Long Lost

Written by Sister Linda Scolaro on Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in Miracles Hits 2417

Long Lost

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony from Christmastime written by Sister Linda Scolaro.

It was Christmas Eve, and my husband and I were busy dividing and conquering, running errands, doing last-minute grocery shopping and spending a lot of time cooking for our Christmas dinner.

First, my husband misplaced his wedding band and college ring. He calmly said, “It will turn up.” At the end of the evening, I emptied my pockets, and my wedding band was gone as well. I slept uneasily, but I resolved that I would look for the ring after all of our Christmas festivities were over.

Spread the Good Word: 2 Cor. 5:7 {Plus Video!}

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 22 January 2016. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1572

Spread the Good Word: 2 Cor. 5:7 {Plus Video!}

If you're at a fork in the road today, let 2 Corinthians 5:7 guide your steps. 

We've also got a great video to share with you today of the Pacific Region Youth Retreat. Enjoy watching these young people pray, fellowship, and discover what God's word has to say regarding important topics that they themselves identified as relevant — the priesthood authority, the sanctity of marriage, and the Book of Mormon — and then present what they learned from an afternoon of seminars led by the region evangelists. 

My Restoration Testimony

Written by Brother Brandon Coppa on Thursday, 21 January 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2764

My Restoration Testimony

Today, we're sharing our first restoration testimony — by Brother Brandon Coppa. The goal of these testimonies is to feed our faith and praise God for the gift of the restored gospel.

When listening to testimonies from the saints you often hear the phrase, “born and raised in The Church.” I’m one of those who can lay claim to this phrase. I was given something many people search for their entire lives, and I completely took it for granted.

As a child and teen, I was active in church but never truly convicted. Once I left home for college, I began to question what I truly believed and if that included the Book of Mormon.

It's My Desire (1 Nephi 10)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 20 January 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1960

It's My Desire (1 Nephi 10)

DESIRE – A strong feeling of wanting to have something that inspires actions to be taken to obtain the goal

After hearing his father Lehi’s wonderful vision (1 Nephi 8) and his other prophecies regarding the coming of the Messiah and the future of the House of Israel and the Gentiles (as summarized in chapter 10), Nephi “was desirous also that [he] might see, and hear, and know of these things.” Nephi’s desire for this was so strong that he was caught up by the Spirit of the Lord and was shown all of this and more (as recorded in chapters 11-14).

How strong is our desire for the things of God?

What's Your Mission Field?

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 1921

What's Your Mission Field?

Although I’ve been involved in missionary work since the day I walked out of the waters of baptism — as taught to me by Brother Joe Calabrese — we often think of "missionary work" as going to a foreign land or going to another culture to share the restored gospel and Christ.

Both definitions are correct!

In some circumstances, it can be harder to share your testimony with a neighbor, work colleague, or family member than to travel thousands of miles and teach or preach about Jesus and salvation. Both are needed!

I Believe in Miracles

Written by Sister Teresa DeVincentis on Monday, 18 January 2016. Posted in Miracles Hits 2570

I Believe in Miracles

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony of healing by Sister Theresa DeVincentis. If you are in need of a physical healing today, please take heart. All things are possible with God.

In January 2014, I had a blister on my heel, which turned into a diabetic ulcer. I had surgery to remove it, and my doctor said it touched the bone. After two weeks it became infected, and I had to immediately go to the hospital to be put on IV antibiotics. A culture of the infection diagnosed it as MRSA. I was anointed, and a few days later the doctor said it was infected, but that it wasn't MRSA. I was referred to a vascular surgeon to see if blood was flowing to my foot, which it wasn't. After they determined which vein was blocked, I had three surgeries to open the vein, clean out the infection, and insert a PICC line and wound vac to promote healing. I was scared and concerned that I may lose my foot.

Spread the Good Word: Zephaniah 3:17

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 15 January 2016. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1591

Spread the Good Word: Zephaniah 3:17

Today's Good Word is a great verse to commit to memory. Give it a try! The Gospel Blog team wants to take a quick second to thank Alex G. for designing many of the spiffy Good Word graphics that you see from week to week. If you have a favorite verse that you want to see featured, then click here to send it to us.

Jesus, Our Superhero!

Written by Sister Linda Scolaro on Thursday, 14 January 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 2114

Jesus, Our Superhero!

