Tag Archives: #LIGHTtheWORLD

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 24, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 24

Jesus taught: “Ye must watch and pray always.” —3 Nephi 18:15     I actually called the chat line to ask about this.  I wondered what we were supposed to be watching for.     Although there might be other opinions, it is felt that we should watch and be aware of others who may be in […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 23, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 23

Jesus taught: “I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” —Matthew 25:36 After working many years as a volunteer teacher in Youth Detention, I know a bit about the system.  You can’t just go to a prison and ask to visit.  I know you can visit friends and relatives, and I do think they […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 20, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 20

Jesus taught; “A man consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”—Luke 12:15 A young man approached Jesus and asked him what he should do with all the things he possessed since he was a youth.  Jesus told him to go and sell them and give the money to the poor.  In […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 18, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 18

Jesus said:  “FORGIVE MEN THEIR TRESPASSES.” Matthew 6:14 Many times it is difficult to forgive someone or a group of people who we feel have dealt with us wrongly.  I think of the bullies you kids have to deal with.  These are not only real kids, but also cyber bullies.  I think of kids who […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 17, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 17

 “YE SHALL MEET OFT.”   How lucky we are to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Doesn’t your life seem to evolve around Church and Church activities?  You’re going to Scouts, Priesthood meetings, and numerous other activities.  These activities are both spiritual and athletic.  Many times entire families participate.  These […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 14, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 14

Jesus taught: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”—Matthew 6:21 Let’s first and foremost understand that your treasure does not refer to gems and jewels, or silver and gold, not that Scouts have tons of it anyway.  Your treasure is that closest to your heart. It could be your family, your […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 13, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 13

All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them—Matthew 7:12 This is basically the “golden rule” or “do unto others as you would have others do unto you”. Let’s try to put this in a positive light, and use only the good things people and friends have […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 12, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 12

“BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN.”   Recently, I had a dear friend whose Dad had passed on.  I spoke with him about the eternal family, but I realize I did not think of his sorrow and mourn with him.  I knew of his large family and thought they would console him.   That does not excuse my […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 11, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 11

“I WAS STRANGER AND YE TOOK ME IN.”   I am for once, speechless, or shall I say I have no earthly idea what to write.    Children have been taught “stranger, danger” for years now.  That doesn’t fit really well into this scripture. I have had one clear thought that makes all the difference for LDS […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 10, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 10

“Search the scriptures.”—John 5:39 The scriptures contain the word of God, relayed to us through inspired servants. As we study the scriptures, we grow closer to God and gain a clearer vision of our purpose on earth.   Why? How? Where? When?  As young people these are normal thoughts. Some people read scriptures just to […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 09, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 9

“I WAS SICK AND YE VISITED ME.”—Matthew 25:36 This is the perfect service project for Scouts.  There are so many sick and wounded people everywhere.  There are nursing homes, assisted living homes, VA  hospitals and some mental health facilities.  If you plan to go visit as a group, place a call first to find the […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 06, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 6

Matthew 7:1 says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”  On the surface, this sounds so easy.  Is it not all about “walking in the other person’s shoes”?  We know not to judge the poor, the downtrodden, the disabled, and literally everyone we pass on the street.  There is however what I call righteous judgment.  […]