Spread the Good Word: Romans 8:31

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 12 September 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1397

Spread the Good Word: Romans 8:31

Save this image as the lock screen on your phone, and try to commit it to memory this week. Or share it, like it, pin it or tweet it to spread the good news.

God Has a Plan

Written by Brother Andrew DiNardo on Thursday, 11 September 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1588

God Has a Plan

Take a deep breath in.

Breathe out.

Now say with me, "God has a plan."

Repeat as many times as necessary.

While things may currently seem unclear, the more I seek God's will for my life, the clearer things become. God has never revealed all of His plans, but He's also never left me in the dark. I get a piece or two at a time of the puzzle, and slowly but surely the picture becomes clearer.

Cold Turkey

Written by Sister Josie Jasmin on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1786

Cold Turkey

Today we're sharing a miracle from Sister Josie Jasmin.

Many years ago, I used to smoke on and off, and I did stop for a while after fasting and prayer with the assistance of another sister.

I did well for quite some time until I moved to another state and was very lonely.

At the time, my husband smoked, and he would leave partial opened packs at home. Sorry to say, they were a temptation that I gave in to.

It Is No Secret

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Tuesday, 09 September 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2269

It Is No Secret

I love the Bush's baked beans TV commercials. The brand's marketing plot is based on Duke, a loveable but ornery golden retriever who forever tries to share the family's prized recipe, only to be foiled each time by his owner, Jay who is just as determined to guard it. (Click here to roll that beautiful bean footage.)

When it comes to the recipe for my own joy, or for any success or achievement I may accomplish in life, I wonder sometimes if I am too often like Jay, who holds back and guards it like a treasured family secret.

Jesus on Campus

Written by Dana Bautista on Monday, 08 September 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1555

Jesus on Campus

We're well into September, but we're still going strong with school-related miracles. We hope these bring you comfort and joy as you or your little ones start the 2014-2015 academic year. Today's miracle comes from Dana Bautista. Click here to share a marriage miracle for next month — more details below.

So, today (Sept. 2) was my first day of high school. My oldest sister already graduated, and my brother was a dropout, and my other sister is in grade 12. I was praying that everything would go smoothly, that I would like my classes, that I would know people on my bus, etc.

So, I was praying my heart out that everything would go smoothly, and I had a dream last night.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 17:5

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 05 September 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1403

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 17:5

During Behind the Scenes week, you learned that Sister Michelle Watson, the blog editor, loves to crochet and knit. Usually when you start a new new project, the first step is to make a slip knot and put it on your needle or hook. Well, every time Sister Michelle makes a slip knot, she'll remember today's memory verse and pray that her footsteps "slip not."

How to Fly the Coop Like a Wise Old Bird

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 04 September 2014. Posted in Great Ideas, Devotional Hits 2899

How to Fly the Coop Like a Wise Old Bird

This week's Miracle Monday was titled "Schools Ain't Like They Used to Be."

Ain't it the truth?

From bullies to shootings, schools have — literally in some cases — become a battleground. Do you know that you can buy your kids bulletproof backpacks now? Times they are a-changin'.

But in many ways, they're not. Schools have always played host to moral battles (if not actual ones).

Broken but Fixable

Written by Brother Rich on Wednesday, 03 September 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1983

Broken but Fixable

Recently, I attended the Ft. Worth branch for feet washing. The subject of the day's sermon was how Jesus is the only one who can put us back together when we're broken.

Am I broken? And if so, why?

Well, yes, I'm broken, just like we all are. We're broken because Adam and Eve partook of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It's somewhat ironic that just days before my visit I was thinking of that very subject and our creation. I was walking through the process of why God created us the way He did.

Why would God make a broken creature? That would be contrary to who He is. Everything He does is perfect and good. So how can broken human beings be considered good?

Getting to Know You

Written by Sister Natalie Shawver on Tuesday, 02 September 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2122

Getting to Know You

When I meet someone new, I like to ask a lot of questions.
"Where are you from?"

"Do you like to travel?"

"What are your favorite Beatles' songs?"

I like to feel that I'm getting to know a piece of them simply by listening to their responses. Perhaps I'll gain an understanding for why they are the way they are, or why they act in a particular way.

Schools Ain't Like They Used to Be

Written by Sister Kimberly Palmieri on Monday, 01 September 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 2216

Schools Ain't Like They Used to Be

Today is the first day of September, but we have another school-related Miracle Monday to share. Sister Kimberly Palmieri submitted this one. Do you have an experience you want to contribute? Click here to send it to us.

After the Columbine High School tragedy occurred, there were many concerns about sending our children to school. Due to potential copycat scenarios, we were concerned for their safety.

I was very worried if I should send our three children to school or look into home schooling them immediately. I prayed about it and had the following dream.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 23

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 29 August 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1704

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 23

Sometimes what you need at the end of a long, hard week is a quiet stroll through Psalm 23.

 

No Operation Necessary

Written by Brother Deo on Thursday, 28 August 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1859

No Operation Necessary

Today's blog post was reported by Brother Deo in Burundi. We're publishing it here in his own words.

There is a sister whose name is Regina. She had a small ball inside her left rib. She could feel it with her hands when she touched on the area.

The ball was causing pain all around her rib and the belly. She had walked with the ball for five years, and she never revealed the sickness to her husband or to her children.

Slow Me Down

Written by Sister Stefanie on Wednesday, 27 August 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1796

Slow Me Down

Over 4th of July weekend, a couple girlfriends and I went glamping (glamour camping) at my friend's family's cabin. On that Saturday morning, we decided to go four-wheeling with her parents and grandparents.

While going up a mountain, I'm not entirely sure what happened, but as I was driving, the four-wheeler veered off the path, and we fell about 20 feet down from the road. My friend, who was riding on the back, was thrown into a tree, and I was pinned underneath the four-wheeler.

Be a Regular: Instant in Season and Out

Written by Sister Erin Light on Tuesday, 26 August 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2476

Be a Regular: Instant in Season and Out

Ironically, I'm not a fan of the hot summer months in Southern California. The beaches are too crowded; the hiking trails are too packed; and the traffic and sunburns get worse every day. But in a few weeks, the tourists will leave, and the school children will return to class.

So who's left at the beach?

The regulars, that's who: the beach runner who skirts around the high tides in May and June and hops over sand castles in July; the hiker who steadily treks around families enjoying their first bird-watching or bee-stinging experience on the trail; the early morning walker whose headphones drown out traffic all year-round.

The One-Inch Miracle

Written by Sister Cathy Genaro on Monday, 25 August 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1853

The One-Inch Miracle

We hope you enjoyed last week's Behind the Scenes series. Today, we're back to our regularly scheduled program. We're bringing you a school-related testimony shared by Cathy Genaro. We do need Miracle Monday submissions for next month, so please see the note below for the new theme.

When I was in school, I was often teased for my short stature. As a female, I learned to deal with it with a smile and a sense of humor, but I must admit that sometimes kids can be cruel. I often felt hurt by the constant reminder that I was "different."

Somehow I survived those school days, but when my son began to be teased for being so short, I began having flashbacks of my own hurt. At the age of 12, Jason had gone an entire year without a growth spurt, and after a series of tests, his pediatrician said he would probably grow to an adult size of 5 feet tall.

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