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“I’ll never do it again,” we say- and then we do it. In a world full of challenges, temptations, and even addictions, it is easy to lose hope for ourselves and those we love. During times of discouragement, we must remember that the purpose of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is not just to cleanse and console, but also to transform – and that takes time.

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FHE LESSON:
“Prayer”
– by Shauna Gibby


Hands together in Prayer Conference Talk:
For more information on this topic read “Pray Always,” by David A. Bednar, Ensign, Nov 2008, 41- 44.
Thought:
Prayer becomes more meaningful as we counsel with the Lord in all of our doings, as we express heartfelt gratitude, and as we pray for others.
(David A. Bednar, “Pray Always,” Ensign, Nov 2008, 41- 44.)
Song:
“Children All Over the World” Children’s Songbook, p. 16.
Scripture:
But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul.
(2 Nephi 32:9)
Lesson:
Materials needed: A hand eggbeater (or whisk) and an electric mixer.
Procedure: Ask the family if they were to mix up a cake batter, which tool they would rather use…
Story:
“Pray for Her”
Anita R. Canfield
A million dollars’ worth of decisions was resting on me the next day. I had to be clearminded and alert…
Activity:
Play “Listen.”
One player is blindfolded and seated near…
Refreshment
Blueberry Pizza
Crust:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour

Filling:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 8 ounces blueberry jam

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The Company of Good Women, Vol. 3: Surprise Packages by Lael J. Littke July 11, 2008
In Surprise Packages, the satisfying conclusion of The Company of Good Women series, Juneau, Deenie, and Erin deal with a new set of challenges.
The Stripling Warrior and Warriorette Workout by Shane Barker July 08, 2008
“I’m sure that Helaman gave his young warriors drills that honed and sharpened their fighting skills. But I believe they had spiritual workouts, too. I believe they had activities and exercises that built their spiritual muscles so that they were ready when God needed them most.” Using engaging and timely stories along with insights from latter- day prophets, author Shane Barker encourages today’s teenagers to be spiritually prepared, to become valiant Latter- day Saints who are ready to stand up for what’s right.
The Temple: Where Heaven Meets Earth by Truman G. Madsen July 08, 2008
In his youth, Truman Madsen watched his grandparents take their large family to the temple almost every week. Decades later, a friend said, “Your spiritual life began with the temple and everything since has flowed from that.” The messages in this book attest to his love of temples.
Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy: A Woman’s Guide to a Better Life by Merrilee Browne Boyack July 08, 2008
Are you tired of worrying about things you can’t control? Do you feel distracted or overwhelmed by the daily demands of living? Do you wonder if it’s even possible to make space in your busy life to become the person you really want to be? In her down- to- earth style, popular author and speaker Merrilee Boyack presents eight pairs of contrasting characteristics, inviting women to consider their own tendencies: Faithful or fearful? Focused or distracted? Peaceful or worried? She then discusses how we can move from where we are to where we want to be without feeling guilty or discouraged
Holding Fast: Dealing with Doubts in the Latter Days by Robert L. Millet July 08, 2008
This book is written to anyone (young or old) who has experienced doubts or who wants a stronger testimony of the gospel. In more than thirty years as a religious educator, Brother Millet has spent hundreds of hours meeting with people who wrestle with questions. He has observed what kinds of attitudes and habits undermine testimony and which ones engender steadfast hope and faith.
Odds Are You’re Going to Be Exalted: Evidence That the Plan of Salvation Works by Alonzo L. Gaskill May 30, 2008
Many Latter- day Saints worry whether they’re capable of reaching the celestial kingdom. Are these anxieties born of a sense of unworthiness, or is it that we just don’t think we can “do it all”? Author Alonzo L. Gaskill believes that such pessimism results from misunderstanding God’s great plan of happiness and what it is that the Lord actually requires of us.
Faith in the Service by Chad Hawkins May 09, 2008
This riveting collection of stories from Latter- day Saint men and women serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, and other locations around the world offers a remarkable record of uncommon courage and dedicated service.
The Great and Terrible, Vol. 5: From the End of Heaven by Chris Stewart May 09, 2008
The battle of good against evil intensifies in the darkness of an EMP-devastated America. The electromagnetic pulses that wiped out the country’s entire electrical grid have reduced people to an almost animal existence. While those with good hearts pull together to help each other, those inclined to evil find free reign for the rage that Satan and his minions are stirring up in their hearts.
Bitten by Robert Farrell Smith May 01, 2008
Serving as a missionary in Thelma’s Way, Tennessee, is an unforgettable, colorful, and bewildering experience for Trust Williams. (The bugs are the least of his problems.) But as Trust settles in, he begins to love this ratty bunch of misfits. In particular, he’s smitten by a mysterious redhead named Grace. His mission mishaps and later courtship will leave readers in stitches. In the end, Trust discovers that despite religion, location, or upbringing, love bites whom it pleases. Read a chapter from this favorite author
Freshman for President by Allyson B. Condie May 01, 2008
Fifteen- year- old Milo J. Wright and his best friend, Eden, are crazy to even consider participating in the election for President of the United States of America, aren’t they? Never mind that Milo is twenty years too young. Never mind the fact that he’ll have to balance the election with school, his lawn- mowing job, soccer practice, and trying to understand girls. There are times in life when you just have to go for something, no matter how impossible. Readers will discover that everyone, no matter what age, has something valuable to say. Read the first chapter.
The Book of Mormon Sleuth, Vol 5: Secret Mission by C. B. Andersen May 01, 2008
The Andrews family is off on another exciting quest, and once again, clues in the scriptures lead to mystery and adventure. Watch your kids run for their copies of the Book of Mormon to follow along!

