Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scripture Power FHE and Printable Quote List

Easy Five Step FHE about the Power of Scriptures 

1. Hand out a quote list and pen to each person.

2. Take turns reading the quotes as each person underlines the promised blessings of scripture study. Stop and discuss each quote as desired.  

3. Invite anyone who desires to share their testimony or a personal experience about the power of scripture study. 

4. Invite each person to set a goal to upgrade their scripture study. A good place to write the goal is on the top of the quote list, and hang it somewhere where they will see it easily. Ideas for goals include: 

  • Hold family scripture study every day.
  • A teen may set a goal to study scriptures consistently for 10-15 minutes a day.
  • Listen to a conference talk each day while getting ready for the day or commuting to work.
  • Listen to the Book of Mormon during exercise. 
  • Say a prayer before each time I study that I'll feel the Spirit teach me personally as I study. 
  • Start a scripture journal where I write about a verse that stands out to me, or write a question, and answers I find as I study. (See here for more about that.)
5. Sing the song Scripture Power, inviting family members to pay attention to the words of the song. 

Click here for the printable quote list. 

Below are the quotes on the list above. They're my favorite quotes about the power of the scriptures.

Linda S. Reeves
Coupled with prayer, the Book of Mormon carries the power to protect families, strengthen relationships, and give personal confidence before the Lord(Protection from Pornography -- A Christ-Focused Home, General Conference, April 2014)

President Gordon B. Hinckley 
Without reservation I promise you that if each of you will [read the Book of Mormon], regardless of how many times you previously may have read the Book of Mormon, there will come into your lives and into your homes an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord, a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to His commandments, and a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God. (A Testimony Vibrant and True, Ensign, August, 2005)

I hope that for you [reading the scriptures] will become something far more enjoyable than a duty; that, rather, it will become a love affair with the word of God. I promise you that as you read, your minds will be enlightened and your spirits will be lifted. At first it may seem tedious, but that will change into awondrous experience with thoughts and words of things divine. (The Light Within You, General Conference, April 1995)

President Ezra Taft Benson
I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein.
1) The spirit of reverence will increase;
2) mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow.
3) The spirit of contention will depart.
4) Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom.
5) Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of 
        their parents.
6) Righteousness will increase.
7) Faith,  
 8) hope, and  
9) charity – the pure love of Christ – will abound in our homes and 
        lives, bringing in their wake
10) peace, 
11) joy, and  
12) happiness.
(The Book of Mormon -- Keystone of our Religion, General Conference, Nov. 1986, Quoting Marion G. Romney, numbers added) 

There is a power in the book which will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin a serious study of the book. You will find greater power to resist temptation. You will find the power to avoid deception. You will find thepower to stay on the strait and narrow path. (The Book of Mormon -- Keystone of our Religion, General Conference, Nov. 1986) 

President Spencer W. Kimball
I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. If I immerse myself in the scriptures the distance narrows and the spirituality returns. I find myself loving more intensely those whom I must love with all my heart and mind and strength, and loving them more, I find it easier to abide their counsel. ... I find that all I need to do to increase my love for my Maker and the gospel and the Church and my brethren is to read the scriptures. (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, 135)

The Prophet Joseph Smith
The Book of Mormon [is] the most correct of any book on earth, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book. (History of the Church, 4:461)

Friday, March 24, 2017

"Life on Purpose" group mentoring program and SCHOLARSHIP!

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You may know that I've been mentoring people as a business for the past year and I LOVE what I do! I'm getting ready to start my first group mentoring program in a couple weeks and I'm stoked! We have a wonderful group ready to go, but I feel like there are more people who are supposed to be part of it. If you feel that might be you, here is a video that explains the program. Check in with God to see if it's right for you, and let me know if you have any questions about it. To get the two free bonuses, registration is due Monday. Whomever is supposed to be part of this, it will rock your world! Help you gain clarity and intuition about your life missions, set specific goals about it, have key assignments and accountability groups and systems to help you push past obstacles and reach those goals, and transform inside in the process! And the women already signed up are AMAZING, so this group will be fantastic! 

