Blog Archives

Book of Mormon Family Home Evening Lesson Thirteen

September 7, 2004 | one comment
By

(Completely unreleted to everything but I just had to mention: my three-year-old noticed that the skin on the bottom of my foot is peeling and asked, “Mommy, are you molting?”) BMS: Abinadi and King Noah MBM: Abinadi Theme: We should be witnesses of Jesus Christ. Scripture: Mosiah 16:8-9 Resources: (1) Can’t take credit for this one but the kids liked it: as we read from the story (also available in the Friend), we cheered every time Abinadi was mentioned and boo’ed every time Noah was mentioned. (2) GAPK #308 (3) CS #118 verse 4 (4) If you didn’t use... Read more »

Book of Mormon Family Home Evening Lesson Twelve

September 5, 2004 | 5 comments
By

(This is last week’s; I’ll have today’s later today. Sorry to get behind; I was out of town.) BMS: King Benjamin MBM: King Benjamin Scripture: Mosiah 5:7 Theme: We can follow Jesus Christ. Resources: 1. The June 1992 Friend has a flannel board for King Benjamin. 2. GAPK #307 3. Children’s Songbook #276 “Do As I’m Doing” 4. The June 2000 Friend has a nice, short story called “King Benjamin’s Words.” 5. We played a little game with the poster article called “Prophets” from the May 2003 Friend. 6. The kids’ favorite part was when we took turns pretending... Read more »

Book of Mormon Family Home Evening Lesson Eleven

August 23, 2004 | no comments
By

----- Read more »

How the Other Half Lives

August 22, 2004 | 2 comments
By

The only place online (besides T & S, of course) where I hang out is a message board for homeschoolers. The place is fascinating to me because it overcomes one of the biggest (in my opinion) disadvantages of Internet life: people with widely varying viewpoints are talking to each other over there. We all school the same way, but in addition to your evangelical Christians, we have every other flavor of Christians, non-religious types, Jews, Muslims, pagans, etc. Read more »

Book of Mormon Family Home Evening Lesson Ten

August 15, 2004 | 2 comments
By

MBM: There is a Christ BMS: Jacob and Sherem Read more »

Book of Mormon Family Home Evening Lesson Nine

August 8, 2004 | 7 comments
By

BMS: A New Home in the Promised Land MBM: The Promised Land–The Nephites Read more »

Conflicted Thoughts about Hyper-Righteousness

August 6, 2004 | 32 comments
By

Over at Sons of Mosiah, Bob Caswell shares Bob Millet’s theory on why some members of the Church get so darn hyper about little things: “Millett had another story of a relatively new member coming to him and asking if it was normal for a bishop to require no facial hair in order for a person to be worthy to receive a calling. Millett suggested that the person meet with his stake president. Well, this person did so only to find out that is was his stake president who instigated it! Millett posed the question: What does a person... Read more »

Ethics for Three-Year-Olds

August 6, 2004 | 43 comments
By

So we checked out a retelling of The Little Red Hen from the library. For those of you not up on your kiddie lit, the aforementioned hen asks her friends to help with every step of the process of breadmaking (planting the seeds, tending the wheat, cutting and grinding the wheat, and baking the bread) but they always refuse to help. At the end, she refuses to share the bread with them. Read more »

Book of Mormon Family Home Evening Lesson Eight

August 2, 2004 | 3 comments
By

My main hope with this lesson is that Children’s Protective Services doesn’t knock on the door while the three-year-old is tied to the chair. Read more »

Elder Haight Passes Away

July 31, 2004 | 21 comments
By

Elder David B. Haight passed away. (Link here.) Read more »

Book of Mormon Family Home Evening Lesson Seven

July 25, 2004 | no comments
By

----- Read more »

Was Polygamy Good for Women?

July 25, 2004 | 18 comments
By

I think there is an unexamined assumption that polygamy in general is misogynistic, as if there were an equation in our minds and three or four or five women were needed to be ‘equal’ to one man in a polygamous worldview. I am wondering if we might explore that assumption. Read more »

Book of Mormon Family Home Evening: Lesson Six

July 18, 2004 | 2 comments
By

BMS: Lehi’s Dream MBM: (not included) Read more »

Book of Mormon FHE: Lesson Five

July 12, 2004 | no comments
By

----- Read more »

Book of Mormon FHE: Lesson Four

July 4, 2004 | 4 comments
By

BMS: The Brass Plates MBM: Nephi’s Faith (Actual thing that happened during this lesson: Me: “So why did they need to get the brass plates?” Nathan, two years old: “Because they didn’t have anything to eat dinner off of!”) Read more »

Around the Blogs

July 2, 2004 | 6 comments
By

(Note to Kaimi–I hope I am allowed to do this without starting a turf war.) Read more »

“This is only a test. . .

June 29, 2004 | 33 comments
By

. . . if it were an actual commandment, this message would be followed by a theologically sound explanation . . .” Read more »

Book of Mormon FHE: Lesson Three

June 27, 2004 | 3 comments
By

BMS: Lehi Leaves Jerusalem MBM: The Wilderness Read more »

Newly-Discovered Tablet Sheds Light on Pre-Existence

June 23, 2004 | 12 comments
By

Look, my proto-Semitic is a little rusty, but since I found the facsimile online and the real scholars are busy, I thought I’d take a stab at it. It cuts off in the middle, but before that is an interesting little dialogue with some compelling parallels to the doctrine and practices of the Restoration. Someone told me that FARMS is planning a special issue on it in a few months. Read more »

Typical LDS Women

June 21, 2004 | 43 comments
By

Michelle recently wrote that she considers some of the women at T & S ” . . . such a breath of fresh air because they are so well-educated, intelligent, and unafraid to put forth strongly held opinions. But may I point out the emperor’s lack of clothes and say you are not typical LDS women?” Read more »

Book of Mormon FHE: Lesson Two

June 20, 2004 | one comment
By

For an explanation of these FHE lessons, click here. Read more »

WANTED . . . no LDS need apply

June 15, 2004 | 60 comments
By

OK, so the lawyer thread has got me thinking: are there any careers that a Latter-day Saint just can’t do? Read more »

‘Learned in all the arts and cunning’

June 14, 2004 | 69 comments
By

So I’m reading Alma 10 for Sunday School this week and thinking about lawyers: Read more »

Book of Mormon FHE: Lesson One

June 14, 2004 | 3 comments
By

In our family, we tie our FHEs to our daily scripture study. We go through the standard works sequentially, study one story per week, and base our FHE on that story. We’ve made it through the OT and NT this way and it has been great. We’re starting the Book of Mormon, and I have decided to post my lessons here in case anyone is interested. Read more »