Special Series

The Way Home

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 08 July 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 681

The Way Home

For those attending GMBA Camp, it's goodbye day. The morning is usually filled with hugs, tears, exchanging of phone numbers and emails, and the frantic packing of luggage. Some campers — particularly the younger set — didn't get a wink of sleep last night, enjoying every last drop of fellowship time.

More than any of that, we believe that many campers are going home armed with important spiritual convictions, insights, and challenges that they plan to live out in their daily lives. This is the true spirit of GMBA Camp. The warm, fuzzy feeling that we have when we're there is great. But it's the takeaway that has lasting impact.

For the nine (as of our last count) souls in particular who requested baptism this week, the takeaway will be no less than life changing.

The Way Takes Courage

Written by GospelBlog on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 661

The Way Takes Courage

Who is featured in today's Camper Spotlight? Who gave their personal take on the camp theme? Will I see anyone I know in the photos?

Click here to satisfy your curiosity about GMBA Camp by reading the latest newsletter, Words for the Way. This is the same newsletter (with minor modifications) that the campers receive onsite each day.

Our Gospel Blog camp correspondent, Sister Linda Scolaro is bringing you the question of the day. She reports that the adult seminars have centered on themes in, believe it or not, the "Wizard of Oz."

God's Way Is the Best Way

Written by GospelBlog on Wednesday, 06 July 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 599

God's Way Is the Best Way

Today we've got another camp newsletter for you. We hope you've been enjoying the spotlights, personal messages, and photos.

Click here to read Words for the Way! Another shout-out to newsletter coordinator Sister Christine Martorana for sharing these with us.

The Gospel Blog also has boots on the ground at GMBA. Sister Vicki Ali, another of our camp correspondents, is bringing you our question of the day. She asked, "If you had to pick a personal quote of the day from chapel, seminars, or your fellowship time, what would it be?"

This Way to GMBA Camp

Written by GospelBlog on Tuesday, 05 July 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 625

This Way to GMBA Camp

If you missed yesterday's post, we're dedicating this week on the blog to bringing you a bit of GMBA Camp if you aren't able to attend. 

Each day, everyone at camp gets a newsletter called "Words for the Way," and we're bringing you that same newsletter so you can feel a part of the spirit even if you're hundreds of miles away. 

Click here to read today's newsletter!

Happy Fourth of July! {Plus GMBA Camp Week!}

Written by GospelBlog on Monday, 04 July 2016. Posted in Special Series, Holidays Hits 799

Happy Fourth of July! {Plus GMBA Camp Week!}

We hope that you are enjoying a wonderful Independence Day! There is a lot to reflect on today in terms of our nation, and we hope that this holiday prompts you to pray for our leaders and our fellow citizens. 

Kids' Question of the Month – May

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 31 May 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 629

Kids' Question of the Month – May

The natural world is one of the clearest, most beautiful ways that we can see and experience God in a somewhat tangible way, don't you think? When we witness a wave curl and crash, or we can't look away from the flicker at the end of a wick, or we're stunned into silence by a peacock crossing our path — this actually happened to me a couple of weeks ago! — the ho-hum brushes up, even just for a moment, against hoo-whee-wow.

Say Cheese, TCOJC!

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 753

Say Cheese, TCOJC!

A picture is worth a thousand words, and people across the globe took over 1 trillion photos in 2015, estimates Mylio.com in its online magazine. (If 1 billion people take three photos per day, then that's 1 trillion-plus photos per year.) Four-by-six prints of all those photos laid side by side would reach from the earth to the moon … and back.

And those pictures aren't in private albums like they would've been before the digital age. They're online for all to see because it's effortless to share them. Of course, we see the not-so-great pictures, hastily snapped, thoughtlessly posted. You know the ones I mean. But then there are the wonderful ones … the ones that reflect …

Kids' Question of the Month – April

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Thursday, 28 April 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 769

Kids' Question of the Month – April

This month, we asked our kids a very simple question: How long do you think it would take a grown-up to read all the way through the Bible and Book of Mormon?

We were wondering how different a child's perception of time is from an adult's. Also…how much confidence do they have in us as spiritual speed readers?

Here are some replies from the 6 to 10 year-olds in Columbus, OH who pondered how long it would take their mothers to read both books.

