The Christmas Story as Told by the New Star

Written by Sister Alena X. Ricci and Sister Rebecca Stowell on Friday, 13 December 2013. Posted in Special Series, Holidays Hits 2995

The Christmas Story as Told by the New Star

Welcome back to the Christmas Character Series! Today's story is written by Sister Alena X. Ricci, and the artwork is by Sister Rebecca Stowell. 

I am new. It is dark out, but I am not.

The Creator has sent me to be something that no other has ever been, or ever will be.

The Christmas Story as Told by the Manger

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti and Kassidy Rabe on Thursday, 12 December 2013. Posted in Special Series, Holidays Hits 2495

The Christmas Story as Told by the Manger

Today we are continuing our Christmas Character Series. Brother Jerry Valenti wrote today's creative composition, and 7-year-old Kassidy Rabe provided the artwork.

I used to dream. Years ago, when I was a tree, my dream was that my wood would be used to build a beautiful treasure chest. I could just envision myself ornately decorated and holding precious treasures.

The Christmas Story as Told by the Innkeeper

Written by Sister Natalie Pezzenti and Sister Shannon Martorana on Wednesday, 11 December 2013. Posted in Special Series, Holidays Hits 7553

The Christmas Story as Told by the Innkeeper

Today we are continuing our Christmas Character Series. Sister Natalie Pezzenti wrote today's creative composition, and Sister Shannon Martorana provided the artwork.

So there I was, tending to the dozens of guests at my inn late one night, milling about doing my usual routine. "Need another pillow? Want something else to eat?" I'd ask my visitors.

Christmas Character Series: Creative Writing and Artwork by You!

Written by Sister Ruth Gehly and Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 10 December 2013. Posted in Special Series, Holidays Hits 2760

Christmas Character Series: Creative Writing and Artwork by You!

Today we're kicking off a special series for Christmas! We've recruited a team of creative writers to bring you the Christmas story from the perspective of the individuals who lived it. Each participating writer has chosen a character involved in the nativity and imagined how that character may have experienced the Christmas story. They have each written the story from that character's perspective.

Bringing Joy to the World

Written by Sister Erin Light on Monday, 09 December 2013. Posted in Holidays, Devotional Hits 3157

Bringing Joy to the World

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 'Tis the season to decorate, bake and share in festivities with friends and loved ones. Deck the halls, hang up the stockings, and bulk up on wrapping paper and bows.

She Came from Heaven by Way of China

Written by Sister Linda Scolaro on Friday, 06 December 2013. Posted in Miracles Hits 1401

She Came from Heaven by Way of China

Since November was National Adoption Month, I want to share the amazing adoption journey we traveled with the Lord’s intervention.

The Lord Is My Real Estate Agent

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Thursday, 05 December 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 1929

The Lord Is My Real Estate Agent

David was a shepherd. He was a good shepherd. He may well have thought, "If my sheep could talk, they would say, 'David is my shepherd, I don't need anything.'"

Right from Wrong

Written by Brother Rich on Wednesday, 04 December 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 2073

Right from Wrong

"How will I know which is the right way or the wrong way?"

I've always been a huge Star Was fan. Ever since I was little, they have always been my favorite movies. As I got older, I realized there were certain parts that could be applied to my life as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Let me show you what I mean.

Strong Foundation

Written by Sister Christina Miller on Tuesday, 03 December 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 2173

Strong Foundation

This past summer my husband and I decided to get our front porch rebuilt. Considering that our porch at the time was not very inviting, falling apart and very small, we figured it was time.

Thanksgiving Miracle

Written by Sister Kathie Perkins on Monday, 02 December 2013. Posted in Miracles Hits 1426

Thanksgiving Miracle

We hope that you and yours shared a wonderful Thanksgiving last week. For today's Miracle Monday, we had to share this wonderful testimony sent to us by Sister Kathie Perkins. We hope it's a blessing to you.

Attitude of Gratitude

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Friday, 29 November 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 1380

Attitude of Gratitude

A few weeks back, I was teaching a young people's Sunday School class, and the topic was thanksgiving.

While preparing, I read 1 Thes. 5:18, "In every thing, give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by GospelBlog on Thursday, 28 November 2013. Posted in Miracles, Holidays Hits 2691

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Today, we'd like to lift up the Lord's name by re-sharing this beautiful experience as recorded in the Detroit Branch 1 history. It's also in the general church history book, too. We hope this draws your heart closer to God on this day of thanks.

Project Thankful Recap

Written by GospelBlog on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. Posted in Holidays Hits 1481

Project Thankful Recap

Thank you to everyone who sent in Project Thankful submissions! Today, we're showcasing how you spread God's love this past month.

It Is Well With My Soul

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Tuesday, 26 November 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 2503

It Is Well With My Soul

Some blogs are light-hearted, other more serious. This blog focuses on a more serious topic.

Have you ever wondered about why innocent people die in earthquakes or tsunamis? Have you ever surfed the TV channels and come across photos of poor starving children in Africa? Have you ever questioned God, asking why do bad or terrible things happen to innocent children and good people?

Always Enough

Written by Sister Lydia Link on Monday, 25 November 2013. Posted in Miracles Hits 2552

Always Enough

This is the last food-related Miracle Monday! Today's article was submitted by Sister Lydia Link. If you haven't submitted a Christmas miracle for next month, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.! 

Every Saturday, my mother, Sister Valenti, prepared food for our family of nine for Sunday's after-Church dinner. Occasionally, two or three visitors from other branches attended our branch. My mother would never let them leave without inviting them to have dinner at our home.

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