Miracle on Dead Man's Curve

Written by Sister Kathy Golling on Monday, 25 September 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 187

Miracle on Dead Man's Curve

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony of thankfulness from Sister Kathy Golling.

One evening, not long after my son had gotten his driver’s license, I received a phone call that every parent dreads. It was the police telling me my son had been in an accident, and when the officer told me the location, my heart sank. It was on a bend of a local road known to everyone in our town as Dead Man’s Curve.

Spread the Good Word: Ether 12:12

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 22 September 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 356

Spread the Good Word: Ether 12:12

Many people sincerely believe that there are no miracles. Everything that happens has an emperical explanation, even if we can't understand it at this time. When we come to this conclusion, we do live in a world without miracles. We don't receive what we don't seek or believe.

Total Eclipse of My Heart

Written by Sister Rachel Alessio on Thursday, 21 September 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 287

Total Eclipse of My Heart

I’ll bet most people never heard of Carbondale, Illinois, until August 21 when the Great American Eclipse passed over the U.S. Carbondale just so happened to be the closest city to the point of longest duration of totality, and I just so happened to be in the city to witness it myself. An estimated quarter of a million people flocked to the small Illinois town to spend the weekend on Southern Illinois University’s campus to watch the amazing phenomenon.

A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, and its shadow completely covers the sun, temporarily blocking its light. On August 21, I sat in a stadium with 14,000 people waiting to watch the eclipse — with our eclipse-approved glasses, of course. Around 11:52 a.m., the moon started to pass in front of the sun. Totality wasn’t reached until about 1:20 p.m.

Facing Irma in the Caribbean - Part 2

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Posted in Missionary Trips Hits 345

Facing Irma in the Caribbean - Part 2

Today is part two of a two-part article about the most recent missionary trip to Dominica. We're picking up the story where we left off yesterday, with Brothers Jerry and Patrick trying to get a flight home to the U.S. with Hurricane Irma on her way towards them.

We informed our families of our situation, and the word quickly spread throughout the church of the need for prayer. Many, many people prayed for us, and many contacted our families to encourage them. A brother sent us a vision he had of a white mist with gold letters spelling out the message, “I will not forsake my own, thus saith the Lord.”

God heard all of your prayers on our behalf. The hurricane bypassed Dominica on Tuesday night, and we were all kept safe. There was some heavy rain and some power outages, but things were back to normal by Wednesday afternoon, so we ventured out to set up some appointments for Thursday.

 

Facing Irma in the Caribbean - Part 1

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. Posted in Missionary Trips Hits 415

Facing Irma in the Caribbean - Part 1

Today is part one of a two-part article about the most recent missionary trip to Dominica.

Going into our recent missionary trip to Dominica, there was no reason to expect this trip to be markedly different from other recent trips that have been taken. However, when Brother Patrick Monaghan and I arrived there on August 31, the people there informed us that there was a hurricane named Irma on its way to the Caribbean, and it was expected to arrive on Wednesday, September 6. Since we were scheduled to leave on Tuesday, it appeared that we would get out in time, but the threat of the oncoming hurricane loomed.

Our days were filled with our normal activities, such as spending time with the local elder, visiting the members, and inviting people to church for Sunday. In addition:

 

A Vision of God's Protection

Written by Brother Michael McGuire on Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 684

A Vision of God's Protection

Today, we're sharing the testimony of Brother Michael McGuire and how God protected him and his wife during Hurricane Irma.

A lot of people were telling us to evacuate to another area. Our next-door neighbor asked us three times to come with him to another person's home who had room. He even called us and offered to bring us over there. Some thought we were crazy to stay.

Spread the Good Word: 1 Ne. 9:6

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 15 September 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 444

Spread the Good Word: 1 Ne. 9:6

When will the prophecies of the latter days be fulfilled? When will all of the things that Jesus spoke about on earth finally come to pass? 

We can't answer that — scripture even says that nobody knows the timing except God — but we can point to scriptures like this one that tell us every word — not just some of His words — will someday be fulfilled.

What Can You Do?

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Thursday, 14 September 2017. Posted in Great Ideas Hits 275

What Can You Do?

