Friday, August 5, 2011

Old Testament scripture mastery, in case you want an early start

Whoo-hoo! Get those brains warmed up with these new clues for the coming year. I am getting quite excited about studying the Old Testament, I bet you are, too!

OT Scripture Mastery

LDS Seminary scriptures from the King James version of the Old Testament

ReferenceRhyming ClueScripture
Moses 1:39Glory BegunFor behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.
Moses 7:18Zion and HeavenAnd the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.
Abraham 3:22-23Chosen to BeNow the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he sa
Genesis 1:26-27In the Image of His SonAnd God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So
Genesis 39:9She's Not MineThere is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
Exodus 20:3-17Commandments AplentyAnd God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have ano other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any t
Exodus 33:11His Face I SeeAnd the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
Leviticus 19:18Don't Be MeanThou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.
Deuteronomy 7:3-4Marriage For HeavenNeither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be
Joshua 1:8Study Scriptures a TonThis book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good succ
Joshua 24:15Choose Who You're ForAnd if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, w
1 Samuel 16:7His Heart is SeenBut the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Job 19:25-26My Redeemer I'll Be SeeingFor I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I csee God:
Psalm 24:3-4Clean Hands Open DoorWho shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Proverbs 3:5-6Trust in MeTrust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Isaiah 1:18Sins UndoneCome now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isaiah 29:13-14Book of Mormon DivineWherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do
Isaiah 53:3-5Christ Saved MeHe is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken,
Isaiah 55:8-9Our Thoughts Don't JiveFor my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Jeremiah 16:16Fishing is KeenBehold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
Ezekiel 37:15-17Two Sticks From HeavenThe word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and
Daniel 2:44-45Stone and Kingdom TooAnd in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch
Amos 3:7God, Prophet, MeSurely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
Malachi 3:8-10No Tithing? Rob Me?Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are acursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in
Malachi 4:5-6Elijah Restores MoreBehold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curs

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Graduates - 2011

Here they are! Your Class of 2011 Seminary Graduates. I love them all and will miss their smiling faces at 5:50 am next year. Despite what has been said, they actually are awake and responsive, some quite a bit and some a little less, but I could not have been blessed with any youth that are stronger, kinder or more dedicated than those in our class. May God pour out his sweetest blessings upon each of you.

L to R: Rene Alvarado, Dayna Paul, (me), Alyssa Clark, Seth Olson, Kaiulani Fauatea, and Kiersten Teague. (not pictured-Ryan Cecil)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Scripture Chase 2011

Attention all Valley View Building Junior-Senior class seminary students!
Friday night is the scripture fair.

*****7pm Bolsa Building*****

If you did not give me your Doctrine and Covenants- call me! Otherwise you will be using an unmarked book.

Come to my house at 5pm Friday for dinner and last minute page flipping fine tuning. We might also need a whiffle ball game to ease our nervous wiggles:)

Let me know if you are coming so I have enough hamburgers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

End of the Year Update

They did it! Seminary students of 2010-2011 are almost at the end of their year. Just to make sure we are all together, I wanted to go over the final dates and activities.
No Seminary on: May 27-Friday
May 30- Monday
June 3- Friday
Thursday the 26th will be our auction. Thursday the 2nd will be a breakfast with our Bishoprics.
Friday the 3rd will be the Stake Scripture Fair at 7 pm.
Sunday June 12 is 6th Ward Seminary Sacrament and Seminary Graduation! Please come and support our seniors and graduating students that evening.

Students and parents- make up work needs to be turned in now! I can't put off the CES secretary any longer. She might get really cranky:) Juniors can make things up during the summer, but we all know how successful that can be, so get it done now!

Stay strong, stay faithful, and I'll see you in the morning!

Monday, January 31, 2011

It's Auction time!!!

That most exciting and anticipated time of year is almost upon us. Yes, I'm talking about the Scripture Buck Auction! It will be held on Friday, February 18th. (Same date for both classes.) New money is being created as you read, so get those scripture mastery verses memorized and start answering questions and make sure you arrive by 5:49! Don't forget, becoming a follower on the blog and leaving comments also garners bucks.
For the most fun, Sister Lee and I are asking everyone to bring something. And remember-odd is good. And it doesn't have to be new or expensive. Extra gift cards have been nice, but so were the bags o'ties and baked goods. Be creative. And start your preparations now!!!

Elder Johnson, a video, and a challenge.

Today in seminary we had the great opportunity of hearing Travis Johnson bear his testimony about the blessings of obedience and scripture study and memorization. Travis is an amazing servant of God who has touched our hearts through the Spirit. While Travis leaves for Chile, we still have important work to do right here at home. Watch this amazing video and leave a message about how it inspired you. (Yes, scripture bucks will be involved for those who follow directions!)

God bless you Elder Johnson! And God bless the seminary students of the Valley View building. Now, get to work!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Parents! I need your help.

In these dark and cold days of January I am especially amazed at our youth who sacrifice warmth and sleep to come to seminary. I hope they remember they are following the example of millions of saints who have gone before them and will be examples to the millions who are yet to come.

Parents: Do you know of any early saints in your family? Please let me know so we can talk about them in class and make our lessons more personal. If you are like me-a convert-would you consider sharing with me the incidents surrounding your or your family member's conversion? Looking at our genealogy chart I just realized that Evan is descended from John Johnson, who's home is pictured above. How sad if he had grown up and never knew about his family's history in the early stages of the restoration! We all have a story to tell-we hope you will share yours with us.