Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Meeting the World and Conquering It-FHE
I have felt like I should record some of our FHE discussions. Our Family Home Evenings are very casual and usually not outlined. We tend to focus on the big kids and hope that the little girls are absorbing some good bits along the way. I decided it was okay to do that when a very wise Mama told me, "If you focus on the big kids and keep them on the right path, the younger ones will see it, learn it and follow it."
I clean house all during the Monday school day and I always listen to General Conference talks while I clean. Our FHE lessons usually come from these talks and any inspiration I get while I clean and listen. Branson of all our kids has a deep need to be validated in his feelings. One feeling he has repeatedly expressed is that it is harder to be a teenager now-a-days and Scott and I really "don't get it". I have pushed back against that and not really given in. My feeling was that we HAVE been there, WE KNOW.
So Yesterday as I began my work I felt inspired to type in the word "teenagers" in the search bar of LDS.org and I came across this great talk by President Packer. I was 10 years old when it was given but 27 years later it was just what I needed to hear. (just what I needed to learn) This is part of what he said to the youth: