One of my ulterior motives for starting this blog was to motivate me to really study the Ensign magazine as it came. Now that it is May 21st, I finally finished reading the April edition. (Not because I scrutinized each word but because I wasn’t very diligent in reading.) I want to mark up the magazine and go back once finished to share some thoughts about things I’ve learned. I thought of just doing one big blog post for each full magazine but that may get a bit time consuming.
I really liked this idea of studying the conference talks together as a family. The article explains how this family buys a copy of the Ensign with conference talks for each family member and then they have an assigned talk to study each week and then share their thoughts at FHE. I think it would be a great way to really hear each other’s insights rather than just reading through the talks to get through them.
I used to have the assignment to teach the RS lesson from the conference talks and I loved it because I learned so much more than I did when I just read the talks (or if I didn’t even read them but just heard them at conference). I’d had the idea of preparing a talk on each one just as a study tool but I have yet to be that motivated.
I hope that, when the boys are a little older, we will be able to incorporate this manner of study into our family activities. For now, I’ll be happy with this –