Spread the Good Word: 1 Nephi 4:6

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 13 March 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 2299

Spread the Good Word: 1 Nephi 4:6

There is nothing scary about Friday the 13th — especially when today's Good Word is as encouraging as 1 Nephi 4:6. The next time you don't know what to do or say in a sticky situation, rely on God's Spirit to guide your actions.

Guess Who: A Fun Game of "Who Am I?"

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 12 March 2015. Posted in Trivia/Games Hits 10225

Guess Who: A Fun Game of

Today's trivia challenge is a good ol' game of Guess Who. I've chosen three people from scripture, one from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, and one from the Book of Mormon. See if you can guess who they are from the three clues below. Have fun!

The Wonderful Watermelon Miracle

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Wednesday, 11 March 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 1823

The Wonderful Watermelon Miracle

During the first spring after we moved here to the Houston area, I began to meet my neighbors as I walked my dogs down our semi-country roads.

One of the first neighbors I met was a woman named Esmeralda who lived a few houses down from me. She was outside with her granddaughter enjoying the pleasant walk to her mailbox. I stopped and introduced myself, and we talked, laughed, and cried together, sharing the blessings of God and of our families. At that time, she was about to undergo chemotherapy, which eventually took her appetite and the ability to keep food down — even water.

Worship: Is It Just Singing?

Written by Sister Alena X. Ricci on Tuesday, 10 March 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2331

Worship: Is It Just Singing?

Admittedly, I'm a horrible singer, and I'm slightly positive that I might be tone deaf.

So when our Sunday school teacher opened with, "We're going to talk about worship," I let out an inner sigh. I know that worship isn't only singing, but I knew where our conversation would end up: music.

But instead, our conversation veered to the question: "Can we effectively worship without the saints of God with us?"

And this got me thinking.

Healed During Feetwashing

Written by Sister Ruth Gehly on Monday, 09 March 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 1968

Healed During Feetwashing

Today's feetwashing-related Miracle Monday was sent to us by Sister Ruth Gehly. Enjoy!

A few years ago, my husband Joel and I visited the Perry Mission in Ohio on a day when we would be sharing the ordinance of feet washing.

During our travel time, my thoughts were drawn to a particular evangelist from Perry whose preaching had impacted me as a new convert but who was called home unexpectedly at a young age. I thought about his widow, someone I had always admired, and I was filled with a desire to wash her feet. I also wanted to be open to however the Lord would direct us during our gathering.

Spread the Good Word: Genesis 1:4 (And Quiz Answers)

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 06 March 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 2047

Spread the Good Word: Genesis 1:4 (And Quiz Answers)

We hope today's Good Word brings a little light to your day. One of God's first acts of creation was to separate light from darkness, and in the Garden of Eden He established laws that separated good from evil. The Good Lord continues to show us how to separate good from evil today — even as the world insists on seeing more and more gray.

Sins in Bins

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 2499

Sins in Bins

You just never know what gospel jewel you're going to take away from an MBA meeting. A month or so ago, I walked away from a midweek service with this gem. It's an experience by Brother Al DeCaro from the San Diego California Branch, which was recorded at October conference in 1972.

It seemed as though I was in our San Diego Branch and all the brothers and sisters were standing in a single file, one behind the other in the middle aisle and Brother Tom Liberto, who is our presiding elder, was standing in front of the sacrament table. Along the back wall of the rostrum were five or six metal containers measuring in size about 3 or 4 feet square.

Raking Leaves and Reading Scripture

Written by Sister Stefanie on Wednesday, 04 March 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2201

Raking Leaves and Reading Scripture

Over the weekend, since the weather was in the 60s, my husband and I decided that it was time to rake up the leaves in our backyard, since we procrastinated doing it in the fall, and I was getting tired of the dog tracking leaves into the house.

