Wednesday, 22 August 2012

50 Songs from the 1970s LDS Friend magazines

Yep, the photo above is of me from the '70s...moving on quickly then!! :)

Well I've recently been called as our Ward Music Chairman and have been rooting around the internet for some additional songs that our choir or smaller groups could sing, and I thought where better to start than the Church website.  I've been at it for 3 hours and I've only managed to list the songs in the Friend magazine from the 1970s!!...and three of those years didn't even have any songs!!!

Some of the songs listed can now be found in the Hymn book or the Children's Songbook but I have still included them as sometimes they have different piano arrangements, there's even a piano duet for 'I Hope They Call Me on a Mission'.  

simp. version = simplified/easy version
1v = one verse to the song, 2v = two verses and so on.

The Golden Plates (2v) Jan 
Saturday (1v) Mar
I Know That My Redeemer Lives (simp. version, 1v) April 
Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning (simp. version, 1v) May                 
Father, We Thank Thee For The Night (1v) June 
Come, Come Ye Saints (4v) July 
Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice (1v) Aug 
Come, Ye Thankful People (2v) Nov 
Christmas Song (3v) Dec 

I Am My Heavenly Father's Child (2v) Feb
In Humility, Our Saviour (1v) Apr
I Hope They Call Me on a Mission (2v, secondo and primo) May
I Pray to My Heavenly Father (1v) June 
My Country (2v) July
Come, Follow Me (1v) Aug
Repentance (1v) Sept
A Child's Prayer (3v) Dec

Word of Wisdom Promises (3v) May
Fathers (3v) June
My Flag, My Flag (1v) July
Come, Ye Children of the Lord (3v) Aug
Keep the Commandments (1v) Sept
When He Comes (2v) Oct
Children All Over the World (1v) Nov
Lullaby (1v) Dec

Have a Very Happy Birthday (3v) Jan
Our Easter Song (1v) Apr
My Father Taught Me (3v) June
Blessed America (1v) July
Lullaby (3v) Aug
We Thank Thee (3v) Nov
Who Is the Child? (2v) Dec

Other Sheep Have I (1v) Jan
Did Jesus Really Live Again? (3v) Apr
Repentance (2v) June
When Jesus Christ Was Baptized (2v) July
When Jesus Was on Earth (3v) Aug
Love One Another (1v) Sept
When Joseph Went to Bethlehem (3v) Dec

Easter Day (1v) Mar
Hear the Raindrops (3v) Apr
When Mother Bakes (2v) May
Pioneer Children (3v) July
Hymn of Thanks (3v) Nov
Have a Very Merry Christmas (3v) Dec

Come, Follow Me (piano duet) Apr
Building a Temple (1v) May
My Evening Prayer (2v) June 
Thanksgiving Song (2v) Nov
Little Jesus (2v) Dec

 These songs can be great for FHE, ward choirs, or as musical items.  I will hopefully get around to finding and listing the other songs from the magazines too....but feel free to do it and if you do, pleaseeeee let me have the link, thank you :) 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Choose The Right FHE

Tonight we did a bit of a reminder of the Primary theme for the children...and us, which is 'Choose the Right'.  This was one of my quick, it's FHE night what can we do!! 

So I taped several pieces of card together and drew a 'strait and narrow' path down the middle and glued the picture of the Saviour at the top.  I also cut out some little green strips of card that fit in the path (you'll see these later).

We started our FHE by singing Choose the Right #239, then after the prayer we talked about ways we could stay on the strait and narrow path so we could get back to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus.  One by one a member of the family wrote down on the card (pictured above) our answers and explained why we had chosen it...they wanted to keep writing down answers but we'd never finish the lesson if they did!!

We then turned to the scriptures and read the following verses from 1 Nephi chapter 8 -

 19 And I beheld a arod of iron, and it extended along the bank of the river, and led to the tree by which I stood.
 20 And I also beheld a astrait and narrow path, which came along by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood;

We talked about the story of the tree of life and how people had to hold on tight to the rod of iron so that they wouldn't stray from the path.  Then we turned to 1 Nephi 15: 23-24 to find out what the rod of iron represented -

23 And they said unto me: What meaneth the arod of iron which our father saw, that led to the tree?
 24 And I said unto them that it was the aword of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would bhold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the ctemptations and the fiery ddarts of the eadversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction.

Next we handed out the little green strips of card as we discussed how we could hold fast to the word of God, and different ways we could hear/read/see/feel the word of God...and shared our thoughts as we wrote down our ideas.

During the week we are going to stick these green strips on our path as we do them, so we've already done our Family Home Evening one :)  So hopefully this week we will all get stuck into our scriptures, the Friend, Ensign etc. and work towards drawing closer to the Saviour through the word of God.

Refreshments was a biscuit with icing on that we all decorated with sweets to make happy smiley faces on....because when we choose the right we feel happy :)  Especially with all this sugar on just one biscuit!! ;)

I really like the FHE lessons where we have a reminder of what we've learnt during the week, I know it helps me to stay on track and I hope and feel that it helps my family feel the same.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Tuna Pasta Salad

I like to have a nosey at the salad bar for inspiration for dishes I can  make at home for cheaper and in bulk!!  So this recipe is the product of one such nosey :)  This dish is great for hot days (and/or stressful ones) as it doesn't take too long to cook, so we always have this a lot in the summer.

500g pasta
2 cans of tuna (185g), drained
1 can of sweetcorn (325g), drained
1 green pepper, cut into small chunks
1 cup of salad cream

Cook pasta and drain...just a note - I like to add a dash of olive oil to the water while the pasta is cooking, I have no idea if this helps it not to stick together, but I do it anyway lol!!

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, it's ready to be served :)  If you are going to eat it cold, let it cool down first before covering it and then store in the fridge.  Just before serving, add a little more salad cream to 'freshen' it up.


Monday, 13 August 2012

Fruity Croissant Pudding

My brother-in-law made this for us at Christmas and it was so delicious we were all fighting over seconds, it was not a pretty sight!!!  You just need croissants, custard and fruit but don't underestimate the yummiest of this simple combination, mmmm mmm mmmm :)

6 croissants
1 1/2 - 2 cup of soft fruits e.g. raspberries, blueberries
1 pint custard
sugar or caster sugar for dusting

Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 4/180C/350F.

Tear up the croissants into bite-size pieces to cover the base of your dish measured 12"x 9". 

Scatter on your chosen fruit over the croissants....blueberries and raspberries work well together or I used a frozen summer fruit mix this time.

Pour your custard all over, making sure that everything gets covered.  Let it sit for 5 mins before cooking, so that the croissants get a chance to soak up some of the custard. 

Sprinkle a little sugar all over just before putting in the oven...I just used granulated, but caster or brown sugar should work just as well.

Put in the oven for 25-30 enjoy with anything creamy :)