Most people like to think they are pretty good at setting goals. Anyone who has ever heard of a SMART goal is pretty sure they know what they’re doing, right? Well, in his talk Return and Receive, Elder M. Russell Ballard his insights on how we can make the most of our temporal and spiritual goals.
This episode captures our discussion on the differences between goals and plans, our methods for self-reflection and self-mastery, and how reading “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” without the context of “The Living Christ” makes no sense!
Don’t forget to stick around until the end of the episode for the Virtuous, Lovely, and Good Report, where we share resources that you can use in your own talks at church.
Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel personal reflection exercise:
“The Tentacles of Divine Providence” that will reach out to wayward children, as taught by Joseph Smith and recounted by Orson F. Whitney: https://www.lds.org/ensign/2002/09/hope-for-parents-of-wayward-children?lang=eng
Chronicles of Narnia - Voyage of the Dawn Treader - https://www.amazon.com/Voyage-Dawn-Treader-Chronicles-Narnia/dp/0064405028 - "Oh, Aslan," said Lucy. "Will you tell us how to get into your country from our world?" “I shall be telling you all the time," said Aslan. "But I will not tell you how long or short the way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder."
“The Better Thing” - Author Unknown - The Detroiter 1916
Music - "Homeward Bound" by Jonny Easton