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Try the Experiment

Written by Brother Chris Gehly on Tuesday, 07 February 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 572

Try the Experiment

"But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words." (Alma 32:27)

Webster defines the word experiment as "an operation or procedure carried out under controlled conditions in order to discover an unknown effect or law or to establish a hypothesis, or to illustrate a known law."

A Little Perspective Makes a Big Difference

Written by Brother P. on Tuesday, 24 January 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 476

A Little Perspective Makes a Big Difference

Just a reminder, today's article is part of Brother P.'s column, "Lessons From the Nursing Home." Because he's sharing stories from his workplace, a nursing home, it's better to keep personal details vague. We hope you enjoy reading the spiritual takeaways inspired by his job as a physical therapist.

I've mentioned in previous blogs that my day job is walking people in a nursing home. Usually the people I'm working with are older. Usually they've just had a hospital stay. Sometimes they've just received a new knee or hip replacement. Often they live alone and just need a little exercise to be able to safely manage their household environment.

You Don't Have to Wait

Written by Sister Stefanie Callens on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 618

You Don't Have to Wait

It’s a new year. That means a lot of New Year’s resolutions are being made. And by now, over two weeks into January, that means a lot of New Year’s resolutions are already broken.

As a personal trainer, January is my busiest time of year. After eating all the sugary treats over the holidays and not moving very much, everyone vows to be healthier. Sometimes people take it seriously and really make changes, while others attempt it half-heartedly, and their effort lasts maybe a week.

In the Name of Jesus

Written by Sister Colleen Moore on Thursday, 12 January 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 687

In the Name of Jesus

Jesus. There is great power in His name. It’s something my husband and I have taught our children at a very young age. When they would wake up from a bad dream, they would come into our room crying. We taught them very young that whenever that happened, all they ever needed to do was to say Jesus’ name.

We talked about how the evil one shrinks away at the sound of His name. We wanted them to always feel the power of the Lord by knowing that they had the power given to them and could scare away the evil one. All it took was one word — Jesus. They always found such great comfort in this.

Resolutions to Keep

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Thursday, 05 January 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 665

Resolutions to Keep

With the New Year here, I started thinking about resolutions. We've all made them before, right? Once the holidays are over, I'm going to… (insert change here).

It's normal to reevaluate life at this time of year and decide to make some changes where necessary. It seems like the most popular one is to lose weight, eat better, or work out more.

Hence the reason why gym companies love the New Year.

If you are a gym member, then you know how busy the first two weeks of January are. By February, however, attendance starts to fall off rapidly. By March, you're pretty much back to where it was in December minus the few who decided to stick with the lifestyle change.

Growing Up Spiritually

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 03 January 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 851

Growing Up Spiritually

Since — finally and miraculously — having a baby in June 2016, I now realize just how much being a spiritual baby is like being an actual baby. (When I say "spiritual baby," I mean someone who is just beginning to understand Jesus Christ and what it means to follow Him.) There are some interesting parallels.

My 1.5-year-old son, Henry, is a totally normal kid, but, like all toddlers, he's needy. He can't get food out of the fridge and prepare it for himself. He can't decide what he's going to wear in the morning. He can't clip his own nails.

Right now, Henry needs my husband and me to give him a helping hand in almost every aspect of life. And we'd never dream of not taking care of him. (It's our joy.)

Making Room

Written by Brother Jordan Champine on Thursday, 29 December 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 625

Making Room

“And it mattereth not to me that I am particular to give a full account of all the things of my father, for they cannot be written upon these plates, for I desire the room that I may write of the things of God.” (1 Nephi 6:3)

Nephi, being entrusted and commanded by the Lord to keep a record of his proceedings, labored diligently that the space allotted to him might be filled with the things of God. A few verses later, he expresses the reach of this priority as he commands his seed also that they “shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men” (1 Nephi 6:6).

With 2017 just days away, these passages struck me as I contemplated my transition into a new year. Beyond the resolution clichés that surround us, there is greater depth to contemplate as members of the Gospel. It is well placed that we survey our life and heart in the sight of God, often leaving us filled with gratitude for Him and a renewed desire to serve Him in spirit and truth.

The No. 1 Reason Why People Visit a Nursing Home

Written by Brother P. on Tuesday, 27 December 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 592

The No. 1 Reason Why People Visit a Nursing Home

Just a reminder, today's article is part of Brother P.'s column, "Lessons From the Nursing Home." Because he's sharing stories from his workplace, a nursing home, it's better to keep personal details vague. We hope you enjoy reading the spiritual takeaways inspired by his job as a physical therapist.

