How was your day? I hope you had a GREAT Labor Day! We started the day with breakfast out with my BIL and his family. The kids got up at the crack of dawn to swim one more time before they headed back home. My kids swam in our pool more this weekend than they did all Summer this year!
Tonight for Family Home Evening (click HERE to learn about FHE) I taught the lesson on Music. I based it off the same lesson I gave yesterday at church. For the first time in 15 years, all of my children sat and listened through my entire lesson! I gave out a big WOO HOO after it was finished and we all laughed. It was probably because my 6 year old is sick with an ear infection. He stuck a rock in his ear at school on Friday and now it's infected. He is on medicine and I hope he feels better soon.
Here is my sick little boy after breakfast this morning. He and I went out to the car early and he went right to sleep in the back seat. That is when I knew something was up with his health.
Poor little guy after his drs appointment. He has been laying around all day since.
For Family Home Evening my 8 year old insisted that we have an official opening and closing song along with our regular music.
My sick little 6 year old wanted to be in the FHE picture that I took of my lesson props. LOL!
Today Alma is still teaching the Zoramites. I find that the theme of today's reading is prayer.
Prayer is so personal. It is our communication with our Heavenly Father. Anytime we need to talk to our Father all we need to do is pray. These chapters pointed out that we do not have to be in a church meeting to do all of our prayers. We can pray in our "wildernesses", etc. I like to pray while I am driving in my car, cleaning my house, anytime I recognize a blessing, etc. Prayer is an open communication with God. He is always there listening and he answers all of our prayers.
In a talk given by one of our past counselors in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, President Faust said the following of Prayer. To read or watch the entire talk click HERE.
Here is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing A Child's Prayer. I have added the lyrics below. This was one of the songs that the children performed for us last night when the missionaries were over.
In Chapter 34 Amulek is now talking to the Zoramites. There are so many verses in this chapter that are my favorite! I will share a few. The following verses are so powerful to me.
"For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors."
Here is a great talk given by Elder Russel M. Nelson. Get your tissues out, you will need them!
"Our decisions determine our destiny." I love this quote by Elder Nelson in this video. It is so true! I am looking forward to watching General Conference on October 5th and 6th. I invite all of you to watch it with me. I will post the links for that very soon. It is where we can hear from all of the leaders and the Prophet of our church. It is where I find inspiration and feel the Spirit of the Lord. You can click HERE to watch any of our past General Conferences. I love to watch and listen to the past talks given.
I hope you all have a great night! I am off to bed. The kids have one more day off school tomorrow and I will need all the energy I can get!
Big hugs and love to you all! Please e-mail me if you need anything or have any questions.