Come, Follow Me: Simple Joyful Home

HOPEFUL: What Changes Your Feelings from Heavy to Hopeful?

November 22, 2020 Alisha Mayer & Emily Berkley Season 1 Episode 47
Come, Follow Me: Simple Joyful Home
HOPEFUL: What Changes Your Feelings from Heavy to Hopeful?
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Come, Follow Me: Simple Joyful Home
HOPEFUL: What Changes Your Feelings from Heavy to Hopeful?
Nov 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 47
Alisha Mayer & Emily Berkley

Thoughts inspired from the study of
Come, Follow Me: November 23 - 29
Book of Mormon: Ether 12-15

"...thou hast prepared a house for man, yea, even among the mansions of thy Father..."
Ether 12:32

In this weeks reading we learn two things that are required to earn that home in the mansions of our Father.

So, what are some of the requirements?  We learn the answer in Ether chapter 12.
In verse 32 we learn we "must have hope".
In verse 34 we learn that except men "shall have charity"

In Elder Holland's talk "A Perfect Brightness of Hope" he reminds us that "among our most indispensable virtues will be this precious gift of hope linked inextricable to our faith in God and our charity to others."

If hope is linked to faith and charity it is all that more important that we learn how to practice it. He goes on to say that "...we can hope, we should hope, even when facing insurmountable odds."

Our homes and families can most certainly bring feelings of insurmountable odds so what a better place to apply our practice of hope.

Today we talk about two tools to do just that, -practice hope in your home.

Personal Tool:
Perspective Power Hour: Ok, it most certainly does not take an hour to use this tool but the name is catchy and the tool works! So, here are your steps.

In times of frustration or disagreement take 5-10 minutes to write down your perspective. The reason why you think you are right, the reason why you think your way will work, why it is important to you....then when you are all done pleading your case turn the page and start writing things down from the other persons perspective. Plead the case from their point of view.

This activity will help soften your heart, increase your understanding, and find common ground. In the end whether you take 10 minutes or 2 hours to do this, your efforts will lead you to uncover hope in your relationship and remember that your frustration is with the problem not the person. It will bring back into focus the two great commandments to love God and to love others.

Family Tool:
Identify one simple thing that changes feelings in your home from heavy to hopeful?
In the episode we tell you what works in our homes and give you ideas of how to identify what works in your home.

Come learn with us, come hope with us!

Episode Links:
We would love to have you read along with us.
To request a free Book of Mormon from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/requests/free-book-of-mormon


Disclaimer

Simple Joyful Home follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is not a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Links to learn more about:

If you are longing for more Simple Joyful Home in your life connect with us on:

Facebook: @SimpleJoyfulHome

Instagram: @SimpleJoyfulHome

Show Notes

Thoughts inspired from the study of
Come, Follow Me: November 23 - 29
Book of Mormon: Ether 12-15

"...thou hast prepared a house for man, yea, even among the mansions of thy Father..."
Ether 12:32

In this weeks reading we learn two things that are required to earn that home in the mansions of our Father.

So, what are some of the requirements?  We learn the answer in Ether chapter 12.
In verse 32 we learn we "must have hope".
In verse 34 we learn that except men "shall have charity"

In Elder Holland's talk "A Perfect Brightness of Hope" he reminds us that "among our most indispensable virtues will be this precious gift of hope linked inextricable to our faith in God and our charity to others."

If hope is linked to faith and charity it is all that more important that we learn how to practice it. He goes on to say that "...we can hope, we should hope, even when facing insurmountable odds."

Our homes and families can most certainly bring feelings of insurmountable odds so what a better place to apply our practice of hope.

Today we talk about two tools to do just that, -practice hope in your home.

Personal Tool:
Perspective Power Hour: Ok, it most certainly does not take an hour to use this tool but the name is catchy and the tool works! So, here are your steps.

In times of frustration or disagreement take 5-10 minutes to write down your perspective. The reason why you think you are right, the reason why you think your way will work, why it is important to you....then when you are all done pleading your case turn the page and start writing things down from the other persons perspective. Plead the case from their point of view.

This activity will help soften your heart, increase your understanding, and find common ground. In the end whether you take 10 minutes or 2 hours to do this, your efforts will lead you to uncover hope in your relationship and remember that your frustration is with the problem not the person. It will bring back into focus the two great commandments to love God and to love others.

Family Tool:
Identify one simple thing that changes feelings in your home from heavy to hopeful?
In the episode we tell you what works in our homes and give you ideas of how to identify what works in your home.

Come learn with us, come hope with us!

Episode Links:
We would love to have you read along with us.
To request a free Book of Mormon from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/requests/free-book-of-mormon


Disclaimer

Simple Joyful Home follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is not a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Links to learn more about:

If you are longing for more Simple Joyful Home in your life connect with us on:

Facebook: @SimpleJoyfulHome

Instagram: @SimpleJoyfulHome