“The Lord Requireth the Heart and a Willing Mind”
President Henry B. Eyring said: “I often go to the scriptures with the questions ‘What would God have me do?’ or ‘What would He have me feel?’ Invariably I find new ideas and thoughts I have never had before” (“How God Speaks to Me through the Scriptures,” Feb. 6, 2019, blog.ChurchofJesusChrist.org).
- Doctrine and Covenants 64:8–10.
Family relationships provide many opportunities to learn to forgive. Maybe family members could talk about how forgiving each other has blessed your family. How has the Savior helped us forgive each other? How are we “afflicted” (verse 8) when we don’t forgive others?
- Doctrine and Covenants 64:33.
What does Heavenly Father want your family to do to bring about His “great work”? Maybe it’s going to the temple, sharing the gospel with a neighbor, or overcoming contention. Perhaps each family member could collect small objects, like rocks or buttons or puzzle pieces, and use them to represent “small things” we can do every day to “[lay] the foundation” for God’s great work. As a family, pick one of these small things to work on this week.
- Doctrine and Covenants 66:3.
How will you teach the importance of repenting? You could serve some food on a plate that is partially clean and read the Lord’s words to William McLellin: “You are clean, but not all.” Then you could clean the plate and share the food while discussing how Jesus Christ makes it possible for us to be spiritually clean.
- Doctrine and Covenants 66:10.
How can your family follow the Lord’s counsel to “seek not to be cumbered,” or burdened with many things to do? You could talk about the story of Mary and Martha (see Luke 10:38–42), and discuss how your family can keep from being cumbered by things that aren’t of eternal value.
For other ideas for teaching children, see this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Primary.
Suggested song: “Help Me, Dear Father,” Children’s Songbook, 99.
- approximately 3 cups fresh sweet cherries- stemmed and pitted
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter-melted and cooled
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Unsalted butter to grease the baking dish
- 1–2 tablespoon granulated sugar for sprinkling onto baking dish
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 350 F, generously butter bottom and sides of 8 or 9 inch baking dish (mine was 8.5 inch bottom), sprinkle with granulated sugar and tap to spread the sugar evenly onto the bottom and sides.
- Arrange the cherries in circles to cover the bottom of the dish and set aside.
- Mix the eggs, sugar, salt and extracts until well blended. Mix in melted butter (make sure it’s cooled).
- Add flour and mix until completely free of lumps , then add milk and mix until well combined and smooth. The batter should be really thin, just make sure it’s smooth and well blended or it might turns out egg-smelly.
- Immediately pour the mixture over the cherries and bake about 35-50 minutes until puffed and golden brown (mine was done after 42 minutes, but baking time might vary depending on baking dish you use and the sort of cherries you use).Be careful not to overcook or it will taste rubbery!!! The top should be golden and set around the edges but still slightly wobbly at the center.
- Let it set for a few minutes, dust with powdered sugar and serve lukewarm, room temperature or cooled (as you prefer). It cuts easier when cooled to room temperature.