We talked about listening and following the living prophets last night at FHE.
The children were asked to identify the sound of three mystery voices.
They correctly guessed them all and were so proud of themselves!
(I saw this idea on Sugardoodle's General Conference page, under "Object Lesson".)
This proved that at their young age, they know and can recognize the voice of living prophets, so we expressed to them the importance of listening to and following their counsel, even if people around them are not...even if their own friends or family members do things that are contrary to the prophet's instruction...they must always follow the prophet (and Jesus Christ/the Holy Ghost.)
Then I mentioned that General Conference is this weekend and asked them, "If the prophet was really coming to our home this weekend, what should we do to get ready?" They said, "Clean the house, prepare yummy food." Then I asked them, "If the prophet was here with us now, what would you ask him?" Scarlett came up with the funniest answer. She said, "Will you come to my birthday party? There will be cake and ice cream, and if there is a star under your plate, you get a prize!"
We thought about our questions and wrote a list of questions we hoped would be answered during General Conference this weekend:
Can you guess who wrote which question?
We will be praying that we can find answers to our questions this weekend during General Conference.
All through Family Home Evening, Guy was writing on post-it notes and placing them throughout the house. Since we had FHE really late last night, we didn't discover what he was doing until the morning.
He had created a little game by writing down 20 things that he loves and hiding them throughout the house. So we ran around looking for them before breakfast this morning. It was a sweet journey through the heart and mind of Guy:
I love the universe. I love "dralling picshrs" I love the book of "moomin".
After a sad and difficult day yesterday, Guy's notes of love were a bright ray of sunshine for me...and an example to focus on loving words, instead of unkind ones. I am thankful that my Home is Heaven on Earth...a refuge from any storm.
PS - Be sure to check out That Good Part's FHE today...she has put together an