A Vision of God's Protection

Written by Brother Michael McGuire on Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 1811

A Vision of God's Protection

Today, we're sharing the testimony of Brother Michael McGuire and how God protected him and his wife during Hurricane Irma.

A lot of people were telling us to evacuate to another area. Our next-door neighbor asked us three times to come with him to another person's home who had room. He even called us and offered to bring us over there. Some thought we were crazy to stay.

Spread the Good Word: 1 Ne. 9:6

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 15 September 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 586

Spread the Good Word: 1 Ne. 9:6

When will the prophecies of the latter days be fulfilled? When will all of the things that Jesus spoke about on earth finally come to pass? 

We can't answer that — scripture even says that nobody knows the timing except God — but we can point to scriptures like this one that tell us every word — not just some of His words — will someday be fulfilled.

What Can You Do?

Written by Brother Frank Natoli on Thursday, 14 September 2017. Posted in Great Ideas Hits 397

What Can You Do?

We often hear a wonderful sermon on a Sunday morning or an inspired lesson during the midweek service, but despite our best intentions, by the next morning we’re on to the next challenge in life, and we may forget to apply what we heard or learned ... Sadly, this is the nature of the flesh (Galatians 5:17). Unless we intentionally seek to walk after the ways of Christ, we can quickly fall into a pattern that may not be sinful, but it also isn’t necessarily godly.

To this end, I’ve adapted a list of “ideas” that a seminar class developed at the recent GMBA campout, which I thought were pretty good! I’ve challenged myself to apply at least a few of these ideas in an effort to help build His Kingdom and remain close with Him every day. I challenge you to do the same:

Unintended Consequences (Mosiah 20)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 13 September 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 318

Unintended Consequences (Mosiah 20)

During the Great Plague of London in the 1600s, it was decided that dogs and cats throughout the city should be killed so people wouldn’t catch the deadly disease from their pets. However, eliminating these animals allowed the rat population to thrive, and the city was then overrun with rats. Oh, and by the way, the rats carried fleas, which were able to spread the disease even faster.

As illustrated above, some actions have unintended consequences.

Realizing Our Purpose

Written by Sister Zarella Mosqueda on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 440

Realizing Our Purpose

Today's article is from the September 2016 newsletter from the Student Support Program, and it was written by the Gospel Blog's very own Sister Zarella Mosqueda.

I recently found myself sitting in a nail salon eagerly waiting my turn to receive my mani-pedi. I looked down at my fingernails and, in an odd moment of mindfulness, I began to meditate on my fingernails!

Miracle Monday Flashback: 9-11 Miracle

Written by Brother Sal Rios on Monday, 11 September 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 661

Miracle Monday Flashback: 9-11 Miracle

Today, we reflect on September 11, 2001 with this miracle first published on the blog on September 11, 2013. This is the story of how Brother Sal Rios was spared on that terrible day. 

In 2001, I worked at the World Financial Center across the street from the World Trade Center. On September 11, we heard the explosion and felt the blast effect from the impact of the first plane hitting the North tower. After a few minutes of confusion, we saw the second plane hit the South tower and felt the blast effects again. At that moment, we knew a terrorist attack was under way, and we began to evacuate the building.

Spread the Good Word: Col. 4:6

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 08 September 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 533

Spread the Good Word: Col. 4:6

Do you get easily tongue tied? Someone needs your advice. You've got to apologize. You're asking a difficult question. You're angry. You're happy. You're confused.

Your mouth is open, but no words come out. Wouldn't it be wonderful to always say the right thing at the right time?

A Strange Incident Involving a Cupcake

Written by Brother P. on Thursday, 07 September 2017. Posted in Special Series Hits 377

A Strange Incident Involving a Cupcake

Today's article is another installment in Brother P.'s column, "Lessons From the Nursing Home."

So, this very friendly, well-meaning but clueless resident of the nursing home where I work comes into our office saying that she felt bad for the man who did not go to the dining room for meals with all the other residents — the man is fed via a tube placed directly into his stomach.

