Come Follow Me – June

Now more than ever remember to make Come Follow Me work for your family’s schedule. For us we will start doing three days a week in June. Some may still do every day, some may do it only on Sundays. What’s important is your doing your best and making it count when you do get around to it. Happy summer, y’all!

Week 22: May 29 – June 4

Week 23: June 5-11

Week 24: June 12-18

Week 25: June 19-25


Come Follow Me – April

Another month is upon us and I’m excited for what it will bring. We didn’t do our March lessons as thoroughly as usual with spring break taking up just over 2 weeks in March. Now, not only will we get back in our usual schedule but it’s APRIL! General Conference, Easter, warmer weather, garden thriving, son’s birthday, beginning the final quarter of the school year, spring cleaning…it’s going to be a great month!

Week 13 – March 27 – April 2

Week 14 – April 3-9 EASTER!

Week 15 – April 10-16

Week 16- April 17-23

Week 17- April 24-30

May you have a joyful month! Happy spring!


March Come Follow Me

I thought I would maybe take a second to explain a little how we do these discussions. I have a copy printed and on the fridge for easy access for those who don’t have a phone in our home. I send the link to the family chat at the beginning of the week as well so that everyone has a digital copy on their phone/ipod. We use this more than anything because of the easy access to links. Because we homeschool, we do our CFM discussion anytime between 9am to lunch depending on the day’s activities. After we do a discussion I take a look at what tomorrow’s will be so I can make sure I’m prepared for it and it will give me a better idea of what time we need to do the discussion the next day based on how long I think it will take. My one recommendation would be to find a time that works best for your family and allows you to not feel rushed. This might mean staying open to changing times or just changing times on certain days; I’ve found that as I let go of it having to be at an exact time every day and instead let it be more fluid we have had much deeper conversations. It’s amazing where the conversation leads when you can let it happen naturally and not be rushing through to try to move onto the next thing. With that being said, that’s hard! So go easy on yourself while you try to figure it out. New habits take time and adjusting but you’ll get there! We do CFM daily for the most part but there are some weeks where we do a couple lessons in one day knowing we won’t get to it on other days. If you want to double up days and just read a scripture or quote on your busy days, do it! Find what works for YOU, do it the best you can, and trust in the Lord that He’ll make up the rest.

A big reason why I started doing this was because I wanted to be very intentional with our study. There were so many times we would be reading a section in the CFM manual and I would think, “dang, I wish we were going to talk about this today. I could’ve looked up that one video that explains this concept and it probably would’ve helped.” So I decided to just always plan ahead and avoid those moments as much as possible. I also found we were all getting a little restless with the reading and just going through the motions. I now try to include songs to listen to and music videos to watch and discuss, I look up children’s videos to incorporate to keep it more entertaining for the younger kid, and most importantly I try to keep each day to something we can do quickly if needed. Sometimes we breeze through the assignment for the day and it takes 5 minutes, other times we get into deep discussions and it takes us 20 minutes. Be open to allowing it to take as much time as needed or going as quickly as needed to get something in before you lose all interest. 🙂

Week 9: February 27-March 5

Week 10: March 6-12

On weeks that there is a conference talk to listen to, you can do it as a family, listen in advance and just share your notes on it, or assign it to a child to read in advance and share their notes on it. As part of their homeschool schedule, our kids do personal study each day. There is a whole list of things we consider appropriate for their personal study that they can refer to…one of those items is listening to a conference talk so sometimes (like in the previous week) we ask them to listen to it individually and then we’ll come together to discuss. This can lead to them listen more intently when they know they will need to share something. It also gives them the opportunity to listen at their pace, pausing if they desire to take notes. Of course, we know this can set them up for a great opportunity to have the Spirit bear witness to them.

Week 11: March 13-19

Thursdays are not as busy of days for us and Fridays the kids don’t have school (well, not their core classes they do at home), so you’ll often see that those days have longer discussions. You may want to look over the schedule for the week and switch days if it works better for your family.

