True Friends

Last night we had a fun YW activity to learn to make friendship bracelets. While we made the bracelets, we all shared stories of true friendship in our lives. Some were sweet or serious, and some were silly, but they all showed examples of the true friends we all had in our lives.

My story sounds a little silly, but it means a lot to me. Last year at girls camp, I was changing in the bathroom and had put my clothes, as well as my lanyard with my schedule, on a shelf above the toilet. I pulled a piece of clothing off the shelf, and suddenly my lanyard slid over the edge – and into the toilet!!!! Ew! I am a bit of a germaphobe, and there was NO WAY I was getting that lanyard out of the toilet; but what was I to do?  I couldn’t just leave it there! I opened the bathroom door, not sure what my plan was, but realizing I had to do something. Anyway, when I opened the door, a girl from my ward was standing there and saw the panicky look on my face.

“Are you okay?” she asked.

I blushed and sheepishly told her what happened. What she did next surprised me: she shrugged like it was no big deal, walked past me into the bathroom, and picked the lanyard out of the toilet without a second thought. Then she put it in the shower and smiled at me and went back out.

I couldn’t believe it! This girl had just pulled my lanyard out of the toilet!!! Even when I wasn’t willing to do it myself! She didn’t care about the consequences or the bad effect for her – she just served me. I love her for that and she is such a true friend to me! I’m so grateful to Heavenly Father for good friends who set awesome examples and surround me with good influences.

Do you have a story of true friendship? Share it in the comments! 

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Girls Camp Memory Sheet

Ok, so I decided to have a little bit fun with my Girls Camp memories.  I drew some purple, pink, blue, and yellow flowers. Then I put 2017 on it and really just started adding on things like:

  • Crepe Myrtles 1A (Our level name)
  • Cabin-111
  • Cabin Mates: Mackenzie E, Autumn, Catherine, Piper, and Ellie & (me of course)
  • Popular Camp Songs: Ask of God, Hey Burrito, Sipp’n Cider, and Mormon Boy Rap
  • YCL’s: Romi, Brianna, and Anna
  • Skit Item-Extention pole (Named Bug Buzzer)

Of course I did big colorful letters that said, “GIRLS CAMP”

On the back I did some more fun facts:

Scripture Challenge: Read one chapter at night in the BOM(Book of Mormon)

(COMPLETED)

  • Project at Camp: Soul Hope
  • DIY shoes made from jeans for people in Africa.

Pairs I made ( 2 1\2)

 And that’s all! I just thought it was really fun to state some facts, which will be framed so I can always remember it.

What did you do at your Camp? What was your fav part? Comment below, we would love to hear from you! 

-Madie Grace 

Girls Camp DIY Journal Flip-Thru

Hello! Before I start talking about what I have learned at camp I decided to show you my journal that I made. Most of the supplies came from Target dollar spot so it was affordable. I brought it with me to camp, & I really enjoyed writing in it every night. I will forever cherish this journal, & if you have not gone to camp yet, for sure either make a journal, or just use one that you may already have…Enjoy!

-Autumn

Stay updated! 

So I’ve been at Girls camp for the past few days (just got back) & that’s why nothing has been posted…Stay updated because tomorrow you should see something. Thanks for being patient! Have you gone to Girls camp yet? If so, when? Did you have fun? 

I had a blast. Can’t wait to share all of my fav parts. Love ya,

-Autumn 

8 Things Church Leaders Have Said About The Youth In This Generation

This is based on an article in the New Era magazine.

“Yours in a CHOSEN GENERATION of destiny…You are His son or His daughter. HE MADE YOUR SPIRIT STRONG AND CAPABLE of being resilient to the whirlwinds of life.”

~ Elder Neil L. Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.( April 2014 General Conference.)

“We encourage young people in the rising generation to see their own potential to build great spiritual strength…Of all the help we can these young people, the greatest will be to let them feel our confidence that they are on the path to the home of God, and that they can make it.”

~ President Henry B. Eyring First Counselor in the First Presidency, ” Help Them on their Way Home,” April 2010 General Conference

“President Thomas S. Monson and all the leaders of the Church LOVE YOU…AND WE REJOICE IN YOUR FAITHFULNESS.”

~President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Second Counselor in the First Presidency. ” Happily Ever After April 2010 General Conference.

“WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOU. You are beloved sons and daughters of God and HE IS MINDFUL OF YOU…It is our fervent prayer that you will remain steadfast and valiant.”

~ Message to the Youth from the First Presidency

For the Strength of Youth (2011)

“You have come to this earth at a glorious time. The opportunities before you are nearly limitless.”

~President Thomas S. Monson ” May You Have Courage,” April 2009 General Conference

“As ‘ youth of the noble birthright’ you are literally sons and daughters of God, born at this particular time in the world’s history for a most sacred purpose…YOUTH OF THIS CHURCH ARE TO BE STANDARD BEARERS OF THE LORD AND BEACONS OF LIGHT TO ATTRACT OTHERS TO HIM. Your identity and purpose are unique.”

~President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles ” What will you choose?”

(Ensign 2015)

“I want to say to the vast majority of the youth of the Church whom I meet around the world how extraordinarily proud we are of you…I wish to raise my voice in praise of you, to express my love, my encouragement, and my admiration for you. Your Father in Heaven knows what you can become through faith in Him. You are empowered through the obedience to become a rightful heir in His eternal kingdom.”

~Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles October 2005 General Conference

“I want you to know that President Monson, his counselors, the Twelve Apostles, and the leaders of this Church love you immensely. I can only imagine the love that Heavenly Father and our Savior have for you is so great and so complete but I want you to know that we love you.”

~Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve of the Apostles. ” Face to Face with Elder Rasband, Sister Oscarson and Brother Owen,” January 2016

 I hope you enjoyed these quotes as much as  I did! 

-Madie Grace 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sabbath Day – How to make it a priority…

While in church, your phone buzzes. You pull it out and see a new message. Quickly you type a reply. It’s almost like a reflex, after it is sent, you remember where you are: Church.

On Sunday, we are supposed to spend time as a family, and ponder what our church leaders and teacher’s have taught. This was in God’s plan when he made the earth and all that was in it.  Sunday is a day of rest. You may think, well, being on my phone is resting, because I am not out with my friends. You may think that you sacrificed something, but truly, you are still not doing what the Lord had said. On the other six days of the week, we can learn at school, socialize with our friends, and have fun. It shouldn’t be a challenge to put your phone down, on one day of the week, and listen to lessons. In my family, we spend our Sunday as a family. We will sometimes go hiking, and spend valuable time that we are not able to do during the week. Sometimes, when something comes up, and we are not able to go to church…My dad will select someone to prepare a lesson then he/she will teach to the entire family. This way, we are still learning and keeping the sabbath day holy.

I remember a couple years ago, while at church, my brother came home saying that someone had been on their iPad, playing games instead of listening to the lesson. My mom was appalled, the next Sunday, my brother argued about why he could not take his own device to church. This taught me a valuable lesson, even though I did not realize it. You see, by doing something, you can cause an example, good or bad. In this case, it was bad. It caused my brother, to follow the boy’s example, and play or do something else, instead of listening. Church is only three hours of your time, and you should not consider it with dread, but instead, have uplifting thoughts,  thinking about doing the right example. Being the second eldest in my family, I know what it is like to be an example, sometimes it is hard, but thinking of my younger siblings watching me, it makes me want to do better. No matter how early, I always try to rise for church with a smile, even though I’m really not a morning person. I get dressed and help my other siblings as well. We all try in our own way to help us get out the door. With such a large family of eight people, including a baby and a four-year-old, we don’t always make it on time, no matter what our goal is. Yet, we always come, and we always try to make it on time.

I think that the most important part is trying, because that is what counts. My brother recently became a priest, which means he gets to say a prayer over the sacrament. His first prayer he said was Easter Sunday, he messed up once, but then finished very well. This shows that the concept of trying is important no matter what.

Anyway, I got the New Era a few months ago in January, and it listed a few things for this topic. It said…

“You don’t have to be completely disconnected to make your Sabbath day a delight. Check out these tips.

