I love to do crafts and have cute handouts and activities for church (and school, and friends, and - well you get the idea). I don't consider myself creative, but often use the help of others' talents. I decided to share what I'm doing for others just like me. It may be a link to where I found something or it might even be something *I* created. Right now I work as a paraprofessional at my kids' elementary - in special ed (autism). I started creating items for my 3rd graders this year and can't wait to share them with you. I am the 1st counselor in YW (first time in YW is this past year). I also have ideas for cub scouts and sunbeams posted, my previous callings.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Good Works #1, Reading 3

Good Works Experience #1

Mosiah 2:17; 4:26
17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn awisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the bservice of your cfellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.
26 And now, for the sake of these things which I have spoken unto you—that is, for the sake of retaining a remission of your sins from day to day, that ye may awalk guiltless before God—I would that ye should bimpart of your substance to the cpoor, every man according to that which he hath, such as dfeedingthe hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants.

3 Nephi 13:1-4
aVerily, verily, I say that I would that ye should do alms unto the poor; but take heed that ye do not your alms before men to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father who is in heaven.
Therefore, when ye shall do your alms do not sound a trumpet before you, as will hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have aglory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.
But when thou doest alms let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth;
That thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.


Good Works #1, Reading 2

Good Works Experience #1


Galatians 6:9-10
And let us not be aweary in well doing: for in due season we shall breap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do agood unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

James 1:22-27
22 But be ye adoers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a ahearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a bglass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect alaw of bliberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his atongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion isbvain.
27 Pure areligion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To bvisit the cfatherless and dwidows in their eafflictionand to keep himself funspotted from gthe hworld.

Good Works #1, Reading 1

Good Works Experience #1,

Matthew 5:13-16 & 25:34-40
13 ¶ Ye are the asalt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the alight of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a acandle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your alight so shine before men, that they may see your good bworks, and cglorify your Father which is in heaven.

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his aright hand, Come, ye bblessed of my Father, cinherit the dkingdomprepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an ahungred, and ye bgave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a cstranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye avisited me: I was in bprison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave theedrink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee asick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have adone it unto one of the bleastof these my cbrethren, ye have done it unto me.

Individual Worth Value 3


D&C 18:10
10 Remember the aworth of bsouls is great in the sight of God;

D&C 121:45
45 Let thy abowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let bvirtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy cconfidence wax strong in the dpresence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the edews from heaven.

Every day for two weeks notice worthwhile qualities and attributes of others.  Acknowledge them verbally or in writing.  In your journal write what you have learned about the worth of individuals and how your own confidence grows when you build others.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Bag of Mints {Teacher Appreciation}

This is an easy and inexpensive gift to make for the teachers, but the little message covers a lot.  I gathered a variety of minty treats and put them in a cello bag.  I made the toppers in three different styles so you can pick what you like best (one pictures above):

The little saying I found on the internet, but have no idea who wrote it to credit says:
Thanks for your commitmint to help me learn.
Thanks for your encouragemint to always to my best.
Thanks for your involvemint in my life.
Thanks for your investmint of time and energy to make school such a great place to be.
Thanks for making each day an enjoymint.
Thanks for helping to create a nice environmint  for me to learn and grow.

Everything you have done this year has really mint a lot to me!

Some mint ideas: Peppermints, lifesavers, mint gum, Altoids, mint M&M's, butter-mints, Andes mints, etc.

This last year I made these gifts again, but I changed the packaging a little.  I only used wintergreen lifesavers.  I bought a large bag at Costco and had enough to cover a lot of people.  I only put about 15 mints in a bag, but it turned out beautifully.  I had enough for my daughter's teacher and the teacher that comes in her class to help, the 7 specialists (librarian, assistant librarian, computer teacher, art teacher, 2 PE teachers), the office staff, the principle and assistant principle, nurse, and the middle school teachers.  We are on a major budget this year so I was very pleased with how nicely it turned out and how little it cost to cover all those people!

Heavenly Father and Jesus Gave Us the Scriptures (Primary Manual 1, Lesson 41)

Sunbeam Lesson 41: Heavenly Father and Jesus Gave Us the Scriptures

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


I know that I haven't been around in a LONG TIME.  I'm glad to see people still coming and downloading things.  I'm trying to figure out Google drive/Google docs.  I originally had everything stored on Google docs and you could just hit the link and download, but know most of my things are on Google drive and you have to ask permission to download.  I'm trying to figure it out, but in the meantime, ask away and I'll grant permission as quickly as possible!

I hope to blog again, especially things I already have pictures of.  I hope I can find the time.  My world has been turned upside down the last two years and I feel like I'm just scraping by.  Maybe one day I'll be able to share my story, but for now I'm staying busy working full time - now at an apartment complex on the other side of the country - and trying to keep up with my very busy three children.  I miss the blog, I miss creating, and I miss giving.  Last year and this year hasn't been very eventful for my kids' teachers.  However, my new work family has received a few things.  I've also gotten horrible about taking pictures.  It is hard to share without pictures!  Now that things are a little more normal again maybe I can fit in a post or two.

I appreciate all those who stop by.  I had no idea how many people downloaded my stuff until I had to grant permission to each person!  It appears there is about one comment left for every 500 downloads!  Amazing.