Monday, May 7, 2012

A House of Order

It's Spring Cleaning time and while I was making a list of things I wanted to do this scripture came into my head:

D&C 88:119
Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;

So I thought it would be fun to do a family home evening on each of those areas (faith, learning, prayer, order, and glory). And of course since I'm in the spring cleaning mode, I thought we'd start with "a house of order." 

Song: "When we're helping we're Happy". (Children's Songbook p 198)

We read the D&C scripture above. Then we talked about how it's important that we all work together in the house. 

We read Mosiah 4:14-15 and talked about how it's Mom and Dad's job to make sure we are teaching the kids about doing the right and it's the kids' job to help Mom and Dad. 

Talk about family rules and goals. I found this on the LDS website and liked it:

Family Goals

Family Rules

We want to be a loving family.

We will all try to attend any event in which one of our family members is involved to show our support.

We want to be a healthy family.

We will obey the Word of Wisdom.

We want to be active in the Church.

We will all attend sacrament meeting together.

We will accept Church callings when asked.

We want to be alert at school and work.

We will always be home by ten o’clock on school nights.

We want to be morally clean.

We will not date until we are sixteen.

We will not do anything that will lead to immorality.

We want to develop our individual talents.

We will practice one hour each day.

We want to be kind.

There will be no quarreling in our house.

We want to be together as a family in eternity.

We will have family home evening every week.

We will plan to be married in the temple and keep the commandments.

Then for the activity (this is more of a craft but I justified it being a part of FHE) we painted clipboards that we are going to hang up on the wall that will hold our schedules and chore charts I'm printing out.

So the plan is to do another area next week and I hope we can keep this up cause I like having a topic picked for me :)


  1. You have some lucky kiddos, sounds like a great lesson!