Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scripture of the Week: Happiness Scripture Chain

Our family home evening lesson this week was adapted from I Can Be Happy (Behold Your Little Ones: Nursery Manual, Lesson 19). Instead of only choosing one scripture for the week, we used a treasure hunt around the house to read from the scriptures and learn more about happiness and joy.

“My soul shall be joyful in the Lord”
Psalm 35:9

“Men are that they might have joy”
2 Nephi 2:25

“Rejoice evermore”
1 Thessalonians 5:16

“Lift up thy heart and rejoice”
D&C 25:13

“The next time you’re tempted to groan, you might try to laugh instead. It will extend your life and make the lives of all those around you more enjoyable.”
Elder Wirthlin (Come What May and Love It – Ensign November 2008)