Is Marriage a Dying Institution? (Part 1)

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Tuesday, 21 April 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2203

Is Marriage a Dying Institution? (Part 1)

Recently, I read a short editorial regarding marriage. Sadly, it concluded that marriage was a dying institution. It offered numerous reasons to support this position, primarily centering on these ideas:

1. Marriage is an old concept that doesn't fit with our current generational ideas.

2. We're losing the ability to work at having loving relationships because we prefer instant gratification.

3. Marriages don't last because we expect fairytale endings without any compromise or sacrifice.

4. Marriage (especially when you're in your 20s or 30s) is absolutely ridiculous because it forces a person into a monogamous relationship

He Is Already There

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Monday, 20 April 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 2640

He Is Already There

Today's Miracle Monday is from Sister Enza Pusillo. We hope it touches your heart.

As a young woman, just barely 30, I was told that I had a condition called endometriosis. This condition makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to conceive and sometimes carry children to term. Many women require extensive treatment and even surgery in order to do so. They said the older I got, the more difficult it would become.

Now, you have to imagine what news like this meant to me at the time. I was not married — not close to getting married at that point in my life — yet the one thing I had dreamed of and desired more than anything was to be a mother and have children. I had more than my share of fears and questions. So, I put my trust in God.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 80:7 (And Quiz Answers!)

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 17 April 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 2007

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 80:7 (And Quiz Answers!)

Today's Good Word depicts such a striking visual image. Just imagine God turning His glorious face toward you! Share your favorite scripture with us, and we'll turn it into a nifty graphic like this one. 

Raindrops on the Sheets

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Thursday, 16 April 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2424

Raindrops on the Sheets

When I read scripture, I'm amazed by the miracles and wonder why I can't have the same things. Well, we can all have those things!

Many years ago when our sons were young, my husband was offered a job promotion that would take us out of state and away from our families, friends, and the small Atlanta Mission. It was a tremendous decision that had many pros and cons, but I especially didn't want to leave our small mission.

One afternoon as I was taking my sheets off the clothesline, I was asking God what should we do. Gideon immediately came into my mind and gave me an idea. If God could show Gideon what to do through simple fleece and dew, then why couldn't He do something similar for me?

Now Is Our Time

Written by Brother David Nolfi on Wednesday, 15 April 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 1997

Now Is Our Time

The conversion of the Sons of Mosiah was so profound that their heart's desire was to labor to bring souls to Jesus Christ. "And thus they were instruments in the hands of God in bringing many to the knowledge of the truth, yea, to the knowledge of their Redeemer."

Their desire was so great that they were inspired to go among the Lamanites who hated the Nephites. With their father King Mosiah's permission, they undertook a great missionary outreach. "And assuredly it was great, for they had undertaken to preach the word of God to a wild and a hardened and a ferocious people; a people who delighted in murdering the Nephites, and robbing and plundering them; and their hearts were set upon riches, or upon gold and silver, and precious stones; yet they sought to obtain these things by murdering and plundering, that they might not labor for them with their own hands."

Why I Didn't Like Getting Anointed

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 14 April 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2678

Why I Didn't Like Getting Anointed

I used to make up excuses for why I shouldn't get anointed when prayer time rolled around each Sunday meeting.

My problem isn't that important.

I'm shy and don't like being the center of attention.

I don't like everyone knowing what's wrong with me.

It'll take too much time.

It'll be a downer.

Here's the worst one of all: I've been anointed before, and nothing has happened, so why ask again?

Blind Encounters

Written by Sister Marty Jumper on Monday, 13 April 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 2203

Blind Encounters

Today's Miracle Monday is from Sister Marty Jumper.

This is a testimony that tells how a little thing in my life was important to the Lord.

It was just before Christmas, and I was cleaning my house in preparation for family coming to stay with me for a holiday visit. There were so many things to get done, and I only had that day off to finish everything.

