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Christmas Star Poem

This poem can be used with a star-shaped ornament, cookies, or any other star gift for the hoidays.

Christmas Star
A diamond shines no brighter
than that lovely Christmas star.
It shines in all its brilliance;
it’s seen from near or far.
A symbol of the Christ child
as He lay upon the hay,
It tells to all the waiting world
a King was born that day.

O Bethlehem Star keep shining –
give us faith and hope and love.
Keep our thoughts forever turning
to the Savior up above.
Give us strength and hope and courage
to do our best by far
And never falter in our faith
as we watch that Christmas star.
Author Unknown

4 poems per page, gold and periwinkle accents with black text

LDS Handout

Come Let Us Adore Him: Advent Calendar

This Advent Calendar first appeared in the December 1989 New Era. I have resurrected it, so to speak, and created a new document that could be used by Home/Visit Teachers, families, youth leaders, Priesthood, Relief Society or Seminary instructors.

This is a very cool calendar. It doesn’t have the little doors that we often associate with advent calendars. Instead, each day you read a short devotional about the life of the Savior along with a suggested activity and hymn that will help you draw closer to the Savior as you approach the Christmas Day celebration of his birth. Very, very touching.

Printing: Printing this document might be tricky. Each page is 4.25 x 11 inches. I meant it to be so that you could print 2 pages per 8 1/2 x 11 inch page. It didn’t quite work as automatically as I hoped.

In order to print the PDF version, Choose File–>Print. Then under Page Scaling, choose “Multiple Pages per Sheet”. Then under Pages per Sheet, choose “Custom” AND enter “2” in the first box and “1” in the second. You should see two columns on a single portrait oriented page.

I have only included the PDF version because the OpenOffice version was 17 MB, and the DOC file was 22 MB. The text alone (no images) is included in case you’d like to create your own version of this file.

The images are from the Gospel Art Picture Kit. They are Copyright 2006, Intellectual Reserve. Used with permission.

LDS Handout

FHE in a Jar

Print out the pages, cut out the strips, and place them in a jar or small box. When you’re in need of a quick Family Home Evening lesson, pull one out, and voila!

I think FHE-in-a-jar would make a great visit-teaching or home teaching gift, or even an LDS Young Women or LDS Primary activity (have the children cut out the strips and decorate the jar or box). – Jenny

LDS Handout

The Forces that Will Save Us by James E Faust (Power Point)

Twila S. submitted this awesome Power Point presentation that uses MormonAds to teach Elder Faust’s January 2007 Home Teaching Message.

It could be used to give the home teaching message. Click on Power Point below to see all the power point presentations on JennySmith.net.

If you’d like to edit this document and you don’t have MS Power Point, you may follow the link below to Open Office to download that software suite, which will allow you to save and edit .ppt files.

About 2MB to download.

Images are copyright 2007 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.