Monday, September 9, 2019

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes: “Be Ye Reconciled to God”; 2 Corinthians 1-7 September 9-15

Come Follow Me Sketchnotes
2 Corinthians 1-7
September 9-15
“Be Ye Reconciled to God”



 Hi!

Every week I share my hand-lettered sketchnotes that go along with the current Come Follow Me lesson. I really love drawing these pages.  I love the insights I gain as I read the scriptures deeply and pull out favorite phrases or meaningful verses to share with you.

Thank you for coming here week after week!

I sincerely hope these pages are useful for you and that they are adding to your study.

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 2 Corinthians 5:17 + Nature Charades

Tuesday: Read 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 and each family writes an "epistle" about how another family member has been a good example of a disciple of Christ.

Wednesday: Read 2 Corinthians 4:6-10 and watch Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Thursday: Read 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 read Jesus Forgave

Friday: Read 2 Corinthians 5:6-7. What does it mean to "walk by faith, not by sight?" Watch Pure and Simple Faith

Saturday: Read 2 Corinthians 6:1-10. Watch Reclaimed.

Sunday: Read 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 + Weekly Recap. Kids lead discussion.




Additional Study for Adults:

Lord, I Believe by Elder Holland

You Can Do it Now! by President Uchtdorf





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!


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Monday, September 2, 2019

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!





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Saturday, August 31, 2019

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.  
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