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I’ve said it every year, but my favorite reason to celebrate this season is the immense amount of giving back that happens. I wish we did it more throughout the whole year. I received a Light The World ornament in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I always go into the new year with a goal to do better at giving service. Without setting down a plan, though, that goal goes nowhere. It’s similar for most of our goals isn’t it?
A Goal to light the World
So here’s my plan to achieve this goal of more service in the New Year. I’m starting now. Using the Light the World plan from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, I’ll make service a habit through out the month of December.
Starting a habit is the hardest part. This calendar of ways to Light The World this coming month is the perfect asset to get started on this habit of service. Download a copy for your family.
Starting in January our church has decided to change our Sunday worship. We’ve been going to a 3 hour block for my entire life – Sacrament meeting, Sunday School, Relief Society/Priesthood. The new outline is a 2 hour block, with the encouragement to start living the gospel more fully in our homes and lives – not just at church.
We’ve sat down as a family and discussed different ideas to use this “extra” hour of church on Sundays. I believe it will be important going into the new year with a plan, or we’ll find ourselves being lazy instead of taking the opportunity to grow our faith and testimonies.
So, we came up with a family plan. Each Sunday we will designate to an extra activity. They are not set in stone quite yet, but at least one Sunday every month we will find a service project to do together. It may not always be easy to find something, but I am confident that if we make it our focus, the Lord will direct our hands to those who need His hands.
In this way, we can light the world all year round. Will you join us in giving service this year?
Christmas Ornament Giveaway
I am so excited to share this Christmas Ornament with one of you this season. May it be a reminder that the Lord needs us to be His hands. To help those in need, lift the weary, feed the hungry, and comfort the sick. May you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Giveaway is open to US 18+ and ends 12/10/2018. Enter on the form below.