Welcome to the 20th episode of the Spiritually Minded Mom podcast. Today’s episode is not the usual interview format. Instead, I recorded a solo episode sharing some of my thoughts about something “spiritually minded” that’s been on my mind a lot lately–ministering.
In the first half of the episode, I share clips of three previous episodes with Alie Jones (episode 2), Julie Monroe (episode 8) and Noralee Jones (episode 17) that illustrate how these guests have received help from those around them. One of the best things all the guests I have interviewed have taught me is how to better serve others.
And that brings us to ministering. The second half of this episode is my real thoughts about the call we received in my church to step it up in how we serve others and to truly follow the example of Jesus Christ by ministering. I don’t sugar coat my feelings and experiences. Learning to minister has been hard for me, so you’ll hear my struggles. I have a long way to go, but I also share what I’ve learned so far.
Ministering is not one-size-fits-all. We can each come to know what ministering looks like for us as individuals as we seek God’s Spirit and ask Him for guidance.
How to Listen
If you would like to listen to the full episodes of the clips played during this episode, here are the links:
SMM 002: Navigating Loss, Special Needs and Fostering as a Young Mom || Alie Jones
SMM 008: Dealing with Cancer + Motherhood By Focusing on What is Most Important || Julie Monroe
SMM 017: Life as a Military Family + Appreciating Motherhood After Infertility + Trusting God’s Timing || Noralee Jones
To learn more about ministering and what members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being asked to do, read the following talks:
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