Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scripture Emergency Numbers

Emergency Numbers
This will certainly be an encouragement to you.

When in John 14
When men fail Psalm 27
If you want to be John 15
When you have Psalm 51
When you Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in Psalm 91
When God seems far Psalm 139
When you faith needs Hebrews 11
When you are lonely and Psalm 23
When you grow bitter and I Corinthians 13
For Paul's secret to Colossians 3:12-17
For understanding of II Corinthians 5:15-19
When you feel down and Romans 8:31-39
When you want peace and Matthew 11:25-30
When the world seems bigger than Psalm 90
When you want Christian Romans 8: 1-30
When you leave home for labor or Psalm 121
When your prayers grow narrow or Psalm 67
For a great invention/ Isaiah 55
When you want courage for a Joshua 1
For how to get along with your fellow Romans 12
When you think of investments and Mark 10
If you are Psalm 27
If your pocketbook/wallet is Psalm 37
If you are losing confidence in I Corinthians 13
If people seem John 15
If you are discouraged about your Psalm 126
If you find the world growing small & yourself Psalm 19
Alternate Numbers:
For dealing with Psalm 34:7
For Psalm 121:3
For Mark 8:35
For Psalm 145:18

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ziploc Bag Recipes

Ziploc Bag Recipes
Have a large pot of boiling water ready. Cut up ham, bacon, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, or whatever you would put in an omelet. Crack an egg or two open
and put them in a Ziploc FREEZER bag. Put in veggies or meats (don't overfill - experiment). Zip closed and mush together to break egg yolks. Mix well. Use a
permanent marker and write your name on the bag. Put in the boiling water. I haven't tried this myself so I am not sure how long to cook. Here again - experiment. Easy to make, clean up, and fun plus everyone gets to make their own personal flavor.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dutch Oven Lasagna

Dutch Oven Lasagna

2 jars spaghetti sauce
1 lg. box of lasagna noodles
2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
1 16 oz cottage or ricotta cheese
1 lb. ground meat or italian sausage crumbled and cooked (optional)
1 bag charcoal
lighter fluid
Light your charcoal ahead of time so your coals will be ready. Coals must be completely white. Take both jars of spaghetti sauce and pour in a pitcher or bowl. Take one jar and fill it with water. Mix the water in with the sauce. Spread a small amount of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a dutch oven.

(Hint: If you line your dutch oven with aluminum foil, it's a lot easier to clean after you're done).

Next take your noodles (raw) and break them in thirds. Lay them on top of the sauce making sure not to stack them on top of each other. Spread some cottage/ricotta cheese on top of the noodles. Spread more spaghetti sauce on top. Sprinkle with mozzarella

Repeat layers until you use all the food. Place lid on top of dutch oven.
Take 20 coals and spread them out on the ground. Place dutch oven directly on top of coals.

( A dutch oven with legs on the bottom works best)

Next place 15 coals on top of the lid spread out. Cook for 30-40 minutes.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Biscuits on a stick

I love this recipe.  It is so much fun to make with the young women at camp.

Biscuits on a Stick
Refrigerated biscuits (pillsbury)
Sticks or wire coat hangers (sticks work better)
Hot coals

Take the biscuit and flatten it and roll out like a long snake. Wind biscuit around a stick. Cook over hot coals making sure to turn so that one side does not get more done than the other.

For a variation, you can dip the biscuits in melted butter after cooking and roll in cinnamon sugar.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Foil Dinners

Perfect recipe for camp!

Foil Dinners
Your choice of meat (hamburger and chicken work the best)
green bell peppers (optional)
zucchini (optional)
Take a large piece of aluminum foil and place your meat on top with veggies on top. Season. Take another large piece of aluminum foil and place on top. Roll and seal all sides of both pieces of aluminum foil together. Place dinner on hot coals (make sure there is NO flame and just hot white coals). Cook for about 20-30 minutes depending on how much meat and veggies you have in your dinner. You can also turn the foil packet about 1/2 way through cooking to make sure the bottom doesn't burn.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Candy Shop Pizza

We made this at Mutual. I had a team of girls spreading the dough, a team breaking up the candy bars, and another team placing the "toppings" on the "pizzas". It was fun for everyone, and folks came from all over the building to see what smelled so scrumptious! Hope y'all enjoy it as much as we did!

