Family Leadership Councils with you, your spouse and God and in some cases you and God. The Ballard’s do a great job with teaching us what to do during these regular counsels
“In the most difficult and discouraging days of World War II, Winston Churchill said to the people of England: 'To every man there comes … that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a special thing unique to him and fitted to his talent. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour.'
"In an even more serious kind of spiritual warfare, brethren, the day may come—indeed, I am certain will come—when in an unexpected circumstance or a time of critical need, lightning will strike, so to speak, and the future will be in your hands. Be ready when that day comes. Be strong. Always be clean. Respect and revere the priesthood that you hold, tonight and forever. I bear witness of this work, of the power we have been given to direct it, and of the need to be worthy in administering it. Brethren, I testify that the call in every age—and especially our age—is Joshua’s call: “Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”"
United in Faith
In their second presentation they talked about setting goals as a couple. They had a few very good points:
"I suspect that many Church members are much more familiar with the nature of the redeeming and cleansing power of the Atonement than they are with the strengthening and enabling power. It is one thing to know that Jesus Christ came to earth to die for us—that is fundamental and foundational to the doctrine of Christ. But we also need to appreciate that the Lord desires, through His Atonement and by the power of the Holy Ghost, to live in us—not only to direct us but also to empower us.
"Individual willpower, personal determination and motivation, effective planning and goal setting are necessary but ultimately insufficient for us to triumphantly complete this mortal journey. Truly, we must come to rely upon 'the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah' (2 Nephi 2:8)." (The Atonement and the Journey of Mortality, April 2012)
No power can compare to the power that comes when God sets our sails and pilots our ship.
Succeeding with Reading
How do you succeed in teaching reading? Nancy has been creating successful reader for many years. Here are some of the things she does to when teaching.
Teachers follows the Write Formula: W.E. Write, Write, Write
Some of her statements that stood out to me:
Review questions for you? when do you know a ‘y’ is a vowel? How can you teach the difference between ‘b’ and ‘d’? What is a homophone? How can you teach with the scriptures?
Remember you always have choices. It is when we feel we don’t have a choice that stress happens. Lori tells her son, “That’s obstacle thinking!” This is when we can only see the things that are stopping us we get to learn how to change that thinking to ways you can achieve. There are many types of stress
Hi, we're Thom & Tresta, the interviewers for this conference. Here are some of our experiences and thoughts.