The prevalence of a spirit of contention amongst a people is a certain sign of deadness with respect to the things of religion. When men's spirits are hot with contention, they are cold to religion. - Jonathan Edwards “The Book of Mormon does not supplant the Bible. It expands, extends, clarifies, and amplifies our knowledge of the Savior. Surely, this second witness should be cause for great rejoicing by all Christians.” - Joseph B. Wirthlin

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Making the world a better place

Like you, good readers, I wake up every morning eager to make the world a better place. 

There's so much good to be done. 

If you're working at a full-time job, you're making the world a better place. 

If you're serving in your family, neighborhood, community, or in your ward (or other church), you're making the world a better place. 

If you're helping someone in need, financially, emotionally, spiritually, or physically, you're making the world a better place.

From time to time, I post about these ideas on my blog


Because I'm retired from full-time job commitments, here are some of the things I enjoy doing to make the world a better place. What do you like to do?

- Substitute teaching in local public schools. 

- Teaching Institute online.

- Working with my wife to train Pathway missionaries in South America.

- Teaching for a Chinese university online, representing BYU.

- Blogging about Gospel principles and concepts, Church history, etc.

- Writing books and articles.

- Speaking at conferences, firesides, etc.

Grandkids climbing at Snowbird
- Corresponding with people around the world.

- Painting portraits, landscapes, and historical events.

- Helping someone in need financially, emotionally, spiritually, and/or physically. 

- Golfing, fishing, tennis, basketball, kayaking, swimming, and various other sports/activities with other people.

- Ward and stake service projects.

- Ward callings.

- Having people over for dinner.

- Family activities. For example, last week we had a quick trip to Utah and took our grandkids to Snowbird on the tram, etc.

- etc.


The Scout motto - do a good turn daily - even has an app:

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