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Yesterday in General Conference Brother Devin G. Durrant, the First Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency, issued this challenge:
I invite you to “ponderize” one verse of scripture each week. The word ponderize is not found in the dictionary, but it has found a place in my heart.
This sounds like the perfect opportunity for a Young Women Value Project!
But what does to ponderize mean and how do you do it?
Brother Durrant continues:
So what does it mean to ponderize? I like to say it’s a combination of 80 percent extended pondering and 20 percent memorization… … Read or think of the verse several times each day and ponder the meaning of its words and key phrases throughout the week.
Like I said, the perfect idea for a Young Women Value Project. The idea is simple, but the project will require work. Each week, for ten weeks choose a different scriptures. Each day of the week, ponder the scripture’s meaning, find a way to apply it into your life, compare it to other teachings or scriptures, and memorize part of it.
If you work on it for an hour each week, by the end of week then, you will have ten hours of ponderizing, or on complete project!
Finding only ten scriptures for a certain topic does not seem that hard, but here are a couple jumping off points for you:
Remember: if you are doing this for Faith, or any other value it does not have to just be about faith. Other topics they talk about in the value are the atonement, and tithing. Use scriptures with these topics as well.
Or maybe they don’t have anything to do with the value, but you write about how the process of ponderizing helps you understand your Divine Nature or helps you become more knowledgeable, or teaches you how to make better choices.
Remember it is all in the wording.
Look in the back of your personal progress booklet go to the Scripture Index (pg. 96-97). In the Scripture Index is all the scriptures used in the varies value experiences.
Study the scripture mastery scriptures from seminary. Use this project for faith, knowledge, or any other project.
Go to lds.org and use their search tool to find scriptures.