Come Follow Me Sketchnotes:“God Is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace”; 1 Corinthians 14-16, September 2-8

1 Corinthians 14-16
September 2-8
“God Is Not the Author of Confusion, But of Peace”



Hi friends! 

I hope you’ve all had a lovely week.  I’m happy to be back again with this week’s Come Follow Me sketchnotes.  I love sharing these printables with you each week!  And I love how they add to my own scripture study.

Question.  How are you feeling about Come Follow Me now that we’re almost 3/4 of the way through the year?  Are you still going strong?  Have you had to change how you study to fit the current season of life?

Is there any way I can help you maintain or improve your enthusiasm for these amazing lessons?

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and let me know!

Each week I share our family’s simple lesson plan with you.  We have a wide range of ages in our family, so it’s hard to find a balance for teens and toddlers, but we do our best and hope that each kid finds something on their level.

Here’s what we’re studying this week:

Monday: Read CFM Introduction + Read 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 + Post Resurrection Family Reunion


Tuesday: Read 1 Corinthians 14:3, 31, 39-40 and read Seeing God’s Prophet


Wednesday: Read 1 Corinthians 15:12-17 and read Always Brothers


Thursday: Read 1 Corinthians 15:29 watch Glad Tidings: The History of Baptisms for the Dead


Friday: Read It’s Temple Time!


Saturday: 1 Corinthians 15:55-57. Watch Until We Meet Again


Sunday: Weekly Recap. Kids lead discussion.


Additional Study for Adults:


The Resurrection of Jesus Christ by Elder Christofferson


And There Shall Be No More Death by Elder Johnson

How to use Scripture Sketchnotes:

TRACE. You can also trace these into your scriptures or journal using a light box or a sunny window.  My husband made me an awesome lightbox, but this one is a great option for you to purchase.


COLORING PAGE. Use as a coloring page for your kids to work on during family scripture time.  Write additional notes and insights on the pages as you go. You could add all the completed sketchnotes pages to a binder to keep as a reminder of the gospel topics you’ve discussed together.




STICKER PAPER. Print on clear sticker paper and cut apart the doodles to add to your scripture journal or into the margins of your scriptures.  (This year, I am using this free wide-margin New Testament PDF that I had printed and spiral bound at a local copy shop.  But there are many wide-margin options available.)


Printing on clear sticker paper allows you to add color to the doodles using colored pencils, but still be able to see the words beneath them.  I have tried out a few different kinds of colored pencils on this sticker paper.  Ergosoft pencils and Prismacolor pencils work really well.





You might also like my other sketchnotes posts.



I’d love your help. One way you can support my work is to SHARE IT! If you appreciate the hours I put into these free resources each week, please pin this image on Pinterest or share it on Facebook or Instagram.  It helps so much for YOU to share what you love and help others to find me.  Thank you!

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: August 2019

August has been a crazy busy month for us.  Between soccer tournaments (aka lots of driving), starting a new school routine (our kids are going one day a week to on-site classes), and a new very-part-time job for me (teaching art at the charter school) it felt like a really slow reading month for me.

I still managed to finish 8 books, which keeps me on track to read 100 this year (my slightly outlandish goal).

Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

This non-fiction look behind the curtain into life in North Korea is haunting.  The poverty and starvation, the complete subjection to cruel and power-hungry dictators has completely stunted the nation.  It was a fascinating book, but I found that I was reading it slowly because the subject matter is just so sad.

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

I adore pretty much anything written by Bill Bryson.  This in-depth study of one incredible summer in American history was no exception.  His understated humor doesn’t shine quite as bright as in his more personal memoirs, but the stories he relates are gripping and the book never lagged for a second.  The audiobook is extra delightful because it is read by the author. I found his accent, a mixture between Iowan and British, lovely.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

I am a big fan of a great fairytale retelling.  This book was fantastic! It’s a new take on the Beauty and the Beast story and it sucked me in completely. I don’t want to say too much! Just read it.

Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry

We listened to this in the car over the past few weeks.  A fun twist on the genie in a magic lamp story, with a strong female protagonist. She’s hot tempered and funny and we all enjoyed the book quite a bit.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

I’m way behind the times on this one; it took me a long time to get it from the library.  Loved the writing style and the rich characters and setting.  There were a couple of scenes that were too much for my prudish self, but overall I enjoyed every moment of this story.  It’s immersive and I can see why it’s received so much hype.

