#Beehives #PersonalProgress #Party (#Faith #5) (#LDS)

I invited the Beehives over tonight for a personal progress party, so that we could work on the Faith (#5) project.

First, I filled a bowl with water, and each girl got a glass. The goal was to see who could fill their glass first, using only the dropper and taking turns.

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We went around the table, and each girl said something good about themselves, something they had done right, or some positive contribution they had given to their family.

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Sometimes I interrupted with a “whoever has…”, such as whoever has rolled their eyes at their mom, or whoever has irritated their sibling, or whoever had mean thoughts about someone at school… And anyone who felt that applied to them (without sharing specifics) had to dump all their water out and start over.

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The girls had a blast! They played way longer than I thought they would.

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Then I read them the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, and the Savior saying He was living water. We talked about what that meant, and how the atonement did for us what we could not do for ourselves.

We went to the living room, and looked up the suggested verses: Romans 5, Isaiah 53, 2 Nephi 9, Alma 7 and 38, and D&C 19.

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We studied these verses and talked about what they mean, and what the atonement is and what the Savior’s atoning sacrifice has done for us.

As each girl testified, they filled their cups from a pitcher instead of a dropper… the way He has done what we could not do for ourselves.

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It was really special and tender, and the girls really had good insights and examples and testimonies. I was so proud of them.

And then they ate like monsters! Ha!

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It was so fun! I love them so much! They even brought me a card and some flowers since my mom was so recently killed (and we talked about how the atonement is big enough even for that, too). I really do love them!

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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