clicking the photo above or 4 quarter-sheet cards by clicking on the photo below.

"Jesus Christ will ever be at our side. He will fight our battles. He is our hope." I love this quote from the August visiting teaching message.Or you can find them on the Printables page. Happy visiting!

by Melanie

Teaching Primary Music: Seek the Lord Early

July 23, 2014 in Family Room by Melanie

We’re getting ready to go camping, so this is going to be short and sweet.

If you’re following along with the sharing time outline, you’re probably teaching Seek the Lord Early in August. I was asked to start teaching this song to our primary kids a few weeks ago, so I put together these cute little visuals to help.

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I cut each page in half so each picture represents a phrase  and put them up on the board. As we learned it, I had the kids take down a sign or two at a time until they could sing it without any help. Senior learned the whole thing in a day, and we covered about half with junior. Of course, I’m not sure how much they actually remembered when the real chorister was back the next week…

Click on the image to download and print the full-size version.

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by Melanie

Teaching Primary Music: To Be A Pioneer

July 19, 2014 in Family Room by Melanie

If you’re looking for some help with primary music time tomorrow (could this be any more last minute???) and want to teach a great pioneer song, let me be your lifesaver.

To Be A Pioneer teaches a great lesson about what it means to be a pioneer – and it’s simple enough to teach in one try! It might take a little longer to sing the two parts together, but it’s so fun and the kids love it.

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The first verse is full of “You don’t have to…” things that the old-time pioneers did. Since they’re “don’ts,” those are all shaped like stop signs.

The second verse is full of “You do have to…” things that we can do today to be pioneers. Since they’re “do’s,” those are all shaped like green lights. The picture cues for the second verse gave me a great chance to talk about Nephi’s courage, Daniels’ faith, and David’s fight with might for a cause that’s right.

Each verse ends with “To be a pioneer,” so there are 2 identical signs for that.

I thought I would only have time to teach the second part to senior, so I just wrote out the words for them. The last line is only sung the first time through, so it’s a little lighter to remind them it’s different.

I cut these out, laminated them (because I am completely addicted to my laminator), and stuck them to craft sticks. Simple to make, great to work with, and easy for the kids to help hold.

Click on each preview to print the full size version. Happy singing!

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by Melanie

Spiritual Sunday

July 6, 2014 in Family Room by Melanie

Welcome to Spiritual Sundays!

This is the place to share your faith-promoting blog posts so that we can all have something uplifting to read on Sundays. This linkup is always open, and the most recently added posts will go to the top so we’ll always have plenty of great new stuff to read!

Since the primary goal of this linkup is to uplift and inspire, there are no “rules.” We won’t make you follow us, but we would love to get to know you!

Meet your hosts below. If you visit us, make sure to let us know you stopped by! Interested in being a co-host? Go here.

spiritual-sundays (1)

Your Hosts, Brittany at Brittany Bullen, Melanie at Forty Eighteen, Ashley at Keeping Up With Ashley and Cody
Have fun! Make sure you read and comment on some of the other posts here if you submit yours. Happy Sunday!

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