Daily Archives: February 5, 2012

Family Home Evening: Choose the Right

Choose the Right – three little words that sound so easy but all of us sometimes struggle with actually following the admonition.  For this week’s Family Home Evening lesson we talked about doing what we should even when we rather not.

The example brought up was writing in our journal.  I have a testimony of the importance of journal writing and there have been recent Conference talks that show that the Lord desires us to write in our journals.  It means so much to me that I instituted Journal Time – a few minutes every night before bed dedicated to writing five things for which we are grateful.  Since my children haven’t developed their own testimony of this commandment, they can finish journal time in less than a minute.  It doesn’t take that long to write the date and five words.

My daughter challenged us to choose the right of our own accord, for ourselves.  I also added that if we spend the time learning why Heavenly Father gave the commandment and the blessings promised, we might be more motivated to follow it.  With the journal example, they know why the commandment is there.  Another way to help us want to choose the right is to look at our obedience as a gift to Heavenly Father; a way to show our love for him.

We all have our pet sins that are hard for us to let go or move past.  This lesson hit home with each member of our family and encouraged us to keep pursuing excellence.

Our treat was one of my favorites – lemon bars.  I know, when it comes to treats I have a lot of favorites.  We finished our evening with several hands of Harry Potter Uno.

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