Monday, August 10, 2009

Lesson #30 - Service

To be honest... I could have created MANY more handouts about Service! It's a very common topic of Religion and there's a wealth of information, poems, talks and stories about it online if you do a little surfing.

But I didn't find this online. I actually found this idea/poem in my paper file. When I got married at age 21, one of the most priceless gifts my Mom gave me was a copy of "HER FILES". She has been collecting talks, poems, stories, ideas for handouts and classes, quotes.... the list goes on... for YEARS. And she has a file for just about every church subject you can imagine! She literally gave me and my sister a two-drawer file cabinet that had the hanging files already filled with our own copies of everything she had in hers!!!! I still can't imagine the time, effort and money that went into replicating these for us. I felt loved then but I especially am grateful now! I go to it often!!! Thanks again Mom!!!

Here's the quote that I used on this Lg. can of soup. I ran the paper through my printer, made a stitched border on my sewing machine (love that thing!) then glued it over the label. Added a bow and flower! Easy Peasy! Oh! And the free font that I used on this is called Wish I Were Taller


Do all the GOOD you can
By all the MEANS you can
In all the WAYS you can
To all the PEOPLE you can
At all the TIMES you can
For as LONG as you can

Helping comes in CANS not in CAN’TS
May your cupboard be filled with CANS!!!

This card handout has an awesome poem about Service inside.

The Front reads: If this were your last day on earth, what would you take home to God?

Inside: The Value of Service

Supposing today were your last day on earth,
The last mile of the journey you’ve trod;
After all of your struggles, how much are you worth,
How much can you take home to God?
Don’t count as possessions your silver and gold,
Tomorrow you leave these behind,
And all that is yours to have and to hold
Is the service you’ve given mankind.

Hope you are enjoying my new blog! Thanks for stopping by!

♥ Toodles! ♥


  1. Shanna, I so appreciate you sharing these wonderful ideas and creations with us. I am not LDS but I am still finding wonderful uses for them with my kids at church. Thank you!

  2. I just found your blog through SugarDoodle and I LoVe It! You are one talented woman. So glad I found you and your creativeness. Keep it up, I will try to keep the blogstalking/idea copying to a minimum.
    -LiNZee Hickman

  3. I just found your blog from Sugardoodle too. You have great ideas! I really appreciate you "working ahead" for those of us up on lesson 30. When you say you used your sewing machine for the boarder, you mean you sewed right on the paper? I've never heard of that but how cool! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  4. Hey girl, such a cute can idea with the quote from John Wesley. Anyways, I was wondering if I could use the picture of your "can do" can on my blog/site? It's
    I was going to create a printable can template for sisters to print at home but use your can pic as the example if I "can?" ;) I'd obviously provide a link back to your site. LMK if it's Ok. Thanks! Linda

  5. Shanna, will you tell me what font you used on this service handout?


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