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

Set during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, this gripping family story is beautifully written and heartbreakingly sad.  I loved it.  It switches back and forth between the viewpoints of three sisters and their mother, and I almost always enjoy books written from multiple persepectives.  It’s also about family, loss, loyalty and love.  I’ll definitely be reading more by this author.

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

A silly, but always fun classic read aloud.  My five year old was begging to read the second book next before we even finished the first one.

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

For obvious reasons, race is an important part of our family life (for those who may not know, our two boys are adopted, one is Hispanic and the other is Black).  I have found myself gravitating toward books about race and racism frequently over the years.  This book was completely eye opening for me.  I feel like every white person on the planet should read it, and especially those who (like myself) consider yourself progressive and open minded when it comes to race.  It gave me so much to think about, so much to act upon.  

How to Create a Tape Image Transfer

Hey there!

Have you ever created a tape transfer?  It’s almost like MAGIC! 

Whenever I teach this method in workshops, the attendees are seriously SO delighted!

It’s incredibly easy and all you need is a magazine image and some packing tape.  The packing tape stays sticky and you can use the image like a sticker in your journal.  It’s so fun!

I love to use tape transfers in my bible journal, as well as my regular art journal.  They make such an impact, for very little time and effort.  

Watch the video below to see how I create tape image transfers.

The final step: Usually if you let the tape dry for a bit, it will become sticky again and you can just place it on your page without using anything else! (So cool, right?) If for some reason it doesn’t get sticky again I just use a glue stick to glue it down.

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes: 1 Corinthians 8-13 August 26-September 1 “Ye Are the Body of Christ”

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes
1 Corinthians 8-13
August 26-September 1
“Ye Are the Body of Christ”

Hey there!  It’s Monday and you know what that means! Come Follow Me Sketchnotes!  I’m super excited about this week’s free printable sketchnotes because we get to study one of the most inspiring, beautiful chapters of scripture ever written (in my humble opinion).  I love, LOVE 1 Corinthians Chapter 13.  

I’m happy to share these with you and hope they are useful in your scripture study this week. 

Each week I share our family’s simple lesson plan with you.  We have a wide range of ages in our family, so it’s hard to find a balance for teens and toddlers, but we do our best and hope that each kid finds something on their level.

Here’s what we’re studying this week:


Monday: Read CFM Introduction; Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 + Sacrament Hymn Sing Along activity 
Tuesday: Read 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; discuss the sacrament and how we can make it more meaningful (a serious issue in our family right now).  How Should I Behave in Sacrament Meeting?
Wednesday: Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.

Thursday: Read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 + What Are Your Spiritual Gifts?
Friday: Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. Draw pictures of a body made only of certain body parts (eyes, ears, etc.).  Discuss family unity.

Saturday: Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Watch Pass it On.

Sunday: Weekly Recap. Kids lead discussion.



Further Study for Adults: 


There are Many Gifts by Marvin J. Ashton


How to use Scripture Sketchnotes:

TRACE. You can also trace these into your scriptures or journal using a light box or a sunny window.  My husband made me an awesome lightbox, but this one is a great option for you to purchase.



COLORING PAGE. Use as a coloring page for your kids to work on during family scripture time.  Write additional notes and insights on the pages as you go. You could add all the completed sketchnotes pages to a binder to keep as a reminder of the gospel topics you’ve discussed together.

STICKER PAPER. Print on clear sticker paper and cut apart the doodles to add to your scripture journal or into the margins of your scriptures.  (This year, I am using this free wide-margin New Testament PDF that I had printed and spiral bound at a local copy shop.  But there are many wide-margin options available.)


Printing on clear sticker paper allows you to add color to the doodles using colored pencils, but still be able to see the words beneath them.  I have tried out a few different kinds of colored pencils on this sticker paper.  Ergosoft pencils and Prismacolor pencils work really well.





You might also like my other sketchnotes posts.



I’d love your help. One way you can support my work is to SHARE IT! If you appreciate the hours I put into these free resources each week, please pin this image on Pinterest or share it on Facebook or Instagram.  It helps so much for YOU to share what you love and help others to find me.  Thank you!



