Daily Archives: June 21, 2015

Nightly Reminder on Honesty and Integrity: #21 out of 21

Am I living my standards and beliefs even when no one is watching? Yes or No?

““A man’s true greatness is not in what he says he is, nor in what people say he is; [but really] in what he really is.” (Hartshorn, p. 38.) Our integrity determines what we really are.” – Personal Integrity by Joseph B. Wirthlin


“Closely associated with honesty is integrity. Integrity means thinking and doing what is right at all times, no matter what the consequences… Choose to live so that your thoughts and behavior are always in harmony with the gospel.” – For the Strength of Youth


Think over your day and try to think if you have lived with honesty and integrity. Think of at least one thing you did wrong. Pray for help to do better next time.

How to More Easily Remember Your Commitment to Language

Something that is often a problem when making a commitment is that it can be hard to remember a commitment during the entire day. The Nightly Reminder was a step towards that, but it wasn’t enough. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start spamming your inbox all day with reminders, but what I suggest is that you do it to yourself in a way. During the last week of the Gratitude segment, I had a message on my phone that I saw every single time I turned it on, and that message was “What am I thankful for?” Through this regular reminder I was able to become more focused on what I was thankful for, even in times when I usually wouldn’t have thought about it. I also used this method during the last segment on Honesty and Integrity (the note was “Am I being Honest?”).

What I propose is that you leave a note somewhere that you would see it often. You can do it on your phone like I did, put a sticky note somewhere that you would often see it, write it on an index card and put it in your pocket, or whatever else you think would best help you keep the commitment.

As opposed to last segment, I’m not going to give just one thing to put on your note. There are too many things to choose from. Instead, read over the For the Strength of Youth section and find something specific you want to work on. Some example notes are:

  • Avoid gossip of any kind.
  • Do not tease.
  • Nothing but Positive. (what I’m doing)
  • Use Good Language.
  • I will not swear.

Use one of the suggestions, or make your own, but either way I feel it is something that will help us to more fully live these standards and become like Christ.

~ George

FTSOA Language Continuation Post

Hello! This post is for those who have already been doing FTSOA and know how everything is run. If you are new or would like a reminder, a more comprehensive post can be found here.

  • First off, this morning I said to ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” If you are like me and didn’t have time to due to rushing off to Church, I suggest you do it now.
  • For those who don’t have their own copy of For the Strength of Youth, you can read the section on Language by clicking here.
  • The daily reminders as well as new posts will be posted on the website ForTheStrengthOfAll.com if you wish to view them online instead of in your inbox.
  • You can find previous reminders here.

There are two commitments, one broad commitment that you make now and one that will be sent to you every day that is a bit more specific. Here is the broad commitment:

I, ____________________, have read the For the Strength of Youth section on Language and commit to living the standards mentioned there today and every day until July 12, 2015.

As said before, you must read the For the Strength of Youth section on Language before committing to the program, maybe even every day if you have time for it. To help with the commitment, here is a post sharing a way that I’ve discovered that will help us to remember the commitment throughout the day.

There is also a second commitment that is based on the 1st sentence of the 3rd paragraph of the For the Strength of Youth section on Language:

Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to others.

It is this 2nd commitment that will be sent every day. There will also be a second post sent out at 9:00 p.m. each day which will help you review your progress and keep your commitment fresh in your mind.

If done right, this is going to be a hard segment. What you are committing to is to not gossip about, mock, tease, or even speak angrily at or rudely to anyone for the next three weeks. You also commit to not swear, take the Lord’s name in vain, or use crude language or gestures of any kind. If you have trouble with any of this, which you will, you also commit to asking for the support that you need, whether from your friends and family or from God, preferably all three. Just remember that while it is perfection that we are striving for, as Jesus has commanded, it is enough so long as we try our hardest. So don’t be discouraged, He loves us enough to make up the difference so long as we do our best.

~ George

p.s. Happy Father’s Day!

FTSOA Language Initiation Post

Hello! Thank you for signing up for or thinking about signing up for the project For the Strength of All. This what I call the “initiation post”. There is one at the start of each segment, and it will explain what is going on and how everything will work. If you need help signing up, go here. If you have been here a while and already know how everything works, click here for the “Continuation Post,” which is a shortened version of this post that excludes information about how everything works.

