His Blood Never Runs Short

Written by Sister Carolyn Griffith on Monday, 04 May 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 2364

His Blood Never Runs Short

Today, we're kicking off our Miracle Monday theme for May: communion. Thank you, Sister Carolyn Griffith for sharing this most beautiful testimony!

Our branch, Forest Hills, Florida, was in the process of constructing a new church building. We were meeting in a rented facility, and our space for storing sacrament supplies was very limited.

One particular Sunday, as I was preparing the wine and bread for communion, I realized we didn't have very much wine and felt concerned there would not be enough. I felt if I could fill two full glasses of wine, there probably would be enough for the service. I was able to pour one glass full but the second glass only half.

Spread the Good Word Exodus 3:14 (Plus Quiz Answers)

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 01 May 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 1652

Spread the Good Word Exodus 3:14 (Plus Quiz Answers)

Today's Good Word is from Sister Josie Jasmin. She says, "This is one of my favorite verses and it is one of the most power filled verses directly sent from God and touches my heart so intensely with His spirit."

If you share your favorite scripture with us, we'll turn it into a pretty graphic. Just email us with the scripture and a brief explanation of why it's your fav.

Kids' Question of the Month – April (with Video!)

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Thursday, 30 April 2015. Posted in Special Series Hits 2151

Kids' Question of the Month – April (with Video!)

When our children were little, my husband and I were invincible to them. There wasn't anything we couldn't do. Intricate hair braiding, face painting, pumpkin carving, advanced train track configurations, lemonade stand and Lego kit building are just a few skills on our parenting résumé. We felt confident in our abilities to keep them safe and warm, bellies full, kissing away fears and boo-boos.

Until that day. The day when one of them scraped a knee or something and I swooped in puckered up and ready, 
only to be bluntly told, "Thanks Mommy, but your kisses don't work. I need a band-aid, please!"

Ka-pow! I'd been dethroned and replaced by a SpongeBob band-aid.

Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference 2015

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 29 April 2015. Posted in Church News Hits 3010

Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference 2015

For those who were unable to attend the recent General Church Conference from April 17 to 19, here are our top 10 takeaways from the weekend.

1. As previously announced, Apostle Isaac Smith has now retired from the Quorum of 12. Brother Ike was given the opportunity to address the Conference on Sunday.

2. The Quorum of 70 Evangelists announced the pending ordination of two new Evangelists, Brother Tom D'Orazio (on May 17) and Brother Ken Lombardo (on May 24).

One Small Miracle After Another

Written by Brother George Katsaras on Tuesday, 28 April 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 2315

One Small Miracle After Another

Today's blog was submitted by Brother George Katsaras for the April Miracle Monday theme, and it goes really well with the experiences we shared yesterday. After you read it, we've got a question to ask you at the end.

My life is one small miracle after another. So many times throughout the day, I need to call on the Lord to help me, from finding my keys to getting a parking spot. When I pull into a crowded parking lot, I ask God, and almost immediately someone pulls out right in front of me. This might not be important to others, but when walking is difficult, finding a parking spot near my destination is major!

Everyday Miracles That Matter

Written by Sister Teresa Pandone on Monday, 27 April 2015. Posted in Miracles Hits 1956

Everyday Miracles That Matter

Today is our last day of miscellaneous Miracle Mondays, and we're sharing two experiences from Sister Teresa Pandone.

Experience 1

I wear eyeglasses, and sometimes I remove them, hook them on my blouse, and continue with my task.

One day, as I was doing yard work, I did this and continued bending over and picking up weeds and raking the grass in the yard. After some time, I noticed my glasses were not where I placed them. I searched all over and could not find them. I became quite anxious because I need them to read and drive.

As the anxiety accelerated, I began to pray and ask God to please help me locate them. I continued to search the yard again, praying all the while.

Suddenly, I had the thought to look into the barrel where I was placing all of the weeds and trash from the yard. I removed everything that I had put into that barrel, and at the bottom, I found my glasses. I began to thank and praise God for His message to me. God is so good, even in my everyday problems.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 27:4

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 24 April 2015. Posted in The Good Word Hits 2349

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 27:4

Today's Good Word is from Sister Ruth Hill. Here's what she has to say:

The 23rd Psalm is my ultimate favorite because many times it has been my only medication. And this portion of Psalm 27 has become a favorite after I heard it preached by Brother Willie Brown. He preached it with so much power and conviction that it stirred up the desire in me to make this the burning, yearning desire of my heart above all other desires. It's simply beautiful, as so many of God's words are.

Guess Who (or What) Am I?

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Thursday, 23 April 2015. Posted in Trivia/Games Hits 3860

Guess Who (or What) Am I?

Here's another fun game of Guess Who (or Guess What) from Brother Rich Nath. Send us your best guesses, and we'll post the correct answers a week from tomorrow.

Guess Who 1

  • I'm from the "oldest" part of the Old Testament.
  • I had many sons and daughters, but only three are mentioned by name.
  • My wife made me an offer I should have refused.
  • I had a great place to live but was forced out by the owner.

Who am I? (Hint, look me up in Genesis.)

Is Marriage a Dying Institution? (Part 2)

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Wednesday, 22 April 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2829

Is Marriage a Dying Institution? (Part 2)

We're continuing this article from yesterday, so if you didn't read Part 1, do that real quick, and continue on to today's post for the second half.

Yesterday, we quoted the Quorum of Twelve Apostles citing some sad facts about marriage failure rates. In response, the Quorum encourages us with this advice: "God's standard for marriage calls for pure devotion by each partner. Note how scriptures compare the devotion between marriage partners to the devotion between Jesus Christ and His worshippers. The devotion, the patience, the sacrifice, the love that Christ has shown for each of us are examples that we should follow in our marriages.

The complete love that first brings a couple together is a key element in God's vision of marriage. Sustaining this love cannot be left to chance. It calls for diligent attention. According to God's Word, neither husband nor wife should allow anyone or anything to take any part of that special place in their heart that belongs to their spouse. There is no room for neglect or abuse."

Is Marriage a Dying Institution? (Part 1)

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Tuesday, 21 April 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 2474

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 2883

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 2238

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 2695

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 2213

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 2996

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?

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