Fix My Eyes

Written by Sister Linda Scolaro on Tuesday, 15 July 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1445

Fix My Eyes

Recently, I took my daughter and a couple of close friends out to celebrate her thirteenth birthday. Both girls arrived with their cell phones Velcroed to their hands. As pizza was served, they did not even notice because they were constantly interacting with texts on their phones rather than with each other. In the meantime, my daughter decided to read the menu and explore other offerings.

She would have probably joined them in "texting world;" however, her phone does not have texting capability due to our parental judgment. In any case, one of the girls commented, "I cannot even eat because I keep receiving texts."

Bring Your Shoe

Written by IMOC Venezuela on Monday, 14 July 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1650

Bring Your Shoe

Today's Miracle Monday was submitted to us by the IMOC Venezuela team.

During a meeting at the Valle Guanape Mission in 2007, Sister Carmen Quiero arrived in severe pain. Her right foot was badly swollen, she could not put on her shoe, and she was wearing a slipper.

Spread the Good Word: Hebrews 10:23 — Plus Giveaway Winner!

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 11 July 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1199

Spread the Good Word: Hebrews 10:23 — Plus Giveaway Winner!

Here is something for you to ponder today.

What Does the Gospel Sound Like?

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Thursday, 10 July 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2442

What Does the Gospel Sound Like?

It happens every year. As our family vacation week approaches, I assemble a playlist of perfect beach music. Inevitably, I never seem to reach for my earbuds as I drag my chair toward the water's edge. Am I leery of sand or water damaging my device? Truth is, I am utterly mesmerized by the sound of the ocean.

Suddenly that great music list pales in comparison to the majestic orchestra in front of me. For me, the sound of waves crashing on the shore is one of the most relaxing sounds on earth.

Why Go to Church?

Written by Brother Rich on Wednesday, 09 July 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2033

Why Go to Church?

Why go to church? That's a loaded question, isn't it?

Depending on who I ask, I get a wide swath of opinions.

A few weeks ago, an article was posted on the Gospel Blog about the life-saving station. I think it is safe to say anyone who read the story knows that the life-saving station is a metaphor for a church. With that said, if I ask the people in that story why they went to the station, I would get many answers.

Give Life or Drain It

Written by Brother Andrew DiNardo on Tuesday, 08 July 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1805

Give Life or Drain It

Have you ever been driving down the highway and someone cuts you off and you just want to give them the "What are you doing?!" hand flip? Have you ever been at work, home, or church and wanted to share a juicy piece of gossip? Have you ever left somebody out of the group because they didn't quite fit in?

I know that I'm not the only one who struggles with these daily encounters. I strive to be the hands and feet of God in all things, but I'd be lying if I said that I don't come up short in fulfilling that role.

Life-Changing Lesson from Lost Keys — PLUS a Giveaway!

Written by Brother Larry Watson on Monday, 07 July 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1116

Life-Changing Lesson from Lost Keys — PLUS a Giveaway!

Today's Miracle Monday was submitted by Brother Larry Watson. After you've read this experience, check out how you can be part of our next Summer Reading Challenge Giveaway THIS Friday!

I had recently moved to the Navajo Reservation after having accepted my first full-time teaching position at a nearby school. Young and single, I was full of idealism about my new profession and my recent calling into the ministry.

But I had a problem. Well ... actually it just seemed like a minor irritation at first, but it soon blossomed into what — to me, anyway — seemed like a major crisis.

Happy Independence Day!

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 04 July 2014. Posted in Holidays Hits 1680

Happy Independence Day!

Have a wonderful Fourth of July, dear brothers, sisters, and friends!

And now it came to pass that when Moroni, who was the chief commander of the armies of the Nephites, had heard of these dissensions [...] he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it — In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children — and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land

Alma 46:11-13

How Do You Spell Love?

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 03 July 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1495

How Do You Spell Love?

Recently, I heard a minister deliver a sermon, and he said something that I've heard him say many times before, and no matter how often I hear this saying, it still rings true. He asked, "How does a child spell love?"

The answer: T-I-M-E.

When we give children time, it shows that we care enough about them to set aside our many important "adult" tasks. It's one way that we can demonstrate that they are a priority in our lives. It also communicates that we enjoy their company and actually like being around them — there are plenty of kids who I like hanging out with, even though I'm nearly a quarter of a century older than them.

When You Can't Sleep

Written by Sister Stefanie on Wednesday, 02 July 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2945

When You Can't Sleep

I woke up at 3 a.m. this morning for some reason and couldn't go back to sleep. I tend to be a worrier, so, of course, I immediately start thinking there's a reason I'd woken up — because something is wrong.

I calculated what time it was on the East Coast and figured it's too early to hear if something actually is wrong over there. Now my heart was pounding, and I was a wreck, and there was no way I could even think about falling asleep. So, I decided to scroll through my Facebook feed, check my email, read the daily blog, and read my news feeds.

The Power of One

Written by Sister Alena X. Ricci on Tuesday, 01 July 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1308

The Power of One

As of 2012, the truth is that there are 143 million orphaned children and 11 million who die from preventable diseases or who starve to death. There are far more than the estimated 8.5 million children who work as child slaves, prostitutes, and in other such conditions. And there are 2.3 million who live with HIV.

These numbers add up to approximately 164.8 million children with greater needs than any of mine.*

Comfort for the Mourning

Written by Sister Renee Scolaro on Monday, 30 June 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1711

Comfort for the Mourning

Today's Miracle Monday was submitted by Sister Renee Scolaro. If you have an experience you want to praise God for, please share it with us.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Almost one month to the day after my father passed away, my heart was very heavy with sorrow. I realized that I was feeling overwhelmed and going about my responsibilities with a long face.

The evening of June 22, 2013, Saturday, as I was preparing to retire for the evening, I stated to my husband that I needed to laugh, I wanted to laugh, but could not find it within myself to laugh because I felt so heavy hearted. I thought to myself, "I should be anointed tomorrow," and wondered if I should express a spiritual or natural need. I said my evening prayer and went to sleep.

Spread the Good Word: 2 Nephi 25:26

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 27 June 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1489

Spread the Good Word: 2 Nephi 25:26

Talk, rejoice, preach, prophesy! Here is a verse for you to ponder this weekend.

Baptism Cleansed My Illness

Written by Sister Erin Light on Thursday, 26 June 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1516

Baptism Cleansed My Illness

Today we're sharing another testimony from our archives. Enjoy!

I was born with very bad acid reflux disease. I had trouble keeping food down, and the doctors worried that if I kept having stomach issues, I would get a hole in my esophagus and need surgery.

The Power of Faith

Written by Brother Michael McGuire on Wednesday, 25 June 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1571

The Power of Faith

Today we're sharing an article that Brother Michael McGuire sent around Mother's Day. It's a little late, but we want to thank God for providing for and protecting our parents.

One day back in the summer of 1970, my wife and I stopped by my mother's house in Lorain, Ohio. She was outside in the front of the house.

We were talking when my brother Sean threw a Jart up in the air, and it landed on the top of her foot. A Jart is a two-player lawn game that is kind of like darts. Jarts are shaped like darts except bigger with very long pointed ends.

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