DOWNLOAD SKETCHNOTES

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes 1 Corinthians 1-7; August 19-25; “Be Perfectly Joined Together”

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes
 1 Corinthians 1-7; August 19-25;
“Be Perfectly Joined Together”




Happy Monday! 
We’re easing back into our homeschool routine around here, and this year is going to be better than ever.  I’m so excited about all the fantastic opportunities we have to learn and study together.


Each week along with the free Come Follow Me Sketchnotes, I share our family plan for studying the Come Follow Me lessons together.  We have a wide range of ages of children: 14 years, down to 2 years old.  It’s tricky to get everyone involved and engaged at the same time!


I try to keep things simple and trust that each of the children will hear and understand the principles at their own level.


Here’s what we’ll be learning about this week.
Monday: Read Introduction from CFM Manual and Human Knot Activity

Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17.  Watch “We Don’t Need to Be The Same to be One”

Wednesday: Read  1 Corinthians 1:25-31 and read Multiplication Master. and discuss.

Thursday: Watch The Holy Ghost sing along video 

Friday: Listen to The Scripture Study Project podcast in the car while driving to/from a soccer tournament.  

Saturday: Read 1 Corinthians 6:13-20 and Done with Swim Team

Sunday: Weekly Recap. Kids lead discussion. We’ll also discuss this video with our older kids



Further Study for Adults:

Personal Purity by Elder Holland

How to use Scripture Sketchnotes:

TRACE. You can also trace these into your scriptures or journal using a light box or a sunny window.  My husband made me an awesome lightbox, but this one is a great option for you to purchase.


COLORING PAGE. Use as a coloring page for your kids to work on during family scripture time.  Write additional notes and insights on the pages as you go. You could add all the completed sketchnotes pages to a binder to keep as a reminder of the gospel topics you’ve discussed together.

STICKER PAPER. Print on clear sticker paper and cut apart the doodles to add to your scripture journal or into the margins of your scriptures.  (This year, I am using this free wide-margin New Testament PDF that I had printed and spiral bound at a local copy shop.  But there are many wide-margin options available.)


Printing on clear sticker paper allows you to add color to the doodles using colored pencils, but still be able to see the words beneath them.  I have tried out a few different kinds of colored pencils on this sticker paper.  Ergosoft pencils and Prismacolor pencils work really well.

You might also like my other sketchnotes posts.


I’d love your help. One way you can support my work is to SHARE IT! If you appreciate the hours I put into these free resources each week, please pin this image on Pinterest or share it on Facebook or Instagram.  It helps so much for YOU to share what you love and help others to find me.  Thank you!

Journaling Prompts for Fall Free Printable

FREE printable journaling prompts for fall and back to school.



Journaling is helpful to me on so many levels. It’s one of my favorite ways to relieve stress and work through my emotions. I journal to record memories and to hold on to beautiful quotes I read or funny things the kids said.



Sometimes opening up my journal to a blank page can be intimidating.  I just don’t know where to start.  I’m willing to bet that many people have that same issue!

As a way to help us overcome the fear of the blank page, I am excited to share some journaling prompts!  My plan is to put together a list of prompts like this every month.

I included 24 prompts for the month.  It just didn’t feel necessary to do one for every day because I didn’t want anyone feeling like they had to ‘catch up’ if they got behind.  (If that bugs you and you’d really like to have enough prompts for one each day for the month, will you please let me know?)


Here’s how this works:

  • download the free printable journal prompts below
  • print them out 
  • cut out the prompts
  • glue them into your journal
  • answer the questions however works best for you!
I find it helpful to prepare several pages at once and then do the actual writing little by little over time.  So I sat down with my cut-out journal prompts, a glue stick, some washi tape and hand-carved stamps and ink and prepped every single prompt at once.


That may be overwhelming to you, not knowing how much space you’ll want once you actually start writing.  It doesn’t bother me to add a little tip-in to the page for extra space if needed, or continue my thoughts further into the journal, with a little note about where to go next.

I created a short video so you can peek inside my journal to see the pages I created.  I tend to lean toward more simple pages. and you’ll see that reflected in my journal.  

I chose to add one prompt for every two-page spread, but you could do whatever works best for you.





You may not feel like specific prompts apply to you, but I’d like to challenge you to come up with an answer anyway.  You may be surprised at the memories and feelings you uncover as you work through the list of prompts.

These prompts could be used in many ways.  You could answer the questions bullet list style (the quickest and easiest method of journaling, in my opinion) or write long-form answers.  You could include a photo for each prompt, or doodle your responses.

