Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Endangered Species day and the letter T

Scripture D&C 3:2
“For God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round.”

I found a talk by The straight and Narrow Way by Joseph B Wirthlin where he starts out with a story he says:
While traveling along a mountainous road one evening through a driving rainstorm punctuated with frequent claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, Sister Wirthlin and I could barely see the road, either in front of us or to the right and the left. I watched the white lines on that road more intently than ever before. Staying within the lines kept us from going onto the shoulder and into the deep canyon on one side and helped us avoid a head-on collision on the other. To wander over either line could have been very dangerous. Then I thought, “Would a right-thinking person deviate to the left or the right of a traffic lane if he knew the result would be fatal? If he valued his mortal life, certainly he would stay between these lines.”

That experience traveling on this mountain road is so like life. If we stay within the lines that God has marked, he will protect us, and we can arrive safely at our destination.

The kids and I talked about what Jesus meant.He is not talking about a real road but the path we choose in life. He will forgive our mistakes or our detours and he will make the way back to him straight .This he will do if we repent and ask no matter how crooked and wrong our choices.

Next I drew 2 paths,a straight one and a zig zag.I asked which would get them to their destination.Here are the kids trying to figure it out.They decided it was the straight path.Good choice!

We used the box the babies high chair came in. We made ramps and had so much fun.

We are talking about Transportation this week.
What better way to study than to drive around and see the cars,buses,trucks,strollers and bikes.We talked about colors and where they were going.
Today is Endangered Species Day.We learned about tigers and the kids made a cage for the pretend train to take the tiger to the zoo.
We sang a train song

For baby
 Nursery Rhymes: This little piggy
Song:The wheels on the bus

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