Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results – David A. Bednar quote (free printable!)

March 17th, 2016 | Posted by Jolyn in Church | Relief Society | Scriptures & Quotes - (Comments Off on Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results – David A. Bednar quote (free printable!))

Ordinary people who... do simple things that are right before God will bring forth Extraordinary Results (David A. Bednar) - free printable JPEG

We just pulled off our Relief Society birthday dinner this last week. Our theme for the night was “Being Extraordinary,” and we loved this quote from Elder David A. Bednar: “Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results.” We wanted to provide each of the women there with a notebook — somewhere to record and write down the simple, extraordinary things in their everyday lives. I designed and printed the cover for the notebooks, using this quote from Elder Bednar, and after we got them all put together, they turned out so darn cute!

Because we prepared a dinner program that revolved around each of the past General Relief Society presidents, we decided to decorate with colors and themes that represented the old and the new: deep reds, creams, lace, ornamental accents. I designed the cover of this notebook with that in mind. I used small 3.25″ x 4.5″ notebooks, printed off my design, and then glued them onto the cover of the notebooks using Super 77 spray glue.

Ordinary people who... do simple things that are right before God will bring forth Extraordinary Results (David A. Bednar) - free printable JPEG

Whenever I use spray glue, I always spend several minutes pressing the paper down firmly and evenly, which in my case includes using an old, clean paint roller.

Ordinary people who... do simple things that are right before God will bring forth Extraordinary Results (David A. Bednar) - free printable JPEG

After they were glued down, I took some scissors and trimmed around the edges. Voila! Finished and ready to give out!

Ordinary people who... do simple things that are right before God will bring forth Extraordinary Results (David A. Bednar) - free printable JPEG

Ordinary people who... do simple things that are right before God will bring forth Extraordinary Results (David A. Bednar) - free printable JPEG

Because I want to share the extraordinary, I am making this design with Elder Bednar’s quote available as a free printable!

Ordinary people who... do simple things that are right before God will bring forth Extraordinary Results (David A. Bednar) - free printable JPEG

This design is offered as a JPEG in both a 3.25″ x 4.5″ size (in case you want to make a notebook of your own!), or a traditional 5″ x 7″ size. And, just for variety, it comes in red with cream lettering, or cream with red lettering.

Ordinary people who... do simple things that are right before God will bring forth Extraordinary Results (David A. Bednar) - free printable JPEGGo ahead and see if this doesn’t help make your life one degree more extraordinary! Click on the link below to download.

Bednar 3.25 x 4.5 (JPEG)

3.25 x 4.5 Red
3.25 x 4.5 Cream

Bednar 5 x 7 (JPEG)

5 x 7 Red
5 x 7 Cream

Please remember that this design is free to use for personal and church use, but I still hold the copyright. Please download, print, and share, but please do not re-sell or claim this design as your own.

Simplify, Dieter F. Uchtdorf (free printable!)

October 7th, 2015 | Posted by Jolyn in Church | Scriptures & Quotes - (Comments Off on Simplify, Dieter F. Uchtdorf (free printable!))

Simplify, Dieter F. Uchtdorf - free printable!“Living the Gospel doesn’t need to be complicated… Step back, look at your life from a higher plane, and simplify your approach to discipleship.” President Uchtdorf’s talk at this last October 2015 LDS General Conference made so much sense to me! And I loved this quote from it. It reminded me of a newly-baptized convert I once knew who wanted to know why church members complained about the gospel being so complicated and hard to live – didn’t they know that it was the gospel and a knowledge of a loving God that made life easy and worth living! Listening to President Uchtdorf’s talk was a good reminder to me to allow the gospel to simply work in my life. Actually, I loved so many of the talks. But this one is going on my bookshelf. And because I want the share the good things, I am making this quote available to go on your bookshelf too.

Simplify, Dieter F. Uchtdorf - free printable!

This “Simplify” quote comes in gray or in white (for you ink savers!), and it is available in 5 x 7 (JPEG), 8 x 10 (JPEG), or 8.5 x 11 (PDF). Click on the link below to download.

5 x 7 (JPEG)

Simplify – 5 x 7 Gray JPEG
Simplify – 5 x 7 White JPEG

8 x 10 (JPEG)

Simplify – 8 x 10 Gray JPEG
Simplify – 8 x 10 White JPEG

8.5 x 11 (PDF)

Simplify – 8.5 x 11 Gray PDF
Simplify – 8.5 x 11 White PDF

Although I offer this design as a free download, I still hold the copyright. Please download, print, and share, but please do not re-sell or claim this design as your own.

A Thankful Heart is the Parent of all Virtues, Dieter F. Uchtdorf (free printable!)

April 7th, 2014 | Posted by Jolyn in Church | Scriptures & Quotes - (Comments Off on A Thankful Heart is the Parent of all Virtues, Dieter F. Uchtdorf (free printable!))

Thankful Heart, Uchtdorf - free printable

I always love messages from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. But seriously, weren’t all of the messages from the April 2014 General Conference amazing?! President Uchtdorf’s message on being “Grateful in any Circumstance” particularly touched me. I have put a lot of thought and effort into trying to teach my children the characteristic of gratitude as a cure in an ever-increasing world of entitlement, selfishness, and disappointment. I loved this talk about being grateful in any circumstance. I immediately re-listened to it, took notes, and pulled my favorite quotes (and there were quite a few, actually!) I made up this 5×7 printable, “A thankful heart is the parent of all virtues,” for my home and I want to share it with you! I made it up in several different colors so you can choose what works best for you.

Click on a picture below to download a free 5×7 JPEG.

Thankful Heart, Uchtdorf, 5x7 taupe

Thankful Heart, Uchtdorf, 5x7 red

Thankful Heart, Uchtdorf, 5x7 purple

Thankful Heart, Uchtdorf, 5x7 green

Thankful Heart, Uchtdorf, 5x7 blue

I love general conference. I always come away with two or three new mottos to live by. Elder David A. Bednar’s talk from the April 2005 general conference, “The Tender Mercies of the Lord“, is still one of my absolute favorites. I have gone back to that talk time and time again. And since I’m a fan of passing on inspiration, I designed this free 5×7 printable with a quote pulled from Elder Bednar’s Tender Mercies talk.

Click on the picture below to download a free 5×7 JPEG.

Tender Mercies of the Lord 5x7, David A. Bednar

Please note that although this design is free, the copyright is not. Feel free to download, print, and share, but please do not re-sell or claim this design as your own.