Devotional

Bringing Joy to the World

Written by Sister Erin Light on Monday, 09 December 2013. Posted in Holidays, Devotional Hits 4921

Bringing Joy to the World

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 'Tis the season to decorate, bake and share in festivities with friends and loved ones. Deck the halls, hang up the stockings, and bulk up on wrapping paper and bows.

The Lord Is My Real Estate Agent

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Thursday, 05 December 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 2833

The Lord Is My Real Estate Agent

David was a shepherd. He was a good shepherd. He may well have thought, "If my sheep could talk, they would say, 'David is my shepherd, I don't need anything.'"

Right from Wrong

Written by Brother Rich on Wednesday, 04 December 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 3018

Right from Wrong

"How will I know which is the right way or the wrong way?"

I've always been a huge Star Was fan. Ever since I was little, they have always been my favorite movies. As I got older, I realized there were certain parts that could be applied to my life as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Let me show you what I mean.

Strong Foundation

Written by Sister Christina Miller on Tuesday, 03 December 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 3095

Strong Foundation

This past summer my husband and I decided to get our front porch rebuilt. Considering that our porch at the time was not very inviting, falling apart and very small, we figured it was time.

Attitude of Gratitude

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Friday, 29 November 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 2392

Attitude of Gratitude

A few weeks back, I was teaching a young people's Sunday School class, and the topic was thanksgiving.

While preparing, I read 1 Thes. 5:18, "In every thing, give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

It Is Well With My Soul

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Tuesday, 26 November 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 3737

It Is Well With My Soul

Some blogs are light-hearted, other more serious. This blog focuses on a more serious topic.

Have you ever wondered about why innocent people die in earthquakes or tsunamis? Have you ever surfed the TV channels and come across photos of poor starving children in Africa? Have you ever questioned God, asking why do bad or terrible things happen to innocent children and good people?

Refresher

Written by By Brother Marcus Natoli on Wednesday, 20 November 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 2234

Refresher

Sometimes, I need a refresher. I don't know about you, but life is coming at me full tilt. If life could speak, it would scream right in my face, "Here I am, and I ain't stoppin'!"

He's Enough

Written by Sister Alena X. Ricci on Wednesday, 13 November 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 2714

He's Enough

A few weeks ago, my university hosted a Poverty Awareness Day, where we had an Awareness Fair on our student union’s lawn. At every table, there were pictures of starving children and their ailing mothers or over-worked fathers. The people I talked to told me about their dealings in some of the world’s poorest countries, and it really got me thinking.

Dodging Puddles

Written by Brother Chris Gehly on Tuesday, 12 November 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 2444

Dodging Puddles

They are those two words that make even the bravest parent want to run and hide: POTTY TRAINING! That marvelous joy has come to our house in the recent weeks as our daughter Abigail is now 2 ½ and ready to move into greater levels of independence.

Heat of Battle

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Wednesday, 06 November 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 3074

Heat of Battle

Heat of the battle. This phrase has been on my mind lately. I’ve been inspired recently by various writers to this blog who encourage us to follow through on our promises to pray for one another. And it got me thinking to not only pray but to pray fervently (Colossians 4:12) and continue with those in need through the heat of the battle.

True Universal Health Care

Written by Brother Rich on Monday, 04 November 2013. Posted in Devotional, Current Events Hits 7197

True Universal Health Care

Before I begin, I want you to know this is not a political blog post. With that said, unless you have been living under a rock (see, there I go again with the clichés) for the last few years or you just decided to not turn on a TV or read any type of news article, you know that the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) was made law, and some of it started to go into effect on October 1.

Doing the Linger

Written by Sister Natalie Pezzenti on Tuesday, 29 October 2013. Posted in Devotional Hits 3567

Doing the Linger

By Sister Natalie Pezzenti

I’ve always been a lover of words. Big words and small words alike, I’ll take them all. Put those words together into a meaningful statement and you can bet I’ll remember it when I need it the most. Take one of my favorite quotes, for instance:

“Linger too long in the stench of your hurt and you’ll smell like the toxins you despise.”

Scenarios, Scruples, and Solutions

Written by Student Support Program on Tuesday, 17 March 2015. Posted in Devotional Hits 7931

Scenarios, Scruples, and Solutions

Reprinted with permission by the Student Support Program. This is from the February 2015 newsletter. These articles are a little longer than a normal blog, but they're worth it!

If you've been reading these newsletters for a while, then you know pretty much every article is filled with advice. We strive to give you scripturally based counsel on everything from dating to school to parents to friendships.

Last year, we turned the tables on you and asked you questions. We called it "Scenarios, Scruples and Solutions" and it generated some awesome discussions in youth groups and MBA classes across the church. The feedback was so positive that we're delivering round two!

Each one of these scenarios is based on real-life events faced by actual young people in the church. Some of these issues may not seem like such a big deal. Others may seem so overwhelming you feel like there's nothing you can do to make a positive difference.

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