Just a quick update - I told you too soon that I was back in business. Right after I posted that blog I was listening to Hk read one of her books that she reads each night. She kept saying her throat hurt. I told her not to complain and that she needed to drink more water. I then went and got the flashlight - I have a two year old and the emergency flashlights in my nightstand and my husband's were both missing. I about passed out when I saw her throat. I've NEVER seen that much white nasty stuff in all my life. It was everywhere - on her tonsils, the back of her throat, her uvula, the sides of her cheeks. Now I feel guilty for telling her not to complain because she's been hurting for a few days and just told me about this. Oh boy, so here we go again...
ANYWAY - Ever need a quick lesson that even the little ones can enjoy? Print this out on white cardstock, cut them out, and then laminate them. This small version can be put inside a snack size plastic bag and placed in your scripture case for easy storage. I used to carry a simple version I made with plain paper and crayons in my scriptures as a missionary. I taught Lesson 18 in the Joseph Smith Manual last Sunday. Although that only covers part of the plan - go back to lesson 17 to get the first part of it. I figured it was just the push I needed to finally use Adobe Illustrator to 'draw' these illustrations of our Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness.
I made a large version for the chalk board, but this small version is great for use in Family Home Evening, small classroom settings, or Visiting Teaching - used it just the other day with a Sister just getting back into activity. You can even give it as a gift for someone going on an English speaking mission. I will be working on making an Elder to add to the plan. Hopefully you'll see it sometime in the next few weeks. I'm also sharing this at The Errand of Angels Blog.
Feel free to print as many copies as you would like and share it with your friends and family. If you are going to place this someplace online, please give credit where credit is due - Illlustrations by Laura Vanderbeek www.vanderbeekimages.com Thanks!