I hope you had an awesome Christmas! We laborers in the nursing home get to see the best come out of people during Christmas. Several local churches bring gifts to the residents; some sing Christmas carols; some deliver greeting cards handmade by their children; then we see more church services, more visitors etc…

But I bet you can’t guess what brings out more folks to our nursing home than even Christmas.

Going the Distance

Written by Sister Stefanie Callens on Thursday, 08 December 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 868

Going the Distance

I am a distance runner. I have built up the endurance so that I can just turn my brain off and run for miles. When I enter a long distance race, I know that I’m in it for the long haul, so I can’t push as hard as I can go out the starting gate; otherwise, I'll quickly lose steam. I need to pace myself.

The same should be true for my walk with the Lord. When I enter into that covenant with the Lord, I'm in it for the long haul — the rest of my life — until I (hopefully) meet Him face to face when my time on earth is up.

Building a Strong Foundation

Written by Sister Colleen Moore on Thursday, 01 December 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 800

Building a Strong Foundation

As a young girl growing up, I was always fascinated with makeup. I loved watching my mom apply hers, and I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to wear it. Now that I’m a grown woman, I still love makeup. I recently realized, while applying my makeup, how important it is to have a good foundation for my skin. Foundation is applied before putting on any other makeup. It’s what gives me a solid “foundation” before adding more cosmetics to my skin.

Using a good foundation on my skin is important if I want a nice result … but laying a good foundation for my life is much more important. God was, is, and always will be the foundation of my marriage, my family, and my life. When my foundation is strong, there is nothing to fear. There will be ups and downs, good times and bad times, but with God as my foundation, I will not be moved.

What Are You Holding on To?

Written by Sister Enza Pusillo on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 677

What Are You Holding on To?

Over the summer, I along with another sister took the opportunity to visit with a dear sister who was very ill and has since gone home to be with the Lord. In preparation, I went to a nearby farmer's market where they sell fresh cut field flowers that are very prettily arranged in a mason jar.

As many women reading this already know, putting anything in a mason jar makes it special, and knowing I had a ton of jars at home, I picked out the brightest, prettiest blooms to take to her.

Once home, I went to my kitchen and pulled out a nice jar that had a handle, one that could also be used for drinking. I arranged and cut the flowers to look like what I had seen, and it turned out perfect. Plus, the handle made it easy to pick up and move.

Lessons from the Nursing Home: What Do You Identify With?

Written by Brother P. on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 616

Lessons from the Nursing Home: What Do You Identify With?

Since today is Election Day, I guess we no longer have to listen to the mud-slinging, empty-promise-making, and amazingly expensive ads for the candidates (well, at least until next time).

I believe it's been a month since I wrote a blog, and if you have a way better memory than mine, you will remember that I introduced myself as a brother who works in a nursing home. As such, I have the opportunity to meet a lot of people who have already lived most of their lives, have had careers and families, traveled the world, or maybe never gone anywhere but stayed on the farm.

Setting a Strong Example

Written by Sister Stefanie Callens on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 713

Setting a Strong Example

One of my favorite chapters in scripture is Proverbs 31, that of the virtuous woman. Since I was a teenager, I've had a desire to be similar to that woman Solomon talks about.

Each verse in the chapter lists task after task that the virtuous woman does, from taking care of her children and husband to helping out the poor and those in need, not to mention making and selling fine linens, speaking with wisdom and kindness, and having strength and honor for her clothing.

Tough Love

Written by Brother David Nolfi on Thursday, 27 October 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 770

Tough Love

Within the Book of Mormon, Alma, the son of Alma, had three sons: Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton. Alma’s sons were all ministers, and Corianton was the youngest.

Alma set out on a very important missionary outreach to reconcile the Zoramites to the Gospel. A group of ministers accompanied Alma, including his sons Shiblon and Corianton. The account of this outreach effort is recorded in Alma 31 to 35 – great reading!

The Confidence to Do God's Will

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Thursday, 20 October 2016. Posted in Devotional Hits 732

The Confidence to Do God's Will

A little over a year ago, I began contemplating going back to school but really didn’t want to. I came to a crossroads with work and asked for prayer at the 2015 October conference. When I left, a few of the brothers who prayed for me offered to fast and pray with me that God would reveal His will.

During the week I set aside to fast and pray, I was inspired to seek a certification rather than go for a graduate degree. A few days after deciding this, one of the brothers praying with me felt to relate an experience he had while laying hands on me at conference. I felt the experience confirmed what I had been inspired to do.

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