Family Home Evening
This was a very easy and fun Family Home Evening.
We thought of 5 things we can do each day to keep up spiritually safe. We wrote each one on a paper plate. (scripture study, prayer, being worthy of and listening to the Holy Ghost, keeping the commandments, repentance, …). You could add more, but I wanted us to help each other and be a little squished.
The first person laid the plate down and stepped on it. We made a trail and then the last person had to pick up the last plate and pass it forward to the front person.
We then tried to get across our driveway by only stepping on the paper plates. We have 7 people in our family, so we had to help one another along. When we got a little wobbly, huddling together, my husband decided to be an ‘unseen’ angel that helps us along our path.
My 14-year-old daughter did FHE last night. She did a great job, so I thought I’d pass along the FHE.
She had prepared an opening song, lesson, scripture, story, and dessert.
Usually we each do a part of FHE, but she did it all this time.
Song: “Give Said the Little Stream”
Scripture: Mosiah 2:17
Story: The Candy Bomber. My daughter made little parachutes with candy attached after she told the story. http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/Uncle_Wiggly_Halvorsen_Story_LR_E5143D25300A3.pdf
Then she gave us a piece of papers, where we each wrote a goal of how we can serve more at home, at school, at church, and in our community specifically.
For dessert, she had made pudding.
She served it with a long spoon.
We couldn’t reach our own mouths.
Then we learned to serve and help others.
I wonder if having unplanned and infrequent family home evenings will be enough to fortify ourselves and our children with sufficient moral strength to meet the complexities of our day. Infrequent family scripture study may be inadequate to arm ourselves and our children with the virtue necessary to withstand the moral decay of the environment in which we live.
Where in the world will we learn chastity, integrity, honesty, and basic human decency if not at home? These values will, of course, be reinforced at church, but teaching them in family home evening can be particularly consistent and effective. To combat the world’s evil influences, we need the strength that comes from family home evening. . . .
If we go forward with our family home evenings, our homes will be enriched, our wards and branches will grow and prosper, our lives will be purified, and the gates of hell will not prevail against us.
-Elder James E Faust