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  • Becky Edwards brings a unique combination of mentor/life coach, professional organizer, emotional release and energy worker, spiritual tools, health tools, and  intuition. Her transformation toolbox is overflowing.
  • Presenter and blogger with over 600,000 page views. 
  • Spoke at BYU Women’s Conference. 
  • Has overcame challenges such as depression, body issues including an eating disorder, focus and memory issues, and chronic chaos. 
  • Loves sharing simple yet powerful tools that help people upgrade and heal their thinking, emotions, relationships, habits, success, intuition and connection to God.
  • Mentored people in creating businesses, becoming mentors or presenters, energy and mood, getting organized, simple systems for eating healthy, gluten-free and dairy-free eating, from depression to freedom, upgrading money thermostat and income, healing relationships and marriage, moving from body hate to body love and gratitude, creating consistent routines, positive thought programming, forgiving self for past mistakes, increased connection with God and intuition, moving past obstacles like fear and doubt to reach big goals, moving up the levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, changing how people see and talk about self.
  • Coach for the students in 3 Key Element's Elite Mentoring program. 
  • Taught LDS seminary and institute.
  • Created a system of 25 tools of scripture feasting, 15 tools for power praying.
  • Happy marriage of 25 years, homeschooling mom with five children and three grandchildren.
  • Graduated from BYU studying parenting, marriage, and counseling.
  • Teaches several classes:
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    • Food, Mood, and Energy: Ten Keys to Feeling Great
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Seven amazing lessons I learned from this painting experience at our retreat

Oh. My. Goodness. This group painting experience is something I will never forget. 

If I get to take one earthly possession with me to heaven, can I take this one?  The video shares these lessons I learned from this fun, sacred, and symbolic experience. 

1. Each person is needed.

2. Every painting has an awkward phase.

3. Hand the paintbrush over to the Master Painter. 

4. Opposition makes the light brighter. 

5. It takes longer but the results are more beautiful. 

6. Stay close to the Master Painter, ask for instructions, and listen. 

Bonus lesson I remembered after making the video

7. With oil painting, you can have as many do-overs as you choose. 
Watercolor isn't that way -- once the paint is on the paper, it's there to stay. But oils can be scraped off, painted over, blended, and they take weeks to dry. Even years later you can go back and change things. What a powerful analogy for the Atonement. We can have a do-over any moment we choose. 

Here is a post about the retreat. 

Pics and Takeaways from our Retreat!

Wow, wow, wow. I just experienced one of the most AMAZING weekends of my life. The Powered with Purpose Retreat was powerful.

The feeling was electric. The women were powerful, beautiful, loving, Christlike souls. The presenters, activities, journaling, and discussions were inspired and inspiring. The healthy food was spectacular. Filled with epiphanies, answers to prayer, connections, healing, transformation, and gaining the clarity and power to take the next steps in fulfilling our God-given missions. 

The Presenters 

This is so cool -- five of our presenters were last minute additions! My husband Mike, Kendra's husband David, my daughter Grace with her friend Jacob Hansen, and Kim Davis were all last minute presenters that we added, and wow, am I glad we did! 

My first presentation was about how God can make impossible things possible for us, and how making our own remember list boosts our faith that because God helped before, He will help us now. 

Here is the beginning of our remember list of people in the scriptures and in history whom God made impossible things possible for. Next we had the women add to their remember list experiences from their own family history, their family, and themselves where God had made impossible things possible. 

Kendra Burton taught us about the healing power of art, music, the Atonement of Christ, and how we can all be instruments in the hands of God to bless His children. This beautiful woman who is filled with sweetness and light is a beautiful example of challenges sanctifying, refining, and purifying a person. 

We spontaneously invited Kendra's dear husband David to share his thoughts about how we chose into our challenges in the pre-earth life, that those can be part of our life mission like it was for the blind man in the New Testament whose mission was to show Christ's power, and that our Patriarchal blessings aren't just a forecast; they're a remembering of what we agreed to before. 

Grace Edwards and Jacob Hansen taught how teens can rise above the stereotype of lazy and entitled to living their purpose, reaching their big dreams, and changing the world. They let the women know of their youth mentoring organization called Lionheart Mentoring that believes in three principles: 1) You have a purpose, 2) No matter your circumstances, you can choose to be free, 3) You have a divine identity and it's time for you to rise to the hero you were born to be.  
My husband Mike wasn't planning on coming until the second evening, but surprised me by stopping by for a while the first evening. He also brought dark chocolate to share with the women! I asked him to share his perspective on living our purpose He said it comes down to taking small actions, one at a time, as God guides your path. I shared with the audience how deeply grateful I am for this man who has believed in me more than I've believed in myself countless times in my journey of living my life missions. 

