Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:

“When we want to speak to God, we pray. And when we want Him to speak to us, we search the scriptures; for His words are spoken through His prophets. He will then teach us as we listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

“If you have not heard His voice speaking to you lately, return with new eyes and new ears to the scriptures. They are our spiritual lifeline” (“Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto Our Salvation,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2006, 26–27).

Elder H. Ross Workman of the Seventy spoke about murmuring. He said that “murmuring consists of three steps, each leading to the next in a descending path to disobedience.”

First, when people murmur, they use their own judgment and begin to question the teachings of the living prophets. “They [question] first in their own minds and then [plant] questions in the minds of others.”

Second, those who murmur begin “to rationalize and excuse themselves from doing what they [have] been instructed to do. … Thus, they [make] an excuse for disobedience.

“The third step inevitably follows: slothfulness in following the commandment of the Master [see D&C 58:29]. …

“I invite you to focus on the commandment from living prophets that bothers you the most. Do you question whether the commandment is applicable to you? Do you find ready excuses why you cannot now comply with the commandment? Do you feel frustrated or irritated with those who remind you of the commandment? Are you slothful in keeping it? Beware of the deception of the adversary. Beware of murmuring” (“Beware of Murmuring,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 85–86).

I saw this on Pinterest and had to try it. My fruit cups had the expiration date and stuff on the top, so I took some fingernail polish remover and a cotton ball and took it off. I then drew the chick's on with Sharpies. They turned out so cute!

My latest crochet project...

I'll post pictures when it is done.

These were so fun to make. I had the help of The Princess and her cousin, so it got a little messy, but they had so much fun! They end up similar to a Peep, but more flavorful.

What you'll need:

*3 bags of big marshmallows
*6 small boxes of Jell-O - one for each color of the rainbow, or whatever you want!
*Bowl of water
*Treat bags

And that's it. Super simple.

Pour one box of Jell-O into a zipper bag. Work with one flavor/color at a time. Dip a marshmallow into the water, getting the whole thing wet. Shake off the excess water, then drop into the Jell-O. Close the bag and shake to coat. Take the marshmallow out and place on cookie sheet to dry. Your fingers will get stained!

One small box of Jell-O did about 20-22 decent looking marshmallows, and a few more that were too ugly to hand out. The younger your helpers are, the fewer pretty ones you'll get!

We ended up with 16 bags that had every color. Of course, some were eaten along the way, and we didn't bag the ugly ones...they got eaten too! The Princess wanted labels, so she designed one that said, "Here's a bag of Unicorn poop for my friend." Nice, right?

Try them out and let me know how you liked them!