How to Fly the Coop Like a Wise Old Bird

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 04 September 2014. Posted in Great Ideas, Devotional Hits 3237

How to Fly the Coop Like a Wise Old Bird

This week's Miracle Monday was titled "Schools Ain't Like They Used to Be."

Ain't it the truth?

From bullies to shootings, schools have — literally in some cases — become a battleground. Do you know that you can buy your kids bulletproof backpacks now? Times they are a-changin'.

But in many ways, they're not. Schools have always played host to moral battles (if not actual ones).

Broken but Fixable

Written by Brother Rich on Wednesday, 03 September 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2193

Broken but Fixable

Recently, I attended the Ft. Worth branch for feet washing. The subject of the day's sermon was how Jesus is the only one who can put us back together when we're broken.

Am I broken? And if so, why?

Well, yes, I'm broken, just like we all are. We're broken because Adam and Eve partook of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It's somewhat ironic that just days before my visit I was thinking of that very subject and our creation. I was walking through the process of why God created us the way He did.

Why would God make a broken creature? That would be contrary to who He is. Everything He does is perfect and good. So how can broken human beings be considered good?

Getting to Know You

Written by Sister Natalie Shawver on Tuesday, 02 September 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2283

Getting to Know You

When I meet someone new, I like to ask a lot of questions.
"Where are you from?"

"Do you like to travel?"

"What are your favorite Beatles' songs?"

I like to feel that I'm getting to know a piece of them simply by listening to their responses. Perhaps I'll gain an understanding for why they are the way they are, or why they act in a particular way.

Schools Ain't Like They Used to Be

Written by Sister Kimberly Palmieri on Monday, 01 September 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 2491

Schools Ain't Like They Used to Be

Today is the first day of September, but we have another school-related Miracle Monday to share. Sister Kimberly Palmieri submitted this one. Do you have an experience you want to contribute? Click here to send it to us.

After the Columbine High School tragedy occurred, there were many concerns about sending our children to school. Due to potential copycat scenarios, we were concerned for their safety.

I was very worried if I should send our three children to school or look into home schooling them immediately. I prayed about it and had the following dream.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 23

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 29 August 2014. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1928

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 23

Sometimes what you need at the end of a long, hard week is a quiet stroll through Psalm 23.

 

No Operation Necessary

Written by Brother Deo on Thursday, 28 August 2014. Posted in Miracles Hits 2102

No Operation Necessary

Today's blog post was reported by Brother Deo in Burundi. We're publishing it here in his own words.

There is a sister whose name is Regina. She had a small ball inside her left rib. She could feel it with her hands when she touched on the area.

The ball was causing pain all around her rib and the belly. She had walked with the ball for five years, and she never revealed the sickness to her husband or to her children.

Slow Me Down

Written by Sister Stefanie on Wednesday, 27 August 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2007

Slow Me Down

Over 4th of July weekend, a couple girlfriends and I went glamping (glamour camping) at my friend's family's cabin. On that Saturday morning, we decided to go four-wheeling with her parents and grandparents.

While going up a mountain, I'm not entirely sure what happened, but as I was driving, the four-wheeler veered off the path, and we fell about 20 feet down from the road. My friend, who was riding on the back, was thrown into a tree, and I was pinned underneath the four-wheeler.

Be a Regular: Instant in Season and Out

Written by Sister Erin Light on Tuesday, 26 August 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2750

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 2066

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 1768

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 1959

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 2225

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 2697

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 2136

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 1543

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.

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