So, my awesomely cool friend Kristen gave me this link to a woman's blog and said "You're gonna love her, her scripture journals are amazing!"
The kid was not kidding!! A woman named Shannon has a blog called theredheadedhostess.com and she is a seminary teacher in Bountiful Utah. I could not stop reading all of her suggestions and ideas to teach not only myself, but the youth and most importantly my daughter.
She did a post about the Church Board of Education giving the CES teachers a list of basic doctrines that all youth should know and have a foundation of knowledge about in the gospel. I cannot tell you how as I read this list, I was like, yeah this makes complete and total sense. Her list goes as follows:
The Godhead – God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost
The Plan of Salvation – Premortal Life, Mortal Life, Life After Death
Creation and the Fall
Atonement of Jesus Christ
Marriage and Family
Dispensation, Apostasy, and the Restoration
Priesthood – Aaronic and Melchizedek
The First Principles and Ordinances – Faith, Repentance, Baptism
Ordinances and Covenants
THEN, this awesome lady is putting together study guides on each topic to evaluate yourself, your children and a study guide to do with your husband. IT SO AWESOME I COULD SCREAM!!!
What I love most about her background is that she is very visual and that is somewhere that I lack. Children love visual aids and so I pulled some pictures she had done about prayer and made my own picture about the Godhead for Shae and I think she finally gets that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are not the same person. Hooray! Why did I not think of a picture. Because I am lame!!! Shae loves the pictures and I love the redheaded hostess! I am a huge fan and thought that you too should know about her awesomeness! Later on, I will share my own scripture journal experiences that she has taught me!
Here is her link if you would like to go and check her out! http://www.theredheadedhostess.com/