I don’t know about you, but if your family is anything like mine, there are many times on Sundays when we find ourselves idle, looking for something to do.
Here’s a perfect example, and this is 100% true.
Literally one minute after I wrote the opening sentence above, my wife walked in the room and said, “I’m bored.” She had no idea that I was writing this article.
And you guessed it – it’s Sunday.
More often than not, this Sunday downtime creates a dilemma.
On the one hand we want our family to be spiritual and focus on Christ and the gospel, but on the other hand we all have smart phones and access to smart TVs that provide endless entertainment options at the click of a button.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, here’s a suggestion that can maybe help you to move the needle a little more towards the spiritual side.
You could try watching our LDS podcast “Latter-Day Lights” on YouTube, or you could listen to the audio version on your favorite podcast app.
Every Sunday morning we air a brand new episode of Latter-Day Lights – just in time to provide you with stories that are both entertaining and spiritually uplifting to help brighten your sabbath day and inspire you and your family.
In fact, there are 7 reasons why our LDS podcast “Latter-Day Lights” is great for Sundays:
- Everyone loves a good story. The truth is that we all love a good story – especially when we hear it directly from the person who actually experienced it. Latter-Day Lights is a place where everyday members of the church share all kinds of incredible stories of hope, faith, and inspiration.
- It’s a great alternative to avoid worldly habits. Deep down we all want to continue binge watching that new Netflix series, but rather than give in to that temptation, Latter-Day Lights allows us to still be entertained, but in a fun, spiritual way.
- It’s something the whole family can enjoy. It’s a great option to turn on when you’re getting ready for church, or when you get home and are just lounging around. You can even listen to it while you’re making dinner or taking a Sunday drive.
- It connects you to other members of the church. Because we spend so much time in our own wards and branches, it’s easy to lose touch with, and even forget that there are millions of other amazing members of the church like us throughout the world. Hearing their stories helps to remind us that we’re not alone.
- You get to hear about other people’s experiences. How many amazing stories have you heard in Sacrament Meeting that never get shared outside of your ward? Latter-Day Lights gives members of the church the opportunity to share their personal stories with you in your home, which helps to create that larger sense of connection.
- It helps you to feel gratitude for the blessings in your life. When we hear inspirational stories from other members of the church, it brings the spirit into our lives, enlightens our hearts and minds, and makes us grateful to God for all of the blessings he gives us everyday.
- It’s the perfect way to share light with others. The reality is that we all love the gospel and want to share it, but we also don’t want to come across as overbearing. Sharing a spiritually uplifting podcast on Facebook is the perfect way to do missionary work. Simply subscribe to Latter-Day Lights on Facebook, and then just hit the share button each Sunday. We call it being a “5-second missionary”.
So there you have it.
If these 7 reasons don’t convince you to at least try Latter-Day Lights as a good Sunday activity, then that probably means that you’ve found more productive things to do, like read Isaiah, or try to recite your favorite Psalm from the Old Testament. Good for you!
However, if you do decide to give Latter-Day Lights a try, here are a few of my favorite episodes to help you get started…
If you’re looking for something funny with a spiritual message, I would recommend “I Can’t Believe You Peed Your Pants For Me” by Cameron Daley.
If you want a great ‘feel good, giving back’ story, check out “How Her Son’s Battle With Cancer Is Changing Lives In Honduras” by Emily Hemmert
Or, if you’re looking for something really inspirational, I would recommend “His 26-Year Fight AGAINST The Church, And How He Came Back!” by Dusty Smith.
Honestly, there are so many great stories that it’s hard to even pick!
Whatever episode you choose, I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.
Good luck, and I hope that your Sundays become a little bit better with the Latter-Day Lights podcast added into the mix.
As far as LDS podcasts go, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Creator & Co-host