  1. Put your phone on airplane mode during Church meetings. Then you can use your digital scriptures and Come, Follow me outlines without any incoming distractions. Don’t worry, all your messages will be waiting after church. Three hours isn’t that long if you think about it.
  2.  Set a goal to share on a thing you learned from church in a personal text or on social media. It can be a thought you had or a quote or scripture you liked from the lesson.
  3. Mark and take notes on digital scriptures in the Gospel Library app which also lets you put scriptures and quotes in personalized categories by creating tags.
  4. Connect with family or friends who are far away. Take some time to video chat with someone you love.
  5. Do family history using FamilySearch.org  Whether it is indexing or adding stories about relatives, or finding your ancestors, technology makes it so easy. There is even a FamlySearch tree and FamilySearch Memories app to make it easy on mobile devices.
  6. Set goals for the upcoming week and set reminders on your device. It is a great time to set reminders to act on the promptings from the Spirt you received from church.
  7. Start texting in a group where everyone can share scriptures, quotes, or other uplifting messages.
  8. Listen to awesome and uplifting music on the LDS youth music player, or on the Lds Youth app.
  9. You can also download sheet music from the LDS Youth music player. Print it out and learn a new song!
  10. Chances are, you are way more tech savvy than someone else in your family. Teach Dad something about FamilySearch, or teach Grandma how to text.
  11. Did a friend miss church? Shoot him or her a text reminder about upcoming activity
  12. Check out all of the Church’s mobile apps. Sure, there is the Gospel Library, LDS music, and LDS tools, but did you know about the LDS Youth and Bible Videos apps? You can also find an app for a scripture a day or Mormon Messages.
  13. Work on your Personal Progress, or Duty to God online.
  14. Create a profile on Mormon.org. This is for fourteen and older, and you have to have a parents permission.
  15. Download and listen to talks from General Conference
  16. Write about your life! If journaling isn’t your thing set a timer for ten minutes and just write what comes to mind.
  17. Read the lessons for the next week. You can find the manuals in the Gospel Library or LDS.org. Write down your thoughts and questions.
  18. Visit vulonteer.lds.org for simple ways you can serve online. For an example, you can tag images with keywords that you would use to search for them. You can always share your photos for possible Church use.
  19. Use a recorder or a smartphone to record a family member’s phone for record keeping. Think about how cool it will be to listen to it years from now.
  20. Write and send five personal, uplifting messages to people.”

 So there are twenty good things you can do. Some that they did not include, which I thought are…

  1. Plan for the week ahead. Make sure to make time for scripture study and family time. Make sure that you are ready for whatever is coming your way.
  2. Contact a sick member, and make sure that they feel missed. ( It can be Youth, or simply an adult.)
  3. Spend time looking over the magazine of the month. ( My family gets the Church magazine called the New Era, it is full of inspiring posts for Youth, just like this post is based on.)
  4. Try to do some simple acts of kindness for your siblings, or parents. Some examples are as follows: Cooking Dinner, cleaning a room, making a bed, and giving a helping hand.
  5. Make sure that you pray, to ask for guidance for the week ahead, that you might avoid wordly temptations, and be a good example.

 Those are five reasons I came up with, and I am sure if you can find some of your own. Also, don’t be afraid to just turn off your phone/device and divert your sole attention on the lesson.

Since I have a kindle fire, I never bring it church, because it only runs on wifi, and our wifi is a bit spotty. I think if I had a choice, I wouldn’t bring it…

I hope you enjoyed this. Lots to think about before the Sabbath Day! 

-Madie Grace

We got something exciting to tell you…

Marigold Girls is working towards reaching out to many different social media accounts so that’s why we have decided to create a YouTube channel! We would love all of you to be able to Subscribe to our new channel because some videos that will be put on there won’t be on here so definitely check that out below. Also if you didn’t know we do have a Facebook page as well. 

YouTube channel – Subscribe!
Facebook page – Follow us!

Comment down below if you would like to see us on any other platforms! 

-Autumn 

BE PROUD 2 BE DIFFERENT

I know in the world, we can sometimes feel like we are pressured to do and/or to be something.  You can look at someone who is a successful singer & sometimes the person will do what other singers have done. They want to “fit in” but in real terms, they want to feel wanted/loved by their fans. It’s very sad if you think about it. God loves us and wants us to be happy. We should respect the body God has given to us…

We as young women can be examples on how to treat our bodies like a Temple and make good modesty choices, even if that makes us different. That’s the fun part in life…Being different.

I hope we can all be proud of being different, because being you, is the sparkle in life

-Autumn