Spread the Good Word: Phil. 4:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 04 March 2016. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1581

Spread the Good Word: Phil. 4:13

If you don't have today's Good Word memorized — text and scripture reference — then commit it to memory today! What a great reminder in all areas of life, especially those areas where we're struggling to push through, stay the course, or be patient. We can't do it in our strength, so let's stop trying. Instead, let's ask God for His strength, and when we accomplish the goal, He gets the praise!

Meet the Q12: Apostle Joel Gehly

Written by Brother Joel Gehly on Thursday, 03 March 2016. Posted in Special Series, Church News Hits 4588

Meet the Q12: Apostle Joel Gehly

Today, we're bringing you another Meet the Q12 interview! The objective is to help you get to know our brother apostles both as individuals and as spiritual leaders. Today, we're interviewing Brother Joel Gehly.

What branch or mission do you attend?

Erie Branch, PA (Midwest Region). I grew up in the Fredonia Branch (Penn/Mid-Atlantic Region).

What is your favorite Bible or Book of Mormon verse?

I love the Book of Mormon, and have many favorite verses, but I would say my favorite verse is Revelation 14:6-7. This verse is so important for me, for us, our church, our future. I preach this message of the “everlasting gospel” everywhere.

How to Use a GPS (1 Nephi 16)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 02 March 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 2147

How to Use a GPS (1 Nephi 16)

A Global Positioning System receiver (GPS) is a very useful device that has gained widespread use over the past 10 years or so. The purpose of the GPS is simple: It helps you get to where you want to go. Using a GPS is quite easy:

  • Turn on the device.
  • Tell it where you want to go.
  • Follow the instructions it gives you.

Although the device is easy to use, there are a few things you need to do to ensure a successful trip.

Just Breathe

Written by Sister Natalie Shawver on Tuesday, 01 March 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 2613

Just Breathe

It’s March – the Easter month – the third of the year. January and February have come and gone, and perhaps so have your resolutions. Did you know that just 8 percent of those who make resolutions keep them? Have you found yourself in that small group?

When I decided to make a resolution this year (to take more photos!), I also decided to choose a word for 2016. This word would be the focus of my 366 days and something that I would try to put into practice in big ways and small. It would stay at the forefront of my mind and be my theme and mantra for the year.

Love, Oh, What Love!

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Monday, 29 February 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 3042

Love, Oh, What Love!

For the last day of our love-related theme, we're celebrating the little acts of kindness and compassion that the people of God do for one another. When we put others first and ourselves second, it's a small kind of miracle. Hope this makes your heart leap on Leap Year Day.

Love at its best is a verb. Demonstrated with actions, this kind of love speaks louder than words. Many times it means “showing up.”

I have been blessed to see the love of God in action expressed by the kindness of my brothers and sisters in times of need. Today, I want to tell about three wonderful saints and their compassion that stands as a testimony to God’s goodness working through them.

Spread the Good Word: Matthew 5:8

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 26 February 2016. Posted in The Good Word Hits 2173

Spread the Good Word: Matthew 5:8

We hope today's beattitude helps motivate you to sort out the stuff you want to allow in your heart and the stuff you don't. 

If you missed Tuesday's post, then don't forget to download or update your Bible and Book of Mormon app to the new version and enjoy the enhanced features. (Click for Apple or Android.)

Kids' Question of the Month – February

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Thursday, 25 February 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 1971

Kids' Question of the Month – February

I've carried this note in my briefcase for years, so it's now tattered and stained. It still brightens any day when I read it because it was a powerful love note left on my pillow by my little boy who witnessed his mom have a really bad day.

Not knowing how to fix things for me, he offered up sweet stress coping techniques, including letting me borrow his prized "slime." For those not familiar with slime, it was a gelatinous concoction sold in plastic containers by toy stores. It served no purpose other than letting it ooze through your fingers, which the elementary age crowd found mesmerizing.

The Fullness of the Gospel (1 Nephi 15)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 24 February 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1867

The Fullness of the Gospel (1 Nephi 15)

While Nephi was being caught up to a high mountain to see his wonderful vision, as recorded in 1 Nephi chapters 11-14, his brothers were in their tent arguing about their father Lehi's dream and what he had said to them regarding future events. Nephi walks in on this argument at the beginning of Chapter 15 and tries to explain to them the meaning of some of the things that Lehi had said.

