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God’s Love

A Beacon to the World

The world can be a challenging and difficult place in which to live. We are often surrounded by that which would drag us down. As you and I go to the holy houses of God, as we remember the covenants we make within, we will be more able to bear every trial and to overcome each temptation. Check out this family home evening lesson on Temples! Scripture: Mosiah 2:6 Hymn: I Love to See the Temple – Children’s Songbook #95 Lesson: The Holy Temple – a Beacon to the World Treat: Banana Fudge & Crispy Bars Activity: Temple ABCs or Elbow Tag View entire lesson...

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The Spirit of Christmas

Let us make Christmas a time of rejoicing and celebration, a time to share the marvelous truth that Almighty God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem the world! May the joy of that knowledge be with each of us this Christmas season and throughout the coming year. Check out this family home evening lesson on Christmas! Scripture: Luke 2:10-11 Hymn: Joy to the World - Hymns #201 Lesson: The Real Joy of Christmas Treat: Pistachio Truffles & Nutella Rolls Activity: Family Nativity Play, Caroling View entire lesson...

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Waiting For Jesus

“Prophets like Isaiah thought about and wrote about what the Savior would do when He came,” Mom said. “They spent their whole lives waiting for Him to be born. That’s one of the reasons we set up the nativity [without baby Jesus at first], to remind us that many people waited a long time for the Savior to come.” Check out this family home evening lesson on the Promise of Christmas! Scripture: Isaiah 9:6 Hymn: Sweet Hour of Prayer – Hymns #142 Lesson: The Promise of Christmas Treat: Fruity Candy Popcorn & Homemade Dulce de Leche Activity: Christmas gifts activity, Christmas countdown chain. View entire lesson...

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The Temple Of God

Last winter I was facing some deep challenges. Wanting to get close to the Lord, I walked up to the Provo Temple one evening. In what sense is a person like a temple? What changes would I need to make in myself to be worthy to be called a temple of God? Check out this great family home evening lesson on how we are God's Temple! Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Hymn: High on the Mountain Top Lesson: Ye Are the Temple of God Treat: Spiced Pear Dessert or Apple Cranberry Delight Activity: Play around and move your body! View entire lesson...

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A Balanced Life

Coping with the complex and diverse challenges of everyday life, which is not an easy task, can upset the balance and harmony we seek. Many good people are trying very hard to maintain balance, but they sometimes feel overwhelmed and defeated. I have a few suggestions that I hope will be valuable to those of you concerned with balancing life’s demands.Check out this great family home evening lesson on a Balanced Life! Scripture: 2 nephi 9:51 Hymn: The Lord Is My Light Lesson: Keeping Your Life In Balance Treat: Chocolate Covered Bananas or Strawberry Cheesecake Activity: Family Planners, LIFE, and outside balancing activities! View entire lesson...

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Justice & Mercy

Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7). To be merciful is to treat someone with patience and love, instead of being judgmental or harsh. Through His example, Jesus Christ taught us how to be merciful.Check out this great family home evening lesson on Justice and Mercy! Scripture: Alma 34:16 Hymn: ‘Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love Lesson: Justice & Mercy Treat: Raspberry Ice or Peach and Raspberry Parfait Activity: Freeze tag, or Movie Night! View entire lesson...

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Patriarchal Blessings

One of the most important blessings available to worthy members of the Church is patriarchal blessings. A patriarchal blessing is a unique and remarkable privilege that can come to the faithful members of the Church having sufficient maturity to understand the nature and the importance of such blessings. Check out this great family home evening lesson on patriarchal blessings! Scripture: 2 Nephi 4:4-5 Hymn: Count Your Blessings Lesson: Your Patriarchal Blessing Treat: Grilled Peaches or Berry Honey Creams Activity:Flashlight Freeze Tag or Make your own Kaleidoscope View entire lesson...

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Friendship And The Gospel

"The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that “friendship is one of the grand fundamental principles of ‘Mormonism.’" That thought ought to inspire and motivate all of us because I feel that friendship is a fundamental need of our world" - Elder Marlin K Jensen. Check out this great family home evening lesson on friendship! Scripture: John 15:13 Hymn: Now Let Us Rejoice Lesson: Small Miracles of Friendship Treat: Cantaloupe Popsicles or Funfetti Bark Activity: Visit a friend, Bug Safari View entire lesson...

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Awake My Soul

“Have ye any that are sick among you … or that are afflicted in any manner? Bring them hither and I will heal them, for I have compassion upon you; my bowels are filled with mercy” 3 Ne.17:7. Many of us face afflictions and sickness throughout our lives, but our Heavenly father wants to give us comfort every way possible. Check out this great family home evening lesson on finding comfort. Scripture:Gal. 5:22-23. Hymn:There Is Sunshine In My Soul Today Lesson:Sick of Being Sick Treat: Brownie Waffles or Bunuelos Activity: Play at a local park, or Fog Machine View entire lesson...

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Values

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul-We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. Check out this great family home evening lesson on Values! Scripture: Article of Faith 13 Hymn: How Firm a Foundation or High on the Mountain Top Lesson: Focus on Values Treat: Oreo Brownies or Caramel pecan rolls Activity:Value’s Hide and go seek •View entire lesson...

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