Candy Shop Pizza

1 & 1/2 tubes refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter
1 cup coarsely chopped assorted candy bars: Nestle Crunch, Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Goobers, Raisinets, and/or Buncha Crunch.

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease large baking sheet or pizza pan. Place cookie dough onto prepared pan and spread out to edges of pizza pan. Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crust; drop peanut butter by spoonfuls onto chips. Let stand for 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny. Gently spread chocolate and peanut butter (together) evenly over cookie crust. Sprinkle candy in single layer over pizza. Cut into wedges; serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 12 servings.

(I used baking sheets, but I wished later that I had used pizza pans, just for the pizza "look". Also, when I was at the store, I bought a big bag of Halloween candy with the small sized bars of Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, and 100 Grand. I then added some bite-sized Reese's cups.)

--Leanne in Georgia

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Walk with Christ

Room 1 The Last Supper
Decor: basin, towel, sacrament tray
Scriptures:  Luke 22:1, 14, 17-23 Matt 26:26-28
Room 2 Garden of Gethsemane
Decor: spotlighted picture, garden setting sheet over crumbled paper-representing a stone
Scripture: Matt 26:14, 15,36-39, 47, 49
Room 3 Judgment of Christ
Decor: robe, gavel
Scripture: Matt 27:2, 11-22, 23, 24
Room 4 Scourging of Christ
Decor: whip, crown of thorns, sign, ball with sharp pieces, vinegar
Scripture: Matt 27:27-34
Room 5 The Crucifixion
Decor: Hammer, nail, cross, centurion, branch
Scripture: Matt 27:31, 35-37, 40-43, 45-49, 50-54
Room 6 Joseph of Arimathaea's Tomb
Decor: Linens and spices
Scripture: Matt 27:57-60, Mark 16:1
Room 7 Christ is Risen
Decor: Empty room, table with sheet to look like bed, Linen folded at head of bed
Scripture: Matt 28:6 Mark 16:1-6

Dear Participants,
Walk With Christ is an activity that will help bring the youth of our ward to a better understanding of Christ's last days on Earth.  They will travel through seven different rooms each portraying a different event.
The final room is "Christ is Risen" where they will all be addressed together by the bishop about the Atonement.
Simple guidelines have been given as to what kind of decor you may want to put in your room. These are only guidelines and you may decorate as you wish,within the description of the scriptures given and as the Spirit may guide you.

The last supper and judgment of Christ certainly call for actors in the room (Pilate, one of the Twelve Apostles--someone who can tell what Christ did at this particular place). The Garden of Gethsemane would probably be best as a room without anyone in it so that the entire focus is on Christ's picture.

Also, a scripture should be given or posted in each room. The scriptures that pertain to each subject are listed.
Remember things like special lighting, (lamps and spots) as well as quiet music will add a lot to a setting.

The kids will come to each room in small groups.  They will go to them in order so room Group 1 will finish first. We will probably have about six groups and each room should last for two to three minutes per group. Then the bishop will be able to take 15 to 20 minutes at the end to speak.
Contributed by: elcomom

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Criticizing others…just a thought


When you're criticizing others
And are finding here and there
A fault or two to speak of
Or a weakness you can't bear
When you're blaming someone's weakness
Or accusing some of pelf...
It's time that you went out
To walk around yourself.
There are lots of human failures
In the average of us all
And lots of grave shortcomings
In the short ones and the tall
But when we think of evils
Men should lay upon the shelves...
It's time we all went out
To walk around ourselves.
We need so often in this life
The balancing of scales
This seeing how much in us wins
and how much in us fails
But before you judge another
Just lay him on the shelf...
It would be a splendid plan
To walk around yourself.
(Author Unknown)

The Faith Walk

The Faith Walk

Submitted by Deann Jenkins (9th Ward YW President)

We decorated the Priesthood room.  It was the reverent, temple-like room.  We had flowers, greenery, pictures.  We pulled the chairs down from the R.S. room to make it nicer.