Among other subjects, Nephi explained the meaning of the metaphor that had been used of an olive tree and branches being grafted into it. He explained that the olive tree represented the House of Israel (all the people who are descendants of Jacob/Israel from the Bible) and that the branches being grafted in represented the Gentiles (everybody else). Specifically, the metaphor referred to a time when the "fullness of the gospel" would come to the Gentiles who would in turn bring it to the House of Israel.

We are living in the period of time that was being described!

Carry the Word with You

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Church News Hits 3090

Carry the Word with You

There are probably certain things you wouldn't consider doing without your cell phone or smartphone … like leave the house. Am I right?

You wouldn't drive without it — it's your GPS.

It sits on your desk at work — and knows all your important phone numbers.

And you make sure to keep it handy whenever you have to wait. Might as well crush some candy at the doctor's office.

My point is that we bring our phones everywhere. Whether our fingers are constantly flying over the touchscreen keyboard or we tuck it away in case of emergency, there are places we just won't go without it.

A Dreamy Church Meeting

Written by Brother Chuck Maddox Jr. on Monday, 22 February 2016. Posted in Miracles Hits 1701

A Dreamy Church Meeting

There's nothing quite like the love of the saints when we meet together for church on Sunday. Today's Miracle Monday describes how Brother Chuck Maddox Jr. experienced that love even when he was a continent away.

In college, I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a semester. While there, I took classes, tried new food, and traveled around the countryside; nevertheless, being away from the body of Christ for that long was difficult.

Spread the Good Word: Joshua 24:15

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 19 February 2016. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1572

Spread the Good Word: Joshua 24:15

Today's Good Word is inspired by Wednesday's article. Every day, multiple times a day, we must ask ourselves if we're going to make choices that serve and honor God or the opposite. Let's let our actions reflect our faith!

Witnessing on a Bus

Written by Brother Don Ross on Thursday, 18 February 2016. Posted in Miracles Hits 1673

Witnessing on a Bus

Today, we're sharing our second restoration testimony. This one was submitted by Brother Don Ross.

Several years ago, as I was leaving work from New York City, riding a commuter bus home to the New Brunswick, NJ area, I was reading the Book of Mormon. I was thoroughly engrossed in reading it.

A woman sitting next to me asked me, “What are you reading?” I answered, “The Book of Mormon?” She then asked, “What is it about?”

Get off the Fence (1 Nephi 14)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1688

Get off the Fence (1 Nephi 14)

There are many times in life when we are faced with a difficult choice and we put off making that choice as long as possible. We stay on the fence as long as we can, perhaps hoping that something will happen to make the choice a little easier. Although this is not necessarily a bad strategy, the time generally comes when you either have to make the choice or else it will be made for you.

For example, when you eat at a restaurant, you're presented with a menu that offers lots of choices. Although the choice may be difficult, you eventually have to select something. What would happen if you stayed on the fence and refused to make a choice? Either you would sit there with nothing while everybody else eats, or someone else would make the choice for you (probably spinach or something equally distasteful).

Would You Rather Be Kind or Right?

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Tuesday, 16 February 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 1959

Would You Rather Be Kind or Right?

There is a saying that has become quite popular and it goes like this, “ Sometimes, it’s better to be kind than be right.” It seems reasonable and appropriate — what can be wrong with choosing kindness over being “right”?

But, something about it bothered me and I didn’t know why. I struggled a little every time I heard it, and then I finally understood.

What if being “kind” means sacrificing truth? What if "peace" comes because we no longer let light shine on darkness? What if "kindness" is really allowing a lie to stand instead of God’s truth?

Are we really being kind then?

My Father, My Physician

Written by Sister Rebecca Martorana on Monday, 15 February 2016. Posted in Miracles Hits 1748

My Father, My Physician

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony of God's loving care submitted by Sister Rebecca Martorana.

Recently my throat was hurting and I wasn’t feeling well. After several days of suffering, I went to the doctor, who told me that he needed to take a throat culture to see if I had strep throat. I must admit that I instantly turned into a 5 year old, as taking a throat culture has always been difficult for me. We’ll, I struggled through him getting a swab of my throat, and the test came back negative for strep throat. He said it just must be a cold.

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