Side note: Colorado's weather is absolutely beautiful and definitely not snowy most of the time, like everyone thinks, so you east coasters who are buried deep in the snow might want to consider coming out for a visit and maybe even moving here — we've been fasting and praying about the Lord bringing more brothers and sisters. You can't beat 300 days of sunshine and no humidity!

What's Sunday "Normal" to You?

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Tuesday, 03 March 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2355

What's Sunday

How would you describe the typical Sunday schedule in your branch or mission? I bet many of you would answer, "Sunday school followed by a preaching service."

Some might add that their Sunday continues with lunch at church and an afternoon service. Others might even continue on with an evening meeting or MBA that night. If I asked for times, what might the answers be? Some start early, some maybe a little later. What about where your service is held? The vast majority would probably say, "the church building," but at least a few might say a hotel, school, or community center — or even someone's living room or garage.

Are any of these "normal?" I guess it's all what we're used to.

Washing His Feet

Written by Sister Betty D’Orazio on Monday, 02 March 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 1752

Washing His Feet

Today we're kicking off our March Miracle Mondays, which are all about feet washing. Today's experience is from Sister Betty D'Orazio.

Washing feet is my favorite ordinance. One day while praying and talking to the
Lord, I said, "if only I could have the privilege to wash Your feet as Your disciples
did that day."

Spread the Good Word: Joshua 1:9

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1676

Spread the Good Word: Joshua 1:9

Today's Good Word comes from the book of Joshua. This is a great one to commit to memory, so save this one to your smartphone and look at it until you can quote it by heart. If you have a favorite verse from scripture, send it to us, and we'll turn it into a nifty graphic. 

Moses Mystery Quiz

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 26 February 2015. Posted in Trivia/Games Hits 3404

Moses Mystery Quiz

You've probably heard the story of Moses in Egypt so many times you feel like you can recite it by heart. But there are some really interesting details that may have slipped through the cracks of your childhood Sunday school lessons. And the menagerie of movie adaptations, especially Ridley Scott's most recent entry, can really jumble things up and distort the facts recorded in the Bible.

How much do you remember about Moses, the bulrushes, the burning bush, Pharaoh, and the plagues? Take our fun little quiz and test your memory. We tried to make this challenging without making it impossible. Enjoy!

God Spared My Son but Not His

Written by Sister Karen Watford on Wednesday, 25 February 2015. Posted in Testimonies Hits 2697

God Spared My Son but Not His

As Easter 2001 approached, I began asking God what I should write for our Sunday school Easter program. One day, my mind was illuminated and my pen couldn't keep up with the words coming into my mind. I felt the blessing of God so greatly that tears streamed down my face as I wrote.

On Easter morning, I was so excited to share this program and the blessings that I received with the congregation, but that was not to be.

As I was getting ready for church, I received a phone call from Shawn, our older son. It was a phone call no parent ever wants to receive. "Mom, I've been in an accident, but I'm OK. Please come and get me because my truck has been totaled."

To Whom Do You Belong?

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Tuesday, 24 February 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2436

To Whom Do You Belong?

When my son was a little boy, I used to play a game with him. I would say, "Who are you, little boy, and what are you doing here in my house? Who do you belong to?"

At this point, I would begin to list off people we knew, our neighbors, friends, etc., and he would laugh and squeal and reply, "No mommy," each time. After going through four or five people, I would stop and say, "Oh, I know! You are my little boy, and mommy loves you very much, and you belong here."

A Double Blessing

Written by Sister Erin Light on Monday, 23 February 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 1688

A Double Blessing

Today's Miracle Monday is the testimony of Sister Erin Light. This is the last of our baptism-related Miracle Mondays. If you haven't sent your feetwashing-related testimony yet, please get that to us ASAP.

I was 13 years old when God called me at a youth retreat in California. We telephoned my grandpa, Brother Russell Martorana, to tell him the good news that his first grandchild would be baptized, and we wanted him to be present. In true form, instead of immediately saying, "Yes, I will be there!" he told us over the phone that he would pray about it, and the Lord would tell him what to do.

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