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The Cost of Winning: Coming In First Across the Wrong Finish Line by Dean Hughes April 03, 2008
Life is a not a contest. Why do we make it one, and in the process make ourselves unhappy and distant from the Lord? Bestselling author Dean Hughes suggests some ways to “get out of the game,” shedding a lot of what doesn’t matter and focusing on what does. Read the first chapter from a beloved author.
The Holy Secret by James L. Ferrell March 13, 2008
Many today carry a secret: We do not love what we have been commanded to love. We do not love what is holy. Although we might reverence things that are deemed holy– the temple, for example, and the scriptures, and the Sabbath– we do not love them. Not really. Not with our whole souls. Read the first chapter from this novel by the author of The Peacegiver.
MEE Speaks by Mary Ellen Edmunds March 13, 2008
Popular author and speaker Mary Ellen Edmunds is affectionately known to thousands of people by her initials, MEE. This sequel to her bestselling book MEE Thinks shares more of her whimsical thoughts about a host of topics such as noisy neighbors, unexpected gifts, early retirement, and putting first things first. This thoughtful, creative, poignant, funny book will lift your spirits and encourage you to think more deeply than ever before about the things that really matter in life (as well as some that don’t matter so much)! Read an excerpt from this new book
Finding the Angel Within: Spirituality, Body Image and Self-Worth by Pamela H. Hansen March 07, 2008
Why is it so difficult to feel good about ourselves? There are times when most, if not all of us, have felt miserable about our bodies– no matter what the number on the scale tells us. Bestselling author Pamela H. Hansen has received thousands of letters and emails from people struggling with issues of body image and self- worth. Her new book confronts society’s obsession with the perfect body and examines the destructive belief that physical appearance determines worth. This spiritually sound approach to developing a healthy body image will change the way you think about yourself and others. Read a chapter from this new inspirational book.
Whisperings of the Spirit by Nancy Murphy March 07, 2008
The Holy Ghost is always whispering to us. Through the Spirit we receive guidance that can be acquired in no other way. But are we listening? Communicating with the Holy Ghost is a process, not an event. Whisperings of the Spirit offers inspiration and guidance for seeking, recognizing, and acting on the promptings of the Holy Ghost. The author identifies some of the things that stand in the way of fully realizing our relationship with the Holy Ghost and provides specific suggestions to help us remember the whisperings of the Spirit. Read a chapter from this highly anticipated book.
Live, Love and Learn: Devotional Messages for Women by Mary Ellen Edmunds March 07, 2008
Sometimes we just need a little encouragement. Other times, a good laugh can turn the entire day around. Then there are times when a personal insight reminds us that there is more to life than schedules, laundry, and yet another trip to the grocery store. More than 60 straight-to-the-heart messages from the Time Out for Women team of speakers help make the connection between where we are and where we want to be. Included are selections by Mary Ellen Edmunds, Ardeth Kapp, Emily Watts, Hilary Weeks, and Virginia Pearce. This inspirational collection captures the warmth and wisdom of your favorite LDS speakers and authors. Read one of the devotionals by Mary Ellen Edmunds.
Fablehaven V3: The Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull March 07, 2008
In the third volume, the peril escalates as an unexplained darkness infects the creatures of Fablehaven. Read the first chapter of this highly anticipated novel.
You Don’t Need to Slay My Dragons, Just Take Out the Trash by Beverly Campbell March 07, 2008
Science has long recognized that men and women think differently. So why are we surprised when experiences, language, or reactions are perceived in different ways? There are important variations in how men and women process such things as emotions, voice tones, and body language. Beverly Campbell, author of Eve and the Choice Made in Eden, with more than 40 years of marital and professional experience, offers a clear picture of who we were created to be and why our differences should be recognized and embraced. Read a chapter from this favorite author.
Forgiving Ourselves: Getting Back Up When We Let Ourselves Down by Wendy Ulrich March 07, 2008
All sin, many repent, but few really forgive themselves and find peace. Latter- day Saints believe in becoming better– we work hard at it– but we’re also among the most self- critical people. Too often we fail to fully claim the “amazing grace” of the Atonement. How can we help our loved ones– and ourselves– let go of past mistakes? Wendy Ulrich, an experienced psychologist, maps the journey from self blame to self- forgiveness. She shows how the pure doctrines of the restored gospel, coupled with the practical perspectives of psychology, can help us stop harrowing our souls and start planting the seeds of faith, healing, and joy. Read a chapter of this new great book.
Spires of Stone by Annette Lyon February 01, 2008
Bethany Hansen wasn’t sure when or if she would ever see Benjamin Adams again. She also told herself that it didn’t matter. But when Ben and his two brothers come home after more than two years of serving a mission to the Eastern states, her feelings of heartache and anger also return — fiercer than ever. And so do Ben’s feelings for her.

