Last night’s Family Home Evening

Yesterday was election day here in Ontario, and my wife was working as a poll clerk for the day. I was off work, so I was in charge for the evening. I’m not nearly as organized as my wife is, but I still managed to fit in Family Home Evening. I shared a very brief […]

Family Home Evening activity – Line by line story

For family home evening this week, my 10-year-old son read the story from the September 2014 Friend called Tornado!Tornado!¬†and shared a short message about prayer. For our activity, we did one of those line-by-line stories. I’m not sure what the official name is, but it is when you write a story a line at a […]

182nd Semiannual General Conference – Saturday Afternoon General Session

I’m at home for the afternoon session. My kids are bundled up in their blankets (as is my wife) and we will watch at least the first half hour or hour together. The kids will probably then go off and play while my wife and I watch the rest. We also have a friend from […]

My funny kids

On Sunday we had our Ward Conference, so the Stake Presidency, along with many other stake leaders, were there. My oldest son (10-years-old) asked me after Church if I knew the Stake President. I said yes, and he said the next time I am bishop I need to ask him for his¬†autograph. I asked why, […]

Count your blessings

We recently had a family home evening lesson about what we were grateful for. Here is a list of things that were mentioned by the 5 members of my family. You can probably guess which ones were from adults and which ones were from kids, but there are definitely some that could be either (I’ll […]

FHE stands for?

I was in Costco the other day and while walking down one of the isles, my eyes saw the letters F H E on a package. For a split second I thought that perhaps a company had used our term and was promoting something for the family. “How nice!”, I thought. Well, it was just […]

The Last Supper!

Last night my wife did the Family Home Evening lesson. She called it “Scriptures In A Bag” (I’m not sure whether she made this up or found it online). She had several small paper bags on the floor, and each of them had an object or two in it. By seeing the objects in the […]

Random Family Home Evening activity ideas

We recently had an activity in the ward where we went through the different aspects of a Family Home Evening. The Young Men President and Young Women President ran the activity portion, and they had a handout with some ideas for Family Home Evening activities. There were no details provided on any of the suggestions. […]

FHE – Draw That Hymn

My wife led the Family Home Evening lesson last night and we talked about Church music. She asked us all to draw a picture of our favourite hymn or Primary song and we would all try to guess it. The one who guessed it right got to sing the song. Here are our drawings. See […]

Family Home Evening on Samuel the Lamanite

I’m not sure where my wife got the idea from, but recently she did a Family Home Evening lesson about Samuel the Lamanite. She made a “wall” out of Rice Krispie Squares and had a bunch of the kids toys standing on the table in front of the “wall”. A “Lamanite warrior” figure that my […]

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