My second day presentation was on overcoming the walls of negative thoughts that so often keep us from reaching our goals and dreams and living our missions. We learned a simple and powerful tool to overcome those negative thoughts, and three different ways to use the tool -- with paper, with your voice in the moment ("That was so two seconds ago!"), and a game with a sword and pillows!
Leslie Householder taught us about the power of our thoughts and words, and how to develop the rare kind of faith that she named her blog after. It's based on Boyd K. Packer's quote: “There is another kind of faith, rare indeed. This is the kind of faith that causes things to happen. It is the kind of faith that is worthy and prepared and unyielding, and it calls forth things that otherwise would not be. It is the kind of faith that moves people. It is the kind of faith that sometimes moves things. … It comes by gradual growth. It is a marvelous, even a transcendent, power, a power as real and as invisible as electricity. Directed and channeled, it has great effect.”. (“What Is Faith?” in Faith [1983], 42–43) Leslie shared this journal idea of writing your prayer requests to God on the left page and then filling in the ways God supplied those blessings on the right side, dating each entry. We learned many ways of documenting God's hand and communication in our lives this weekend! 

Leslie shared a cool science experiment where plants who received love or hate responded differently to trauma. A great visual of the power of our words.

Charlotte Varble taught us the power of connecting with heaven and being tutored in how to better hear the voice of the Lord. She taught about forgiveness and a simple system of taking inspired daily action steps, making\imperfect action every day. 

Kim Davis was another speaker who was added at the last minute. Our Saturday morning presenter had to cancel last minute, and I had a feeling someone at the retreat was supposed to take some of that time to present but I didn't know who it was. Kim came to me that morning saying she felt inspired to share her presentation of Eternal Warriors' principles of overcoming the "Satanic spin" and "chemical scale." She taught us that the real battle is to keep the Spirit, and when we have the Spirit we can win all our battles! 

My last day presentation was leading a brainstorm of the women's gold nugget takeaways from the retreat. 

Here is most of our list of gold nugget takeaways from the retreat. 

The Activities 

Group Painting with Kendra

The finished painting turned out better than I expected! 

Here is a video I did the next day of a handful of lessons I learned from this beautiful group painting experience. 

Yoga with Amanda 

Amanda also taught us the power of declarations and essential oils to improve our energy.

Declarations with Power Pose, and Sword Pillow Fight Game with Becky 

I blogged about the sword pillow fighting game to overcome negative thoughts here.  It makes a great FHE activity! And I blogged about the mentoring technique we used here. 

A team of angels surrounding someone in a moment of need is a beautiful and sacred sight to behold. 

This was one of the most beautiful moments for me. I love you, Debbie!

Group celebration for a breakthrough we all got to participate in. Sweet. 

Dream Envisioning with Leslie 

It cracked me up how the little kid in many of us got giddy when Leslie told us we could keep the brand new packs of markers! Hehe...

Visualization of Healing Relationship and Communicating with your Body with Becky 

Quote Journaling and Partner Sharing with Becky 

Gold Nugget Power Statement with Becky 

Prize Drawings 

The Amazing Food with Janet, Lana and Becky Wilson

Yay! We got some new converts to green smoothies, and the fact that eating healthy can be beautiful and delicious! There is no question that the clean, high frequency food added to the ability of the women to receive inspiration at the retreat. 

Thanks to our AMAZING women in charge of the healthy food: Lana, Becky, and Janet. 
Janet took charge of the food, and we gushed with gratitude for how amazing it was!

The healthy almond joy bars on the right were raved over! They are an adapted recipe originally from Green Smoothie Girl. The recipe is here on my blog. 

Just look at the colors of these gorgeous, healthy foods!

Eating outside in the gorgeous spring sunshine was a treat!

The Three Precious Babies 

This is my granddaughter Claire. I think she's quite adorable. So does my husband Mike. 

The Beautiful Women 

The Cabin 

We were all impressed with this 18,000 square foot beauty with everything you can imagine, including an indoor pool and hot tub! Here is a link to more pics of the cabin as well as rental info for those interested. 

My Family 

I loved having my family visit in and out of the retreat! 

The Before and After 

Two days before the retreat I spent the afternoon on the temple grounds receiving and writing down inspiration for my presentations at the retreat. I blogged about that sacred experience here. 

When I got home and read through the testimonials I sat there and wept from gratitude at how many prayers were answered, guidance and direction received, connections made, healing and wholeness felt, and people receiving just what they needed.

It was a joy and honor to create this retreat for these beautiful women, many of which I had never met before, and feel that it was more like a reunion. I love each of them!