Category Archives: Service

Daily Reminder on Service: #17 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will follow the example of the Savior as I serve others

“Some of the most important service you can give will be within your own home.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today I, ____________________, commit to do service within my own home.


“Be certain that every decision you make, whether temporal or spiritual, is conditioned on what the Savior would have you do. When He is the center of your home, there is peace and serenity. There is a spirit of assurance that pervades the home, and it is felt by all who dwell there.

“The fulfillment of this counsel does not rest upon parents alone, although it is their role to lead. Children can be responsible for improving the Christ-centered efforts in the home. It is important for parents to teach children to recognize how their actions affect each individual who lives in the home. Children who are made to feel accountable for their actions, whether righteous or otherwise, grow to become trustworthy citizens in the kingdom of God.” – For Peace at Home by Richard G. Scott


Have I asked for the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs today?

Daily Reminder on Service: #16 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will follow the example of the Savior as I serve others

“Serve by sharing the gospel with others now and as a full-time missionary in the future.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to serve others by sharing the gospel with someone before this week is over.*

(If applicable)

I, ____________________, commit to serve others and the Lord by serving a mission for His church.

*This is a serious commitment. Do not forget it.


“Every member of the Church, upon accepting the baptismal covenant, becomes a disciple who has promised to stand as a witness of Jesus Christ at all times in any place he or she may be in. The purpose of our witness is to invite people to come unto Him.” – Come unto Christ by Henry B. Eyring, submitted by Ellisa Evans

“There is no greater joy in life than being anxiously engaged in the service of the Lord.” – Put Your Trust in the Lord by M. Russell Ballard, submitted by Steve Evans


Have I asked for the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs today?

Daily Reminder on Service: #15 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will follow the example of the Savior as I serve others

“Often the most meaningful service is expressed through simple, everyday acts of kindness.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and for the next week, I, ____________________, commit to express meaningful service through simple, everyday acts of kindness.


“We read of the service Church members provide around the world and especially the humanitarian service given in times of crisis—fires and floods and hurricanes and tornadoes. These much-needed and much-appreciated emergency responses should certainly continue as a way of bearing one another’s burdens. But what about our everyday lives? What would be the cumulative effect of millions of small, compassionate acts performed daily by us because of our heartfelt Christian love for others? Over time this would have a transformative effect upon all of our Heavenly Father’s children through the extension of His love to them through us. Our troubled world needs this love of Christ today more than ever, and it will need it even more in the years ahead.

“These simple, daily acts of service may not seem like much in and of themselves, but when considered collectively they become just like the one-twelfth teaspoon of honey contributed by a single bee to the hive. There is power in our love for God and for His children, and when that love is tangibly manifest in millions of acts of Christian kindness, it will sweeten and nourish the world with the life-sustaining nectar of faith, hope, and charity.” – Be Anxiously Engaged by M. Russell Ballard


Have I asked for the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs today?

Weekly Ponderize – Service, Doctrine and Covenants 58:27

In the most recent General Conference, Brother Devin G. Durrant, First Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency, invited us all to “ponderize” one verse of scripture a week. To quote him, “The word ponderize is not found in the dictionary, but it has found a place in my heart.” He then goes on to explain.

So what does it mean to ponderize? I like to say it’s a combination of 80 percent extended pondering and 20 percent memorization.

“There are two simple steps:

“First, choose a verse of scripture each week and place it where you will see it every day.

“Second, read or think of the verse several times each day and ponder the meaning of its words and key phrases throughout the week.

“Imagine the uplifting results of doing this weekly for six months, a year, 10 years, or more.” – My Heart Pondereth Them Continually by Devin G. Durrant

In light of this challenge that so perfectly fits with For the Strength of All, I am suggesting a scripture to ponderize each week that is based on the current topic. In no way does this mean that you have to use the suggested scripture, or even that you have to ponderize, but, having already tried it for myself, I feel that this will be a great blessing in our lives.

This week’s scripture to ponderize is Doctrine and Covenants 58:27:

“Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;”

If you would like to suggest a scripture to ponderize, hopefully later today there will be a new post explaining what the process will be.

To conclude, I’ll let Brother Durrant elaborate on some of the blessings of ponderizing weekly:

“As you make this effort, you will feel an increase in spirituality. You will also be able to teach and lift those you love in more meaningful ways.

“If you choose to ponderize weekly, you may feel a bit like a person who has enjoyed snorkeling in the past but has now decided to try scuba diving. With that decision, a deeper understanding of gospel principles will be yours and new spiritual perspectives will bless your life.

“As you reflect on your selected verse each week, words and phrases will be written on your heart. Words and phrases will also be written on your mind. In other words, memorization will take place easily and naturally. But the primary goal of ponderizing is to provide an uplifting place for your thoughts to go—a place that keeps you close to the Spirit of the Lord.

“The Savior said, “Treasure up in your minds continually the words of life.” Ponderizing is a simple and edifying way to do just that.

“I believe Nephi was a ponderizer. He said, “My soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them [continually], and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.” He was mindful of his children as he pondered and wrote the scriptures. How might your family benefit as you continually strive to fill your mind with God’s words?”

Read more of his talk My Heart Pondereth Them Continually by clicking on the link.

~ George

Daily Reminder on Service: #14 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will follow the example of the Savior as I serve others

“Serve in your Church assignments.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today I, ____________________, commit to serve in my Church assignments.

If you don’t have a specific assignment, take it upon yourself to do something for the Church today. For example, you can sing in choir, call someone who wasn’t at church to see if they are doing all right, help set up or clean up chairs, etc.


“Something wonderful happens in a missionary’s service when he or she realizes that the calling is not about him or her; rather, it is about the Lord, His work, and Heavenly Father’s children. I feel the same is true for an Apostle. This calling is not about me. It’s about the Lord, His work, and Heavenly Father’s children. No matter what the assignment or calling is in the Church, to serve capably, one must serve knowing that everyone we serve “is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, … has a divine nature and destiny.”” – Through God’s Eyes by Elder Dale G. Renlund


Have I asked for the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs today?

Daily Reminder on Service: #13 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will follow the example of the Savior as I serve others

“Serve in your… community” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and for the following two weeks, I, ____________________, commit to find some way to serve in my community.


“I have many memories of my boyhood days. Anticipating Sunday dinner was one of them. Just as we children hovered at our so-called starvation level and sat anxiously at the table with the aroma of roast beef filling the room, Mother would say to me, “Tommy, before we eat, take this plate of food I’ve prepared down the street to Old Bob, and then hurry back.”

“I could never understand why we couldn’t first eat and later deliver his plate of food. I never questioned aloud but would run down to his house and then wait anxiously as Bob’s aged feet brought him eventually to the door. Then I would hand him the plate of food. He would present to me the clean plate from the previous Sunday and offer me a dime as pay for my services. My answer was always the same: “I can’t accept the money. My mother would tan my hide.” He would then run his wrinkled hand through my blond hair and say, “My boy, you have a wonderful mother. Tell her thank you.”

“You know, I think I never did tell her. I sort of felt Mother didn’t need to be told. She seemed to sense his gratitude. I remember, too, that Sunday dinner always seemed to taste a bit better after I had returned from my errand.” – The Joy of Service by Thomas S. Monson

Quote submitted by Steve Evans


Have I asked for the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs today?