Monday, February 15, 2016

Elder Keetch: Blessed and Happy are those who keep the Commandments of God

Happy President's Day, everyone!  I hope you're having a happy day off with your children!  

Last night, as part of our Sabbath Day observance, we had a lesson/activity about Elder Keetch's General Conference talk "Blessed and Happy are Those Who Keep the Commandments of God."

I loved the story he tells about the surfers who are angry because a barrier is preventing them from surfing big waves on a once in a lifetime trip. An older, local surfer pulls out binoculars and lets them see that the barrier is the only thing keeping them from being destroyed by sharks.

After church, my children and I made sharks out of paper plates and surf boards out of card stock.  As we finished up, we listened to Elder Keetch's story and talked about how the story relates to our lives.  We also watched some professional surfing videos.  Today, sharks were actually in the news again...the story said with the warmer weather coming, sharks were found closer and closer to shore and with a big surf tournament coming up they were doing what they could to keep the sharks away from the surfers!  One crew pulled a 10-foot shark out of shallow water!

Of course, Guy had to go his own creative route with his shark, but you can see the process we used to make the sharks here.

And that's all the time I have to write for now.  Have a great day!


  1. I used that talk in a lesson to the youth about how much Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to make it home safely. The youth really enjoyed it.

  2. how fun and helps to put across the point. Love your son's creativity in art.