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Face to Face with President Eyring and Elder Holland

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Did you know that President Henry B. Eyring and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland will answer questions from youth around the world during a live Face to Face event?

WHEN: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 11:00 am MST

WHERE: This event is broadcasted live from the Joseph Smith’s Farm in Palmyra, New York where a 14-year-old Joseph Smith, Jr. experienced the First Vision following a heartfelt prayer. A very fitting location given this year’s mutual theme, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God.” (James 1:5)

“Most youth of the Church across the world will never have the chance to visit Palmyra, New York, in person, but I hope that participating in this event will help some of them feel as if they are there,” said President Eyring. “I hope they will feel the spirit of this quiet, holy place and perhaps gain a stronger testimony of what took place here on a spring day in 1820.”

HOW (can I watch it)?: Here are a few options: LDS Youth Instagram livestream, LDS Youth Facebook page, YouTube, & LDS.org (on homepage).

BONUS: Ten minutes before the event, an exclusive world premier video of the First Vision will be shown called, “Ask of God.”  The video will be available to download and share following the event.

WHAT can I do to prepare?

1. Submit your questions to this link.  You are invited to consider what questions you would like to ask and share them on face2face.lds.org or on other social media channels using #LDSface2face.
2. Follow the LDS Youth Instagram page which will livestream the event (they will also have exclusive behind the scenes of the Church History Sites all week).
3. Read the
article, 5 Ways to Prepare for Face to Face.


All youth and their friends, leaders, and parents are invited to participate in this live, interactive question and answer session.

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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: 30-second Trick for Teaching Scripture Stories

The internet is full of beautiful printables to teach the scripture stories. Unfortunately, sometimes you only have a few minutes to throw together a meaningful FHE or Primary lesson. In this short video I teach my favorite quick and easy trick for helping young kids act out the scripture stories. Using simple supplies you can find in any Church library, you’ll be able to whip up a finger-puppet primary lesson in a matter of minutes.

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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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Our Family Printable

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For family night, think about gathering your family together and create a list of family guidelines you want to strive to live by. I say strive, as they are goals to reach for and we all know that on any given day, someone in the family is out of whack or the day just doesn’t go well. Chin up… tomorrow is a new beginning. (Note: Hence the Fight and Forgive on the list). Family life can be messy, but we are in this together and there is no place we would rather be. Think of this as a living, breathing document and as you hold family councils, look at the list you have created and add or subtract items, depending upon your needs. Every family is different with our own unique set of strengths and weaknesses…  print out your list and have everyone in the family sign and frame it ! Find it here

Have a wonderful day! Brenda

MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: Easy Adversity Object Lesson

All of us deal with adversity. Often we struggle to understand why a loving Heavenly Father would cause us such grief and why his timing is often so unfortunate. Teaching youth and adults the benefits of adversity can really help strengthen their testimonies and teach them to see the good in the struggle. I use this simple object lesson to help my classes understand the purposes of adversity in our daily life.

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For a few more perfectly-simple adversity object lessons, check out the links below…

Cranial Hiccups uses a delicious and bitter chocolate analogy to teach about adversity here.

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The Hills House narrows in on how the Holy Ghost can help us manage adversity with her great soda can analogy. She also includes this fabulous FREE printable.

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