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A Kind Word Goes a Long Way

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 18 March 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 3702

A Kind Word Goes a Long Way

I'm a words girl, not a numbers girl. My husband is the numbers guy. He's the one with the budgeting spreadsheets and the mental calculator in his head. I, on the other hand, basically bring a lot of adjectives to the table. Beautiful, splendid, magniferous, wonderiffic words.

A Great Way to Live

Written by Sister Christina Miller on Thursday, 13 March 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1396

A Great Way to Live

I'm sure many of us heard that famous quote, "Live your life in such a way that if someone said something bad about you, no one would believe it." They truly are words to live by. It's something I often tell my children — as well as myself — when I need an example of how to live life.

Taking the Leap and Building Wings on the Way Down

Written by Sister Alena X. Ricci on Wednesday, 12 March 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 7577

Taking the Leap and Building Wings on the Way Down

I'm sure a lot of you have heard or read the quote "She took the leap and built her wings on the way down." It's a quote from a book titled "Her" by Kobi Yamada, and for some reason, this quote is supposed to encourage or inspire us.

Bring on the Rain

Written by Sister Erin Light on Tuesday, 11 March 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2442

Bring on the Rain

I strongly dislike the rain. It's soggy and dreary, and nobody in California knows how to drive on the freeway when the roads are wet. The second a few drops of water hit the pavement, vehicles engage "bumper car" mode and skid all over the asphalt. It's embarrassing, really.

The Good Lord Floats a Boat

Written by Sister Erin Light on Thursday, 20 February 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2014

The Good Lord Floats a Boat

With all the hype surrounding the upcoming film "Noah," I wonder how many people are going to dig into scripture to get the true scoop on this godly man. Since Noah adaptations are apparently à la mode, I decided to make my own Seuss-ian retelling of Genesis 6 to 9.

When God's Directions Don't Make Sense

Written by Brother Rich on Wednesday, 19 February 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1814

When God's Directions Don't Make Sense

When God commands us to do something, there may be a feeling of doubt as to how the task will be accomplished. It may appear impossible, but scripture tells a different story.

All of us know the famous verse of Paul's, Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." This verse alone should bring confidence that, through Jesus, all things can be done.

True Confessions of a Planner

Written by Sister Stefanie on Tuesday, 18 February 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1471

True Confessions of a Planner

I wish I could be more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, spontaneous person, but alas, I'm a planner. When I was in high school, I planned on going to college, meeting the man of my dreams, and being married by 21 — 23 at the latest — and being done having kids by my late 20s.

(Obviously, God's plan for me was completely different than mine.)

Dropping the L-Bomb

Written by Brother Josh Gehly on Friday, 14 February 2014. Posted in Holidays, Devotional Hits 2943

Dropping the L-Bomb

Happy Valentine's Day! We're wrapping up our relationship series with this article for singles and unmarried couples. May God bless you in all your relationships.

Marrying Outside The Church

Written by Sister Stefanie on Thursday, 13 February 2014. Posted in Holidays, Devotional Hits 2779

Marrying Outside The Church

We're shifting gears back to you marrieds today. May this topic be thought-provoking.

I've been having what feels like the same conversation with different people about this, so I felt I should share it with you.

Growing up, I always thought that the man I married would already be a member of The Church or at least would convert before we got married, just as my grandfather and father had done. I felt that was expected of me.

Living the Single Life for God

Written by Brother Andrew DiNardo on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. Posted in Holidays, Devotional Hits 3330

Living the Single Life for God

For today's article, we're focusing back on the singles. Enjoy!

Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching! This invokes one of two feelings: pure excitement (usually for girls and women in a relationship/marriage) and misery (for those who are single and, let's face it, some men.) It's a day every year when we're forced to evaluate our love lives, no matter how nonexistent.

5 Tips for Newly Married Couples

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Tuesday, 11 February 2014. Posted in Holidays, Devotional Hits 3139

5 Tips for Newly Married Couples

We're continuing with our Valentine's Day relationship articles. Today's topic is for couples.

Keep these five tips in mind to maintain a godly perspective on your union.

Kicking Off the Valentine's Day Series: On Singleness

Written by Sister Natalie Pezzenti on Monday, 10 February 2014. Posted in Holidays, Devotional Hits 2826

Kicking Off the Valentine's Day Series: On Singleness

As promised, we're tipping our hats to Valentine's Day with a series of relationship-oriented articles for singles and couples. God instituted marriage, and scripture tells us how to make it work; nonetheless, we still find it a very difficult terrain to navigate. We hope these articles bring you encouragement and point you to God's word.

We also want to make a small disclaimer. We don't want to imply with this series that people in relationships or marriages are more important than people who aren't. If this week's articles don't apply directly to you, we encourage you to glean what understanding you can from them. If you're single, don't skip the articles for marrieds. If you're married, don't skip the articles for singles. It's important that we learn about one another so we can better support each other. 

Without further ado, we bring you our first installment, written by Sister Natalie Pezzenti.


 

Three Brave Kids and Ol' King Neb

Written by Sister Erin Light on Thursday, 30 January 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 1833

Three Brave Kids and Ol' King Neb

We hope you enjoy this Seussian re-telling of the story of the three Hebrew children (Daniel 3). This is the sequel to last week's poem.

Finding Acceptance in Christ

Written by Brother Dan Hemmings on Tuesday, 28 January 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 2490

Finding Acceptance in Christ

Brothers Sisters and Friends,

Many of you may or may not know me. My name is Brother Dan Hemmings, I'm 29 years old and I'm a Teacher in The Church of Jesus Christ (San Diego Branch). I've been unemployed for almost 8 months now, and the weight of this burden has finally started to weigh on me. However, with this burden I know the gift of God's glory and plan will be that much greater.

A Special Diet — Just Try It, Try It!

Written by Sister Erin Light on Thursday, 23 January 2014. Posted in Devotional Hits 3165

A Special Diet — Just Try It, Try It!

We hope you enjoy this Seuss-ian retelling of Daniel 1 by Sister Erin Light.

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