Is My All on the Altar?

Written by Sister Rosanne Champine on Monday, 21 September 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 171

Is My All on the Altar?

Today's Miracle Monday is an experience submitted by Sister Rosanne Champine. It could've been titled "Is My All(egra) on the Altar?" Read on to see why...

It was early spring 2018. My husband and I were out of town, and we had been invited to another branch’s Wednesday night service to share a few of the songs God has given us. About a week before that visit, some allergies (perhaps due to the change in environment) suddenly kicked in. I found myself stuffed up, sneezing, and just plain miserable! A sister recommended a certain product (I’ll call it No-Stuff) that worked wonders for her. I began to take this and hoped for the best.

Within a few days, I enjoyed some relief, but then a sore throat started to develop, and soon it seemed I was losing my voice. I told my husband I didn’t know how I could possibly sing anything with my voice so hoarse. But we didn’t want to disappoint our brothers and sisters, so we prayed sincerely, asking the Lord to intervene, and went to bed.

That night, I woke from a deep sleep with the Lord speaking to my mind, saying, "It’s the No-Stuff." As simple as that.

Time to Let Go of the Small Child’s Hand

Written by Sister Sherry Creighton on Monday, 14 September 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 252

Time to Let Go of the Small Child’s Hand

Today's Miracle Monday is an experience of healing submitted by Sister Sherry Creighton.

My 16-month-old granddaughter, Gia, is a constant reminder of God’s goodness, grace, and mighty healing power.

Gia was born with a potentially life-altering virus. Early testing indicated she possibly would be unable to hear. Gia was anointed several times with her hearing in the left ear improving each time. After being anointed when she was 6 months old, her hearing was completely restored in one ear.

As she passed her first birthday, she was scheduled for a multitude of medical appointments. My daughter and her husband had great concern, as Gia was not yet walking and displayed a complete lack of balance. Normally, we would have assumed that she was just a child who would learn to walk a little later than other children, but it so happens that her father is an orthopedic physician, and when I saw how alarming this condition was to him, I knew I had to take it to the Lord.

Bread, Burns, and Blessings

Written by Sister Tracey Cuerrier on Monday, 07 September 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 198

Bread, Burns, and Blessings

Today's Miracle Monday comes to us from Sister Tracey Cuerrier, as she describes a miraculous healing that God did for her.

For me, there has been at least one advantage to the shelter-in-place order throughout the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Because of the shortage of several grocery items (especially one of my favorites, bread), I decided I would hone my bread-making skills!

One day, two loaves of bread were ready to be taken out of my oven. In my haste — in hindsight, lack of good judgment — I attempted to pull both loaves of bread out of the 450-degree oven at the same time. I had safely placed the one loaf in my left hand on the counter, and I almost had the other loaf in my right hand on the counter when the hot pad slipped, and the loaf pan fell on the backside of my entire forearm like a hot iron press. I was burned instantly from my wrist to the bottom of my elbow.

Within minutes, panic set in as I saw my skin already swelling and blistering. On top of all that, I was home alone. I can truthfully say — as much as I am no stranger to pain, suffering from chronic back pain even now — this burn was pain like I’ve never experienced. It was excruciating! I was literally crying out to the Lord in debilitating pain!

Oleander Tea

Written by Sister Patty Ignagni Machnik on Monday, 31 August 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 607

Oleander Tea

We hope you enjoy today's Miracle Monday, submitted by Sister Patty Ignagni Machnik, which describes how God protects us even when we are not aware of it. (This experience connects strongly to last week's Miracle Monday — not planned!)

Sometimes God answers our prayers even before we know we need to pray.

On the morning of June 26, 2020, I arose, prayed, and then walked into the kitchen to make some tea. I have a large electric kettle in which I boil water. Every morning, I pop open the top to empty the water from the prior day. If it's a small amount, I discard the water, but if there is quite a bit, then I use it to water my plants. I don't really look inside the kettle except every month or so when I descale it.

God Protects (Even When We Don't Realize It)

Written by Sister Ruth Batson on Monday, 24 August 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 170

God Protects (Even When We Don't Realize It)

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony of protection from Sister Ruth Batson.

As part of my prayers at the end of the day, I routinely thank God for His love and protection. It's possible that I may have had a near-accident that day or found myself in some sort of danger that He clearly protected me from. But do we ever really think about how many times in one day that God protects us even when we don’t know we’re in danger?

Back in February, I had become ill with what I assumed was the flu. Starting with a sore throat and progressing to body aches, fever, three days of laryngitis, and then double pink eye, I was as sick as I could remember being in a very long time. It probably lasted a week to ten days from start to finish. I went to the doctor when I developed pink eye and was given an antibiotic and some drops. I had Bob anoint me on Sunday morning since I was unable to go to church, and within a couple of days I was feeling much better.

