For Family Home Evening, we explored how we know what to do or who to be, even when mom and dad are not around.
We started by practicing The Spirit of God, which is the hymn we are teaching this month.
Barrett said the opening prayer, which was adorable because he is able to do it all by himself now.
Then we blindfolded them all!
We had them taste different things, smell different things, and touch different things to see if they could recognize by “just a small whisper” to their senses of what something is by how “familiar” they are with it.
We talked about all the ways Heavenly Father talks to us: through listening and pondering after prayers, through revelation, through hymns and sacred songs, through the Prophet, through our scriptures, and through blessings, etc.
We took them outside, blindfolded again (in towels, now, because they were cheater pants), and had them walk a maze by following our voice:
Then we worked on our new memory verse, which is D&C 8:2 –
We talked about all those ways Heavenly Father talks to us, and that He does that in all those ways by the Holy Spirit. We talked about how the spirit whispers, so we must listen and pay attention and make good choices and be kind so we are ready to hear.
I testified of how the Holy Spirit helps me repent, comforts me when I miss my parents (something they understand), guides me when I need to know what to do for our family, and teaches me when I need help learning.
We talked about how we feel the Holy Spirit, and practiced by getting blessings from Nathan.
Then we had cookies and milk, because that’s the fastest way to enforce the happiness idea with six and three year olds!
They did so great, and my heart is so full for them, and the blessings were special.