We often hear a wonderful sermon on a Sunday morning or an inspired lesson during the midweek service, but despite our best intentions, by the next morning we’re on to the next challenge in life, and we may forget to apply what we heard or learned ... Sadly, this is the nature of the flesh (Galatians 5:17). Unless we intentionally seek to walk after the ways of Christ, we can quickly fall into a pattern that may not be sinful, but it also isn’t necessarily godly.

To this end, I’ve adapted a list of “ideas” that a seminar class developed at the recent GMBA campout, which I thought were pretty good! I’ve challenged myself to apply at least a few of these ideas in an effort to help build His Kingdom and remain close with Him every day. I challenge you to do the same:

Unintended Consequences (Mosiah 20)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 13 September 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 211

Unintended Consequences (Mosiah 20)

During the Great Plague of London in the 1600s, it was decided that dogs and cats throughout the city should be killed so people wouldn’t catch the deadly disease from their pets. However, eliminating these animals allowed the rat population to thrive, and the city was then overrun with rats. Oh, and by the way, the rats carried fleas, which were able to spread the disease even faster.

As illustrated above, some actions have unintended consequences.

Realizing Our Purpose

Written by Sister Zarella Mosqueda on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 327

Realizing Our Purpose

Today's article is from the September 2016 newsletter from the Student Support Program, and it was written by the Gospel Blog's very own Sister Zarella Mosqueda.

I recently found myself sitting in a nail salon eagerly waiting my turn to receive my mani-pedi. I looked down at my fingernails and, in an odd moment of mindfulness, I began to meditate on my fingernails!

Miracle Monday Flashback: 9-11 Miracle

Written by Brother Sal Rios on Monday, 11 September 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 595

Miracle Monday Flashback: 9-11 Miracle

Today, we reflect on September 11, 2001 with this miracle first published on the blog on September 11, 2013. This is the story of how Brother Sal Rios was spared on that terrible day. 

In 2001, I worked at the World Financial Center across the street from the World Trade Center. On September 11, we heard the explosion and felt the blast effect from the impact of the first plane hitting the North tower. After a few minutes of confusion, we saw the second plane hit the South tower and felt the blast effects again. At that moment, we knew a terrorist attack was under way, and we began to evacuate the building.

Spread the Good Word: Col. 4:6

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 08 September 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 468

Spread the Good Word: Col. 4:6

Do you get easily tongue tied? Someone needs your advice. You've got to apologize. You're asking a difficult question. You're angry. You're happy. You're confused.

Your mouth is open, but no words come out. Wouldn't it be wonderful to always say the right thing at the right time?

A Strange Incident Involving a Cupcake

Written by Brother P. on Thursday, 07 September 2017. Posted in Special Series Hits 317

A Strange Incident Involving a Cupcake

Today's article is another installment in Brother P.'s column, "Lessons From the Nursing Home."

So, this very friendly, well-meaning but clueless resident of the nursing home where I work comes into our office saying that she felt bad for the man who did not go to the dining room for meals with all the other residents — the man is fed via a tube placed directly into his stomach.

Fighting the Real Enemy (Mosiah 19)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 06 September 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 257

Fighting the Real Enemy (Mosiah 19)

Everything unravels for the evil King Noah in Mosiah 19. After his army is unable to locate Alma’s hidden group of converts, Noah’s people start fighting among themselves. During this contention, a strong man named Gideon, who is an enemy to the king, takes advantage of the situation to engage King Noah in hand-to-hand combat. Gideon overpowers Noah and chases him up a tower and has his sword drawn, ready to kill the king.

From the top of the tower, the king is able to see in the distance that the Lamanite army is approaching, entering into the Nephite land, ready to attack the Nephite people. The cowardly king uses this as a ruse to prevent Gideon from killing him:

Just a Few Pesky Ants

Written by Sister Ruth Gehly on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 317

Just a Few Pesky Ants

Recently one morning, I had just put the coffee on when I looked down and there they were ... some pesky little ants. I had noticed them off and on over the past several months, but we were living on the go with little time to pay much attention except to minimally treat where we thought they might be coming from.

Put off by the disruption to my quiet time, I got down to clean them up when I noticed a few more just around the corner. A quick flip of the light switch was all it took to discover that we had officially been invaded! Ants completely covered an area of my floor where it made absolutely no sense for them to be. YUCK!!! So much for Brother Joel getting anymore sleep!

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