Sunday, September 28, 2008

September Visiting Teaching

I know, its the last day of the month, but I thought I'd post it anyway!
For this month's "kit" its back to school! All the goodies are in a brown paper lunch sack-- I typed the message on notebook paper and folded it as if it were a note being passed in class! There is a bookmark with this scripture: Be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours. (Doctrine and Covenants 78:18)
I was also able to include a left over candy apple from the shower for one of my ladies who was not able to attend
There is also a cozy soup recipe typed on flashcard paper! Can't wait to make this one...

Cream of Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

1 butternut squash (1 lb)
3 tart green apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp dried marjoram
3 (14.5 oz) cans of chicken broth
3 1/2 cups water
2 slices white bread
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream
chopped fresh parsley

cut the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. In a large saucepan combine all ingredients, except for cream and parsley. Bring to a boil, simmer, uncovered for 45 minutes. Remove butternut squash and scoop out pulp. Discard the peel and add the pulp to the soup. Puree with a blender until mixture is homogenous and smooth. (if you do not have a hand blender, you can do this in a regular blender in several batches) return soup to saucepan and bring to a boil. Just before serving, stir in cream. serve hot and garnish each serving with chopped parsley.

Here's the September Message!

The Gospel of Jesus Christ Teaches the Eternal Potential of the Children of God

What Is My Eternal Potential?

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "A woman's richest rewards will come as she rises to fulfill her destiny as a devoted daughter of God. To all faithful Saints He has promised thrones, kingdoms, principalities, glory, immortality, and eternal lives. (See Rom. 2:7; D&C 75:5; 128:12, 23; 132:19.) That is the potential for women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is exalting, everlasting, and divine" ("Woman—Of Infinite Worth," Ensign, Nov. 1989, 22).

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president: "Oh, that every girl and woman would have a testimony of her potential for eternal motherhood. . . . Female roles did not begin on earth, and they do not end here. A woman who treasures motherhood on earth will treasure motherhood in the world to come, and 'where [her] treasure is, there will [her] heart be also' (Matthew 6:21). By developing a mother heart, each girl and woman prepares for her divine, eternal mission of motherhood" ("A 'Mother Heart,' " Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 76).

What Can Help Me Reach My Eternal Potential?

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "God expresses his love for us by providing the guidance we need to progress and reach our potential. . . . He who knows most about us, our potential, and our eternal possibilities has given us divine counsel and commandments in his instruction manuals—the holy scriptures" ("God's Love for His Children," Ensign, May 1988, 59).

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency: "The purpose of God's creations and of His giving us life is to allow us to have the learning experience necessary for us to come back to Him, to live with Him in eternal life. That is only possible if we have our natures changed through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, true repentance, and making and keeping the covenants He offers all of His Father's children through His Church" ("Education for Real Life," Ensign, Oct. 2002, 16).

President John Taylor (1808–87): "Our main object is eternal lives and exaltations; our main object is to prepare ourselves, our posterity and our progenitors for thrones, principalities and powers in the eternal worlds . . . ; that . . . they and we might be prepared, having fulfilled the measure of our creation on the earth, to associate with the intelligences that exist in the eternal worlds; be admitted again to the presence of our Father, whence we came, and participate in those eternal realities which mankind, without revelation, know nothing about. We are here for that purpose; . . . we are building temples for that purpose; we are receiving endowments for that purpose" (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor [Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society course of study, 2001], 8–9).

D&C 78:18: "Be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours."


another day in the life of...

man, you must think Karen & I are the worst vt slackers ever. very fun.

Positively Creative!

Totally cute!! I love this idea thanks for the way got your comment on my blog and if you check out she has an amazing tutorial on making the tutu!. I have been so busy as to post my own, I hope this helps!