Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LDS Stickers

Did you know that we have  LDS Themed Stickers to use for your planner or wall calendar.  These were so much fun to make and have inspired me to continue making cute and functional stickers to jazz up our daily routines.  They are ready to order and ship.  :)

You can go HERE to order.  

Here is a preview of the sticker sheet

Here are some close shots

Monday, October 27, 2014

Abinadi the Prophet

Here is the second speech that we have converted over to a different format.  Same great words found in your Book of Mormon, but formatted differently to fit the same general conference format that we are used to.  If you missed the first one, by King Benjamin, you can go HERE to download that.  

I love the Prophet Abinadi's words.  He has some of the most outstanding doctrines and beautiful writings in his ministry to the wicked King Noah and his Priests.  Abinadi came amongst King Noah and his people  to warn them of God's judgement if they did not repent and change their evil acts, like it describes in the following scripture:  

"Yeah, and thus they (King Noah & Priests) were supported in their laziness, and in their idolatry, and in their whoredoms, by the taxes which king Noah had put upon his people; thus did the people labor exceedingly to support iniquity...Yeah, and they also became idolatrous, because they were deceived by the vain and flattering words of the king and priests; for they did speak flattering things unto them...And it came to pass that he placed his heart upon his riches, and he spent his time in riotous living with his wives and his concubines; and so did also his priests spend their time with harlots."   (Mosiah 11:6-7;14)  

He had to preach to them doctrines, that as Priests, they should've already known and been teaching the people.  Abinadi said to King Noah and his Priests, "...wo be unto you for perverting the ways of the lord!  For if ye understand these things ye have not taught them; therefore, ye have perverted the ways of the Lord, Ye have not applied your hearts to understanding; therefore, ye have not been wise."  (Mosiah 12:26-27)

This last sermon of Abinadi's is rich in pure doctrine.  He reviews with the King and Priests the Ten Commandments. He speaks of the beautiful Atonement and Resurrection of Christ. He elaborates on the Law of Moses. He talks about the children of Christ.  He quotes many passages from Isaiah.  He talks about prophets and the nature of man and how we can return to God's presence.  So beautiful and packed with goodness.  

The king and priests were hard-hearted and would not listen to his words even after witnessing his power and authority as he spoke unto them.  It seemed that everyone of them was past feeling, everyone except for the Priest Alma, Abinidi's one and only convert in King Noah's court.  

Mosiah 17:2 says that "there was one among them whose name was Alma...and he believed the words which Abinadi had spoken, for he knew concerning the iniquity which Abinadi had testified against them; therefore he began to plead with the king that he would not be angry with Abinadi, but suffer that he might depart in peace."   Of course, King Noah cast Alma out and he had to flee for his life.  Alma ended up being a valuable tool and missionary in the church.  

M. Russell Ballard had this to say about Abinadi:

"Remember also Abinadi and Alma. Abinadi infuriated wicked King Noah with his courageous testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. Eventually this great missionary offered the ultimate sacrifice for his witness and faith but not before his pure testimony touched one believing heart. Alma, one of King Noah’s priests, “repented of his sins … , [accepted Jesus as the Christ,] and went about privately among the people, and began to teach the words of Abinadi” (Mosiah 18:1). Many were converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ as a direct result of Abinadi’s powerfully borne testimony of the Savior, believed by one soul, Alma.

The lesson, I believe, is clear: having a testimony alone is not enough. In fact, when we are truly converted, we cannot be restrained from testifying. And as it was with Apostles and faithful members of old, so is it also our privilege, our duty, and our solemn obligation to “declare the things which [we] know to be true” (D&C 80:4).
Again, please keep in mind that we are talking about sharing real testimony, not just speaking generally about the things we are thankful for. While it is always good to express love and gratitude, such expressions do not constitute the kind of testimony that will ignite a fire of belief in the lives of others. To bear testimony is “to bear witness by the power of the Holy Ghost; to make a solemn declaration of truth based on personal knowledge or belief” (Guide to the Scriptures, “Testify,” 241). Clear declaration of truth makes a difference in people’s lives. That is what changes hearts. That is what the Holy Ghost can confirm in the hearts of God’s children."
More good stuff by Robert D. Hales talking about Abinadi & Keeping the Commandments. And more from Robert D. Hales, talking about Christian courage and the price of Discipleship.

Good stuff for sure!

Go ahead and grab your download of this great speech in General Conference format and enjoy studying the truths found in Abinadi's words.  You can share this talk with all your friends by pinning this speech and sharing it on Facebook.

What is your favorite teaching from Abinadi?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

20 of the best LDS iPhone Apps

My husband put together this awesome list of great LDS apps for the iPhone/iPad.  

You can download this list and post it on your bulletin boards in your ward buildings, or just use as a reference sheet for yourself.    Click on the photo to download.  Pin & Share!  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2015 Mothers Who Know Planner Overview

The 2015 planners are great!  With all of the upgrades (new coil, sturdier covers, full color dividers, 2 sided pocket and zip bag) this planner really does have it all.

Here are the colorful cover choices for the 2015 Mothers Who Know planner.  

2015 Planner

The planner still has all of the great planning pages with all new backgrounds, quotes and scriptures.  I've also included a year ahead (2016) at-a-glance calendar and planning page which is a nice addition.

2015 Planner

Each month has a great collection of everything you need to plan out your month.  
Monthly calendar with good size boxes, a weekly spread that is so fun to customize and get creative with, a monthly goals and budget spread, an FHE spread that makes planning Family Home Evening so fun, a gospel study spread where you have plenty of room to jot down notes from church or your personal study and a relationship page to help motivate you to put the people that matter most as priority in your life.

2015 Planner

The weekly planning page up close. 

2015 Planner

 Here's a closer look at the Family Home Evening spread.  It is so fun and colorful and makes it so nice to have a place to keep track of everything FHE.  It has been a lifesaver in helping me remember the little ideas and inspirations I have throughout the month.  It's also a great journal keeper of things we talk about as a family and the lessons and discussions we have.

2015 Planner

There are some great gospel study pages in the planner.  Each month there is a new spread to keep your notes or ideas on pertaining to the gospel.  It also includes specific pages for General Conference in April and October.

2015 Planner

The Mothers Who Know planner has an awesome Home & Family section at the back of the planner. It is so useful and handy to have it included with the planner.  It is for the small and simple things in your life that make a big difference.  There are 6 child tracking pages and a tracking page for your spouse.  There is a page for planning out and brainstorming your family ideals and working together.  The Financial management page was inspired by the booklet, "one for the money" that the church distributes. There is a spread for food storage, cleaning/chores and planning your next vacation.

2015 Planner

The child tracking page up close.

2015 Planner

Another unique feature to the Mothers Who Know planner is the visiting teaching tracking spread.  Such a great addition.

2015 Planner

Special Holiday Planning pages included in the months of January, April, November & December.  There is also a blank page at the end of each month that you can customize to whatever event you have going on that month.  Ie., birthdays, super bowl, school events, parties, etc.

2015 Planner

At the back of the month of December, there are these 5 spreads to help you plan Christmas.  A great tool to keep everything in one place.

2015 Planner

So that is the 2015 planner.  I can hardly wait.