I’ll go where you want me to go…

This is a video that I watched for my seminary assignment. It’s a really powerful video because it shows that when you help someone you can teach them the gospel just by being an example. It actually made me tear up a bit, so I thought I should share it with you all since it’s an older video, and you might’ve not seen it yet…Enjoy!

Comment below if you had any experiences before where you helped someone that led them to the gospel.

-Autumn

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How to Express your Beliefs

Sometimes the world will challenge our beliefs. The most constant asked question is,  “Why do you believe that?” I think the older we get the more challenging it gets, and the more people try to sway our beliefs. We need to stand firm and have a strong answer in why we all do these things, and why we believe what we do. One of the first questions people ask is,  “What church do you go to?” I have been challenged for my beliefs, and I have stood firm, even though it cost me a friendship.  I think we all should be acceptive to other beliefs, but stand firm in our own.  Where I came from there were plenty of people who didn’t know what I was talking about when I said, LDS. I would not go in depth, but simply say something close to this…“We believe that the Bible is a word of God, we believe in his son Jesus Christ, but we also believe additional things.” I didn’t go in depths, I stayed on the same track, and I was not questioned again. I have been asked to go to other people’s churches, and go for fun activities with my friends. It’s all casual, and no one really talks about religion. However, when their churches times got in the way of my church, I would say no. I think by going to those churches, made an expression, it proved I was open, and accepting. I personally don’t mind going to other people’s churches, I think it is fun seeing how other people worship the same God.

I try not to provoke an argument with my statement of faith. I think we all should be ready for answers to questions because your faith will be questioned – there is no doubt about that. It could be today, or next month, but it will be tested.

-Madie Grace

The Primary Program – the lesson I learned from it.

Growing up, I didn’t like the Primary Program. I was a usually shy and a reserved person. I had three siblings at that time in Primary, and we always tried to look out for each other. My younger sister Josie was terrified of people, so our awesome Primary teachers, let her sit before class started. This helped her be less afriad. Other older girls in our Branch, also helped her conquer her fear. I am so grateful for all that they did. Every Primary Program, Josie would sit near me, so she would not be afriad. Then, I would walk up with her, and whisper what she had to say in her ear. Sadly, she never quite got the courage to say her part. I don’t honestly blame her, one of my fears is public speaking too. I would later get up and say my own part. I remember dreading the Primary Program, and barely singing. As I got older, and my time to leave primary nearer, I said to myself, “I will never miss Primary Program” – But I do. For those of you that are still in primary, remember that no matter how much you don’t like something, (Such a singing, or giving a talk…Or the PRIMARY PROGRAM) Remember that you are going to  most likely miss it, so take advantage of your time in Primary, and learn all you can.

-Madie Grace

Happy Girls are the Prettiest Girls

This post is similar to Annale’s post last week called “Being Christlike is Beautiful“. Sometimes we worry about whether we are pretty or not. I think every girl struggles with this – I know I do. I love this quote because it says happy girls are the prettiest girls. True happiness comes from choosing the right and following Jesus Christ. When we are truly happy, we will be truly pretty. As we try to follow Christ we will become prettier along each step of the way. 😀

I’d also like to share a video that’s called “Deep Beauty” (which has been shared on Marigold Girls before about a year ago but if you didn’t see it then you can click on that link) Think about this quote while you watch the video.

happy-girls

-Rachel

Being Christlike is Beautiful!

Most girls our age think about boys in one way or another. A lot of girls try to show off for boys, dress immodestly, etc. Other girls like boys, but don’t make a big deal about it. Some girls don’t worry about boys at all. I believe it doesn’t matter at this point whether you like boys or not. As long as you are always being kind and remember who you are, it doesn’t make a big difference.

I just found this awesome video I’d like to share with you! In it, boys (from our LDS church) are interviewed about what they like in girls. it isn’t what you might expect! What is important to them are things like being kind and caring, willing to share her testimony, dressing modestly, etc. Many girls think it’s all about being the prettiest or the smartest, but these boys don’t believe that. They care about a girl who knows that she is as a daughter of God, and finds confidence in that – not what the world tells her. This video taught me a lot, and the advice from these boys is going to help me be more confident in being myself. If you’d like to watch it, here it is:

-Annalee

Happy Grandparents Day! (9/10/17) 

Did you know today is grandparents day? The funny thing is that I had my grandma and grandpa come over today and we realized that today is a holiday! I encourage you to take extra time to either send them a sweet letter or give them a big hug and tell them how much you’re grateful for them. Because you’ll never know how much longer they’ll be here on Earth. It’s best to spend those precious moments with them and to be present. Our grandparents raised our parents! If it weren’t for them we wouldn’t be here. 

A couple of years ago my grandfather almost died from a terrible sickness…I am so grateful that he is still alive. 

Let’s express our gratitude! 
-Autumn 

Don’t Overthink!

Sometimes we can over overthink things. In the past few weeks, I have been getting bad stress headaches, because of worrying too much.  This makes some things hard for me right now and is causing some lack of sleep. You shouldn’t let anything control your life, fears and worries included. Something that has helped me is listening to primary music and hymns. The soft music helps me take my mind off whatever is troubling me, and focus on more important things.  Overthinking is something that causes stess, and feelings of anxiety or fear. God didn’t want us to worry, He wants us to have joy! Some ways to stop worrying, and overthinking are:

1.    GET ACTIVE – Go outside, run around. Do something! This helps get your mind off whatever is troubling you. If you can’t think of something, then have a list. In my family, my mom has a list of outdoor activites we can do, so whenever we can’t think of something, we go to the list. It has some pretty creative and funny stuff. You can make up your own. I think three favorites of mine that are on the list are:

    A. Make flower arrangemeants for the dinning table, & breakfast nook.

    B. Play hide-n-seek or tag.

    C. Draw with chalk.

    2. Draw – Coloring is very comforting, and peaceful. It can help take your mind off whatever is troubling you. 

    3. Make a meal – Cooking is a good way to remain focused on one thing and not worrying about another. You can make a meal, bake some awesome dessert, and\or make a frozen treat! 

     “Don’t worry, be happy!” 

    -Madie Grace

     

    Activities to do on the Sabbath Day. 

    So of course we know that the Sabbath day is a day of rest, but it also involves spiritual renewal and worship – like the quote says on the left. 

    What are some ways we can spiritually renew ourselves?

    I have found a free PDF printable that is a Sabbath day bucket list. Click here to view the PDF for you to print. Here is an image below of what it looks like:


    There are so many cute and fun idea’s! By doing these things it can help your day feel more fulfilled. Let me know in the comments which one you did today from the bucket list. 

    -Autumn 

    Back to school (fall 2017)

    Have you started school yet? Mine started this past week. I am officially now in high school! 

    I decided to talk about ways to improve on our school (and in real life). 

    1. Don’t procrastinate 
    2. Set goals for yourself 
    3. Take notes 
    4. Work hard 

    Another thing that is helpful is before taking a quiz, say a prayer to God. It definitely helps me to focus. 

    Click here if you would like to see some back to school ideas. 

    Let me know in the comments what’s your favorite part about school so far? 

    -Autumn