Be a Regular: Instant in Season and Out

Written by Sister Erin Light on Tuesday, 26 August 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2706

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 2024

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.

Summer Reading Challenge 2014 Wrap-up

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 22 August 2014. Posted in Special Series Hits 1733

Summer Reading Challenge 2014 Wrap-up

We hope you enjoyed this week's behind-the-scenes peek of the Gospel Blog. We're not fancy or formidable, but we love the Lord, and we want to meditate on that love and share it with you. 

Today's post is special. It's the final Summer Reading Challenge assignment! Those of you who followed along will finish up the Book of Mormon this weekend. Congratulations for making it this far!

Behind the Scenes: The Gospel Blog and YOU

Written by GospelBlog on Thursday, 21 August 2014. Posted in Special Series Hits 1927

Behind the Scenes: The Gospel Blog and YOU

If you've been following along with this week's Behind the Scenes of the Blog series, you now know about our processes, our writers, and our website. Now, it's time to learn about the most important aspect of the blog — you! Well, more specifically, it's time to learn how you can get involved.

Behind the Scenes: The Gospel Blog Website

Written by GospelBlog on Wednesday, 20 August 2014. Posted in Special Series Hits 2186

Behind the Scenes: The Gospel Blog Website

If you've always received the blog articles via email, you may not even realize that there is a blog website that houses all the articles we've ever published. Today's graphic tells you all about it.

Behind the Scenes: Meet the Bloggers

Written by GospelBlog on Tuesday, 19 August 2014. Posted in Special Series Hits 2649

Behind the Scenes: Meet the Bloggers

This week, we're going behind the scenes of the Gospel Blog, showing you all the prayers and effort that go into making it happen. Today, we're getting personal. We want you to meet some of our regular writers. These are folks who have agreed to contribute one article per month — many of them do much more. Check them out below!

Behind the Scenes of the Gospel Blog

Written by GospelBlog on Monday, 18 August 2014. Posted in Special Series Hits 2092

Behind the Scenes of the Gospel Blog

We're taking another break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special series about none other than ... the Gospel Blog!

We want to give you an inside peek into how the blog works. We didn't choose this topic because we're self-centered. Many of you may be new to the blog, and even if you're not, you probably have no idea who is on the committee or what goes into producing a week's worth of posts.

It's time to pull back the curtain and reveal all our secrets! (Just kidding. We have no secrets.)

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 95:5

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 15 August 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1521

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 95:5

Today's good word comes from the Psalms. If you need a reminder that God is real, just look around you.

A Slight Edge

Written by Sister Stefanie on Thursday, 14 August 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2245

A Slight Edge

I've been reading this book called "The Slight Edge." It's about how, if you do simple things continuously, it can lead to great success and happiness in the future. It talks about how all people, both successful and unsuccessful, have the same amount of time during the day. What defines successful people is how they use that time.

The author says that it's easy to do the same, simple things every day, but at the same time, it's easy to not do them. One of the statements the author keeps repeating throughout the book is that if you spend 10 minutes a day reading a self-help book, then you are 10 minutes better off than those who don't.

Thankful for What??

Written by Sister Alena X. Ricci on Wednesday, 13 August 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1638

Thankful for What??

We recently had our feetwashing service, and it left me stunned.

Normally, I try not to listen to the prayer of the person washing my feet because that's between them and God. However, this past week, I couldn't stop listening.

"Thank You for this opportunity that I have to wash her feet."

Those were the words out of this sister's mouth as she cried and washed my feet.

Why?

Why would this sister, who has been in the Gospel for years and who has known me since I was a baby, be thankful to literally wash my feet?

Family Reunions

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Tuesday, 12 August 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2547

Family Reunions

I married into a big Italian family. To be honest, it was a bit of a culture shock for me. The food part was easy to embrace. A big fan of Italian cuisine, I claimed Tiramisu as my favorite dessert and, as a young person, spent time with a beautiful older sister in church learning to make gnocchi from scratch.

Besides food, the other thing that Italians are known to celebrate — family — was a bit overwhelming for me. I was raised in a loving family, but it was a rare occasion to interact with extended family outside of my parents, siblings and grandparents. So as a young wife, I suddenly found myself spending holidays with soooo many people, who were sometimes loud and very affectionate, and I would need to take a step back and retreat to a quiet corner away from all that action.

The Three-Year Miracle

Written by Sister Erin Light on Monday, 11 August 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 1899

The Three-Year Miracle

We hope you enjoyed last week's YIA series! Today, we're bringing you a school-related miracle from Sister Erin Light told timeline-style. Click here to share your school testimonies with us!

January 2010

A new college grad, I received a job offer from a memory lab at UCSD that had no posted openings. In August, I started working full-time doing memory research on veterans at the V.A. Hospital.

Youth in Action Field Journal: Day 5

Written by Sister Taryn Haugh on Friday, 08 August 2014. Posted in Special Series Hits 2197

Youth in Action Field Journal: Day 5

Today we're wrapping up our Spartanburg YIA field journals. If you enjoyed this, please leave a comment of encouragement at the bottom of this article for the young people. And another huge shout-out to Sister Alyssa Maddox who stepped up and coordinated this for us by recruiting participants to write for each day. God bless you all!

Friday, July 25, 2014

By Sister Taryn Haugh

Today's Timetable

9 a.m. –2 p.m. Day at Chimney Rock, NC (hiking, shopping, eating, etc.)
3-6 p.m. Break/nap time
6-8 p.m. Vacation Bible School
8-9 p.m. "Together Time" at SONIC

Youth in Action Field Journal: Day 4

Written by Brother Liam Turley on Thursday, 07 August 2014. Posted in Special Series Hits 1701

Youth in Action Field Journal: Day 4

Here's the next installment in our special YIA series. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Brother Liam Turley

Today's Timetable

9 a.m. Chapel led by Brother Josh Benyola, Dominic Mora, Brother Lucas Ali, and Brother Jacob Goode on the topic "No Man's an Island."
10 a.m. Sing hymns at Skylan Assisted Living
2:15 p.m. Sing at Magnolia Place (retirement home)
4-6 p.m. Break/nap time
6-8 p.m. Vacation Bible School

Youth in Action Field Journal: Day 3

Written by Sister Dayana Cosme on Wednesday, 06 August 2014. Posted in Special Series Hits 1620

Youth in Action Field Journal: Day 3

Today, we're continuing with our special series chronicling the adventures of the Spartanburg YIA participants. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

By Sister Dayana Cosme

Today's Timetable

8:30 a.m. Chapel led by Sister Dayana Cosme, Sister Taryn Haugh, and Brother Emilio Alverson on "Making God Your No. 1 Priority"
9:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Volunteer at the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch at McDonalds
2-3 p.m. Singing at a nursing home
3-6 p.m. Break/nap time
6-8 p.m. Vacation Bible School

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