A Drive to Remember

Written by Sister Cindy Henderson on Monday, 02 May 2016. Posted in Miracles Hits 1888

A Drive to Remember

For today's Miracle Monday, we're sharing a weather-related testimony from Sister Cindy Henderson.

When our family arrived one Sunday morning in Muncey, Canada, the saints there were surprised that we planned on staying for the service due to a snowstorm that had started. During Sunday school and the morning service, the snow increased.

After a quick lunch with the brothers and sisters — and a prayer for the journey — Brothers Pete Capone Sr. and John Buffa Sr. got in one car, and Brother Larry, our children, and I got in our car, and we headed home. For a short while, our cars followed one another, but then we each turned on the snow-covered highways toward our separate destinations.

Spread the Good Word: Luke 6:21

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 29 April 2016. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1514

Spread the Good Word: Luke 6:21

We pray that today's good word gives you comfort if you're weeping or hungering for something lost or out of reach. Know that better times are always ahead for those who believe in Jesus Christ — the life to come where toil and sorrow are no more. 

Kids' Question of the Month – April

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 28 April 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 1918

Kids' Question of the Month – April

This month, we asked our kids a very simple question: How long do you think it would take a grown-up to read all the way through the Bible and Book of Mormon?

We were wondering how different a child's perception of time is from an adult's. Also…how much confidence do they have in us as spiritual speed readers?

Here are some replies from the 6 to 10 year-olds in Columbus, OH who pondered how long it would take their mothers to read both books.

The Poverty of Pride

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Wednesday, 27 April 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 2009

The Poverty of Pride

This article is part of Sister Michelle Watson's deep dive into the concept of "deny yourself" (Mt. 16:24, Mk. 8:34, Lu. 9:23, 3 Ne. 12:30). Today's sub-theme is pride.

We all know that pride, in general, is bad. But after digging a little deeper in my quest, I'm convinced that pride is the sworn enemy of self-denial. When I'm puffy-proud, I'm not in any frame of mind to put myself second.

I realized that pride is a Pandora's box, so to speak. After studying up on this, I was shocked to learn how many other evils pride leads to. Here's just a sampling of what I found:

Pay It Forward Day Is April 28

Written by Sister Linda Scolaro on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Holidays Hits 2280

Pay It Forward Day Is April 28

One Friday morning, after a long, challenging week, I ordered a cup of coffee at a drive-through. When I attempted to pay, the cashier said, “The car in front of you took care of it.” Tears came to my eyes. I can’t tell you how much of a boost (better than caffeine) that was for me. This kind gesture lifted my spirits immensely and carried me through the day.

Forecast Miracles

Written by Brother Mario Zaccagnini and Sister Teresa Pandone on Monday, 25 April 2016. Posted in Miracles Hits 1953

Forecast Miracles

We hope that you enjoyed the Psalm 19 Memory Challenge the past two weeks. Today, we're picking back up with Miracle Monday by bringing you two weather-related testimonies.

Submitted by Brother Mario Zaccagnini

It was a dark, moonless night in 1995, and it was raining very hard. A group of brothers, including myself, had just finished a project at the Inner City Branch in Detroit, Michigan, and we decided to drive home. Brother Gary Champine was behind the wheel of his cargo van; I was in the passenger seat; Brother Tim Capone sat in between us on a milk crate.

Psalm 19 Wrap-up and Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 22 April 2016. Posted in The Good Word, Special Series, Church News Hits 3595

Psalm 19 Wrap-up and Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference

Today concludes our mission to memorize Psalm 19:7-14. How did you do? Was it difficult? Easier than you expected? Post a comment telling us about your experience. 

We've also got another free printable page with this week's graphics. When printed, they should be roughly the size of a business card so that you can cut them out and keep them handy so you can keep up your memorization in the future. We really hope that memorizing scripture has brought you into closer contact with God's word! 

 

Watching Your Words

Written by Brother Jim Huttenberger on Thursday, 21 April 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1663

Watching Your Words

Psalm 19:14, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer."

How powerful is this verse? There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking the Lord to make you pleasing to Him. In fact, He loves to teach you His ways. He tenderly molds your character so that you speak, think, and act in ways that honor Him.

David's greatest concern as a servant of the Lord is his own acceptability to his Master. As he surveyed the wonderful heavens and looked into the wonderful word of God, he sees himself in light of these two creations and then views his own sinful condition. He can only conclude with a prayer for God to sanctify him constantly. How much more should this apply to our lives today?

