Spread the Good Word: Alma 34:18

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 04 September 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1874

Spread the Good Word: Alma 34:18

Today's Good Word is a reminder that God is more powerful than anything in the universe. He is mighty to save us from danger, trouble, and even ourselves. If you're in need of Christ's saving deliverance and transformation, then remember — He's only a prayer away.

God's Always There for His Children

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Thursday, 03 September 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2125

God's Always There for His Children

Today, we've got a personal testimony from Sister Karen Watford. She tells about a time in her life when God provided comfort in a moment of deep sadness.

Sometimes in life, many tribulations come all at once. Two years ago, this happened to me.

For several years, I'd needed a knee replacement but was afraid, so I kept postponing it. Finally, I had to accept the surgery, and, thank God, it went very well.

For about a year prior to this, my husband, Vaughn, had tremors, migraines, and vertigo. After seeing many doctors, we were left still searching for solutions. We had to put his medical needs on hold during my surgery, but, when my doctors said I could drive again five weeks after the operation, we continued with our search for answers to his health issues.

A Fasting and Prayer Blessing

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Wednesday, 02 September 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2745

A Fasting and Prayer Blessing

At the beginning of April, the apostles asked The Church to fast and pray for the work in Oaxaca, Mexico. The work was beginning to bear fruit, and some opposition had started to creep in. The date for the fast was April 7, a Tuesday.

As I read the request, part of me was discouraged. I wanted to fast and pray for this situation and be united with my brothers and sisters; however, I've struggled with the physical part of fasting for a while and started to think I wouldn't be able to do it. So I asked for God's help, and He provided.

The Value of a Solid Foundation

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Tuesday, 01 September 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2644

The Value of a Solid Foundation

Did you know that in 1173 A.D., construction of a marble and stone bell tower began that would take 199 years to complete?

Did you know that by 1178, the tower began to sink on one side after construction had progressed to the second floor? This happened due to a mere 10-foot deep foundation set in weak, unstable, sandy soil.

In 1272, construction resumed with a new architect. In an effort to compensate for the lean, the engineers built upper floors with one side taller than the other. (Nice try, but it didn't work.) By 1372, the remaining floors were completed, and a bell chamber was added to complete the eighth floor — topping off the famous Tower of Pisa.

No Bones About It

Written by Brother Jordan Champine on Monday, 31 August 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 3318

No Bones About It

Today's Miracle Monday was submitted by Brother Jordan Champine for May's theme on anointing with oil. We hope you feel as blessed as we did when we got to the end and read a 7-year-old boy's simple words — the only logical conclusion to an undeniable miracle like this one.

When I was a young boy, around 7 years old, I went out to eat at a restaurant with my family as we tended to do on Friday nights. My parents had just found the Gospel a few years prior, so we took extra time and pride in joining hands and saying our dinner prayers in our booth. Little did we know what would soon follow.

Spread the Good Word: 2 Cor. 4:16

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 28 August 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1706

Spread the Good Word: 2 Cor. 4:16

Today's Good Word reminds us that we're going to get a few wrinkles, a few scars, a few aches and pains as life progresses — but, with God's Spirit continually growing inside, our hearts and souls can become more energetic, more youthful, more fresh and vibrant with each passing day.

Is Your Lamp Burning Bright?

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2653

Is Your Lamp Burning Bright?

Recently a verse of scripture kept coming to my mind from Psalm 119:105: "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." It is a familiar one, one that we are taught as children to commit to memory. I began to think about what the Lord would have me do with it — clearly it wasn't a passing thought.

On the surface, we understand the "word" to be the scriptures and how important they are. It literally provides a "lamp" or light to our feet as we walk on our path, or, practically speaking, through life.

Every Single Word

Written by Sister Alena X. Ricci on Wednesday, 26 August 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 1734

Every Single Word

Recently in Sunday school, our teacher prompted, "Say anything that comes to mind when you hear the word faith."

So, people started saying things like "what you can't see" and "trust."

But our teacher stopped and wrote the word "scripture" on the board.