Fighting the Real Enemy (Mosiah 19)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 06 September 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 307

Fighting the Real Enemy (Mosiah 19)

Everything unravels for the evil King Noah in Mosiah 19. After his army is unable to locate Alma’s hidden group of converts, Noah’s people start fighting among themselves. During this contention, a strong man named Gideon, who is an enemy to the king, takes advantage of the situation to engage King Noah in hand-to-hand combat. Gideon overpowers Noah and chases him up a tower and has his sword drawn, ready to kill the king.

From the top of the tower, the king is able to see in the distance that the Lamanite army is approaching, entering into the Nephite land, ready to attack the Nephite people. The cowardly king uses this as a ruse to prevent Gideon from killing him:

Just a Few Pesky Ants

Written by Sister Ruth Gehly on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 377

Just a Few Pesky Ants

Recently one morning, I had just put the coffee on when I looked down and there they were ... some pesky little ants. I had noticed them off and on over the past several months, but we were living on the go with little time to pay much attention except to minimally treat where we thought they might be coming from.

Put off by the disruption to my quiet time, I got down to clean them up when I noticed a few more just around the corner. A quick flip of the light switch was all it took to discover that we had officially been invaded! Ants completely covered an area of my floor where it made absolutely no sense for them to be. YUCK!!! So much for Brother Joel getting anymore sleep!

Miracle Monday Flashback: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Written by Brother Larry Champine on Monday, 04 September 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 722

Miracle Monday Flashback: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

For today's Miracle Monday, we're republishing a testimony from April 29, 2013 submitted by Brother Larry Champine. Enjoy!

In the early 1980s, as a young person in The Church, I frequently visited the saints in Lorain, Ohio. During one visit, the Lorain ministry had gathered the young people together, and, in our presence, informed two of the young brothers from the branch that they had been called to be ordained teachers of The Church. What a great blessing for us all!

As I was driving home the next day, I began to listen to some of my gospel music. A beautiful chorus began to play with the words:

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 139:14

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 01 September 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 964

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 139:14

We hope that today's Good Word reminds you of where you get your true worth. God formed you — the tangible you and the intangible you. He made you to know Him and serve Him. Jesus Christ paid an infinite price for your soul.

Every Day Is a Holiday

Written by Sister Linda Scolaro on Thursday, 31 August 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 433

Every Day Is a Holiday

One of the administrators of the school district where I was recently employed is famous for saying, “Every day is a holiday” when he extends a greeting. The first time I met him he said this, and I thought, “Wow, sheer optimism.” Recently, at a back-to-school rally for teachers, he greeted the staff with “Every day is a holiday, and every meal is a feast.” That was a new twist, I thought. Then, I began to ponder a spiritual application to this saying.

I don’t know about you, but for me when it is a holiday, I get super excited about having a day off from work, especially when the holiday falls on a Monday. It gives me a break in my hectic routine and extra time to complete things I need to get done on the weekend. I sleep better just knowing I have the next day off.

So, Now You're an Orphan (Mosiah 18)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 30 August 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 284

So, Now You're an Orphan (Mosiah 18)

In Mosiah 18, Alma, now a former priest of King Noah, begins to meet privately with as many people as possible to preach and teach the words that the prophet Abinadi taught prior to his death. He finds that many are accepting of his teachings and are willing to change their lives to be people of God.

In a famous scene, Alma addresses a congregation gathered at a place called the Waters of Mormon and invites them to begin their new lives by entering the waters of baptism. Here is an excerpt of his address to them:

The Day He Called

Written by Sister Stefanie Callens on Tuesday, 29 August 2017. Posted in Testimonies Hits 294

The Day He Called

A few weeks ago during Sunday school, we all shared our conversion stories about when the Lord called us to be baptized. Even though I know the brothers and sisters in my mission pretty well, I've never heard their full conversion stories. It was interesting and a blessing to hear how differently the Lord spoke to us, from those who were born and raised in this gospel to those who met the Lord from their spouse.

This September is going to be 20 years since I surrendered to the Lord. I can't believe how quickly time goes by!

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