Monthly Archives: April 2015

Daily Reminder on Friends: #11 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“Refrain from judging and criticizing those around you. Do not participate in any form of bullying.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to not participating in any form of bullying today. I will also refrain from judging and criticizing those around me.


“This topic of judging others could actually be taught in a two-word sermon. When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following:

Stop it!” – The Merciful Obtain Mercy by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, emphasis added


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

Daily Reminder on Friends: #10 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“Treat everyone with kindness and respect” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to treating everyone with kindness and respect today.


(Continued from yesterday)

“…This do, and thou shalt live.”

“But the lawyer wasn’t satisfied with that. Knowing that there were strict rules and beliefs among the Jews regarding association with those not of the faith, he pressed the Lord for more information, hoping to trap Him in controversy: “And who is my neighbour?” he asked.

It was time, once again, to teach. Jesus drew upon one of His favorite and most effective teaching techniques: a parable, perhaps one of the most-beloved and well-known parables in all of Christendom.

You know the parable, how a man from Jerusalem was on his way to Jericho and fell among thieves and was left half dead. A certain priest passed by on the other side; neither did a Levite stop to help. Then Jesus taught:

“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

“And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.”

Then Jesus asked the lawyer one more question: “Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among thieves?”

And the lawyer replied: “He that shewed mercy on him.”

Then Jesus delivered His final instruction to the lawyer—and to all who have read the parable of the good Samaritan: “Go, and do thou likewise”” – Doctrine of Inclusion by M. Russell Ballard, emphasis added.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

Daily Reminder on Friends: #9 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“To have good friends, be a good friend. Show genuine interest in others; smile and let them know you care about them.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to showing genuine interest in others today.


“It may very well have been a beautiful, crisp autumn day like this. The Savior was sitting, teaching some of His disciples, when a man identified only as “a certain lawyer” stood and asked Him, “Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

“Jesus knew the man’s heart and understood the question was a thinly veiled attempt to get Him to say something contrary to the law of Moses.

“The Savior responded to the question with two questions of His own: “What is written in the law? how readest thou?”

“As you might expect, the lawyer was able to recite the law: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”

““Thou hast answered right,” the Savior said. “This do, and thou shalt live.”” – Doctrine of Inclusion by M. Russell Ballard, emphasis added. Story to be continued in tomorrow’s post.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

Daily Reminder on Friends: #8 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“Everyone needs good and true friends… Choose friends who share your values so you can strengthen and encourage each other in living high standards.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to striving to have friends who share my values.


“Associate with those who, like you, are planning for those things that matter most—even eternal objectives.” – Thomas S. Monson in How to Choose Good Friends


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

Daily Reminder on Friends: #7 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“As you strive to live the gospel, you will encourage your friends to do likewise. Set an example of keeping the commandments, participating in Church activities, preparing to serve the Lord throughout you life, and remaining worthy to attend the temple.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to strive to live the gospel and set an example for my friends today and throughout this week.


“Make a special effort to reach out to new converts and to those who are less active.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to making a special effort to reach out to new converts and to those who are less active today.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

Daily Reminder on Friends: #6 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“As you seek to be a friend to others, do not compromise your standards. If your friends urge you to do things that are wrong, be the one to stand for the right, even if you stand alone.”  – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to stand for what’s right, even when friends are urging me to do otherwise.


“As you seek to be a friend to others, do not compromise your standards. If your friends urge you to do things that are wrong, be the one to stand for the right, even if you stand alone. You may need to find other friends who will support you in keeping the commandments. Seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost as you make these choices.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to seeking the guidance of the Holy Ghost as I make choices regarding friends.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

Daily Reminder on Friends: #5 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“Invite your friends of other faiths to your Church meetings and activities. Help them feel welcome and included. Many people have joined the Church through the example and fellowship of their friends.” – For the Strength of Youth

Depending on your situation for today, do either of the following:

I, ____________________, commit to inviting a friend to a Church meeting or activity today.

Or

I, ____________________, commit to thinking right now of a friend whom I will invite to a Church meeting or activity before next Friday.


“Wondering how you can share the gospel? Here are some things [others] have done:” How You Can Share the Gospel (click the link)


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

Daily Reminder on Friends: #4 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“Refrain from judging and criticizing those around you. Do not participate in any form of bullying.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to not participating in any form of bullying today. I will also refrain from judging and criticizing those around me.


“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” – For the Strength of Youth quoting Matthew 25:40


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

Daily Reminder on Friends: #3 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“Treat everyone with kindness and respect” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to treating everyone with kindness and respect today.


“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” – For the Strength of Youth quoting Matthew 25:40


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

Daily Reminder on Friends: #2 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“To have good friends, be a good friend. Show genuine interest in others; smile and let them know you care about them.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to showing genuine interest in others today.


“Make a special effort to be a friend to those who are shy or lonely, have special needs, or do not feel included.”

Depending on your situation for today, do either of the following:

“Today I, ____________________, commit to make a special effort to be a friend to someone who is shy or lonely, has special needs, or does not feel included.”

Or

“I, ____________________, commit to thinking right now of someone who is shy or lonely, has special needs, or does not feel included.  I commit to make a special effort to be a friend to that person before next Tuesday.”


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”