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Author: Alisha Mayer & Emily Berkley

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Simple Joyful Home is a weekly Come, Follow Me podcast by Alisha Mayer and Emily Berkley. In each episode we pull out one lesson from the weekly scripture reading and use that lesson to create practical and simple tools that will strengthen our families and bring more joy to our homes.
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Thoughts inspired from the study ofCome, Follow Me: November 23 - 29Book of Mormon: Ether 12-15"...thou hast prepared a house for man, yea, even among the mansions of thy Father..." Ether 12:32In this weeks reading we learn two things that are required to earn that home in the mansions of our Father.So, what are some of the requirements?  We learn the answer in Ether chapter 12.In verse 32 we learn we "must have hope". In verse 34 we learn that except men "shall have charity" In Elder Holland's talk "A Perfect Brightness of Hope" he reminds us that "among our most indispensable virtues will be this precious gift of hope linked inextricable to our faith in God and our charity to others."If hope is linked to faith and charity it is all that more important that we learn how to practice it. He goes on to say that "...we can hope, we should hope, even when facing insurmountable odds."Our homes and families can most certainly bring feelings of insurmountable odds so what a better place to apply our practice of hope.Today we talk about two tools to do just that, -practice hope in your home.Personal Tool:Perspective Power Hour: Ok, it most certainly does not take an hour to use this tool but the name is catchy and the tool works! So, here are your steps. In times of frustration or disagreement take 5-10 minutes to write down your perspective. The reason why you think you are right, the reason why you think your way will work, why it is important to you....then when you are all done pleading your case turn the page and start writing things down from the other persons perspective. Plead the case from their point of view. This activity will help soften your heart, increase your understanding, and find common ground. In the end whether you take 10 minutes or 2 hours to do this, your efforts will lead you to uncover hope in your relationship and remember that your frustration is with the problem not the person. It will bring back into focus the two great commandments to love God and to love others.Family Tool:Identify one simple thing that changes feelings in your home from heavy to hopeful?In the episode we tell you what works in our homes and give you ideas of how to identify what works in your home.Come learn with us, come hope with us!Episode Links:We would love to have you read along with us. To request a free Book of Mormon from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/requests/free-book-of-mormonDisclaimerSimple Joyful Home follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is not a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Links to learn more about:Curriculum: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/manual/come-follow-me?lang=eng&cid=rdb_v_come-follow-me_engChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:https://www.comeuntochrist.org/If you are longing for more Simple Joyful Home in your life connect with us on:Facebook: @SimpleJoyfulHomeInstagram: @SimpleJoyfulHome
Thoughts inspired from the study ofCome, Follow Me: November 16-22Book of Mormon: Ether 6-11When the people of the brother of Jared crossed the waters they praised God all the days.They were really good at praising..Even when they were underwater..Even when they needed air..Even when they had animals sleeping next to them..Even when they were on water for more than 300 days. .Even we they could have been sick, hungry, tired, bored or frustrated. .They praised God in prayer and singing. Recognizing their many blessings. .How did they keep that up!? Really! I mean, I have barely made it 200 days during coronavirus and I can tell you I haven't praised all those days... .I've had my own bed, haven't been underwater and I can eat any time I want. .How did they do it!?.We talk all about it in this week's episode.. We have some great ideas that we all can implement today! We think you're going to love this episode!
Thoughts inspired from the study ofCome, Follow Me: November 9-15Book of Mormon: Ether 1-5Does your home ever feel like the Tower of Babel? Like all your language at home has been confounded? Like no one is understanding, no one is listening and it is just really difficult to get anything done?Today we are going to talk all about how to avoid those moments and we are going to let the brother of Jared teach us what we can do to stay connected and communicating.Join us for some tools that will change the way you see the crossroads in your day.Episode Links:We would love to have you read along with us. To request a free Book of Mormon from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/requests/free-book-of-mormonDisclaimerSimple Joyful Home follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is not a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Links to learn more about:Curriculum: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/manual/come-follow-me?lang=eng&cid=rdb_v_come-follow-me_engChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:https://www.comeuntochrist.org/If you are longing for more Simple Joyful Home in your life connect with us on:Facebook: @SimpleJoyfulHomeInstagram: @SimpleJoyfulHome
I believe we are all imperfect but together we make perfect things! Thoughts inspired from the study ofCome, Follow Me: November 2-8Book of Mormon: Mormon 7-9The book of Mormon was written, compiled, passed down, translated and read all by imperfect men. .Men who struggled to write..Men who at times lost testimony..Men who forgot to pray..Men who didn't listen to God's direction..Men who were just trying their best..Men who needed to repent..But, Men who loved God..God used them to accomplish something great..Together they made a book, with a perfect testimony of Christ and his Gospel..We are imperfect but I promise you God is using you for something great! .If you are feeling a bit inadequate or if you are hoping for a miracle, you are in luck because we talk about both of those things in this week's episode.Episode Links:We would love to have you read along with us. To request a free Book of Mormon from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/requests/free-book-of-mormonDisclaimerSimple Joyful Home follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is not a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Links to learn more about:Curriculum: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/manual/come-follow-me?lang=eng&cid=rdb_v_come-follow-me_engChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:https://www.comeuntochrist.org/If you are longing for more Simple Joyful Home in your life connect with us on:Facebook: @SimpleJoyfulHomeInstagram: @SimpleJoyfulHome
Do you have a list of things to do? A big long list. Maybe you're playing catch up all the time.How do you identify the work that is worth your effort?In today's episode Emily uses her time as a River Guide to teach us how to make work work for us. Emily's passion is contagious,her insights will leave you inspired and ready to conquer your heavy load. You don't want to miss it!Come learn with us!