There are so many options!  I’d love to see how you use them! Take a photo and tag me on Instagram!

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes: “Overcome Evil With Good”; Romans 7-16; August 12-18

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes
 Romans 7-16; August 12-18;
“Overcome Evil with Good”




Each Monday I post a set of sketchnotes that goes with the week’s Come Follow Me lesson.  I love to print these on sticker paper and use them in my scriptures to help me better understand what we’re studying.

I also share a quick plan for our family Come Follow Me study, using free resources from the church. This week I’m keeping this blog post short and simple.  We’ve been away from home enjoying the last bit of summer!

Monday: Read Introduction from CFM Manual and Pillow Tower of Doom Activity

Tuesday: Read Romans 8:24-27.  Read Prayers and Potatoes

Wednesday: Watch I was a Stranger: Love One Another and What I Know (for the Littles)

Thursday: Watch We Were Sent to Endure 


Saturday: Read Romans 12:10 and discuss.

Sunday: Weekly Recap. Kids lead discussion.

How to use Scripture Sketchnotes:

TRACE. You can also trace these into your scriptures or journal using a light box or a sunny window.  My husband made me an awesome lightbox, but this one is a great option for you to purchase.


COLORING PAGE. Use as a coloring page for your kids to work on during family scripture time.  Write additional notes and insights on the pages as you go. You could add all the completed sketchnotes pages to a binder to keep as a reminder of the gospel topics you’ve discussed together.


STICKER PAPER. Print on clear sticker paper and cut apart the doodles to add to your scripture journal or into the margins of your scriptures.  (This year, I am using this free wide-margin New Testament PDF that I had printed and spiral bound at a local copy shop.  But there are many wide-margin options available.)


Printing on clear sticker paper allows you to add color to the doodles using colored pencils, but still be able to see the words beneath them.  I have tried out a few different kinds of colored pencils on this sticker paper.  Ergosoft pencils and Prismacolor pencils work really well.



You might also like my other sketchnotes posts.


I’d love your help. One way you can support my work is to SHARE IT! If you appreciate the hours I put into these free resources each week, please pin this image on Pinterest or share it on Facebook or Instagram.  It helps so much for YOU to share what you love and help others to find me.  Thank you!



DOWNLOAD SKETCHNOTES

Bible Journal with me: Simple Stamps and Doodles

Hi friends!


I’m happy to share another bible journal with me video today!  I really enjoy creating these videos and would love to hear from you.  What videos would be helpful for you?

SUPPLIES

I used Speedball Speedy-Carve to make this stamp.  To make stamping a little easier, I use double-sided tape to stick the stamp to a piece of clear plastic.


Yellow and Orange inks from this set . I don’t do a ton of stamping, but I have been really happy with this set.  It’s worked really well for me.


Micron pens.  These are my favorite black permanent pens.


Join me as I create this simple and beautiful bible journal spread and be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss any videos!



Come Follow Me New Testament Coloring Pages (August 2019)

 Come Follow Me New Testament Coloring Pages for August 2019

Hello there!  


Today I’m sharing a collection of four free coloring pages! These coloring pages go along with the Come Follow Me lessons for August 2019.


I think my favorite is “we are saved by hope”, but they are all fun!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to print yours and have them ready for church, classes or home study.



WAYS TO USE NEW TESTAMENT COLORING PAGES:

I love to keep a little stack of these on hand to pull out when we’re reading and discussing Come Follow Me as a family each evening. 

They also work well to keep hands busy during sacrament meeting or lesson time at church.

I have included both full and half sheet versions because I LOVE to use the half sheets in my scripture journal and wide-margin scriptures.


Print on clear sticker paper and add to your study journal or into your scriptures. (Make sure the paper works for your type of printer!)


Use washi tape to add them as a tip-in to your journal or scriptures.  (I recommend printing the coloring page on cardstock if you intend to use it as a tip-in, this adds durability and allows you to journal easily on the back without damaging/bleeding through to the other side)

Hang up in a visible place and use it to help your family memorize the scripture.  (We like to give our kids a skittle, or other small candy, each time they recite the verse).



Of course you can color with whatever supplies you already have on hand, but here are a few of my favorites:
Watercolor (note, the paper will buckle/warp if you use excessive water)

You may also be interested in my other coloring pages. 


DOWNLOAD HALF SHEETS