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I have inherited divine qualities which I will strive to develop. (See 2 Peter 1:4-7).

"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:  that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust,
"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to viture knowledge;
"And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
"And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity."
(2 Peter 1:4-7)

LESSON IDEA: -  -  Beforehand I had prepared 4x7 cards with a young woman that I had drawn that was very trendy looking.  I drew clothes on her that looked like what the young women wear and drew a backpack that she was carrying on her shoulder.  The backpack had things sticking out of it like a pencil, books and paper. Using a scanner I put it on the computer then put different colored clothes and hair that matched each girl.  We have one girl who wears all black all the time so she had black clothes.  I put their names on each one and one  characteristic that described each of the girls on the piece of paper sticking out of the backpack.  This was worth laminating.
    I came in with a "blue" back pack.  Then I proceeded to read to them the story:  (For the story, CLICK HERE)

SONG FROM MULAN:  Have you seen the movie Mulan?  It has a wonderful message about finding out who you really are.  During the closing credits there is a song that I thought would be perfect for a lesson on Divine Nature.  Sorry I don't have the name, but Mulan is now on Video.  Michelle Thomson, Grass Valley, CA


 DIVINE NATURE: - This activity fulfilled Divine Nature in family relationships. I separated the girls into groups (of two or four) and gave each group a grab bag filled with typical family belongings. After a few minutes of preparation, I had the girls act out a skit that showed how to improve family relationships. Then each group wrote down the greatest number of ways to improve their family relationships. Then individually, they wrote down five specific goals for improving their own family relationships. Then I had them choose the most important one to work on first. Then I gave each of the girls some stationery and had each of them write a letter to their mothers telling her the qualities she admires in her. In the letter, each girl asked her mother to help her develop one of these qualities. Then they each got an envelope to decorate (girls love to do that, you know) and then they delivered the letters when they went home. It helps fulfill Beehive 1, Divine Nature #6; Mia Maid 2, Divine Nature #1; See Beehive 2, DN #5, #6, #7, and #8; Mia Maid 1, DN #3 and #5; Mia Maid 2, DN #7 and #8.