Great Ideas

What Can You Do?

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Thursday, 14 September 2017. Posted in Great Ideas Hits 348

What Can You Do?

We often hear a wonderful sermon on a Sunday morning or an inspired lesson during the midweek service, but despite our best intentions, by the next morning we’re on to the next challenge in life, and we may forget to apply what we heard or learned ... Sadly, this is the nature of the flesh (Galatians 5:17). Unless we intentionally seek to walk after the ways of Christ, we can quickly fall into a pattern that may not be sinful, but it also isn’t necessarily godly.

To this end, I’ve adapted a list of “ideas” that a seminar class developed at the recent GMBA campout, which I thought were pretty good! I’ve challenged myself to apply at least a few of these ideas in an effort to help build His Kingdom and remain close with Him every day. I challenge you to do the same:

Advice for Visiting the Sick and Afflicted

Written by Sister Zarella Mosqueda on Thursday, 26 January 2017. Posted in Great Ideas Hits 702

Advice for Visiting the Sick and Afflicted

The months of November and December are called “the season of giving back;” however, the giving does not have to stop there. Something that can be done year round is give aid to the sick and afflicted. In order to help another person, it's helpful to understand the meaning of this.

Giving aid to someone is defined as "helping a person out of a risk or danger, to meet a pressing need or solve an important and urgent problem." This definition indicates that giving aid is not exclusively for people who are physically sick; it says “out of a risk,” which could be at any time or in any situation that may represent physical or spiritual danger.

Based on this and the knowledge that the word of God gives, I find two types of illnesses or distresses, physical and spiritual. Both are equally necessary and important to address. Here are a few examples:

How to Fly the Coop Like a Wise Old Bird

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 04 September 2014. Posted in Great Ideas, Devotional Hits 2252

How to Fly the Coop Like a Wise Old Bird

This week's Miracle Monday was titled "Schools Ain't Like They Used to Be."

Ain't it the truth?

From bullies to shootings, schools have — literally in some cases — become a battleground. Do you know that you can buy your kids bulletproof backpacks now? Times they are a-changin'.

But in many ways, they're not. Schools have always played host to moral battles (if not actual ones).

Bags O' Love

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 07 November 2013. Posted in Great Ideas Hits 2267

Bags O' Love

A while back, we did a fun event in my branch on a Wednesday night. We put together snack packs for the homeless. These handy snacks-in-a-sack are great to keep in your car, backpack, or purse to give to those in need on the street.