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Valentines Banner and Scripture Study

With some help from one of my favorite assistants, we finished our Valentines Banner around 8 o’clock last night.  Hey, at least it was done for Valentines Day! 

As I’ve said before, I’m not a big sewer; this was project taught me quite a bit.  I learned that sewing on T-shirt material is very challenging.  How do all those people re-purpose them into useful new things?  I practiced my button holes; the hardest part is aligning them and making them the same length.

My banner is far from perfect, but I think it still turned out pretty cute.  I also love that the only thing I bought was the ribbon to hang it from – everything else came from my fabric scraps and old clothes.


This morning we gathered at the kitchen table and opened our Valentines from each other; there were Sealed with a Kiss Muffins, origami and of coarse chocolate.  One of my kiddos was in charge of our daily scripture study.  She had us start by looking for love in the Bible Dictionary – it’s not there.  So we found it in the Topical Guide.  It told us to see other words, which we started looking for in the Bible Dictionary.  We found charity and looked up the scripture references.

After a few short passages, we learned that charity is the pure love of Christ. It edifies us, or lifts us toward Him.  It is patient, kind and humble.  No matter how many generous deeds we performed that don’t mean anything without charity, although charity often leads up to good works.  Charity is vital and if we strive for it, the other good attributes follow.

We had a more festive holiday than usual with our banner and our cute mustache valentines.  Happy Valentines Day!  May you have a day full of charity.

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Family Home Evening: Charity

Once again our lesson came from an EFY DVD.  We love their prepared lessons; they include discussion questions and everything.  A couple of things that stuck out to me from the lesson.  One was that charity leads to Becoming.  Becoming all that Heavenly Father wants us to be, Becoming like Heavenly Father.  The other idea I had was charity is loving others as Christ loves them; His love is perfect and doesn’t excuse their poor choices or tolerate wicked behavior.  His love is so perfect, He is truthful about what is acceptable and what isn’t.  He is always encouraging us to do right even if that means chastising when necessary.

Our activity was a rousing game of Taboo.  Followed by Oreo Bars for our treat.

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