Psalm 19 Wrap-up and Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 22 April 2016. Posted in The Good Word, Special Series, Church News Hits 1264

Psalm 19 Wrap-up and Top 10 Takeaways from April Conference

Today concludes our mission to memorize Psalm 19:7-14. How did you do? Was it difficult? Easier than you expected? Post a comment telling us about your experience. 

We've also got another free printable page with this week's graphics. When printed, they should be roughly the size of a business card so that you can cut them out and keep them handy so you can keep up your memorization in the future. We really hope that memorizing scripture has brought you into closer contact with God's word! 

 

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 19:7-9

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 15 April 2016. Posted in The Good Word, Special Series Hits 1064

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 19:7-9

So, after one week, do you agree with us that memory is muscle? 

Are you trying to memorize Psalm 19:7-14 with us? If so, leave a comment below to show that you're in.

Today, we're including a free printable of the scripture graphics from this week. Print it out on cardstock or another type of heavy-weight paper, and the images should be about the size of a business card. Cut them out, and use them as flash cards to aid your memorization. Or stick them in your wallet or purse, and thumb through them in your downtime. Another idea: stick them in spots you look often (your keyboard, bathroom mirror, dashboard, fridge, etc.)

We hope you're enjoying these articles and that you're benefiting from the effort of placing God's word in your heart.

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

Kids' Question of the Month – March

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 29 March 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 760

Kids' Question of the Month – March

In anticipation of Easter celebrations this month, we asked the kids to flex their imaginations on a very heavenly topic: the paradise of God. Because of Christ's sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection on the third day, we have the hope of living with Him forever in heaven!

Many of us have wondered what heaven will look like, where we'll live, what we'll do. Here are the musings of our littlest ones when we asked them, "What do you think heaven looks like?"

Meet the Q12: Apostle Joel Gehly

Written by Brother Joel Gehly on Thursday, 03 March 2016. Posted in Special Series, Church News Hits 1484

Meet the Q12: Apostle Joel Gehly

Today, we're bringing you another Meet the Q12 interview! The objective is to help you get to know our brother apostles both as individuals and as spiritual leaders. Today, we're interviewing Brother Joel Gehly.

What branch or mission do you attend?

Erie Branch, PA (Midwest Region). I grew up in the Fredonia Branch (Penn/Mid-Atlantic Region).

What is your favorite Bible or Book of Mormon verse?

I love the Book of Mormon, and have many favorite verses, but I would say my favorite verse is Revelation 14:6-7. This verse is so important for me, for us, our church, our future. I preach this message of the “everlasting gospel” everywhere.

Kids' Question of the Month – February

Written by Sister Vicki Ali on Thursday, 25 February 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 1018

Kids' Question of the Month – February

I've carried this note in my briefcase for years, so it's now tattered and stained. It still brightens any day when I read it because it was a powerful love note left on my pillow by my little boy who witnessed his mom have a really bad day.

Not knowing how to fix things for me, he offered up sweet stress coping techniques, including letting me borrow his prized "slime." For those not familiar with slime, it was a gelatinous concoction sold in plastic containers by toy stores. It served no purpose other than letting it ooze through your fingers, which the elementary age crowd found mesmerizing.

Spoiler Alert! (1 Nephi 12)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 03 February 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 1005

Spoiler Alert! (1 Nephi 12)

Spoiler Alert! Annalise was shot by Wes.
Spoiler Alert! CeCe is "A."
Spoiler Alert! Glenn wasn't the one attacked by the zombies.

If you're a fan of any of the TV shows associated with the above, you'll recognize these tidbits of information that would have spoiled the ending of a segment of the show had they been revealed to you prior to arriving at that particular ending. When these bits of information are included in articles that appear online especially, they are generally preceded with the warning of "Spoiler Alert!" so that you know that if you continue reading, you may read something that will give away the ending.

A "Spoiler Alert!" should be issued in 1 Nephi 12 as the ending of The Book of Mormon is revealed to Nephi (and thus to you).

Tips for a Powerful Pair-up

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Monday, 01 February 2016. Posted in Special Series Hits 1282

Tips for a Powerful Pair-up

Today's the big day! Everyone who signed up for the Power of a Pair program will receive an email at some point today with the name and email address of a study buddy.

After the initial pair-up, the rest of the relationship is up to you. If you're nervous-excited about reaching out to someone you don't know, then here are some tips to help.

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