Each evening we gather for dinner and spend time reading from the manual, from the scriptures and sharing personal insights and stories from our lives. It has definitely made our family scripture time much more meaningful than other ways we’ve studies in the past. And really, in the past it was more just read from the scriptures for a few minutes so we could check it off the list. I love that this new method inspires so much more discussion!
I am a firm believe that this study doesn’t have to be full of fancy printables and in-depth lessons. Don’t over-complicate the system. My amazing friend Montserrat at Cranial Hiccups has put together a list of free resources (talks, coloring pages, etc.) for each lesson. She has gathered links from lds.org to supplement each lesson. It’s a wealth of information and I’ve been using that heavily for my personal study in the morning as well as for lessons with our family.
In addition to reading the lessons, I enjoy journaling in my New Testament. I used this FREE pdf and had it printed and spiral bound at a local copy shop. I am loving all the extra space for journaling, recording quotes and additional information I’ve learned about the topic.
I also doodle and add lettering in the margins. Because I’ve heard so many people say they would like to do that king of thing, but they struggle with the artistic side of it, I’ve created a set of 16 journal cards for you. These cards go along with the January lessons of Come Follow Me. (Some lessons have more cards than others).
How to Use Free Scripture Journal Cards:
You can use these in any number of ways:
Cut them out and have the kids color them and hang them around your house.
Color them yourself as a beautiful addition to your scriptures or scripture journal