Tag: trial

March 16, 2020
Using Classroom Setup to Prevent Unwanted Behaviors

Sorry for the lag -- we've been coronavirused over here, same as you all. It's a bummer that nobody is interested in the videos now that classes are cancelled or moved online. I had 75 viewers of the first video, and three of the one I posted Thursday. I can't blame anyone -- it's just […]

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November 9, 2018
You can do Difficult Things

I want to assure you that you can do hard things. Elder John B. Dickson, a marvelous Seventy, now emeritus, who served with distinction all over the world, demonstrated this in a fun and unusual way. Elder Dickson was called to serve as an LDS missionary in Mexico in 1962. Before he departed, he was […]

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January 8, 2014
Diamonds in the Rough

1) I recall Amy standing in front of the group in a darling apron. Holding a recipe card. She took a piece of coal (could be a simple rock painted black) and placed it in a frying pan. She asked the young women how long it would take her to turn that piece of coal into a diamond. […]

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July 23, 2011
A Rug and Eternal Perspective

I recently read the book, Angel Children, about a mother who loses her young infant. In it, the author, Mary V. Hill includes a story from Melvin J. Ballard that goes... "I remember going to a carpet factory where they were making beautiful rugs. I approached from the seamy side. The shuttle was flying back […]

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September 19, 2009
Building a Foundation to Withstand Life's Pressures

Items needed: A brick heavy enough to break an egg Legos Two eggs A plate Lesson First have students write what pressures they deal with in life on the brick. Then they write things they have to help them cope on the legos (prayer, scriptures, temple etc...) Use the legos to build a foundation (a […]

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December 5, 2005
Speaking Negatively about others or Being Judgemental

Talk about how when we only focus on the negative aspects of a person that is all we see, we can't see the good things about them. This is why it is dangerous to talk negatively about a person to others. This might form a wrongful negative opinion of that person in the minds of […]

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November 2, 2005
Dip into your potential!

Items needed candle wick candle wax and warmer We may start out as a neat individual (bare string) but for every trial we overcome (wax ) (Every time they say some trial the overcome or they overcame a fear they can dip their string into the wax making them a well rounded person with many […]

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July 8, 2005

Items needed a pair of glasses with a strong reading prescription Ask a young woman to put on the prescription glasses and read Isaiah 55:8-9. It should be blurry for her. Isaiah 55:8-9 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens […]

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September 22, 2004
Roses - Indoor and Outdoor

Items needed a rose, or picture of a rose Roses that are grown in a hot-house are very beautiful but their scent is weak. Why is that? Hothouse roses don't have to develop a heavy scent to attract bees in order to flourish. They are fed, watered, and watched over by the gardener, all in […]

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September 22, 2004
Positive Outlook

Items needed a piece of paper (or picture of a person) Start this object lesson by holding up the sheet of paper. Tell the group that it represents our lives. We do all have many problems and disappointments in our lives; (ex. having a flat tire in the middle of the desert, having to care […]

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