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Upon the Mountains by Gale Sears February 01, 2008
World War I is raging in Europe. As America is drawn into the bitter conflict, Nephi Erickson comes to believe enlisting with the Marines is not only his duty, but also his best chance at making some much-needed money. He feels he has failed in his promise to care for his wife, Alaina, and their small daughter, Katie. As he leaves their tranquil Salt Lake City hillside home for a barren battlefield where disease can be as deadly as the enemy, Nephi has no idea that Alaina is carrying their second child–a child he may never see. Read chapter one of this new novel!
Freefall by Traci Hunter Abramson January 31, 2008
Lieutenant Brent Miller arrived in the Middle East with one objective — get seven hostages out of a hostile country. The plan almost worked. But now he has been left behind — with one of the hostages. It’s up to Brent to get Amy Whitmore, an LDS Senator’s daughter, across miles of desert to safety. What he doesn’t know is that to survive, he needs her as much as she needs him. Read chapter 1 of this new novel!
Traitor by Sandra Grey January 31, 2008
With war raging in Europe, the only way Marie can be with Felix is to join the Allied forces. However, as Marie parachutes into France to Join the Resistance, she not only lands into the arms of her fiancé, but also drops into the hands of the enemy. Read the first chapter of this exciting new novel
Promise of Zion by Anita Stansfield January 31, 2008
Nothing has prepared Casey Harrison for the emotional and spiritual storms that lie ahead as he anticipates a future with Iris Barrington, whose wounded heart and spirit threaten to rob them both of their eternal destiny. This is a story of love, miracles, and redemption. Savor the superb storytelling skills of author Anita Stansfield in this triumphant finale of the Barrington family saga. Read chapter 1 of this novel!

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