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General Conference Window Cleaner Card

4 November 2010 6 Comments

I chose to create an enhancer for this message from the General Relief Society Meeting, because, I personally needed to hear President Monson’s message titled Charity Never Faileth. I never thought of myself as being judgmental, but after listening to him and re-reading his message, I believe I have some work to do. My Favorite part, of course, is this one:

““Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” Or, to paraphrase, why beholdest thou what you think is dirty laundry at your neighbor’s house but considerest not the soiled window in your own house?”

You can now see why I chose to use a window cleaner (which is a digital graphic from LetteringDelights.com which I altered). This will help remind me that I’m not looking through a perfect set of eyes, and that I should focus more on improving myself instead of trying to judge others. It also reminds me to stop talking and just do it, just take time to clean my own windows instead of staring out of them. [Which BTW I should anyways, because my windows are dirty.] I love the sweet husband in the story, who took initiative and cleaned the window for his dear wife. I know my hubby would have cleaned our windows too. I’m grateful to be married to a great Priesthood holder, who creatively helps me to become a better person, instead of judging me like I have just judged someone else.

It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to re-read, listen or watch General Conference again, to keep us focused. This is the message I needed to hear, but my sisters may need a different one. I may end up sharing a different message, but of course all messages are to help us in our lives, especially those who come from the prophet of God.

President Monson’s whole story (but not the entire talk) is quoted in this Window Cleaner Card printable PDF. It’s double-sided, one side in color and one in black and white. Should line up really well when printed double-sided.

Download VT Printable Sheet:
Download this month’s General Conference Window Cleaner Card (2 pages are included in the PDF file) for Visiting Teachers or Home Teachers or anyone for free by clicking either the previous text link or the link image below.

Instructions:
1. Download PDF file. (click on the color window cleaner page for the 2 page PDF file)
2. Print back page (page #2) in Black and White.
3. Print front side (page #1) in Color.
4. Cut around the outside of the spray bottle and rag.
5. Fold into a card (on dotted line) and gift it to a sister you Visit Teach or a family you Home Teach.
Optional: you can also include a real glass cleaner with a rag or paper towel as a gift.

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November 2010 – Pre-made & Handmade Visiting Teaching & Home Teaching Gifts & Kits
These General Conference themed premade gifts are fantastic because they can be used for Home Teaching and Visiting Teaching this month. Since our hubbies are always helping us out, why not help them. I know my hubby is always relying on the gifts and goodies I have ready for him to take with him when he goes Home Teaching. The sisters who designed these gifts and kits chose different messages to focus their kits on, so pick the one you feel will help them the most.

6 Comments »

  • Sharon said:

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas! I love the window cleaner card. It reminds me of that wonderful talk by President Monson on charity and being nonjudgmental. I can’t wait to use this with the sisters I visit teach this month. Your website is a source of joy for me on the Internet! Thank you a million times.

  • Jen said:

    Terrific idea. I chose to focus on Attitude of Gratitude this month since it’s November – Thanksgiving, but love the Window Cleaner idea! It reminds me of a story retold by a visiting High Councilman a few weeks ago.
    One morning a woman stood at her kitchen window as her husband sat quietly reading the newspaper. She complained about how the new neighbor didn’t seem to know how to clean laundry properly as she noticed it hanging on the line to dry. Day two was a near repeat of day one. Day three the same. Then on day four to her amazement and surprise she exclaimed that the woman next door must have figured out how to work her washing machine or had come up with the right combination of detergents because her laundry was so much cleaner. All the while her husband sat quietly reading his newspaper but was remembering how he had gotten up early that morning and cleaned the kitchen window.

    :)
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Marti said:

    The window cleaner card is so great. Thanks so much. You do a wonderful job. I appreciate your hard work so much and it enhances my visiting teaching more than you will ever know. Many blessings to you dear sister.

  • Serena said:

    I am recently returned to Church after 11 years of being inactive. I was called quite quickly to the Relief Society Presidency, and am actively doing my visiting teaching. I am loving both my calling, and my visiting teaching. It is a wonderful feeling to get to know the sisters on my list and be able to share a message each month with them. I pray that they will feel the spirit from my visits and feel the genuine love and concern I feel for each of them.
    I thank Heavenly Father every day for the gospel, and for Relief Society.
    Serena

  • summer said:

    THank you, thank you for this darling handout!!! :)

  • mel said:

    Thank you so much for always putting together such great ideas for all of us to use! :) That’s a lot of work so thanks.