Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child

Written by Sister Jill Kovacic on Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2704

Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child

Amid the many celebrations on Christmas Eve, in various places by different people, there is one thing that remains constant: love.

Dr. Clement C. Moore never expected to be a famous writer. Even if he did dream of earning fame for his pen, he probably thought it would be because of his Hebrew dictionary.

Dr. Moore had a wife and children and liked writing poetry for them, even more than he liked writing his Hebrew dictionary. He actually wrote a whole book of poems for them.

No Words Needed

Written by Sister Natalie Shawver on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2420

No Words Needed

One of my favorite ministers repeated this mantra during a sermon when I was young, and it has remained with me ever since:

Preach the Gospel. Use words when necessary. (Shout out to Brother Randy C.!)

It's a simple idea with great depth. Talk about Jesus...but just with your actions. No scripture references; no big debate — just the way you carry yourself day to day. How is this possible?

God Pays a Speeding Ticket

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Monday, 15 December 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 2482

God Pays a Speeding Ticket

Today's money-related Miracle Monday is from Brother Jerry Valenti. Enjoy!

Over the years, God has routinely provided sufficient funds for our needs so my testimony of God's bounty is ongoing. However, there were a couple of occasions where I allowed myself to become disappointed regarding a financial setback and then God would step in and turn that disappointment into a blessing.

Spread the Good Word: 1 Nephi 16:29

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 12 December 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1687

Spread the Good Word: 1 Nephi 16:29

Today's Good Word comes from Brother Jared Scolaro. He says this is currently his favorite scripture. Is there a verse you've been favoring recently? Share it with us, and we'll make it our next Good Word Friday. 

Sharp Words

Written by Brother David Nolfi on Thursday, 11 December 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2001

Sharp Words

Proverbs 27:17: "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."

For those that have a favorite knife for food preparation: If the blade is dull and needs to be sharpened, a sharpener is used. The sharpener is often a hardened metal with a course finish that can restore the sharp edge to the cutlery instrument.

Sometimes a friend [someone who has our interest at heart] may confront us with an issue that is difficult or delicate to discuss. The words presented may be rough, they may scrape us the wrong way, we may not agree.

Is There Really Peace on Earth?

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Wednesday, 10 December 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2415

Is There Really Peace on Earth?

There are a lot of famous Christmas scriptures, but do you remember the super-memorable line the angels declared to the shepherds on Christmas night? They said, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men" (Luke 2:14).

The phrase "peace on earth" is one of the most oft-used Christmas catch phrases. It's emblazoned on greeting cards, wrapping paper, and glass ornaments.

But, did Christ really bring peace on earth like the angels said He did?

Year-End "Thank You" Notes

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2804

Year-End

Since we're in the final month of 2014, I was thinking back over some of the blessings experienced by the brothers and sisters in the Levittown Branch over the past year. In the style of a popular TV show, I'd like to write out some "Thank You" notes to express my appreciation for these blessings.

THANK YOU Lower Bucks Hospital

for putting Sister Jessica and Amy together in the same hospital room.

(Sister Jessica shared the gospel with Amy who began attending church and is now a baptized sister as well.)

Paid in Full

Written by Brother Tim Scolaro on Monday, 08 December 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1965

Paid in Full

It's the most expensive time of the year, brothers and sisters! Today, we're sharing a money miracle from Brother Tim Scolaro, and we hope it brings you joy.

When my family was younger, like many other families with small children relying almost completely on a single income, we were struggling to make ends meet and trying to financially support the needs of The Church at the same time.

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 3:5-6

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 05 December 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1433

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 3:5-6

Today's Good Word comes courtesy of Sister Carolynn O'Connor. She says, "This verse has helped me focus during my trials and reminds me that God's way is the best way."

Can you say amen to that? Leave a comment for Sister Carolynn below.

Want to see your favorite scripture on Good Word Friday? Send it to us, and we'll feature it!

Divine Dollars

Written by Detroit Branch 1 History on Thursday, 04 December 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1947

Divine Dollars

Today we're sharing a money-related miracle from the pages of the Detroit Branch 1 history. It's simple, but it speaks to how the Lord rewards good desire and that sometimes we need to just ask, remembering that He can provide anything, often in miraculous and immediate ways.

This is an experience given to Brother Antonio Molisani in the early 1920s when the saints of Detroit worked together to construct a church building on Hall and Devine Streets.

Gospel Blog Year-End Survey

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Wednesday, 03 December 2014. Posted in Church News Hits 2516

Gospel Blog Year-End Survey

Can you believe that in fewer than 30 days we'll be waving goodbye to 2014 and bustling busily into 2015?

As the Gospel Blog editor, I'd like to personally thank you for reading and supporting this little effort. I hope it's been uplifting for you to read the many testimonies, miracles, lessons, and devotionals published this year. I know it's been a blessing for me!

It's a Time of Miracles

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Tuesday, 02 December 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 2366

It's a Time of Miracles

There's a dialogue in a favorite movie of mine from the late '80s that goes something like this:

Character 1: ... you better be right, because it looks like this last one is going to take a miracle.

Character 2: It's Christmas ... It's the time of miracles ...

This came to me as I was thinking about what to write for the blog as we enter the Christmas season. Although miracles take place every day, regardless of the time of year, there is one particular miracle that happened during the holidays when I was child, a miracle that I didn't understand very well until I was older and that had a lasting effect on our family.

Bills, Bills Go Away

Written by Sister Megan Garcia on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 2073

Bills, Bills Go Away

Today, we're kicking off our month of money-related Miracle Mondays. Sister Megan Garcia relates this month's first experience.

My husband and I had been fortunate throughout our marriage never to have to live paycheck to paycheck. Money was faithfully put into a savings account, and bills were always paid at least a week before the due date. That was until my husband, our sole provider, unexpectedly lost his job. We immediately cut back where we could and took extra care to buy only necessities and at the lowest price we could find.

Spread the Good Word: Philippians 4:6-7

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 28 November 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1539

Spread the Good Word: Philippians 4:6-7

Today's Good Word comes from Brother George Katsaras, and it is so appropriate considering the holiday. He says, "Happier I am as, I remember these verses when trials come my way!" Thanks so much for sharing, Brother George! Send us your favorite scripture, and we'll feature it in an upcoming Good Word Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by GospelBlog on Thursday, 27 November 2014. Posted in Holidays Hits 1654

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Gospel Blog team wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy praising God for the things He's done in your lives today. We serve a Savior who is worthy indeed to be praised!

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