In reflecting upon this past year’s teaching for our children in the Mesa Branch, AZ, I was reminded of our Vacation Bible School theme, which taught the kids about when Jesus was a kid. It was a powerful theme connecting some basic Bible points, such as Jesus

  • Had a Family
  • Had a Name
  • Went to Church

Many of the adults, including myself, played the role of various shopkeepers, and the kids paid a token to come to our "shop" and learn about events, customs, and daily life in Nazareth. We pretended that we didn’t know Jesus, and we asked the kids the question, “Who is Jesus, and why is everyone talking about Him?”

God Knows What Lies Ahead (1 Nephi 9)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 1895

God Knows What Lies Ahead (1 Nephi 9)

In 1 Nephi 9, Nephi reflects on God's commandment that he keep two sets of records, known as the Large Plates of Nephi and the Small Plates of Nephi. The Large Plates contained the full history of the people, while the Small Plates were devoted to spiritual accounts that would persuade people to come to God.

Although Nephi understood the commandment, he didn’t really understand God’s reasoning. Why two sets of records covering the same period of time? Couldn’t all the information just be put in one place? Finally, acknowledging, “the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning,” Nephi decided to just trust that God had some wise purpose and do what He commanded.

The Power of a Pair

Written by Sister Natalie Shawver on Tuesday, 12 January 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 2661

The Power of a Pair

God told Adam that He would make a companion for him so he wouldn't go through life alone. (Hello, Eve!) And God gave us His Son so we'd never be alone, either. Adam had someone to lean on — and the Lord knew we'd need someone in this life, too.

Our "someones" are named Brother Paul and Sister Sharon. They are Sister Dianne and Brother Joel. Or, maybe they are in your Sunday school or MBA class. They attend your branch or mission each Sunday, but they also attend thousands of miles away. How is this possible?

There Is Nothing Going On

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Monday, 11 January 2016. Posted in Miracles Hits 2630

There Is Nothing Going On

Like so many women, I am guilty of not always staying on top of my needs, allowing other things to take priority. So, with a 15-day trip to Italy planned in early October and being overdue for my normal yearly screenings with my OB/Gyn and general practitioner, I realized I had to be deliberate. Putting it off, returning home in late October and trying to play catch up with the holidays right in front of me was not going to work. So, I made all the necessary appointments in September.

My eyesight was also a concern, especially my left eye. I had not had them checked in four years, and I knew that my prescription eyeglasses needed updating. My last appointment was with the optometrist at the end of September.

Spread the Good Word: Joshua 1:8

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 08 January 2016. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1846

Spread the Good Word: Joshua 1:8

We hope that today's Good Word inspires you to be a more dedicated student of God's word in the New Year. In case you missed all the hints we've been dropping this week, the Gospel Blog team has an awesome idea to help you do this ... and we can't wait to tell you about it! Tune in on Jan. 12 for the exciting announcement. We hope that you'll be game to participate. 

Own My Calling

Written by Sister Alena X. Ricci on Thursday, 07 January 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 2089

Own My Calling

Today's post was written a few months ago by Sister Alena Ricci when she was studying abroad in Chile. She's back home now with loads of stories and blessings to share!

"I am a free human being" – Jane Eyre

Earthquakes, tsunamis, more embarrassing moments than I can count…

With all of that, today I mark my halfway point in my study abroad program!

And with my halfway point comes more things to be understood.

A couple posts ago, I wrote about the woman at the well, but for some reason, I stopped writing right before the most important part of the entire story (at least, in my opinion).

The Answers Are in There (1 Nephi 8)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 06 January 2016. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 2453

The Answers Are in There (1 Nephi 8)

When I was a young person, my parents used to take me to MBA every week. (Parents: Do you still do that?) One week, our MBA class read 1 Nephi 8 in which Lehi’s wonderful dream is recorded. After reading through the imagery of a dark and dreary waste, a tree with desirable fruit, a straight and narrow path with a long rod of iron next to it, etc., our MBA teacher gave us an assignment to come back the next week ready to describe what each element of the dream represented.

Testimonies of the Restoration

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 05 January 2016. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2427

Testimonies of the Restoration

Here at the Gospel Blog, we're always asking for you to send your testimonies and experiences. We theme our Miracle Mondays (February's theme is love, by the way) but we still try to keep those themes fairly wide open.

During the year of 2016, we would like to sprinkle in testimonies of a more specific nature. Specifically, we're looking for testimonies related to the restoration or the Book of Mormon.

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