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Family Home Evening: Hymns

Welcome back for this week’s Family Home Evening!

Opening Song: I Like to See the Temple


Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 64:9-11

Lesson: HymnsFamily home evening hymns

First we shared a few of our favorite hymns.

Next we discussed the purpose of hymns.

  • They are a prayer in song
  • They show our devotion to our Heavenly Father
  • They are a form of worship
  • Hymns invite the spirit
  • One of my kiddos said the hymns during the meeting helps them stay awake during the meetings

The preface to the hymn book states, “Three months after the Church was organized, the Lord, through the Prophet Joseph Smith, instructed Joseph’s wife, Emma, to make a selection of sacred hymns for the Church: “For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads” (D&C 25:12).” It’s easy to understand why we have been counseled to memorize a few hymns so we can sing one when we are facing temptation or need to have His spirit with us.

Activity: Apples to Apples – my favorite game

Closing Song: Once there Was a Snowman


Treat: Muddy Buddies

What hymns have inspired you or brought you comfort?

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Family Home Evening: First Impressions

We’ve all been taught “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, but let’s face it we all do it.  I know I feel I can tell if I might like a book it if has a good cover;, and if there’s a scary cover, I’m putting that puppy back on the shelf.  I have the same weakness for people. There’s a whole lesson on righteous judgement, but our Family Home Evening lesson was on making a good first impression on others. How do you make a good first impression?  Here’s what we came up with:

  • Dress modestly
  • Practice good grooming
  • Smile
  • Speak kindly

It’s important to remember that you never know when others are watching you and when you are making a first impression. (I know, no pressure.)

We played Apples to Apples for our activity and enjoyed Hello Dolly Bars for our treat.

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