For more information on this topic read “Waiting on the Road to Damascus,”
by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Ensign, May 2011, 70.
Those who diligently seek to learn of Christ eventually will come to know
(Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Waiting on the Road to Damascus,” Ensign, May 2011, 70.)
“Teach Me to Walk in the Light,” Children’s Songbook, p. 177.
Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with
us in the resurrection. And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in
this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much
the advantage in the world to come.
(Doctrine and Covenants 130:18-19)
Materials Needed: A bowl filled with wheat or other whole grain.
Procedure: Ask what would happen if this grain was left in a dry place. Ask
what would happen if it was planted and given water. Discuss.
Give a definition of wisdom (ability to judge what is right or true). Explain
that the grain is like knowledge. To learn from that knowledge, experience and
time must be added. Ask how experience added to knowledge can make wisdom.
(Beth Lefgren and Jennifer Jackson, More Power Tools for Teaching, [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft,
1991], p. 102.)
Her lifelong dream had turned into what now seemed like a nightmare.
During the long, hot summer days of picking potatoes and cucumbers, Alice had
envisioned herself walking across the campus as a student at Brigham Young
University. It was the goal that had kept her going when she would otherwise
have given up.
Her determination had brought her to BYU for fall semester. And now the
frustration, the pressure, the anguish that she faced seemed more like a nightmare
than a reward for such effort. She hadn’t planned it this way. In fact, after
arriving she had hardly planned at all.
Alice was one of the students in my class. Somehow she hadn’t realized the
big difference between going to school and learning. She found the social side of college life more
enticing than studying and learning. The urgency of preparing for her final exams hit her only after the
opportunity for preparation had almost passed. It all seemed like a nightmare now. She must not fail,
but she was unprepared. She had not committed herself to an education; she was just going to school.
She remembered people often asking her back home, “What do you want to be when you grow
up?” Growing up had seemed so far away until this day. Now she was searching for the answer to that
question, not for them but for herself. What did she want to do with her life and how did an education
Sister Camilla Kimball said, “What we must be concerned with is preparation for life, and that
preparation is continuing education. Whether it is to earn a living or to rear a family, men and women
both need to have the knowledge that enhances their natural talents.” (Address at Spencer W. Kimball
Tower dedication, Brigham Young University, March 9, 1982.)
As we seek to know the Lord’s will and choose to carry it out, he will be there to guide us, to love
us, to watch over us, to help us progress and learn. And because of our much learning, there will be
many opportunities when our influence, our wisdom, our voice, and our vote will make the difference.
(Ardeth Greene Kapp, I Walk by Faith, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987].)
A person claps only the rhythm of a known hymn or primary song. The other players try to name
the hymn from the rhythm being clapped. The person who guesses correctly gets to be the next clapper.
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Even if you’re not crazy about pumpkin pie, this festive, spiced milkshake is guaranteed to be a hit.
It’s one of our favorite family night treats during the fall and winter months!
1⁄3 cup pumpkin purée
1⁄4–1⁄2 cup milk
1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of cloves
Pinch of nutmeg
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1–2 graham crackers, crushed
1. Combine all the ingredients, except the graham crackers, in the blender and blend until the
desired consistency is reached. Add more milk if desired.
2. Pour into individual serving glasses, sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, and serve
(Sara Wells and Kate Jones, Our Best Bites, [Salt Lake City: Shadow Mountain, 2011] p. 244.)