Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chocolate Scriptures

Today's Young Women lesson was on scripture study (Manual 3 Lesson 30.)  As usual, I have other creative bloggers and pinners to thank for making lesson time more palatable.  What's more palatable than chocolate?!?  NOTHING

Armed with this:


I made these:


Then these:


Fortunately, I thought I was teaching the entire Young Women, but I only taught the Laurels, which meant there were 20 of these little gems left over for my family to eat in 1/100th of the time it took me to make them.

As usual, I cried pretty much throughout the whole lesson.  The crying had nothing to do with the burnt fingers from using the hot glue gun to secure the chocolates to the cardstock.  It had more to do with the lesson itself.  Instead of using the case studies from the manual where examples are given and the girls are supposed to come up with scriptures that apply, I felt prompted to share personal journal entries about scripture study.

It was a good opportunity for me to read back through my journal and see specific examples, ones I hadn't thought of in a long time, of where the scriptures had made a difference to me.  I found examples of times when I found answers to specific questions and times when I didn't necessarily find answers but found peace just from reading.  I found examples of insights and understandings that "suddenly occured" to me.  I found the entry where I wrote that I wanted to be better about scripture study because I wanted to come to know my Savior.  I wrote that I no longer wanted to read simply out of obedience and simply to be an example to my kids.  I wanted to get to the point where I truly desired to read and could truly know my Savior.  It was about nine months after that entry where I found this:

"I have never felt as much excitement about the scriptures as I do right now.  I have never had the genuine desire to learn that I have now.  Before, reading was about obedience.  Now, it is about really wanting to read and to KNOW.  I truly love the scriptures."

I had all but forgotten about the first entry where I expressed the desire for my scripture study to be something more.  I just wanted to share with the girls real-life examples of what the scriptures can do in a person's life. I think it worked.

9 comments:

  1. what an awesome handout! I'll have to stash that one away for future use :)
    Thanks for sharing you fantastic idea.

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  2. These are beautiful! Do you happen to have a template for the scripture? How did you set it up in Word? I need to make about 60 of them & it would sure save time if I could get that.

    Thanks!

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  3. I would love to have the temmplate you used, too -- I need to make 25 of them tonight, and it would take much less time if I had a document that already had the right size worked out!

    Will you e-mail it to me? jenmartnz@msn.com
    Thanks!

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  4. Did anyone get the template emailed to them? May I use it as well... I have to do this by tonight too.. womens retreat :) Thank you!

    J.lukis@cox.net

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    1. Could you please send me the template ? Thank You

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  5. I love this idea and would love to use this for my lesson on Sunday. Do you happen to have a template for the scripture part? If so can I have you please email it to me?

    Thanks,
    Erica

    erica.grover@gmail.com

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  6. Please send me the template. Thank you so much!

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