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LDS Handout

Stand In Holy Places

ou can stand in holy places,

When you’re facing trials each day,

They are anywhere you make them,

And they’ll help you find your way.


When you stand in holy places,

Like a rock you’ll be not moved,

You’ll find answers to your questions,

And you’ll never be confused.


You can find these holy places,

As you walk along life’s paths,

At the church while in Young Women’s,

Or in your classroom during math.


Down on your knees before you sleep,

Or while riding in your car,

At the bedside of an ill friend,

You’ll be amazed at where they are.


So by no means be discouraged,

Hope is never far away,

You can stand in holy places,

Each time you close your eyes and pray.

Stand ye in Holy Places

Here’s the first of several images I will create for the 2013 Young women mutual theme, stand ye in holy places.

A notice dated August 21, 2012, will announce the 2013 Mutual Theme, “Stand Ye in Holy Places.” “Stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord” (Doctrine and Covenants 87:8). Leaders are encouraged to use the theme as a focus of “special cultural events and other dance, music, and drama activities.” Leaders may also introduce the theme with a new DVD, Strength of Youth Media 2013: Stand Ye in Holy Places, which will be sent to units in December 2012. Additional resource material in support of the theme will be available in the New Era and Liahona magazines and on LDS.org at the beginning of 2013.

2012 Mutual Theme Clip Art for YW

Download these logos here: http://hangaribbononthemoon.com/2011/11/15/arise-and-shine-forth-my-logo…

I have created some clip art for the 2012 Mutual Theme using chandeliers. When I first read this year’s theme, “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:5), I kept coming back to the lights in the temple. No, not the light of the temple, the actual lights IN the temple: the gorgeous chandeliers everywhere. I love them! The combination of beautiful crystals and pure light radiating from the temple chandeliers permeates the sealing and Celestial rooms in this sacred place. And, I think that in a way this scripture is beckoning us to be like one of those chandeliers: shine forth! Use the light of the Heavenly Father and the example of Jesus Christ to become a stand-out person in the nations of the world.

The chandelier metaphor can go even further in a few ways. First, each individual crystal is important–a unique vessel for amplifying and brightening a room. Similarly, each of us is a unique and important part of Heavenly Father’s work here on Earth. And, although we may feel small and that our part is insignificant, we can still spread the light of Jesus Christ in our own ways.

Second, get a few prisms from a chandelier together and they can dramatically increase the light emitted from a single light bulb. Add a ten or twenty more for an even greater effect. The more we work together to amplify our own light, gifts and abilities, the more we as Saints shine for the world.

If you like these logos, I have tons of free printables on my blog: www.hangaribbononthemoon.com. These include New Beginnings/Young Women in Excellence invitations and program covers; calendars; YW fabric; birthday cards; candy bar wrappers for both YW and YM; activity days invitations, YW gift ideas and more! Come check them out!

Terms of Use: You may use these logos for noncommercial personal or Church use only. Thanks!

2013 Mutual Theme Logos

When I read this year’s theme, I wanted to create something graphic with references to the temple. Taking inspiration from all the chalkboard art I’ve seen popping up everywhere, I designed my logos with bold lines and interesting fonts. I designed the logos with several versions: full scripture, “stand ye in holy places” and “stand ye in holy places and be not moved.” The download includes eleven different versions. Use these logos for mutual newsletters, t-shirts, posters, invitations, flyers, handouts and more–anything requiring a logo! During the next several months, I will be adding lots of free printables featuring my logos to my blog including calendars, posters, invitations, program covers and candy bar wrappers. Download logos here: http://hangaribbononthemoon.com/2012/09/01/2013-mutual-theme-logos-stand…