Week 12: March 20-26

Every single discussion is inspired by, or pulled directly from, the Come Follow Me manual put out by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a big believer in music being a huge way we are taught. I know that’s not the case for everyone, but it is for me, and as our kids are getting older I realize how many of them have the same tendency as I do to feel the Spirit strongest through music. I plan on incorporating more music in discussions moving forward. I also think journaling is a huge help in teaching our children so we gave them new Come Follow Me journals last year and ask them to bring them to each and every CFM we do; we don’t always use them, but they are there incase inspiration strikes and our kids want to document something or we do have something we want them to note during the discussion.

We have been blessed so much in the last year we have being doing CFM this way and I hope someone else finds it helpful as well, but if you don’t that’s ok…keep searching until you find what does work for you. Keep trying to new ways until you see it clicking with your family more and more. More than anything, I hope our kids will one day look back on this blog and remember all the wonderful memories we made, all the great discussions we had, and all the moments they felt moved by the Spirit and I hope they can incorporate some of these daily lessons into their family scripture study. May we all continue to live our lives more intentionally…especially with the things that will have the greatest impact on our children as they navigate this confusing world.


CFM – February

I’m loving New Testament Come Follow Me so far this year, and I’m really hopeful for how much our kids’ testimonies will grow throughout the year. I hope they will have a greater understanding of how loved they are by Him.

Week 5: January 30 – February 5

Week 6: February 6-12

Week 7: February 13-19

Week 8: February 20-26

Here’s to another great month of doing the best we can!


Come Follow Me – January

SO excited to start New Testament this year! I can’t believe we’re back where it all started but so excited to do New Testament again having learned so much in the last 4 years we’ve been doing this!

Don’t forget, ANYTHING you do for Come Follow Me, or FHE, is enough. Keep trying, keep moving forward, keeping putting forth effort and you’ll be blessed for doing the best you can!


Come Follow Me – December

CFM manual, scriptures and journals are all that are needed this month. I don’t specify where to journal this month but plan on having the kids continuing to have journals with them as we do lessons so they can write down any impressions they have.

Week 49: Nov 28 – Dec 4

Week 50: Dec 5 – Dec 11

Week 51: Dec 12 – Dec 18

Week 52: Dec 19 – Dec 25

We have had such a great year studying the Old Testament. I’m so grateful for Come Follow Me and the depth it adds to these well known stories giving us a better understanding of how they lived, how they learned, and what we can learn from them.

I’m SO excited to get back to the New Testament and studying about Christ’s time and mission here. How much we have learned and grown the last 4 years since we first started Come Follow Me! Can’t wait to be back at the beginning gaining an even deeper love and knowledge of the life of our Savior.


Come Follow Me – November

WEEK 45: October 31-November 6

HERE is the Veggie Tales – Daniel and the Lion’s Den we’ll watch on Sunday

WEEK 46: November 7-13

WEEK 47: November 14-20

For the FHE lesson:

WEEK 48: November 21-27

Happy teaching! Remember, God’s work is often the most challenging BUT the most rewarding in the end. Getting through a quick lesson may feel hard and at times impossible, but the blessings will come and they will make it SO worth all the struggle!


Come Follow Me lessons – September

As always the items for the week that are needed are: CFM manual (or Gospel Library app), Old Testament and journals (highly recommended). The Beginner’s Bible is also highly recommended but by no means mandatory to do these lessons. We also have the Don’t Miss It: Old Testament Posters which we introduce each Monday and then review on Sundays which the word often coming up in our discussions throughout the week but this also is not a mandatory item to have.

I always recommend that you read through each lesson at the beginning of each week to see about any preparation that is needed for that week. There rarely is much to do but occasionally there is a little work to be done. This month I start assigning some of the older kids certain assignments such as reading through a talk prior to that day’s lesson and ask them to be prepared to share a summary of the talk and their thoughts on it with us. So keep an eye out for those opportunities if you so choose.

Week 37

HERE is the talk mentioned in Wednesday’s lesson.

Week 38

Week 39

Week 40

HERE is the video, My Kingdom is Not of This World mentioned as a part of the FHE lesson for this week. I plan on telling this kids on Monday of this week that later this week we’ll be sharing our favorite song about Christ if they would like to take some time this week to listen to some songs of Christ and be ready to share.

Hope everyone has a great week full of laughter, accomplishments, learning and some PEACE 🙂