“We hold in our arms the rising generation. They come to this earth with important responsibilities and great spiritual capacities. We cannot be casual in how we prepare them. Our challenge as parents and teachers is not to create a spiritual core in their souls but rather to fan the flame of their spiritual core already aglow with the fire of their premortal faith.”
~ Neil A. Anderson
With that quote in mind, this is another LDS resource that I have created based on an idea I got from Dana at Latter-Day Homeschooling. I have enjoyed her posts about scripture journaling with her children. I love her pages and you can view them here. I plan to use these with my beginning readers and writers.
But as we all know, the scriptures are for all of us. I need to create opportunity for my older girls to feel the power of the Savior through the scriptures. So I put together a scripture journal for the Book of Mormon for my girls and the format should work pretty well for grades 4-8. It is based off the scripture readers, but the child will look up the stories in the REAL scriptures, read the verses that pertain to that story, and then give their thoughts, ideas, and narrations of what they read. My goal: keep it simple, let them feel the spirit inherent in the scriptures for themselves, and keep it independent of my “teaching” so that I am not blocking the Spirit’s ability to teach these precious girls.
They will cover a lot of scriptures, but not every single chapter in every single book. They will have read and thought about the major stories and events that occur and made their own connections to them. This should be great way to help them be prepared for Seminary and with the Young Women Personal Progress goal for virtue – which is to read to the Book of Mormon cover to cover by themselves. By being so well acquainted with the Book of Mormon already, the goal of reading it should not be so intimidating. 😉
“The stories of Jesus can be like a rushing wind across the embers of faith in the hearts of our children. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” The stories of Jesus shared over and over bring faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strength to the foundation of testimony.”
~ Neil A. Anderson
Can you think of a more valuable gift for our children?
Click here for the free PDF version: BoM Stories Scripture Journaling
Click to see a previous post on New Testament Scripture Journaling and to get the free PDF download.
Click to read about memorizing scriptures.
Click this link to get a Gospel Principles Family Study Guide.