Monday, February 28, 2011

Young Women Lesson #7

While I still worry that I may not be cool enough to work with teenagers, I think my first lesson yesterday went pretty well. I got all excited and decided to work on next week's lesson. It's on the Purpose of Life. That should be pretty easy to cover in 30 minutes, right?
I Love this scripture: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
So very wise and true, but I am just not a very good "consider the lilies of the field type of girl", but I'm working on it.
The scripture got me thinking about how the purpose of life is really just a journey to return Home. I love a good theme-especially if it involves a lot of puns. So I'm comparing our life to a big road trip. Just as we need various tools for a road trip (GPS, maps, asking people for directions etc.) we also have some great spiritual helps on our earthly road trips (prayer, the Holy Ghost, blessings, scriptures).
I made this handout using Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls, and Paper Doll Dress-up. I thought they'd like the idea of themselves cruising down the highway in a little red convertible.
Since I love handouts, I wanted to give each of them a notebook to keep their handouts and to record any their own thoughts and ideas. I got some notebooks @ Michael's. I used my Cricut and a little Modge Podge to fancy them up.

To see more of my ideas for Young Women, click here.


  1. You are so dang good! What age are you with?

  2. Awesome! I love your notebooks and handout. I taught that lesson early (ward conf messed me up). I made my handout look like a subway art. I loved the Pres. Hinckley quote from that lesson. BTW we had great discussions, I hope you do too!

  3. Very cool. I bet they will love those books!

  4. Cute books!
    I get the 12-13 year olds!

  5. Love this!! You read my mind. I was thinking about this idea and just couldn't put it together. Thank you so much for saving me!!