We started in a classroom.  We had pillows and blankets on the floor to make it more homey.  We ate pizza.  We had a short lesson on the Plan of Salvation.  We played a number game while girls were being taken out one at a time.  We had a couple of our advisers stay in with them until they were all gone.

Somebody (another adviser) took them down the hall to the YW room.  We used the dividers to divide off the last third of the room.  There was a beautiful lit Greg Olsen picture there.  They would go into the actual walk from there. 

There were obstacles all along the way - chairs and other things.  They were blind-folded. There was a good voice encouraging them and there was a bad voice trying to discourage them.  They talked about things that are a temptation to them.  They were blind-folded all the way down to the Priesthood room where Liza Tolman and I greeted them quietly and warmly.  Then they took the blind-fold off.

We had "The Testaments" playing while the girls came in one at a time.  It took a little longer to get all the girls through than we thought and the movie finished (we started it about half way through) just a little before the last girl came in.  In the mean time I sang "If the Savior Stood Beside Me" to them.  Then I tried to follow the Spirit and say what came.  We talked and the girls shared.  The Spirit was SO strong!  It makes me cry just thinking about it.  The Bishop also had some comments and we left it open for testimonies but didn't get much response so we closed.  Nobody wanted to leave when it was over because they just wanted to hang onto the feeling.  We had a temple mint for them as they walked out and a little card on faith for their Treasure boxes that we're doing.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12 days of scripture

12 Days of Scripture

I came across this while going through some files…decided to share.

1. Christ is the Light
Read John 1:1-14 after lighting a candle. Show a picture of Christ behind the lighted candle. Discuss how He is the light of the world.
2. Christ is Love
Read John 13:34, 35. Christmas is the season of love. How can your family show love to each other and to your friends. Choose one way your family will show love to each other.
3. Christ Gave Great Service
Read Luke 7:22, 3 Nephi 17:9-10, Luke 7:11-16.  From these scriptures how did Jesus render service? As a family, pick someone that you could give service to.
4. The Humility of Christ
Read Matthew 18:3, 4 & Mosiah 3:18-19.  Christ exercised humility His entire life. To become like Him, we must become humble. Sing-Away in A Manger.
5. Christ, Our Example
Read 3 Nephi 27:27, John 13:15, 2 Nephi 31:16, Helaman 3:29.  Since Christ was our great example, what one thing can we do this Christmas to be more like Christ?
6. Christ, the Worthy One
Read John 14:6, 2 Nephi 25:26.  Discuss why Christ is so important to us, especially at Christmas time. Think of one gift of yourself you can give.
7. Christ, the Redeemer of Mankind
Read Mosiah 16:15, Alma 5:27.  Read or tell the story of Lazarus from John 11:1-44. Christ came to heal the physical body as well as the spiritual.
8. Christ, is the Good Shepherd
Read 1 Nephi 22:25, Mosiah 26:21, Hebrews 13:20.  Read or tell the story of the lost sheep (Luke 15:4-7) A good shepherd cares for all his sheep. How did Christ do this? How can the attitude of caring for others make your Christmas more special?
9. Christ Suffered for Us
Read D&C 19:15-19, Matt 26:31, Matt 27:1-50.  Show pictures of Christ from the FHE manual on pgs 150-152. Express your feelings on how we can be free from our sins through repentance because of Christ's gift to us.
10. Christ is a Friend to All
Read 3 Nephi 17, 25.  Christ especially loved the little children. He also spent His time with the poor, sick and meek. How can your family be better friends to those around you?  Do something special for a neighbor.
11. Christ the Savior
Read 3 Nephi 1:9-14, D&C 122:5-9.  Christ ministered to both continents while He was upon the earth. He is the Savior for all mankind. He can understand and help each one of our problems. We can communicate with Him through prayer. Reflect on your blessings of the past year. Sing Silent Night.

12.  Christ, the Supreme Gift to All
Read Luke 2:1-7  Christ is the greatest gift ever given to mankind.  How can we be more generous and charitable to others?  Follow the Golden Rule - Do Unto others as you would have others do unto you...all year long.