Reassurance and Peace (When I Really Needed It)

Written by Sister Marilyn Scolaro on Monday, 17 August 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 387

Reassurance and Peace (When I Really Needed It)

Today's Miracle Monday, submitted by Sister Marilyn Scolaro, is especially for those of us who need a little extra reassurance that God is in control.

October 7, 1990, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the Howard Johnson motel. Yes, my husband and I were attending General Church Conference. Our 17-year-old son, Christopher, was home in Michigan and working at McDonald’s, his first job. It was also the first time he was left alone for the weekend. I told him to call me at the motel (no cell phones then) when he got home from work no matter what time it was, so I would not worry.

Well, at 2:30 a.m. I woke up realizing he had not called me yet. Concerned, I called him at the house from the landline in the motel, but I got no answer. I kept calling till finally he answered. He said he had to work very late, and when he got home a strange car was parked the wrong way in front of our house with no one in it. This was very unusual in our neighborhood.

Even Before

Written by Sister Rosanne Champine on Monday, 10 August 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 300

Even Before

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony of reassurance and peace submitted by Sister Rosanne Champine.

I woke up on August 19, 2019 with my bedside clock showing 5 a.m. I stayed in bed knowing I still had time before getting ready for a 9 a.m. doctor’s appointment and soon dozed off to sleep. Then, in the early hours of dawn — in what must have been a dream, but seemed so very real — I heard a tapping on my bedroom door. I got up out of bed to see who had knocked, walked down the still, dark hallway, seeking whoever it had been, and made my way to the kitchen. By the windows, standing in the shadows, was the outline of a person. I squinted my eyes, trying to determine who it was, when I recognized her —

It was my mother!

It took my breath away to see my beautiful mother, Sister Angela Scolaro, who had passed to her heavenly reward in 2013, standing there. She didn’t say a word. She didn’t move toward me. All she did was smile so sweetly and so lovingly. And, for a moment, it was wonderful just to be with her.

Then I awoke, crying tears of joy in gratitude to God to have seen my mother, if only for a moment.

The Miraculous Reappearing Album

Written by Sister Kathy Golling on Monday, 03 August 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 190

The Miraculous Reappearing Album

Today's lost-and-found Miracle Monday comes to us from Sister Kathy Golling. If the thought of losing old photos and other irreplaceable mementos from loved ones who have passed on makes you sweat bullets, then you'll relate to this story.

My parents always taught us to pray over everything, no matter how small or insignificant. One day, shortly after my father passed away, we visited my mom, who lived alone. She wanted us to get out an old photo album containing pictures from when my parents had first begun their life together, and also many poems my dad had written for her over the years.

I looked on the shelf in the upstairs closet where she said it was, but I couldn’t find it. My husband came up and took everything off of the shelf, but it still wasn’t there. We even got a stepstool and flashlight to get up close and make sure it wasn’t pushed to the back. Still not there!

The Hidden Keyring

Written by Sister Stefanie Callens on Monday, 27 July 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 146

The Hidden Keyring

Today's lost-and-found Miracle Monday is a story by Sister Stefanie Callens about something she thought was lost forever but was actually safe in God's hands. 

I have a tendency to lose my keys on a fairly regular basis. It drives my husband crazy. I am thankful for a backup set of both car and house keys!

Last summer, I lost my full set of house keys. On that keyring were not only the keys to my house, but the keys to my gym, including the mailbox key, which I did not have a duplicate for. I tried to retrace my steps and figure out where I had them last, but I could not find them anywhere.

The Missing Wedding Ring

Written by Sister Adoni Martinez on Monday, 20 July 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 269

The Missing Wedding Ring

Today's lost-and-found testimony comes from Sister Adoni Martinez, where she shares an experience about misplacing something most precious.

I often take my wedding ring off and put it in my back pocket when I am doing various chores around the house. On this particular day, I had some chores to do, so I took my ring off like I always do and put it in my back pocket — or at least I thought I did.

After finishing my chores, I ran to the store and came right back home. Later that day, I realized I didn't have my ring on and reached into my back pocket ... but it wasn't there.

I searched the house and then started to panic. I searched the house again, all the rooms, the bathroom, kitchen, couch, under the couch, my car. I called the store, drove back to the store, retraced my steps. My ring was nowhere to be found.

