Genesis 24 - DEEP BEAUTY
One thing I love about the Old Testament is we get to learn about several awesome WOMEN Scripture Heros! And Rebekah is one of my favorites. In Genesis 24, Rebekah performs a simple act of service (ok, NOT simple…it was HUGE!) for a stranger, demonstrating that her beauty went much deeper than her outward appearance. What a great example for our youth today, especially our young women. This week, enjoy learning about what real beauty is…& enjoy a CAMEO APPEARANCE from the three most “beautiful” young women I know!
FLASHBACK – D&C 25. And while we’re on the subject, lets re-visit our episode about Emma Smith and what made her truly beautiful. (Plus, we get to see much YOUNGER versions of my daughters & the lady with the DEEPEST BEUATY that I know. More cameos!)
Hope this episode helps! These “Deep Beauty” principles are so needed today! Enjoy!
The Sacrifice of Abraham & Isaac - The ULTIMATE Test
All throughout scriptures we have heroes who were asked to do “Hard Things” --- BUT this week, in Genesis 22, with Abraham and Isaac --- this one tops them all, in my book. Both father’s and son’s faith and obedience will be put to the ultimate test, as they are both asked to make the greatest sacrifice imaginable. It’s a powerful, heart-wrenching story, and although their specific sacrifice is something we will never be asked to do… there are some POWERFUL PRINCIPLES from this story that we CAN apply to us (at any age) in our efforts to “prove ourselves”. Hope this episode is extra special for your family.
FLASHBACK EPISODE – The Lord told the early Saints who were being persecuted in Missouri that they would “be tried even as Abraham was” (as all of us will be tried, for that matter). This week, re-visit some of their trials and how it made them stronger. Plus, its got a pretty fun music video if you haven’t seen it yet
AND… THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO SEND ME YOUR “TRYIN’ FOR ZION”!!! I STILL NEED MORE SUBMISSIONS – SO GET OUT THOSE PHONE CAMERAS AND FILM AWAY!! HAVE FUN WITH IT! And remember…
- Keep ‘em brief (10 – 30ish second range)
- Email videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If your file is too large, you can use wetransfer.com (free & simple). MP4 format is good too (no Google Drive please)
- Be sure to tell us who you & what you're doing
- Send videos by: Feb 21 (Presidents Day)
On to Abraham… and The COVENANT!
>Whew<! We are MOVING along with CFM this year! We’ve already covered 2,000 years! And now we come to Abraham, one of the greatest prophets of the Old Testament! But did you know he wasn’t always a bearded, old guy? This week, get inspired by the YOUNG Abraham and how he sought to be a GREATER follower of righteousness, even in the “terrible”, sin-soaked… uh… lack-of-a-fatherly-role-model environment he grew up in. And how that led him to greater things… including The COVENANT God made with him that has blessed all of us today! Good stuff this week! Enjoy!
FLASHBACK – We have a special HAND visitor this week…so feel free to flashback to when we first met him. Can we just say – YOU GOT TO WANT TO!