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Please consider creating your own lesson. 5 Steps to a Lesson shows you how, step by step. You can do this!

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Betty (Feb 27, 2022)

“I echo the sentiments of others – you are an answer to prayers! and my lifelong quest to become a discussion leader instead of a lecturer. Lecturing was very comfortable for me but I knew it did not allow the Spirit to teach. I found your teaching helps a few weeks ago and had the most glorious teaching experience ever today!”

“Your guideline of choosing five highlights really works. I was able to apply the guidelines to a talk you hadn’t made highlight suggestions on. (So to those asking for you to create highlights for them, I say, “Have faith and courage. You can do it!”)

“I felt well prepared after creating 5 mini lessons, and was able to let go of all the great quotes and scriptures I’d gathered, trusting the Spirit to bring out whatever was needed. After sharing the first highlight, hands were going up nonstop. I hardly said anything other than to call on the next person. I was able to ‘get out of the way and let the Spirit teach.’ I’ve never experienced anything like it before. The sisters taught and testified to each other. So beautiful!!”

“A thousand thank yous for sharing your gifts and insights with those of us who are searching!”

Lindsey (April 10, 2022)

“[Thank] you so much for sharing this teaching aid. I was asked to teach the RS lesson this week on one of the conference talks and wasn’t sure where to start. Your thoughtful recommendations and structure made all the difference for me and made me feel much more calm and confident going into the lesson today that I have ever been. I cannot thank you enough for sharing insights on teaching and creating a template that made it so easy to build a lesson around. Thank you thank you thank you!”

Rachel (April 21, 2022)

“Thank you thank you thank you 10 million times over for sharing this. I gave one of the best Relief Society lessons I ever prepared after following these tips, and it totally worked for our group of women too. Amazing engagement and the Relief Society President hasn’t stopped thanking me for the lesson, and it was weeks ago. This resource you have prepared is truly amazing and when followed leads to some truly profound discussion. I am also considering adapting this for my college classes, it’s so awesome!”

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Shane (Jan 8, 2022)

“I lead the discussion in Elders quorum once a month, I say lead not teach because I am definitely NOT! a teacher, I really struggle with talking in front of people, be it in class or bearing my testimony, which I’ve only done once, or the dreaded Sacrament talk! And I struggle to come up with questions for class etc, but since I’ve found this resource, it’s helped a lot! I feel almost like I’m cheating because I’ll use your questions for a specific talk, which for tomorrow is “The need for a church.” I still struggle and am still uncomfortable leading but I appreciate your hard work and effort that helps those of us that need some guidance!

Mic (Jan 21, 2022)

“I couldn’t agree more Shane! I love this website.”


Your comments are often touching, effective and encouraging – so a heartfelt thanks to those who take the time to leave them.


  1. Cynthia Knies

    Will you be going over the conference talk. Sir, We Would Like to See Jesus? I will be teaching this in a few weeks and would love you thoughts. I love this site. Thank you so much.

    • Shawnie Cannon

      I’m going to try. I can’t promise but what a lovely talk.

  2. Elizabeth Peterson

    Thanks for the work you do on your wonderful page! I often get inspiration for teaching my lessons and find many ideas and inspiration I can dovetail into my own study of the material. You always come up with great discussion questions – something I struggled with when I first started teaching Relief Society. As I go over your lesson plans it helps me to think of my own discussion questions, and I rely on your material less and less. Hmm, maybe that’s not what you want to hear, but to me, I think you help me stand on my own two feet, and that’s a good thing!

    • Shawnie Cannon

      You feel empowered and that is the best I can hope for! And as you model discussion and fellowship for others, it will spread. Thank you so much for taking the extra time to prepare a better lesson. We need more teachers like you. Good luck!

  3. Jennifer Davis

    Are you going to review Elder Oak’s talk from April Conference?

    • Shawnie Cannon

      I’m afraid not! But that’s going to make some awesome conversation.


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