Thursday, November 17, 2016

Six Sentence Story: Light

When Ivy posted the Six Sentence Story prompt for the week, I had a light bulb moment.  (See what I did there?) Anyway, I've been excited about the month of December for some time now, and this prompt provided me the perfect opportunity to share a little bit about why I am excited.  This week's prompt?  LIGHT

Jesus taught, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matt. 5:16) He showed compassion, mercy, and love to others, "went about doing good," (Acts 10:38) and encouraged us to do the same. (Matt. 25:40) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season, is launching a #LightTheWorld campaign.  The church is inviting everyone to join in a worldwide day of service on December 1st, to serve anyone we want, anyway we want.  Each day in December leading up to Christmas will then focus on a particular attribute of Christ, and encourage us to follow in His footsteps through service.  I'm excited for this reminder to keep service a daily priority; will you join me in participating?


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Thanks for light.

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12 comments:

  1. A wonderful idea, Kristi. The scripture verses are full of light (and hope and love, too).

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    1. I've been excited for this particular campaign since I first learned of it. Not only do we remember the birth of Christ, we then can act on remembering his life.

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  2. This is a wonderful idea! I hope it catches on, not just once a year, but as a regular part of our lives - service to others is as essential to life as breathing as far as I'm concerned!

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    1. Oh, absolutely! The church does much in the way of service, and encouraging service, throughout the year, but decided to make a real push during this Christmas season. From what I understand, this #LightTheWorld campaign is going to be really big!

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  3. So is there a website or someplace to learn more? I love this idea. Hows your nov. Campaign going?

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    1. https://www.mormon.org/christmas/teaser has more information, and will have even more content in the days and weeks to come. I will also be blogging about the daily service ideas throughout the campaign. My own little November #ThankfulActs challenge is serving its purpose of helping me act upon my thankful feelings, and I hope that others are enjoying it, too. The #LightTheWorld campaign is a church initiative, and will be much, much bigger.

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  4. You are the epitome of serving, Kristi.

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    1. I'm just trying to keep up with my mom. ;-)

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  5. well said. once again a very clear example of the power of leading by example!

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    1. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (That part of the reply brought to you compliments of Drexel, and I figured you'd be happy with that.) Thank you.

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!