Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Tiger (striped) smoothies:
Blend 2 different smoothies. Make one of them have blueberries so that it has a darker purple color. Make one using lighter orange-colored fruit like peaches and carrots so that it has a lighter peachy/orange color. Then spoon them into a clear glass creating alternating layers of each color.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Blueberry-Carrot Greens Smoothie
The peaches are perfect in lifting the greens, the color is beautiful, and the blueberries makes this smoothie decadent.
2 peaches 1 bunch of carrot tops from 6-10 carrots1 cup frozen blueberries2 cups water
Soak the carrot tops in cold water while halving the peaches and removing the stones. Blend peaches and carrot tops with water, when smooth, add blueberries. Add water to reach the consistency you like.
Beautiful Beet Smoothie
You can use banana, ice, a little sweetener and Vitamin C rich fruits to tone down the super-earthy taste of beets, one of natures healthiest root vegetables.
1 banana½ beet, skin removed and loosely chopped plus some of the greens1 cup frozen berries1 cup frozen fruit (pineapple, peaches, mango) ~1 cup Orange Juice1 Tablespoon Aqave nectar3-4 ice cubes
Wash your beet, cut off the greens, cut the beet in half and place cut side down on cutting board (for safety and to keep the juice from soiling your hands/clothes). Use your knife to pare off the skin (you can leave it on, but removing cuts down on the earthy taste, if you don’t like that). Chop loosely.
Add banana, beet, ½ of the beet greens, frozen fruits, ice, juice and sweetener to taste.
Emerald Green Smoothie
There are literally thousands of “Green Smoothie” recipes out there (just try Googling it!), but many have a similar idea… somewhere around 50% fruit and 50% greens (literally any green vegetable). This one uses Kale, another nutritional powerhouse, but it could easily be made with spinach, lettuce, argula, wheatgrass, broccoli – especially sprouts –which are sweeter, collard greens, etc.
1 cup green grapes; 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple; 2 cups Kale; Sweetener (like ripe bananas,) 5-6 ice cubes
Wash your Kale and cut off the stems and ribs. Add ingredients to blender. Add water if necessary. Taste after blending and add sweetener if needed/desired.
This has become the Sawaya family regular smoothie because it uses ingredients that are often on hand – especially that handful or two of leftover baby spinach. The colorful berries mask any green ingredients for finicky eaters.
1 banana; 2 cups fresh spinach; 1 cup frozen berries; ½ cup other frozen fruit (I usually pick mangos or peaches) ~1 cup Orange Juice
Add ingredients to blender in the order listed (the berries weigh down the spinach and help it blend quickly). Add water or ice if necessary. Taste after blending and add sweetener if needed/desired.
Green Melon Smoothie
I have personally never liked the consistency of melon, but simply putting it in a smoothie takes care of that problem. Here is the simplest kind of melon and green smoothie recipe… of course you can add other ingredients to it, but give it a try simply at first.
½ cantaloupe, seeded and cut; ½ head romaine lettuce; ½ cup water; 2-3 ice cubes
Add ingredients to blender, adjust water as needed.
Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie
6 large strawberres, stems removed; 1/2 c. rhubarb; 1 c. ice; 1/2 c. plain nonfat yogurt; 2 T. honey (or to sweet taste); splash of milk
Toss all in a blender and puree until smooth. Taste for sweetness and adjust to taste.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Saturday, July 24, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
In his talk, Elder Ballard mentions the tragic persecution of the early saints while our country was quite young. He goes on to describe the patriotism of the saints despite that persecution. The Saints understood the importance of freedom very personally through their own and also through their recent ancestors' experiences as they sought religious freedoms and helped to establish the society we are blessed to live in today.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Cocoa and marshmallows (Styrofoam cups and sticks)
Snacks with an inspirational thought
At craft stores I have found blank 3 X 5 puzzle boards. They are still connected, you write a message to your secret sister, then break up the pieces and wrap them up. Your secret sister has to put it together to see the message. About $.99
Buy an electric switch plate cover. Use glow in the dark puff paint and write something cute like, " Let Your Light So Shine". When they turn off their light the message will glow in their room for a few minutes. Also about $.99
Make a pillow case for your secret sister with material that goes along with the camp theme. Use fabric paints to add the camp name and the year.
