Using the Liahona
April 2005

“Using the Liahona,” Liahona, Apr. 2005, 1

Using the Liahona

Family Home Evening Ideas

“The Light of Christ,” p. 8: While studying this article together, invite family members to list differences between the Holy Ghost and the Light of Christ.

“Youth at Work in Fiji,” p. 26: What did the Church provide to help members become more self-reliant? How was this a blessing, especially to the youth? How has working together been a blessing to your family? What might a family do to work together like the youth in the article?

“A Balanced Life,” p. 40: Have family members practice a safe balancing trick such as balancing a book on their heads or spinning a ball on one finger. Talk about the meaning of the word balance and what happens if the object leans too far to one side or the other. What happens if our lives are out of balance? Use the article to discuss how we can find balance in life.

“Strong Roots in Small Branches,” p. 44: Show how easy it is to break one small stick and how difficult it is to break a bunch of sticks tied together. Discuss how this activity is like the experience of the youth in this article. Share a few stories from the article to show how your family can be strengthened.

“The Comforter,” p. F2: Wrap a family member in a blanket. Ask how the blanket is like the gift of the Holy Ghost. Using the article, explain what President James E. Faust teaches about the Holy Ghost abiding with us. Invite family members to tell of times when the Holy Ghost has comforted them.

“The Rose Garden,” p. F14: As you read this story to your family, ask them to listen for why Mike was sad and what helped him feel better. Testify that family relationships can be continued beyond the grave.