A Fathers Royalty

 

Daughter of a King

 
In the Proclamation of the Family it says that part of Heavenly Fathers plan for us is to “ultimately realize their [our] divine destiny as heirs of eternal life”
 
Growing up as a teenager in the 80’s I watched Princess Diane and Prince Charles get married
 
Oh how I longed to be a princess
 
When I received my patriarchal blessing, I finally got a glimpse of who I was, and that I indeed was a daughter of the 
King-est Kings of all!
 
And he wants me to have all that he hath
happiness, joy and peace
 
 In 2011 I watched Prince William and Catherine Middleton
court and fall in love
 
as I watched her I said to myself “She already acts like a princess”
but
How does a Princess act?
 
and how can we teach our Young Women and daughters that they already are princesses and then, how princesses act
 
 
Idea: Princess Workshops
These workshops are designed to help teach the young women how to become “the fairest in the land” through examples and messages of well known fairy tales. Break the girls into groups and hold 3-4 of following rotating workshops (about 10 minutes each). And then combine everyone together for the “Fairest of Them All” workshop.
Touching upon- Virtue, Integrity, honesty, modesty, humility
check out Jenny Phillips song “Daughter of a King”

 

See the web site above for in depth details of the workshop
 
 
Idea: The “Map” to Happily Ever After
In Elder Uchtdorf’s talk “Your Happily Ever After” (April 2010 General Conference), he talks about the “map” that our Heavenly Father has given us:
 
 
Create an activity where you leave a treat or special gift at a certain spot can be done like a treasure map. Then give each girl a map of the camp or building (you can draw it yourself–it can be a rough map!). In one specific and known area of the map (such as the amphitheater, or the flag pole, or the kitchen), put an X close to it. In the “Instructions” explain how to get to the treat (put the treat
behind a bush or a tree, etc. not right out in the open). For example: Instructions: Go to the flag pole by the amphitheater. Look in the bushes right by the flagpole for a box covered
with a brown blanket.  Have the girl’s bring the treat or gift back to your gathering place where you can talk to them. Ask them how easy it was to find the treats (it should’ve been very easy, even though the treat/gift wasn’t right out in the open.) Explain to them that the map was very clear, and it was easy to arrive at the treat/gift if they simply followed the map and
instructions. Explain that the Lord has also given us a clear map. Read this from Elder Uchtdorf’s talk:

 

 
http://veronikaskandykoateddreams.blogspot.com
Princess
 
Finishing School
 
Each girl was sent here to earth by a loving Father in heaven who wants her to return. As the daughter of a Heavenly King, she is a princess. Heavenly Father has bestowed her with special gifts and lots of help to overcome the tests of “finishing school” and return home with honor. 
This can be done up at girls camp/ new beginnings/ young women in excellence
hold a class for “Princess Finishing School” taught by a leader or special guest.
 
Prepare for a Royal Wedding
 
 
found on pintrest
 

 

 
Activity Ideas:
-Talk about preparing for a royal wedding: what you have to do to be worthy to enter the temple.
-Do the “Worth Waiting For” craft Kit and corresponding activity available on www.jennyphillips.com for only $3
each.http://www.jennyphillips.com/products/craft-kits/
-Play the video “Worth Waiting For” (7 minutes long) available on the DVD “Arise and Shine Forth” on www.jennyphillips.com. Preview the video here: http://www.youtube.com/jennyphillipsmusic.
-It would be fun after showing the video “Worth Waiting For” (which includes cupcakes in the video) to close with someone performing the song “Worth Waiting For” and then serving cupcakes.

 

http://veronikaskandykoateddreams.blogspot.com
I am so grateful that our King (Heavenly Father) sent out a Proclamation to the world 
proclaiming that the family is central in his plan
proclaiming that we are indeed his children
proclaiming that he has a plan
proclaiming that we have a responsibility
and then warning what will happen if we ignore 
 
I am grateful for this wonderful gospel & grateful to know of his plan and that he indeed loves & needs me.
 
and so I ask myself this question every day  
 
Do I act as a Daughter of the King-est King of all, would act?
 
You might also enjoy:
 
It was suggested I listen to the song below, its
 Nichole Nordeman – “Beautiful to Me”
Check out some of Jenny Phillips other work in the link below
http://amzn.to/2pfqI8K 
 
 
We are doing a blog hop
it’s all about The Family
Please check out some of the other blogs below 🙂
you will love it!
 
 

10 Comments

  1. Charisse

    September 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Me too Stephanie- thank you

  2. Chocolate on my Cranium

    September 20, 2012 at 12:47 am

    You've gathered a lot of great ideas! There's a song by Nichole Nordeman that my daughters and I love called "Beautiful for Me." It also goes well with this theme. {And yes, its a song from Veggie Tales!}

  3. Charisse

    September 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Thank you!!! I just got the chills when I listened- I love it and yes it does for sure go with this- I would love to do a YW in excellence around it 🙂
    Thanks for your comment and insight- I truly feel so enriched from my blogging world [you guys]

  4. Amber

    September 20, 2012 at 4:03 am

    My girls love princesses. I love connecting that love for princesses with being daughters of God, Princesses of the King. These are great ideas for extending that connection. Stopping by from the blog hop!

  5. Charisse

    September 20, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Me tooooo- I love it! I love blog hop- Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know your thoughts 🙂

  6. Eileen Barney

    February 27, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I am now finding this for our girls camp this year! Thank you for posting these great ideas, I hope it works out as great as I'm imagining it will.

  7. Charisse

    February 27, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Yea!!!! I am so glad you found it 🙂 I would love to know how it goes- would you let me know. My email is charisse(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Marcia Leon

    April 25, 2017 at 10:59 am

    The “Princess Workshops” link sends me to a site about homeschooling! Do you have a website address for that?

    1. Charisse

      April 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Ahhh, I believe it is a Jenny Phillips site and she did switch to homeschooling, but let me do some digging 🙂

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