Bouncy Ball - "If you thought today was a ball, just wait until tomorrow!"
"I am soda-lighted to be at camp with you."
Monday, June 14, 2010
This Wed. we are doing a service project out at Messiah's Ranch which is where the girls will be having camp in a few weeks. We are leaving with the YM at 5:45 to go out to the Ranch. The girls are to wear work clothes, bring gloves if possible and closed in shoes. The ranch suffered from the rain last week. But the main job we will have is working on the cafeteria-eating area. They will call as they get close to town.
Next week we will work on the camp items that still need to be done. That was to be this week but bc of the need at the ranch we are all going there. Thanks.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Counsel with the Lord is to discuss things with him. We tell him the desires and feelings of our hearts and then wait for an answer. We are often so busy that we pray and rush off before there is time for an answer. Sometimes answers do not come immediately or in the way we expect them to come. Sometimes an answer comes, but we don’t accept it because it isn’t the one we want to hear.
Doctrine and Covenants 101:7–8.
We should pray frequently. We should be alone with our Heavenly Father at least two or three times each day: ‘… morning, mid-day, and evening,’ as the scripture indicates. (Alma 34:21.) In addition, we are told to pray always. (2 Nephi 32:9; D&C 88:126.) This means that our hearts should be full, drawn out in prayer unto our Heavenly Father continually. (Alma 34:27.)
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
President Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor in the First Presidency, said that the temple is “a symbol of strength, a haven of peace, a sanctuary of service, a school of instruction, a place of revelation, … a house of covenants” (“The Salt Lake Temple,” Ensign, Mar. 1993, p. 4).
President Harold B. Lee said: “When you enter a holy temple, you are by that course gaining fellowship with the Saints in God’s eternal kingdom, where time is no more. In the temples of your God you are endowed not with a rich legacy of worldly treasure, but with a wealth of eternal riches that are above price” (“Enter a Holy Temple,” Improvement Era, June 1967, p. 144).
It was very touching to hear our youth tell how their teachers have influences their lives. Please share your experiences from that evening.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Why would the Lord want me to have a patriarchal blessing?•
How can I better understand and participate in the fulfillment • of my blessing?
When and with whom is it appropriate for me to share my • patriarchal blessing? (see True to the Faith , 113).
Thomas S. Monson, “Be Thou an Example,” • Ensign and Liahona, May 2005, 112–15.
“Help can come to you from many sources. One is your patriarchal blessing. Such a blessing contains chapters from your book of eternal possibilities. Read your blessing frequently. Study it carefully. Be guided by its cautions. Live to merit its promises” (p. 114).
Julie B. Beck, “You Have a Noble Birthright,” • Ensign, May 2006, 106–8.
“About Patriarchal Blessings,” • New Era, Mar. 2004, 32–35.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Romans 12: 14-21
14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17 Recompense to no man bevil for evil. Provide things honest in the dsight of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
What could bring the spirit of peace into my home?
What am I doing to bring peace and harmony to my family?
How can I be a peacemaker among my ward family, especially among the young women in our class?
James E. Faust, “The Healing Power of Forgiveness,” Ensign and Liahona, May 2007, 67–69.
Henry B. Eyring, “Our Hearts Knit as One,” Ensign and Liahona, Nov. 2008, 68–71.
3 Nephi 12:9; Doctrine and Covenants 64:9–11.
Personal Progress: Divine Nature value experience 7.
Friday, February 26, 2010
- Making no effort to understand each other’s needs and problems
- Not choosing a good time
- Trying to communicate in a noisy and disruptive physical environment
- Not communicating with love
- Making efforts to understand each other’s needs
- Planning for an appropriate time
- Consulting with everyone involved
- Communicating love as well as needs
- Sending an unclear message
- Not listening
- Ignoring the speaker
- Not being trustworthy
- Embarrassing someone in front of others
- Not understanding each other
- Helps us understand others’ feelings, joys, and sorrows
- Helps others understand us
- Prevents problems caused by misunderstandings
- Helps us care about others and feel unity with them
- Be a good listener.
- Accept other members of the family as they are.
- Confide in parents and other family members.
- Care about the interests of other family members.
- Be affectionate.
