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How Important Is Honesty? - FHE Lesson

How Important Is Honesty? – FHE Lesson

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Scripture

Alma 53:20

And they were all young men, and they were exceedingly valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity; but behold, this was not all—they were men who were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted.

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Hymn

Choose the Right, Hymn 239

1. Choose the right when a choice is placed before you.
In the right the Holy Spirit guides;
And its light is forever shining o’er you,
When in the right your heart confides.

(Chorus)
Choose the right! Choose the right!
Let wisdom mark the way before.
In its light, choose the right!
And God will bless you evermore.

2. Choose the right! Let no spirit of digression
Overcome you in the evil hour.
There’s the right and the wrong to ev’ry question;
Be safe thru inspiration’s pow’r.

(Chorus)

3. Choose the right! There is peace in righteous doing.
Choose the right! There’s safety for the soul.
Choose the right in all labors you’re pursuing;
Let God and heaven be your goal.

(Chorus)

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Lesson

*Suitable for All Ages*

 Begin with the following activity:

Using painters tape, create a basic web between a door frame. You’ll want to begin with only a few strips of tape. Crumple up balls of paper and direct your family to try and throw the paper to the other side of the web without the paper getting caught.  If a ball of paper does get stuck, you have to add another piece of tape to the web. Keep playing until all the balls of paper are stuck to the web.

When you are done, discuss in pairs how this activity can relate to lying and honesty. Then come together and share your thoughts. 

Read aloud: Honesty is an important principle of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it necessary for our salvation. It is so crucial we are even asked in the temple recommend interview if we have been honest in all our dealings with our fellow men. When we lie, cheat, or steal, we get caught in a sticky web. The more we lie, the stickier our situation becomes.

Have someone read these quotes from the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet: 

Be honest with yourself, others, and God at all times. Being honest means choosing not to lie, steal, cheat, or deceive in any way. When you are honest, you build strength of character that will allow you to be of great service to God and others. You will be blessed with peace of mind and self-respect. You will be trusted by the Lord and will be worthy to enter into His holy temples.

Dishonesty harms you and harms others as well. If you lie, steal, shoplift, or cheat, you damage your spirit and your relationships with others. Being honest will enhance your future opportunities and your ability to be guided by the Holy Ghost.

Ask: How does dishonesty affect us spiritually? How have you seen honesty bless your life?

Read aloud: In the quote it mentions how we need to be honest with God, others, and ourselves. Let’s go through each one and see how we can strive to be honest with each group.

Go through each person on the list (God, others, ourselves) and discuss how you can be more honest with each one. 

Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony about honesty and sharing any personal experiences. 

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5 Minute Watermelon Sorbet or Pull-Apart Pizza Bread

5 Minute Watermelon Sorbet

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup Cold water
-5 cups Seedless watermelon, cut into chunks then frozen
-1 1/4 cup Frozen strawberries
-3/4 cup Sweetener that measures like sugar (or sweetener to taste)
-2 tbs Lemon juice (or according to taste)

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. (This may take a few times of scraping down the sides of the blender, and possibly a few extra tbs of water.) Enjoy sorbet immediately or place in a Tupperware container and freeze until you are ready to enjoy! Remove from the freezer and let soften for about 5 minutes before enjoying!

(Courtesy of Dashing Dish)

Pull-Apart Pizza Bread

Ingredients:
-2 Cans of Pizza Dough or Biscuits
-2 cups Mozzarella cheese (or your favorite cheese)
-2 tablespoons of a really good Italian seasoning or parsley flakes
-⅓ cup olive oil
-1 – 8 oz package of pepperoni
-1 cup Parmesean cheese
-Optional: Add a ½ teaspoon of fresh garlic or garlic powder

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Cut pizza dough or biscuits into quarters (as shown in the photo)
3. Cut the pepperoni into smaller pieces
4. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and toss so that the oil is spread evenly on each piece of dough
5. Bake for about 30 minutes (or until the top is brown and the center is thoroughly cooked) TIP: Be sure to check it in the middle before you pull it out. If the middle is still not cooked thoroughly be sure to leave it in another 5 minutes at a time until it’s done.
6. Flip over on to a plate while it’s still hot.
7. Serve with a side sauce and enjoy!

(Courtesy of Sweet and Simple Living)

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Activity

Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling or Bleach Pen Shirts

Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling

You’ll need:

-6 or more tall, empty plastic bottles
-Glow sticks
-Hamster ball (optional for a glow-in-the-dark bowling ball) or regular ball

To make the glowing pins all you have to do is place one or two activated glow sticks into each water bottle and put the lids back on.  You can fill the pins with water if you want.  To make the glowing bowling ball just tape the desired amount of glow sticks to the inside of the hamster ball, put it together ,and secure the side and lid with tape.  That’s it!  Then it’s time to PLAY!

(Courtesy of Growing a Jeweled Rose)

Bleach Pen Shirts

You’ll need:

-Shirts in fun, solid colors
-Bleach pens
-Cutting board
-Plastic bags
-Tape

Start by covering a cutting board with a plastic bag. Slide the covered cutting board into one of the shirts. Lay it on the table and hold down any loose parts with tape. Using the bleach pen, carefully write or draw a design onto the shirt. Carefully pull the cutting board out of the shirt; make sure to leave the plastic bag inside the shirt to prevent the bleach from bleeding through. Lay the shirt out to dry for at least an hour. Once all the shirts are ready, fill your washer with at least four inches of water and let the shirts soak. Run the washer’s cycle without detergent and then dry and enjoy!

(Courtesy of Wedding Chicks)

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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.
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