Monday, August 23, 2010

Back to School Family Home Evening

I made the kids their favorite dinner, brauts and baked beans and then milkshakes for dessert. We got the kids all showered and gave them new pajamas to wear and then had our lesson. We sang, " I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ."

Our theme for the school year is Matthew 5 14-16.

Ye are the light of the World. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

We encouraged our kids to act so that those who don't know Christ but know them will want to know Christ because of how they behave. We talked about being nice to everyone and not talking mean about anyone.

Then Cameron gave each of us a back to school blessing. Annika even took a turn and sat still with her arms folded for her blessing.

We ended the evening tucking each girl in bed. I hope that they will be good this year and be a good influence on all that they come in contact with.