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Follow the Prophet

Inspired by my son’s drawing on Monday night, I’ve been thinking about the phrase “follow the prophet”. Generally I’m one of those people that think that too many members blindly follow. The current President of the Church is “talked up” so much that they seem infallible (even though the Church doesn’t officially teach that). I concede, however, that is hard to fall somewhere in the middle. It’s easy for member to view their prophet that way. It’s easy for non-members to view the man as just a man. How do you give him the respect and honour he deserves, without “worshipping” him?

One thing I do know for sure, is that if we are following the counsel of our prophets, we will be happier, healthier, and more successful. That might seem like a pretty sweeping statement, but consider what the prophets have taught us… families are forever, don’t gamble, don’t look at pornography, be healthy, serve others, save money, don’t go into debt, have food storage, have a garden, etc. I often find that if I am having a struggle with something in my life, there is probably a principle that I haven’t been following as closely as I should.

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 if you can guess each song:

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Did you get them all? Here are the answers:

  1. Drawn by my 4-year-old son. This is a tough one… It’s “Follow The Prophet”. Apparently that is my son on the left and the prophet on the right.
  2. Drawn by my 6-year-old son. It’s “Families Can Be Together Forever”. It is a family sitting in the living room together. One person is reading a book.
  3. I drew this one (no, I’m not an artist). Hopefully you figured out that this is “Popcorn Popping”. There is a person looking out the window.
  4. This was drawn by my wife. This is probably the easiest one to guess. Yes, it’s “Holding Hands Around the World”.