BFS #112 – America's Favorite Dessert – J-E-L-L-O

by Darla on December 2, 2008

in Writing

Memory Verse: Romans 10:17 – So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

America’s Favorite Dessert J-E-L-L-O – What we read affects what we believe. When we feed the Scriptures in our spirit, faith comes alive and becomes a living force within you.

Assignment: Write about your favorite `faith food’. Tell about the books of the Bible that you read that help to build your faith.  Nurture the seeds of faith inside you. ex: Acorns become Oak trees.

During my morning walk I felt inspired to write on the things today that build me up.  One particular song has been inspirational.  When I first heard the song it was about 1/4 of the way into it.  I was struggling at the moment to make a decision about whether or not I was ready to go forward with some mental house cleaning.  Am I prepared for this?

One Step at a Time by Jordin Sparks

At the point in the song that I came into it was here….

Now you’re feeling more and more frustrated
And you’re getting all kind of impatient waiting


We live and we learn to take
One step at a time
There’s no need to rush
It’s like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It’s gonna happen and it’s
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

You believe and you doubt
You’re confused, you got it all figured out
Everything that you always wished for
Could be yours, should be yours, would be yours
If they only knew
You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet
Wonder when and where and how you’re gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face as the door keeps slamming
Now you’re feeling more and more frustrated
And you’re getting all kind of impatient waiting


When you can’t wait any longer
But there’s no end in sight
when you need to find the strength
It’s the faith that makes you stronger
The only way you get there
Is one step at a time


One Step at a Time Lyrics – Jordin Sparks Song Words

So where am I going with this….

It has been my experience that when we feed our spirits on a daily basis with our Core Classics, we are then prepared to received the inspiration that our Higher Power sends us.

Each day I take time to pray, meditate, read scripture and my core classics.  This may be 5 minutes or 30 minutes.  It just depends on how much is going on around me.  I know that depending on my own strength doesn’t work for me.  It doesn’t take too long before I’m a miserable mom and the whole family is having a personal melt down.

During our morning devotions, we feed our spirit with a song, prayer, doctrinal study, pledge, and reading aloud our books for the day.
So it might look like this:

Ginny:  Song pick – (unless we are learning a new one then she leads us)

Bekah:  Prayer

Mom:  Scripture study (Gospel Principles Manual)

Character Study:  Every Day Graces by Karen Santorum

Current read alouds:  This Country of Ours (1 chapter for 3 days) and The Swiss Family Robinson (1 Chapter)  I’m working on a read aloud for Science although Swiss Family Robinson has been quite inspirational.

In the evening just before bed, the family as much as possible gathers for family scripture study and prayer.  We all take turns reading a verse.  We read either a chapter or break it down according to how late it is that we start.

This builds within our home a beautiful spirit that stays despite the turmoils in the world around us.  We are Here is a quote from Thomas S. Monson.

The Home Is a Refuge

“When the seas of life are stormy, a wise mariner seeks a port of peace. The family, as we have traditionally known it, is such a refuge of safety. ‘The home is the basis of a righteous life and no other instrumentality can take its place or fulfil its essential functions’ (quoted in Conference Report, Oct. 1962, 72). Actually, a home is much more than a house. A house is built of lumber, brick, and stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. A house can be a home, and a home can be a heaven when it shelters a family. When true values and basic virtues undergird the families of society, hope will conquer despair, and faith will triumph over doubt.

“Such values, when learned and lived in our families, will be as welcome rain to parched soil. Love will be engendered; loyalty to one’s best self will be enhanced; and those virtues of character, integrity, and goodness will be fostered. The family must hold its preeminent place in our way of life because it’s the only possible base upon which a society of responsible human beings has ever found it practicable to build for the future and maintain the values they cherish in the present.”

Thomas S. Monson, “Dedication Day,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 64-65

Topics: Family

I set the example to my children.  It is easier for them to follow if they see what is important.

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