Denial Ain't Just a River

Written by Brother Steve Kerby on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Posted in The Good Word, Scripture Study Hits 2373

Denial Ain't Just a River

Psalm 19:12-13, "Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression."

David starts verse 12 with a rhetorical question: Who can understand his errors? Answer: Very few people.

Nobody wants to admit when they’re wrong. It’s not in our DNA. It’s so much easier to blame others for our mistakes. Even from the beginning, Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent for their sins instead of taking ownership of them. From that day until now, we continue to play the blame game. We choose to break God’s laws and then act as if we haven’t done anything wrong at all.

Claim Your Huge Reward Now! (Warnings Also Apply)

Written by Brother Emil Palensar on Tuesday, 19 April 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1440

Claim Your Huge Reward Now! (Warnings Also Apply)

Psalm 19:11, "Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward."

First, go back and read the whole enchilada, all of Psalm 19:7-14. Go on…

Today we are looking at verse 11 in our quest to memorize this passage.

So, now go back and re-read the 11th.

By them and in keeping of them… "Them" is referring to the judgments of the Lord in verse 9. If the word "them" is replaced with what it is referring to, this verse could be translated to say, "Moreover by the judgments of the Lord is thy servant warned: and in keeping of the judgments of the Lord there is great reward.

Sweeter Than Honey

Written by Brother Larry Watson on Monday, 18 April 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1964

Sweeter Than Honey

Psalm 19:10, “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”

In the previous three blogs, we learned that the word “they” in this verse refers to God’s law, testimony, statutes, commandments, judgments, and even the fear of the Lord.

Recently, I was grieving the loss of my dear mother. My wife and I had been blessed to spend most of the past two years in her home as caregivers. The previous night added to the sting of her loss, as several of us began to go through her earthly belongings.

She had accumulated little of this world’s wealth, but seemingly insignificant items were now repositories of rich memories and all we had left. To be honest, even if she had left behind a wealthy estate, it would have done nothing to fill the void I was feeling that day.

But something my wife found changed my perspective.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 19:7-9

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 15 April 2016. Posted in The Good Word, Special Series Hits 2481

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 19:7-9

So, after one week, do you agree with us that memory is muscle? 

Are you trying to memorize Psalm 19:7-14 with us? If so, leave a comment below to show that you're in.

Today, we're including a free printable of the scripture graphics from this week. Print it out on cardstock or another type of heavy-weight paper, and the images should be about the size of a business card. Cut them out, and use them as flash cards to aid your memorization. Or stick them in your wallet or purse, and thumb through them in your downtime. Another idea: stick them in spots you look often (your keyboard, bathroom mirror, dashboard, fridge, etc.)

We hope you're enjoying these articles and that you're benefiting from the effort of placing God's word in your heart.

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

What Are You Afraid Of?

Written by Brother Josh Gehly on Thursday, 14 April 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1593

What Are You Afraid Of?

Part 1 of Psalm 19:9 says, "The FEAR of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever."

The FEAR of the Lord is clean. It also leads us to life (Ps. 14). In fact, it's a foundation of life (Prov. 23). Wisdom starts with the FEAR of the Lord (Ps. 110). It gives us confidence (Prov. 14) and satisfaction (Prov. 19).

Fear of (anything else) = False Evidences Appearing Real

Embrace the Law

Written by Brother Brandon Coppa on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1528

Embrace the Law

Psalm 19:8, "The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes."

Mankind was never meant to be separated from God.

It is God's will that we dwell with Him eternally. In fact, the entire history of God's interactions with man can be summed up as a continual effort to draw mankind back to the Father. By the actions of our first ancestors, we became tarnished, imperfect, unholy, and unworthy to dwell in the presence of the Lord. Thankfully our God is a loving Father who has not turned His back on His disobedient children, but instead has provided a way for us to become clean, perfect, and holy once again. That process was given to us through His statutes and the fulfilling of His law.

The law of God is perfect; it is true; it is pure; it is the path of our salvation.

Simply Wise

Written by Brother Jonathan Scolaro on Tuesday, 12 April 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1657

Simply Wise

Psalm 19:7, "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple."

I don't know about you, but most of my co-workers believe that the existence of God is downright ridiculous.

Considering themselves to be tolerant and open-minded, they readily acknowledge that some people have "traditions" or "guiding moral principles." But for someone to actually believe in a supernatural deity wielding absolute power and moral authority is uneducated, intolerant, or even delusional.

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