And we all nodded in agreement. I mean, of course we have faith in what the scriptures tell us.

Kids' Question of the Month – August

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Tuesday, 25 August 2015. Posted in Special Series Hits 2225

Kids' Question of the Month – August

Not too much is written about the early life of Jesus. After the account of His glorious birth, His childhood remains a mystery until we read about Mary and Joseph leaving Him behind in Jerusalem when He was 12 years old.

As a parent who has survived various lost child incidents at the mall, the zoo, and Walt Disney World, I can relate to the anxiety Mary and Joseph must’ve felt when they realized Jesus was not with them after they left the big city. My emotions while one of my kids was MIA ran the gamut of paralyzing fear, immense relief upon seeing my child again, frustration at their constant wandering, and even shame at my less than stellar attentiveness to the most precious things in the world to me when it was my job to protect. I wonder if Mary and Joseph were worried about what God would think of them after they lost His only Son?

What God Does With a Little Desire

Written by Sister Laurie Whitton on Monday, 24 August 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2386

What God Does With a Little Desire

Today, we're sharing an experience that Sister Laurie Whitton sent us for the Miracle Monday music theme way back in April 2013. If you've got a talent that you want God to magnify or a desire that you hope He'll bless, then we pray this testimony inspires you.

When I was in high school, I played clarinet in the band. After graduating, there were no opportunities for me to play, so there my clarinet sat for 30 years.

About five years ago, I was encouraged to start playing again. At first, I said, "No, it's impossible after all these years. I do not remember how to play." The instrument had sat so long it probably wouldn't function.

Spread the Good Word: Alma 1:25

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 21 August 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1812

Spread the Good Word: Alma 1:25

Do you ever feel like the pressures of our culture practically "persecute" you because they're so strong? We hope today's Good Word encourages you to stand fast!

Let the Word Uplift You

Written by Sister Stefanie on Thursday, 20 August 2015. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 2438

Let the Word Uplift You

When thinking about what to write in my blog post, I did what I normally do when trying to search for something — I Googled it.

I searched for "upliftment" and came across a list of scriptures that this man, John Callahan, put together. They're supposed to give us hope when we feel down.

Even though I am not feeling down in any aspect of my life, just reading these 10 verses really uplifted me. How amazing is it knowing that God is always there and that He knew we would need to these words 2,000+ years later?

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2205

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

There have been times in my life when I wonder what people think about my testimonies of God's goodness and blessings on my family and me. Do they think that I am a good storyteller or that I made these things up for attention? Perhaps, they think that I am bragging?

None of these are true. Each testimony is told in thanks for God's tender mercies. When telling an experience, I often feel just as blessed as I did when it first happened — sometimes even greater. A blessing from God is a gift that keeps on giving!

More Than Coincidence

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Tuesday, 18 August 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2702

More Than Coincidence

The testimony portion of a meeting in The Church of Jesus Christ is an opportunity for people to publicly thank God for His goodness in their lives. Today, the day I'm writing this, a sister told us about a situation at work she struggled with and how she gave it over to God and it soon rectified. She said, "You might call it a coincidence, but I want to thank God ..." and went on to praise the Lord for caring for her circumstance and hearing her prayer.

I've heard it said that a coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous. Maybe that's true, but like my sister, I want to be more diligent about not allowing God's mercies and interventions in my life to remain in obscurity, glossed over or shrugged off.

Scratched Names

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Monday, 17 August 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 2466

Scratched Names

For today's Miracle Monday, we're sharing a military-related experience — remember that theme from May 2014? The late Brother Dick Ackman experienced this miracle, and his grandson, Brother Rich Nath, submitted it.

In early 1952, my grandpa was on leave from the army and had received orders to return to camp. He knew what that meant — he was being shipped to Korea.

There was a significant chance that if he ended up in the warzone he would not return home, as those trained for his duties had a very high casualty rate. The night before he was scheduled to return to base, he had the following experience that he related many times before he passed away. The following excerpt is from his autobiography.

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