Just a Whispered Prayer

Written by Sister Natalie Shawver on Thursday, 25 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 441

Just a Whispered Prayer

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to prayer. If there's one thing to commit to in the New Year, it's tough to top prayer. Today's article was originally published on Aug. 21, 2012.

When I was little, I always believed you had to say a prayer out loud in order for God to hear you. When I would sit at the dinner table with my parents, we’d say our prayers out loud before we ate our food. When I would listen to brothers and sisters pray in church, it was always out loud. Even in movies when someone needed help, the actor or actress would kneel down and talk to God audibly.

Have a Heart in Your Prayer

Written by Sister KarenJo Pandone on Wednesday, 24 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 391

Have a Heart in Your Prayer

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to prayer. If there's one thing to commit to in the New Year, it's tough to top prayer. Today's article was originally published on Sept. 8, 2015.

My husband, Michael, had been ordained an elder for approximately a year when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At about 3 a.m. one Saturday night, I began having severe pain and woke Michael to anoint me.

Prayer Warrior or Prayer Worrier?

Written by Sister Erin Light on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 427

Prayer Warrior or Prayer Worrier?

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to prayer. If there's one thing to commit to in the New Year, it's tough to top prayer. Today's article was originally published on July 15 and 16, 2015.

I've begun to realize that my prayers have a tendency to be driven by my worries. "Dear Lord, please help me so I don't _____," and "Dear God, I worry ____ in my life won't work out."

I know I'm supposed to be a prayer warrior, but sometimes I find that I'm more of a "prayer worrier."

How’s Your Prayer Life?

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Monday, 22 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 566

How’s Your Prayer Life?

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to prayer. If there's one thing to commit to in the New Year, it's tough to top prayer. Today's article was originally published on April 18, 2012.

An uncomfortable question, maybe? If so, hang in there with me! Take a minute, and think about the following questions:

  • What is prayer?
  • Is it a monologue or dialogue?
  • Why is it important?

Spread the Good Word: Col. 3:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 19 January 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 799

Spread the Good Word: Col. 3:13

We hope that you enjoyed this week's messages of forgiveness. Colossians 3:13 couldn't be more clear. All believers know what it feels like to receive unmerited grace. We have Christ's example set before us, and we can draw from His strength when ours just isn't enough.

Deleted!

Written by Sister Colleen Moore on Thursday, 18 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 418

Deleted!

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to forgiveness. We hope this theme resonates with you as we start a new year. Today's article was originally published on Aug. 15, 2013.

How often do you use the delete button when typing on the computer or texting on your phone? Whether it’s because you made a spelling error or decided to word things differently, it’s as easy as hitting a button. How many times do you wish you could delete hurtful moments in life, moments you said the wrong thing to someone or you gave into temptation?

Four Steps to Forgiveness

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 312

Four Steps to Forgiveness

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to forgiveness. We hope this theme resonates with you as we start a new year. Today's article was originally published on May 6, 2014.

"Mommmm! Tommy cut all my doll's hair off!"

"Tommy! That's not nice! Say you're sorry."

(Giggling and mischievous) "Sorry."

"Mom, he's NOT sorry."

"Tommy, say you're sorry again — and mean it."

(With eyes rolled and arms crossed) "Sorry, Alice."

"Alice, now you accept his apology."

(With gritted teeth and evil eye) "I accept, I guess."

"Now you two play nice. I don't want to hear any more fighting."

Does this scenario sound familiar?

Divine Forgiveness

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 392

Divine Forgiveness

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to forgiveness. We hope this theme resonates with you as we start a new year. Today's article was originally published on Jan. 22, 2014.

"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel: 36:36)

In yesterday's blog post, we saw how this verse epitomizes what happened to a man's heart when he prayed for the ability to forgive a person who caused immeasurable pain in his life.

The Process of Forgiving

Written by Brother Joe Saeli on Monday, 15 January 2018. Posted in Testimonies Hits 546

The Process of Forgiving

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to forgiveness. We hope this theme resonates with you as we start a new year. Today's article was originally published on Jan. 21, 2014.

Our Sunday school recently studied the concept of forgiveness, a vital act that is red-lettered in Matthew 6:12, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors" and in numerous other scriptures, such as Colossians 3:13, "Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."

We quickly concluded that this concept of forgiveness is easier "read than done," so we attempted to develop strategies to fulfill this commandment. We discovered that forgiveness is not always like lightning and thunder but more often more like a work in progress.

Spread the Good Word: Ezekiel 36:26

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 12 January 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 617

Spread the Good Word: Ezekiel 36:26

We hope that you enjoyed this week's New Year's-inspired articles. May today's Good Word remind you of the fresh start that Christ offers.

The S-Diet

Written by Sister Betty D’Orazio on Thursday, 11 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 357

The S-Diet

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to the New Year — new beginnings, fresh starts. Today's article was originally published on Jan. 21, 2015.

"Dieting" is the key word today, along with "better nutrition," "watch the fats," "lowering our cholesterol," and "exercise." This is very good advice for healthier living. And we need to keep this in check. But I would like to talk about a different diet, one that is also necessary for a healthy and long life.

This is our spiritual diet, or S-diet.

Spiritually Rotated New Year’s Resolutions

Written by Sister Erin Light on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 341

Spiritually Rotated New Year’s Resolutions

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to the New Year — new beginnings, fresh starts. Today's article was originally published on Jan. 2, 2013.

I am not a mechanic. So when I took my car to the automobile shop to get new tires, I assumed they would do everything correctly. But my father is a fantastic mechanic, and he came with me to get new tires because he assumes there’s a good chance the mechanics’ work won’t be up to his standards.

So when my car was finished in the shop, it was time for the real inspection to begin. As Dad walked around my Honda to check the new tires, he immediately pointed to the front left tire and said, “That was put on backwards,” and then he pointed to the back left tire and said, “That’s not balanced correctly.” So the mechanics got back to work and fixed their errors.

Out With the Old and in With the New

Written by Sister Christina Miller on Tuesday, 09 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 339

Out With the Old and in With the New

This week, we're featuring a series of blog articles that all relate to the New Year — new beginnings, fresh starts. Today's article was originally published on Jan. 10, 2013.

My husband decided to clean out our basement. In doing so, he noticed many items we no longer used that were just taking up space, causing clutter. A lot of it was old clothing that we used to wear at one point in our younger days, worn out shoes that no longer fit, furniture that no longer had its shine, and our children’s baby items and toys they eventually outgrew. Some of our belongings brought back precious memories, and some brought back “not so pleasant” thoughts.

A Fresh Start — But Not Just for Me

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Monday, 08 January 2018. Posted in Devotional Hits 354

A Fresh Start — But Not Just for Me

As our Gospel Blog writers enjoy a few weeks of well-deserved vacation, we’re going to devote the next three weeks to some articles from our archives which focus on three different themes. This week’s articles will focus on the New Year, next week’s articles will be on forgiveness, and the following week will be about prayer. Today's article was originally published on Jan. 8, 2014.

At New Year's, we often evaluate ourselves based on how many pounds we weigh, how much money we make, our marital status, or the possessions we own. What if our biggest priority was to evaluate ourselves based on our relationships with other people?

In 3 Nephi 11:30, Jesus says, "Behold, this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger, one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away."

Spread the Good Word: Luke 11:28

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 05 January 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 872

Spread the Good Word: Luke 11:28

Let's start off 2018 with this beautiful verse that encourages us to be doers as well as hearers. 

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