contention

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

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 https://howtozion.blogspot.com/.

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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.

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The Scout motto - do a good turn daily - even has an app: https://goodturn.app/.

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