Spread the Good Word: Micah 6:8

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 10 April 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1627

Spread the Good Word: Micah 6:8

Today's Good Word is one of Sister Teresa Pandone's favorites. Thanks for sharing with us, Sister Teresa!

'Be a David' Trivia

Written by Sister Erin Light on Thursday, 09 April 2015. Posted in Trivia/Games Hits 2863

'Be a David' Trivia

"Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand" (1 Samuel 17:44-45).

Have you ever had a "David and Goliath" moment? Have you come up against gigantor problems with little-to-no experience or knowledge? Have you been mocked by the behemoth size of an obstacle that says, "You'll never get past me!"

Then this quiz is for you.

Hello … Anybody There?

Written by Sister Stefanie on Wednesday, 08 April 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2240

Hello … Anybody There?

I don't normally put myself out there in these blog posts, but I have been feeling really disconnected lately, and if I am feeling this way, then I wonder how many others have been in my shoes or are currently feeling this way.

Over the weekend, we went on a road trip, so I had a good amount of time to think while driving. I started questioning why I'd been feeling so exhausted and disconnected lately.

I am a go-getter, so I like identifying a problem and immediately coming up with a solution on how to fix it. It dawned on me that my relationship with God is not where it should be.

What I Learned From Hip-Hop Class

Written by Brother Jared Scolaro on Tuesday, 07 April 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2216

What I Learned From Hip-Hop Class

By the end of my second semester of college, my brain was fried and I realized I needed to take some fun classes to keep me sane. I asked my friend Shreya what to do, and she recommended I take the hip-hop dance class that she was in.

It sounded like a blast, but I was pretty sure God wouldn't want me to take a class centered around a genre of music known for profanity and, um, let's just say "ungodly behavior." I dismissed the idea.

Empty Buckets

Written by Sister Megan Garcia on Monday, 06 April 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 2061

Empty Buckets

Today is the first of our miscellaneous Miracle Mondays — the theme-less month. We're going to hear experiences of all types. (If you haven't sent yours, now's the time!) Today's submission is a beautiful story by Sister Megan Garcia.

It's maple season in Northeast Ohio! Last year was our family's first year collecting this liquid treat from our maple trees. It was a Thursday when relatives came over to tap our trees and explain our duties. "Check the buckets at least once a day," I was told." You might even need to do it twice a day so the buckets don't overflow."

To say we were excited is an understatement.

Happy Easter!

Written by GospelBlog on Sunday, 05 April 2015. Posted in Holidays Hits 2399

Happy Easter!

We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! 

So Unworthy, So Blessed

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Saturday, 04 April 2015. Posted in Holidays Hits 2365

So Unworthy, So Blessed

Thirty-four years have passed since the signs of the birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ: a new star in the sky and the day and the night passed as one with no darkness. The joy, the belief in Christ and repentance swept the land. Man, however, is quick to return to his sin.

The great and terrible day of the crucifixion of Christ has finally passed with only the more righteous having been spared. The tempests, quakings, whirlwinds, lightnings and thunderings, rocks being rent in twain, the mountains sinking and the valleys raising up brought fear even into the hearts of the righteous. Even they mourned, feared, and had regrets ... I know for I am one of them.

A Victorious Visit

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Friday, 03 April 2015. Posted in Holidays Hits 2401

A Victorious Visit

Thirty-three years ago, almost to the day, I, Nephi, wrote to you about the wonderful events that occurred to mark the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Today I'm here to tell you about an even greater event.

Almost 40 years ago, Samuel prophesied the events to mark His birth and also the signs of His death. Not long after, our society grew so corrupt and evil that the government was destroyed, and that second set of signs came to pass.

Four days into the new year, the 34th since the sign of His birth, the storm of all storms hit. Words cannot express what the sky looked like. Not only did we have horrible weather, but there were earthquakes as never before and fires everywhere. Mountains were literally destroyed, and new ones were created. Many areas fell into the sea and are now covered with water. The whole landscape changed.

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