How do blood, fire and eating relate to temple covenants?
The Light and Faith Conference has four presenters that will focus on their expertise or love for a specific area. Katie Hansen has been teaching the symbols within the Hebrew Aleph Bet and will share with us her love for the Hebrew culture. Francesca Rose will play her musical instruments while teaching us about how to develop an ear for listening and seeing the symbols within music. Tresta Neil will teach 10 ways to interpret a symbol and how they can help connect the mind (knowledge) and the heart (understanding). Plus, learn seven ways to study the scriptures. She will also present on the 3 main offerings in the temple ceremony and the temple path. Sharee Jones, a well known photographer, will show a variety of pictures and teach about light and detail verses darkness and shadow.
Did you know that the sacrifices made for the sin offering fueled the fire for the prayer alter? Come and learn the different offerings of the ancient temple and how they relate to todays temple experience.
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A few weeks ago a question came up on our Facebook group, “How do you incorporate the gospel into your schooling?” The answers greatly varied. I complied a list of their suggestions:
Are You Ready?
The LDS Homeschool Conference is only a few days away!
August 21, 22, 2015
This email is your registration to the LDS Homeschool Conference! Because you received this email your name is on the register. You will pick up your name tag at registration on Friday morning, which serves as your ticket into the classes.
How to Get the Most out of Your Experience:
Click Here to see the video
What you can do to prepare:
One thing that sets up apart from other conferences is our yearly theme, this years theme is:
"If you understand the great plan of happiness and follow it,
what goes on in the world will not determine your happiness.” — Boyd K. Packer
If you haven’t already, we invite you to read or listen to President Boyd K. Packer’s talk called "The Great Plan of Happiness". He asked us all "to prepare a brief synopsis or overview of the plan of happiness—the plan of salvation. Design it as a framework on which your students can organize the truths you will share with them." We invite all LDS Homeschoolers everywhere to do the same! Read more here.
What you can expect:
* Great Venue. The classrooms are close together, the halls are wide and the vendor hall is close and it is all on one level. South Towne Expo Center is centralized, easy to find, and has free parking.
* Great and amazing Presenters ranging from parenting skills and traveling with your family to the nuts and bolts of homeschooling and rejuvenating your soul. Our presenters are all focusing on the Plan of Happiness and how the knowledge of it brings us more happiness in our lives. See the line up here.
* The Vendor Hall is exactly that, a hallway filled with great educational choices. There will also be scheduled times for the vendors to present their product or service on a vendor stage. See the sponsors and vendors here.
* Time to visit with friends and meet new people. There is scheduled time to visit the vendors and with each other. We want you to have a positive experience and to be able to receive the inspiration you need for your family whether it comes from a speaker, workshop, vendor or visiting with a stranger.
* Uplifting Music will be played during the conference.
* Great Youth Conference with many new, exciting and learning games. Plus great presenters, simulations, activities, and more games. The flag game is already the talk of the town with the youth committee. We are all excited about it. See more about the youth conference, art display and dance here.
What to bring:
* A jacket, as the rooms may get cool. Layers work well.
* Pencil and paper to take notes and other information
We follow the church standards of dressing modestly. No tank tops, low cut shirts or short shorts. Follow the rule of thumb: Cover your shoulders, chest, midriff and knees and everything in between.
Our conference and classes are designed for 12 years old and older. We ask that we not bring younger children or babies as we are recording the classes, please be considerate and take your baby out if he is making noises.
Who else do you want to see there?
There is always someone you can think of that you would like to see at the conference or someone you’d like to visit with. Below is a picture you can post on your wall, your friends wall, or email them and invite them to join you. Be sure to add the link, http://www.centerpointconferences.com/register.html, to your picture.
Joyce Kinmont share the events that led up to the first LDS Homeschool Conference. She talks about the experiences around the beginning of the first conference. She and Jack Monnett visit together about what it was like during beginning of of the LDS Homeschool Movement.
We wanted honor Reed Benson as one of our LDS Homeschool Pioneers. I called up his home and spoke with his wife May. He is not able to visit, he has been bed ridden for about two years now. I told her our intentions of honoring him and she said, "Well, he deserves it." I asked her about his feelings on the LDS Homeschool Movement and she, "He loves the homeschoolers and most of our children have chosen to homeschool." Joyce Kinmont remembered, "He called the homeschool movement a "Family Building Movement.""
I told May that we would make a video about him with those that remembered him. She was pleased and asked for a copy when we finished and she sent her love and "Reed's love too."
The following biography of Reed Benson was taken from the Moore Foundation when he received the Elijah Award:
Dr. Reed A. Benson is a professor in the Ancient Scripture Department at Brigham Young University and teaches a thousand students a semester. He has written for a national news magazine, lectured widely, and interviewed with numerous TV and print outlets. A former Air Force Chaplain during the Korean War, he was the President of the Kentucky, Louisville Mission, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served as Branch President in Oxford, England and in the Israel District Presidency. The eldest son of President and Mrs. Ezra Taft Benson, he is the father of nine children and grandfather to twenty-four.
Dr. Benson was the author of the first dissertation in the nation on home education, which is still in print. He collaborated with John Holt, Dr. Raymond Moore, Dr. Larry Arnoldson, and other early pioneers of modern alternative education, consistently lending his influence to support home education during its critical embryonic years in the western United States. He helped develop some of the modern conventions of the home education movement, including the very notion of state home-education conventions and "modern" home-education outreach. [You can find his whole dissertation here.]
May Hinckley Benson was honored as Homeschooling Mother of the Year in 2000. She completed studies at the University of Utah, University of Maryland, and Cornell. With a great display of courage, she successfully home-educated her nine adopted children for fifteen years during the early days of the modern home-education movement. She is a popular speaker and a pioneer in the home education movement who has consistently lent her voice of experience and support. Both Reed and May are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
[The 2001 Elijah Award was presented to Dr. Reed A. Benson and his wife, May Hinckley Benson.]
The Quaqua Society is both proud and grateful to honor the Bensons for their profound contribution to the home-education community. They have been instrumental in helping Utah to have, at least to this point, one of the most progressive environments for home education to be found anywhere in the nation. Their tireless and uncompensated service has touched thousands of lives. They will never be forgotten.
Biographical sketches for the Bensons were drawn from http://www.schoolofabraham.com/speakers.htm.
Full dissertation at: http://www.ifhomeeducators.org/Articles/benson.pdf
A Voice of Warning by Parley P. Pratt
At the Summit of the Ages by Gordon B. Hinckley
"Our Creator's Cosmos by Neal A. Maxwell
The Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto our Salvation by Robert D. Hales
God Will Have a Tried People by Howard W. Hunter
The Poetry of Success by Sterling W. Sill
The Ensign to the Nations; a Light to the World by Gordon B. Hinckley
Science of Grammar, etc. by Orson Hyde, Jan. 22, 1855
My Father’s Formula by Henry B. Eyring
The Law and the Light by Boyd K. Packer
Humanology (crowning creation)
The Magnificence of Man by Russell M. Nelson
Key to the Universe by Orson Pratt
The Physical Worlds by Henry B. Eyring
At the Summit of the Ages Gordon B. Hinckley
Worthy music, worthy thoughts by Boyd K. Packer and video
The Gospel Vision of the Arts by Spencer W. Kimball
At the Summit of the Ages by Gordon B. Hinckley
Compiled by Tresta Neil