The structure of For the Strength of All is that we all will commit to living one section of For the Strength of Youth at a time for three weeks. During that time we will try our hardest to live those standards the entire time. This segment’s topic is Language. It is necessary to read the For the Strength of Youth section on Language before continuing, so if you do not have a physical copy of For the Strength of Youth you can read the topic’s section here.

There are two commitments, one broad commitment that you make now and one that will be sent to you every day that is a bit more specific. Here is the broad commitment:

I, ____________________, have read the For the Strength of Youth section on Language and commit to living the standards mentioned there today and every day until July 12, 2015.

As said before, you must read the For the Strength of Youth section on Language before committing to the program, maybe even every day if you have time for it. To help with the commitment, here is a post sharing a way that I’ve discovered that will help us to remember the commitment throughout the day.

There is also a second commitment that is based on the 1st sentence of the 3rd paragraph of the For the Strength of Youth section on Language:

Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to others.

It is this 2nd commitment that will be sent every day to those who are signed up. There will also be a second post sent out at 9:00 p.m. each day which will help you review your progress and keep your commitment fresh in your mind. It will only take a moment of your time to read it. You are also encouraged to read the extra information that will be underneath the main commitment. The extra information is there to help you understand the commitment and live it to its fullest.

The daily reminders as well as other new posts will be posted on the website ForTheStrengthOfAll.com if you wish to view them online instead of in your inbox, and you can find previous reminders here. Being subscribed will allow the computer to automatically forward all new posts directly to your account the moment they are posted. Because you cannot receive the daily reminders until you have activated your subscription, make sure that you check your email and confirm your subscription when you sign up for the first time. After that, the daily reminders will be sent every morning automatically.

If done right, this is going to be a hard segment. What you are committing to is to not gossip about, mock, tease, or even speak angrily at or rudely to anyone for the next three weeks. You also commit to not swear, take the Lord’s name in vain, or use crude language or gestures of any kind for the same three weeks period. If you have trouble with any of this, which you will, you also commit to asking for the support that you need, whether from your friends and family or from God, preferably all three. Just remember that while it is perfection that we are striving for, as Jesus has commanded, it is enough so long as we try our hardest. So don’t be discouraged, He loves us enough to make up the difference so long as we do our best.

~ George

p.s. Happy Father’s Day!

Honesty and Integrity Closing Post

Congratulations! The Honesty and Integrity segment has finished! The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm. The topic will be Language, and the segment will last for three weeks, until July 12.

One more thing before you let this topic rest: ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” Write what you think of down. It can be a specific instance, a favorite quote, a feeling, a thought, whatever it is, write it down. Hopefully you have seen the blessings of Honesty and Integrity in your life as I have seen it in mine.

~ George.

Daily Reminder on Honesty and Integrity: #21 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will be honest with myself, others, and God at all times.

“When you are honest… you will be blessed with peace of mind and self-respect” – For the Strength of Youth

Today I, ____________________, will seek peace of mind and self-respect through being honest.


“Becoming people of integrity and honesty does not occur quickly or all at once, nor is it merely a matter of greater personal discipline. It is a change of disposition, a change of heart. And this gradual change of heart is one that the Lord accomplishes within us, through the power of His Spirit, in a line-upon-line fashion. For example, in Philippians 2:12 [Philip. 2:12], Paul encourages the Saints to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” But how are we to do that? Note the answer that follows in verse 13: “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” That is, we give ourselves to the Lord and choose to be changed. He is working on us and in us.

“Remember that becoming people of integrity and honesty is not simply a matter of more personal determination, more grit, and more willpower; rather, it is accomplished through the enabling power of the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“I believe the best test of our integrity and honesty is when we personally enforce in our own lives that which ultimately cannot be enforced. There are so many aspects of being honest and of living the gospel that simply cannot be enforced in our lives by anyone else. You and I bear the responsibility to become people of integrity and honesty—people who are true and trustworthy when no one is watching and when no one else is around.

“May we seek and qualify for the enabling and strengthening power of the Savior’s Atonement. And may each of us become and contribute to the latter-day light that will literally “chase darkness from among you” (D&C 50:25).

“I testify that God the Eternal Father lives. Jesus Christ is His only Begotten Son. And I witness that as we yearn to and become people of integrity and honesty, we will increasingly become like Them.” – Be Honest by David A. Bednar


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Honesty and Integrity section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/honesty-and-integrity/

Ask yourself: “Am I honest in all my conversations and dealings? Yes or no?” Try to think of a way to do better.