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ASK – Acquire Spiritual Knowledge – 2017 LDS Mutual Theme

2017 LDS Mutual Theme

Hi friends,
I wanted to share with you this AWESOME printable kit that can help with introducing the 2017 LDS Mutual theme.  The theme this year comes from James 1:5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

I believe this theme is TRULY so inspired! There are so many different aspects of this profound and simple message.  As I thought about what to design to go along with this theme, the quote from Sister Julie B. Beck kept coming to mind, “The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life.” I absolutely LOVE this quote, and think that it ties in PERFECTLY with the theme for this year. I decided to create this kit based on this quote, tying in the acronym, “ASK = Acquire Spiritual Knowledge,” and using a light bulb to represent knowledge.

The miracle of technology has absolutely changed the way we ask questions, and how we receive answers.  Most of the time, if we have a question, the answer can be easily found at our fingertips via the internet.  But spiritual questions cannot be asked or found answered the same manner.  These questions have to be asked in faith, and received by personal revelation.

You can use the theme of “ASK – Acquire Spiritual Knowledge” in SO many ways.  I like the idea of introducing the theme at the beginning of the year, and then enforcing the theme throughout the year with special firesides or 5th Sunday Lessons.  This way, you can focus on and highlight different aspects of Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge. (Prayer, Faith, Scripture Study, Temple Attendance, journaling to name a few). I created a few printables quotes that coordinate perfectly and can be used throughout the year as handouts, or can be used as decoration in your YW rooms.

“Pray, He is there. Speak, He is listening.” – I LOVE this line from “A Child’s Prayer” and  has been a great source of comfort during so many different times in my life.  I think this quote PERFECTLY embodies what it means to Ask of God, Ask in Faith.

“Believe, Nothing Wavering” – This quote comes from the second verse of the theme for the year, and it has profound meaning in so few words.

“Fourth Floor, Last Door” –  I think this was my FAVORITE quote from last General Conference!  It comes from Elder Uchtdorf’s talk from Women’s Session.  This quote hit home for me, and knew that I needed to have this quote included in this kit.

Each of us has either had very personal experiences with these quotes, or know someone who does.  Our youth NEED to hear these experiences.  Where appropriate, SHARE them!  Invite others to share them with your youth!  I believe the more that our youth hear DIFFERENT ways that others have Acquired Spritual Knowledge and subsequently how they have received personal revelation, the more they will be able to recognize how the spirit speaks to them in their own lives.

Along with the quotes, this kit comes with LOADS of additional coordinating printables to help enforce the theme including a Banner, YW Values Posters, YW Theme Poster, Gift Tags, Refreshment Toppers, Food Tent Labels, Treat Bag Toppers and SO MUCH MORE!  You can find this printable kit here.

I have LOVED creating this kit for you, and hope that it helps inspire you to ASK – Acquire Spiritual Knowledge.

Heart,
Melanie B
SageWood Ave. Designs

 

 

 

 


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2017 LDS YW New Beginnings Printables

2017 LDS YW New Beginnings Printables
Hi friends,
Today I wanted to show you a few ways to use our ADORABLE Young Women Printables!  These printables can be used in SO many ways! You can find all of our printables here in our Etsy Shop.

2017 LDS YW New BeginningsI absolutely LOVE the theme for this year, and know that it truly is inspired!  This Main Theme Poster is PERFECT to display to help set the tone for your event.  The best part of this poster is that it is available to download for FREE here.

 

YW2017-Pic3I LOVE this scripture and design!  This sign comes in lots of convenient sizes, so you can have it large, or shrink it down for handouts to give to the young women!

 

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2017 LDS YW New BeginningsAll of these printables are the PERFECT way to carry and tie in this theme throughout your event, and your Young Women will LOVE them!

Heart,
Melanie B.
SageWood Ave. Designs

Help #LIGHTtheWORLD with Service Stars

December 1st is the official worldwide day of service. To kick things off, I thought I’d share my simple solution for encouraging service at home. I call them service stars. They’re quick, easy and pretty darn adorable. 🙂

MeckMom Service Star DIY for #LIGHTtheWORLD

MeckMom Service Star DIY for #LIGHTtheWORLD

I’ve never been much of an advent girl. We have three birthdays and a ton of family/school events throughout the month of December so I inevitably fall behind on any daily plan. I designed these service stars to help my family remember to #LIGHTtheWORLD this month without the pressure of daily projects. Watch the video below for all the details.

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To make them, you’ll just need some paper, scissors and a hot glue gun. You can find the cute, little free fortune strip printable here on Sugardoodle by clicking here. This 5-min instruction video will give you all the tips and tricks to making your own set.

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To watch the beautiful video and service campaign that inspired these free kits hop on over to Mormon.org and get involved! To find out more about the 3 service-inspired kits featured here on Sugardoodle just click the pics below. Merry Christmas!

free printable from Brightly Street

free printable service kit

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MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: Easy Individual Worth & Repentance Object Lesson

Repentance can be a tricky subject when teaching teens. Often our attempts to teach the commandments can lead to feelings of guilt and inadequacy. Teaching kids to see themselves the way their Father in Heaven sees them can really help them understand their worth – regardless of where they are in the repentance process.

Here’s a quick video that demonstrates one of my favorite easy object lessons for teaching Individual Worth.

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MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: How to Use the New Doctrinal Mastery Seminary Program

If you haven’t already heard, there is a new program rolling out in Seminary classes this fall. Scripture Mastery memorization is being replaced with a great system called Doctrinal Mastery.

Doctrinal Mastery focuses on two major outcomes:
1. Learning and applying divine principles for acquiring spiritual knowledge
2. Mastering the doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the scripture passages in which that doctrine is taught.

There are 10 key areas of study. I wanted my kids (even my little kids) to be able to find each of them easily in their scriptures so I created a new series of scripture stickers to help them locate all 100 verses.

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I’m a big fan of this new program. Here’s a quick video about how I’ve decided to help my kids use and learn these key scriptures.

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If you’re anxious to get these stickers in your kids scriptures, you’ll also want to watch this short video about how to print and place them.

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You can find the cool sticker paper and Doctrinal Mastery printables on MeckMom.com or in the MeckMom Etsy shop. All of the printables have been coordinated to the color guidelines set out by the popular LDS Seminary Teachers Facebook Group.

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Whether you use them for Scripture Study or just to prep your kids for those critical 4 years of high school, I hope you find a way to put them to use in your Family. Have a great week!

-Maria

Printable Locker Decor Quotes

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Hi friends,
Have your kids started school yet?  Our neighborhood starts in a few weeks.  I thought it would be fun to make these printable locker quotes.  They are short and simple, but can have such an impact on daily life.
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These quotes are great to use as a gift  for Young Men and Young Women who are starting school. These can be used in lockers, but would also work great as room decor (and not just for teens).  I plan on using the “be still” quote in my family room, and the “Return with Honor” quote right next to the front door.   I think all of these quotes can be helpful to any of us at different times.  How would you use these quotes?

This package comes with 4 quotes in 3 different sizes (3×5, 4×6, and 5×7) and can be purchased here.

Heart,
Melanie B.
SageWood Ave. Designs