I am just getting going with creating some cute things for this new Young Women blog, so have patience with me, and soon I will have almost as many things for you to enjoy as I do on my other two blogs. Keep checking back as I will post my printables, ideas, lesson helps, etc., as soon as I can get the time to do so. Don't worry, I will be keeping up my other two blogs as well at http://visitingteachingtips.blogspot.com/ and http://visitingteachingsurprise.blogspot.com

Friday, July 15, 2011

Young Women Blogs

It was either last year or the year prior, that on LDS.org, the Relief Society had a great suggestion on their website.  They suggested that the women do some service and then blog about it.  There are several great places to visit to learn more about blogging and here they are:

I am giving a lesson on Family history blogging, but Blogging in general is a great way for Young Women to blog about their lives.  They can add photos, and actually write their history through this journaling.  Then they can print it off and keep it and treasure it.  Blogging is like journaling and it can be made private or you can invite only those you want to view your blog, or you can have it open for the whole world to see.  I would suggest a private blog so that those things that they write in anger or whatever, can be erased and no one will know.

Creating a blog is fun, very easy, and doesn't have to cost anything if you use blogger or other free blog hosting. 

LDSJournal.com is also a great place to keep a personal journal. I am in the process of preparing my lesson so I will quit for now, but I will come back and expound on this idea.

Enjoy!  Katie G.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Young Women lesson on Friends/Friendship

Here is the link to this lesson, and I hope it works for you!https://dl.dropbox.com/u/57771560/Katie%27s%20Friendship%20lesson/The%20key%20to%20friendshisp%20%20is%20to%20try%20to%20be%20like%20Jesus.docx

I have finally finnished what I think ended up being a great lesson on Friends. Our ward is going through the topics of the For the Strength of Youth booklet, and it is my turn to teach. I do have a great lesson but I have no idea how to turn it into a format compatible to put on this post.

The lesson is actually being called... the Key to Friendship. I will attach my printables and images I will be using.

The lesson in a nutshell is that the Key to Friendship is to be as Jesus Christ. We will focus on the song "I'm trying to be Like Jesus" sung by the MoTab choir and there is a beautiful slide presentation that I found with lots of different images of Jesus during his birth and ministry. I am selecting a few stories about Jesus that demonstrate friendship such as the Paralytic who was lowered through the roof, to get to Jesus, by his friends.... The story of the woman caught in sin and Jesus not judging her, and the story of Jesus walking on water, and lifting up Peter, his friend and disciple when his faith had faultered, and so forth. I believe it turned out great.

I have a bronze jewelry tree, that I have hanging on the branches, antique skeleton looking keys tied on a ribbon. Attached to the key is also a tag with the image of Jesus, and the backside of the tag has the words printed at an angle "I am trying to be like Jesus", looking like a watermark. (I have included this tag) That will be the handout along with a printable that I also created and will include on this post. Feel free to use them in your lessons as well. Enjoy! Katie G.