A Life-Changing Lesson from a Lost Set of Keys

Written by Brother Larry Watson on Monday, 13 July 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 322

A Life-Changing Lesson from a Lost Set of Keys

Today's Miracle Monday is the first in our lost-and-found theme. Today, Brother Larry Watson shares a life lesson that he learned when he lost his keys.

I had recently moved to the Navajo Reservation after having accepted my first full-time teaching position at a nearby school. Young and single, I was full of idealism about my new profession and my recent calling into the ministry. But I had a problem. Well … actually it just seemed like a minor irritation at first, but it soon blossomed into what seemed like a major crisis — to me, anyway.

I couldn’t find my keys.

When they first turned up missing, it was no more than a little annoyance. I just misplaced them, I thought, and they’ll turn up by the end of the day. But they didn’t. It wouldn’t have been so bad, but it meant that I couldn’t use my car, lock my house, get my mail, unlock my classroom door ... well, you get the idea. It just didn’t make sense to me. Doesn’t this only happen to old folks after they begin to lose their memory? Not to me — I was still in my mid-twenties!

I Can't Work Like This

Written by Brother Joel Calabrese on Monday, 29 June 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 231

I Can't Work Like This

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony of divine protection and assistance sent to us (much earlier in the year when it was still winter) by Brother Joel Calabrese.

Years ago in the mid 1980s, I was a meter reader for the gas company. This particular morning, my assigned route was in a rural area of Lorain County. It was winter with snow so bad that the edges of the roads weren't visible. If you went too far to the right to park, you would end up in the ditch.

By the time I arrived at my first stop to read some roadside meters, it was blizzard conditions! Well, afraid to go too far off the side of the road, I checked to be sure no traffic was behind me and parked on the road.

I jumped out of the pickup truck and immediately was hit in the face by the whipping snow. My eyelids were instantly frozen shut! I could not open them! I blindly reached for the door of the pickup and jumped into the seat. With the heat on, my eyes were able to open. I took a moment to gather myself.

Directed in Worship

Written by Brother Gary Thompson on Monday, 01 June 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 349

Directed in Worship

Today's Miracle Monday is an experience that Brother Gary Thompson had at the beginning of the Covid lockdown.

It was the Morning of March 15, 2020, fairly early in the coronavirus pandemic, and our region conference here in Michigan was cancelled. At approximately the same time we would've normally been singing praises to God and opening the Sunday service in prayer, I was a little down. I love gathering with the saints and everything that goes along with that, from singing to preaching, and all of that was taken away in a physical sense.

Feeling motivated to pray, I asked, "Lord, what do you want from me today?" In a voice to my heart (not audible), I was told to go read. I got to my bedroom, I was about to kneel in prayer and ask God for direction and understanding of whatever it was that He was going to have me read or study. Just before kneeling, I started to sing one of The Songs of Zion (I absolutely love The Songs of Zion. What a blessing they are.)

Right Job, Right Time

Written by Sister Tina Rich on Monday, 11 May 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 339

Right Job, Right Time

Today's Miracle Monday is from Sister Tina Rich from the Atlanta Branch. She responds to our request for testimonies about how God provided jobs in times of need.

In July 2018, I resigned from my job to re-establish our home after a house fire took everything. It had taken a year to rebuild, and toward the end, it proved too difficult to work five days a week and to try to meet with contractors, sub-contractors, and furniture delivery people on a regular basis to get the house finished.

I took time off to not only get my house back to normal but to strengthen my relationship with God. For a while, I had been bothered by the fact that I hadn’t been studying scripture as I should, that I wasn’t giving all that I could to God, and I wanted that to change.

Now that I didn’t have the distraction of work, it was an excellent opportunity, and I took advantage. I walked every day and listened to Brother Jerry Valenti’s Wednesday-night lessons on The Book of Mormon on YouTube. I spent a lot of time praying and thanking God for every blessing.

Storm's a-Comin'

Written by Sister Kenah Lobzun on Monday, 04 May 2020. Posted in Miracles Hits 380

Storm's a-Comin'

Today's Miracle Monday happened just a few weeks ago on Easter Sunday. We hope you find encouragement from this testimony from Sister Kenah Lobzun.

Through the week, we were being warned about a bad storm coming on Resurrection Day. We had seen some wind and rain, but before we went to bed, nothing that seemed too bad. We then went to bed for the night. It was then that I had a dream about 3:30 a.m. on Resurrection Day.

I dreamed that Richard and I were lying in bed exactly as we fell asleep. I felt a heavy vacuum-type force. I felt that we had an incredible force pushing us down into the mattress in the exact position we fell asleep. I couldn't move. I also heard a type of vacuum force on the entire room and walls. The walls were doing a tight, controlled rattle. And then I woke up. It felt so absolutely real.

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