Have you ever prayed for something over and over again and you are not getting it?You start to question,Maybe it's not the Lord's will.Maybe I'm not supposed to be praying for this.Heck, He's going to do whatever He wants anywayWhy am I praying in the first place?Why should we pray? We answer that question in this weeks episode. You don't want to miss it!
Thoughts inspired from the study ofCome, Follow Me: August 24 - 30thBook of Mormon: Helaman 7-12Have you ever taken a dance class and remember the teacher telling you to follow a rhythm with these words?. Slow.Slow.Quick.Quick.On this week's new episode (it's already live!!) we talk about how these words can help us remember to let the Lord lead us..To let him be your dance partner..Allowing him to glide you across the dance floor. .Come listen to learn more.  Episode Links:We would love to have you read along with us. To request a free Book of Mormon from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/requests/free-book-of-mormonDisclaimerSimple Joyful Home follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is not a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Links to learn more about:Curriculum: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/manual/come-follow-me?lang=eng&cid=rdb_v_come-follow-me_engChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:https://www.comeuntochrist.org/If you are longing for more Simple Joyful Home in your life connect with us on:Facebook: @SimpleJoyfulHomeInstagram: @SimpleJoyfulHome
Thoughts inspired from the study ofCome, Follow Me: August 10 - 16thBook of Mormon: Alma 53 - 63What are somethings you guard the most?Something that if you lost it you are not sure you could make it a day.Well today we are going to talk about how to guard the things that will benefit you the most and help you win any war!Come learn what the secret is to protecting the critical and vital things in life!Episode Links:We would love to have you read along with us. To request a free Book of Mormon from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/requests/free-book-of-mormonDisclaimerSimple Joyful Home follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is not a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Links to learn more about:Curriculum: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/manual/come-follow-me?lang=eng&cid=rdb_v_come-follow-me_engChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:https://www.comeuntochrist.org/If you are longing for more Simple Joyful Home in your life connect with us on:Facebook: @SimpleJoyfulHomeInstagram: @SimpleJoyfulHome
Thoughts inspired from the study ofCome, Follow Me: July 27th - August 2ndBook of Mormon: Alma 39 - 42Today's episode is all about focusing on what we have influence over. Clearing our minds of worry, doubts, what ifs, should haves, and endless concerns and finding power in action driven by the spirit. As Alma was speaking to his son Coriantum he tried to remind him of his purpose, his calling and the power of influence he held if he could keep his heart centered on Christ. The same is true of each of us. We each have a call, one that is individual, personal, and purpose. We must keep Christ at the center if we have any hope of giving our purpose power. Join us as we learn what that looks like.Episode Links:Franklin Covey's Circle of Influence: https://resources.franklincovey.com/blog/focus-on-your-circle-of-influenceWe would love to have you read along with us. To request a free Book of Mormon from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/requests/free-book-of-mormonDisclaimerSimple Joyful Home follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is not a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Links to learn more about:Curriculum: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/manual/come-follow-me?lang=eng&cid=rdb_v_come-follow-me_engChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:https://www.comeuntochrist.org/If you are longing for more Simple Joyful Home in your life connect with us on:Facebook: @SimpleJoyfulHomeInstagram: @SimpleJoyfulHome
Emily, I love those roses, that peach apricot color is so beautiful!Ahh thanks but don't mind the weeds.I haven't weeded in a couple of weeks, sorry about that.It smells beautiful, I haven't smelled a rose that has so much scent in a long time!Well don't poke your finger, there are thorns.Em, can we focus on the good and the pretty for just a minute?Well you are in luck  because that is what we are talking about on the podcast today, pretty things, positive things, happy things. How you can give ear to things that will brighten your day and help you #HearHim.
Thoughts inspired from the study ofCome, Follow Me: July 13th - 19thBook of Mormon: Alma 32 - 35Where do you feel the most known and the most loved?Is it at the gym, work, church, home?Today we are going to talk about creating a space that helps people feel known and loved.Multiple groups of righteous people found refuge in the land of Jershon.The foundational teachings that led people to that welcoming land werethe doctrine of Christ and His atonement.Christ set us up with the perfect curriculum to learn how to createsafety and success in our homes and families and surprisingly modern dayresearch is catching up and supporting what He teaches us in the scriptures.Come learn with us. We are excited to labor together in our efforts to strengthen our families.
Thoughts inspired from the study ofCome, Follow Me: July 6th - 13thBook of Mormon: Alma 30-31You are what you eat!We have all heard that saying before.Sometimes we love what we eat and Sometimes not so much, we leave feeling pretty heavy.Today we are going to tie this idea of what you consume, you become to our relationships in family and with God.Is what you are consuming strengthening or weakening the most important relationships in your life?Join us for the 3 C's that lead to a simpler, healthier, more joyful life and leave with tips to help you consume more of what you want to create and connect with. See you inside!Episode LinksWe would love to have you read along with us. To request a free Book of Mormon from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/requests/free-book-of-mormonDisclaimerSimple Joyful Home follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is not a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Links to learn more about:Curriculum: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/manual/come-follow-me?lang=eng&cid=rdb_v_come-follow-me_engChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:https://www.comeuntochrist.org/If you are longing for more Simple Joyful Home in your life connect with us on:Facebook: @SimpleJoyfulHomeInstagram: @SimpleJoyfulHome
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Mindy Percival

I loved this episode. When I moved away from family I had to rely on other people in my life to help me. It taught me that most people in this world are trying to do good, and be good people. That realization really helped to ease my anxiety and stress, I learned to trust people more and in turn I find myself helping others more as well. So, Alisha thank you for sharing your story about selling your car. I totally relate!

May 10th
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