- Give sincere compliments and approval.
- Keep confidences shared with you.
- Help to create a good environment for communication.
Robert D. Hales, “Christian Courage: The Price of • Discipleship,” Ensign and Liahona, Nov. 2008, 72–75.
Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Tongue of Angels,” • Ensign and Liahona, May 2007, 16–18.
Proverbs 15:1; Ephesians 4:29; 2 Nephi 25:26–27; Doctrine • and Covenants 20:54; 108:7.
Personal Progress: Divine Nature value experience 3.
Have each young woman select a standard in For the Strength of Youth (pamphlet, 2001), and have her initiate a discussion with her parents on that subject.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
- What makes families harmonious?
- Why can’t something or someone have harmony by itself or herself?
- What experiences have I had where I was treated in a Christlike manner? What were the results of these experiences?
- What are some ways Christ would have me treat my family? How would this affect my family?
“No other success can compensate for failure in the home” --President David O. McKayScriptures
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?Additional Resources
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt alove the Lord thy God with all thy bheart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy cmind.
38 This is the first and great acommandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt alove thy neighbour as thyself.
Thomas S. Monson, “To Learn, to Do, to Be,” Ensign and Liahona, Nov. 2008, 60–62, 67–68.
Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Life’s Lessons Learned,” Ensign and Liahona, May 2007, 45–47.
For the Strength of Youth (pamphlet, 2001), 6.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The purposes of New Beginnings include the following:
- Teach young women and their parents about the Young Women organization.
- Provide an opportunity to encourage parents to help young women in Personal Progress experiences.
- Provide an opportunity for leaders to express love for young women and acknowledge their accomplishments.
- Help young women and parents plan for events of the coming year.
One of our Church leaders has counseled us: “It is the duty of children to obey their parents, to learn, and to help with household chores” (Joseph B. Wirthlin, in Conference Report, Oct. 1980, pp. 101–2; or Ensign, Nov. 1980, p. 70).
“I do not believe people can be happy unless they have work to do. One can really be more of a slave to idleness than to work. Work also keeps us humble and reminds us of how all our blessings come to us from our Heavenly Father. …
“The gospel of work is a very important teaching of the Church. If we learn to work early in life we will be better individuals, better members of families, better neighbors, and better disciples of Jesus Christ, who Himself learned to work as a carpenter” (Neal A. Maxwell, “Gospel of Work,” Friend, June 1975, p. 7).
Doctrine and Covenants 42:42 Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall not eat the bread nor wear the garments of the laborer.
Alma 36:25 Yea, and now behold, O my son, the Lord doth give me exceedingly great joy in the fruit of my labors;
Doctrine and Covenants 58:27 Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;
Kenneth Johnson, “Restoring Faith in the Family,” Ensign and Liahona, May 2008, 15–17.
For the Strength of Youth (pamphlet, 2001), 10–11.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
February 6th will be a youth temple trip at 3pm. We will not be eating afterwards and expect to be back around 6pm.
If you need a recommend, the Bishop and his Counselors will be meeting with youth for interviews after church this Sunday (January 31). If you are not able to meet then, contact the Bishop for a different time.
Lesson 5: Home Environment (January 31, 2010, Taught by the Class Advisors)
Doctrine and Covenants 132:8 Behold, mine house is a house of aorder, saith the Lord God, and not a house of confusion.
Moses 3:15 And I, the Lord God, took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden, to dress it, and to keep it.
Doctrine and Covenants 90:18 Set in aorder your houses; keep slothfulness and cuncleanness far from you.
Doctrine and Covenants 42:41 And let all things be done in cleanliness before me.
Ephesians 6: 1-3 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
• How can I help my family create a home environment where the Spirit can dwell?
• What homemaking skills and life skills do I need to learn to make home life less stressful and to increase my family’s sense of well-being? In what ways will learning these skills help me in my future home?
• Susan W. Tanner, “Stand as a Witness,” Ensign and Liahona, May 2008, 113–15. Consider sharing the story about the gift of faith that Sister Tanner’s mother possessed and how it influenced Sister Tanner’s life.
• Mary N. Cook, “Strengthening Home and Family,” Nov. 2007, 11–13.
• For the Strength of Youth (pamphlet, 2001), 10–11.