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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Make a New Ending

A great message to remember going forward into the new year:

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, 
anyone can start from now and make 
a brand new ending. 
-Carl Bard

{Thank you Jaqui for the quote!}
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Friday, December 30, 2011

Ask, Seek, Knock

‎"Ask & it will be given to you; seek & you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." 
~Matt 7:7


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Freebie Friday - New Years and Printables

I cannot believe it's Friday already!

Here is this weeks offering:
Printable Time Capsule Questionnaire for Kids
How cute would that be to do for New Years. Click HERE


Another New Years Printable Questionnaire for Kids
Click HERE


New Year's Countdown for Kids 
Put fun ideas for kids inside balloons... pop one balloon each hour until the new year. 
Click HERE


Printables and Handouts for 2012 Mutual Theme, Arise and Shine Forth
Click HERE for large selection!


Ideas for the Primary Theme in 2012
Many ideas, click HERE


Another version of the Marjorie Hinckley 'Simplify' quote
Click HERE


'It's Kind of Fun to Do the Impossible' Printable
Click HERE









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Thursday, December 29, 2011

This Too Shall Pass

Incase any of you are having a bad day....

"This too shall pass"

{Digital image available for purchase for $1.50, also in 4 other backgrounds, click HERE}
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What Faith Can Do

"I've seen miracles happen, silent prayers get answered, broken hearts become brand new - that's what faith can do."

(Lyrics from 'What Faith Can Do', by Kutless)
Take time today to remember those times and if possible record them.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Trust

"I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much."
~Mother Teresa

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

January 2012 Visiting Teaching Message - Watchcare and Ministering through Visiting Teaching


I think this is a great topic to start thew new year off with, especially if it's on your resolution list to be a good visiting teacher, the principles in the message will set you merrily on your way. It's called 'Watchcare and Ministering through Visiting Teaching'

IDEA 1
I've selected two quotes from the scriptures used which I thought would be applicable to all your sisters, those who visit teach, and those who don't, and those who don't have any sisters assigned to them:

The Savior was the perfect example of charity, sacrifice and when we focus on Him our motivation to do that to others increases. Visiting teaching is love in action:
To download this free printable, click HERE

Sometimes is easy to put other things before visiting teaching, life can get so busy, and our lives can be filled with so many distractions, unavoidable and/or self-inflicted ones, but I thought about this part of the 'feed my lambs' scripture last night, and how Simon Peter was busy doing shepherding, a worthy cause, but the Savior re-directed his attention to that which mattered more. Visiting teaching a one of the Lord's ways  to feed His sheep, and show that we love Him more, than those distractions:
To download this free printable, click HERE

I hope you have an awesome time Visiting Teaching this month:)

IDEA 2
I've started a little side business called Sprinkled Joy, selling some of the quotes which I post on here, in printable digital format - don't worry, the vast majority will still be free:) I only charge a teeny design fee for these prints, ($1.50 currently) for each digital image. Anyway, I tried my hand at some this month for the VT message, and I think they turned out pretty cute. If you're interested click the image and you will be re-drectired to my Etsy shop where you can purchase one.

This quote from the message by Eliza R. Snow, also stood out to me:

"Plead before God and the Holy Ghost to get [the Spirit] so that…  you may feel to talk words of peace and comfort, and if you find a sister feeling cold, take her to your heart as you would a child to your bosom and warm [her] up.”,

so I have created printables inspired by this, and here they are:
An article following the VT message in January's Ensign is called: "My Visiting Teachers Led Me to Jesus Christ", she talks about how 'come rain or come shine' her visiting teachers were there for her, which is I think is at the heart of Eliza R. Snow's quote, and it tied so well with the VT message in general of always being there for your sisters, that I created a printable of that quote, available in 3 colors and sizes, 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10:

I've also created these printables which I will personalize free for you, with you and your companions names and telephone numbers and alternate message to 'we're here for you' (if desired), which she could keep not only as a way to know how to get hold of you, but as a reminder that 'come rain or come shine' you are there for her:


..and then from the VT message - one of the scriptures, which sums up why we visit teach:

To order, click the image you are interested in, and you'll be redirected to my Etsy page where you can purchase the printable image. I can usually get these emailed to you within a few hours, but definitely within 24 hrs. Thanks:).

IDEA 3
This is from the ever creative Inkablinka. It's an Visiting Teaching Watchcare Wheel, also available in Spanish and Portuguese! Click the HERE to be re-directed.

IDEA 4
This quote from the message is from the Idea Door, and is also available in Spanish in 5 different designs. Click HERE for the full selection.

IDEA 5
From Didi @ Relief Socirty. Also available in Spanish. Click HERE to be re-directed and to download.

IDEA 6
Bookmarks from Jaqui
Click HERE

IDEA 7
From Thankful Me. Click HERE

IDEA 8
From My Happy Tribe (she also has a recipe for handmade lotion on her site to go with it. 
Click HERE

IDEA 9
You can order this 4x6 image for $2.00 from 'Jacks Hands Jills Heart' HERE

IDEA 10
A VT packet for Jan 2012, each packet is $4.95 from Just Beccuz HERE

IDEA 11
From MishMashMom. 
I especially love her idea to make rice warmers too. Check her post out HERE

IDEA 12
From Pink Polka Dot Creations
A free printable handout with a Snowman Cupcake. Click HERE

IDEA 13
From SugarTot Designs free 4x5 printable (also 4 to a page), click HERE


IDEA 14
From Chantaclair. 
A free Pdf handout. Click HERE

Version 2, more focused on love, that may be more appropriate for less active sisters.
Click HERE


IDEA 15
From Infinity x 12. Click HERE

IDEA 16
From Mormon Mommy Blogs. Click HERE

IDEA 17
From A Little Tipsy. Click HERE

IDEA 18
from Daring Doodles. Click HERE

IDEA 19
from Visitingteaching.net. Click HERE

FOR FEBRUARY'S MESSAGE, CLICK HERE





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Expect

Expect to have your hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.


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Tuesday Tell All - Post Christmas

How was your Christmas? Do you have a favorite memory from it? Is there anything you would change for next year? When do you take your decorations down?

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Simplifying

“We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are.” 
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley
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Love

‎"To love, and be loved, is to feel the sun from both sides."

OR
"To love, and be loved, is to feel the Son from both sides":)
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

What Can I Give Him?

"What can I give Him, Poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would give Him a lamb, If I were a wise man, I would do my part - But what I can I give Him, Give my heart."
 ~Christina G. Rossetti, 'In the Bleak Midwinter'


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Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas

"The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much." 
~ Henry David Thoreau

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Freebie Friday - Christmas

'12 Overnight Breakfast Casseroles for Christmas Morning' - Free eCookbook

To download, click HERE


Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls
These looks delish, and you make them ahead of time of Christmas Eve. Yummo! Click HERE



Letter From Santa Stationary Printable
Wouldn't a reply from Santa be fun for a kid to receive:). Click HERE




Free personalized call from Santa
This is a fun freebie! Right now, you can send a FREE personalized phone call from Santa to someone you know or to your kid(s)! I’m not sure, but it looks like you can use this to send as many calls as you like. So, you may be able to send one to each child. Could help keep up the good behavior before Christmas:). Click HERE.


Santa & the Infant Jesus
May be a great correlation children will understand
5 x7 print for download, click HERE


Free 'Christ is the reason for the season' Printable
Click HERE


Believe in the Spirit of Christmas Printable
comes in 5 x 7 or 8 x 10, would be cute on a wooden block, or in a frame. Click HERE


and lastly, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL, and thanks for visiting my blog, you guys make doing it worth it :)


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