Posted in July 2008

Let It Out: The Movie

The Olympic Games in Beijing is just around the corner, and so is the release of a documentary which celebrates the spirit & emotion of an amazing global event that for a few glorious days unifies the entire world!

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Concert

UPDATE: Read”Osmond Family Through The Years“ The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform two special concerts honoring “Pioneer Day” (the day that the first Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847). Special guest artists for this concert will be the Osmond Family (including Donny & Marie). The concerts will be held Friday July … Continue reading

Who Are You?

I have a little tool installed on this site called “StatCounter”, and it’s kind-of nerdy & fun to watch it off and on. It has a cool page with a world map, and whenever any of you visit my site a little red arrow is placed on your location. When I click on the red arrow, … Continue reading

The Sweetwater Sacrifice

This week I will include posts honoring the Mormon Pioneers.  July 24th marks the important yearly anniversary of the pioneer’s arrival into the Great Salt Lake Valley. “Pioneer Day” is a Utah State holiday, but also stands as an important date to all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world. … Continue reading

Mormon Missionaries Save Woman’s Life

Two LDS (Mormon) missionaries performed an act of heroism this week, saving a woman’s life.  The two young men, Elder Beard and Elder Bennellack, are serving full-time missions in Australia for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were put to the ultimate test, when walking down the street they came upon a pregnant … Continue reading

The Music Within Us

Because of its ability to communicate, music is often described as the “Universal Language”. Many definitions of music implicitly hold that music is a communicative activity, which conveys to the listener moods, emotions, thoughts, and impressions. Indeed, music seems to have, as many definitions as there are participants and listeners.

Creating an Interfaith Playlist

I read a fun post over at A Band Of Christians regarding Mormon & Evangelical music, how to find the music, and many other good resources. It started me thinking how often we hear that music “crosses all boundaries”. It has been my experience that music does break down barriers and soften the rough edges in all of us. … Continue reading

The Most Important Mormon Belief

What do Mormons believe? It is a question that usually invokes a large list of answers, and an equally long list of questions. It generates opinions and conclusions both positive and negative. It is a question that has sparked many respectful discussions, and also disrespectful accusations. Ever since 1820, this question has opened up heated debates, but it has also … Continue reading

The Hill Cumorah Pageant

The largest outdoor pageant in America is the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant, in upstate New York, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Featuring over 700 volunteers, the pageant portrays events from the Bible’s Old and New Testaments, and the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Each July, seven evening … Continue reading

Loving Our Neighbor

Jesus taught to “Love Thy Neighbor, As Thyself“. Sometimes we wonder what that really means, to “love our neighbor”? And perhaps, is it an impossible standard in today’s modern, busy and competitive world? On April 26, 2008, a group of young athletes in Ellensburg Washington proved that living such a high standard is not impossible at all.

Joseph Smith, A Prophet

In the spring of 1820, a young boy named Joseph Smith wanted to know which church he should join. He had been attending several different churches and comparing their teachings and they often contradicted each other. As he searched the Bible for help, he read that he should ask God. (James 1:5) Acting on this … Continue reading

Go Inside Mormon Temple Free

Public Open House Announcement Twin Falls Idaho Temple Location:  1405 Eastland Drive North, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States (Google Map) The Twin Falls Idaho Temple is open to the public through August 16, 2008. All are welcome to attend including children. Tours are FREE, but a reservation is required. Please review the information below:

The Strong Soul Of Gladys Knight

The news journal Ottowa Citizen recently published a feature article on the singer Gladys Knight, entitled “Sharing The Gospel”. The personal interview discusses her trials and achievements, her new autobiography , her 2006 Jazz recording, the death of her son, and her conversion in 1997 to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It … Continue reading

Truth Avoidance Deadlier Than AIDS

Many years ago a wise and loving father gave some basic ground rules to his children in order to protect them. Like any good parent, he knew the truth about the terrible dangers lurking in the world, and that he was responsible to warn his children.

Freedom From Earth Stains

Today Americans celebrate the 232nd birthday of our nation’s Declaration of Independence. The flags are flying, and there will be many parades with beautiful floats and energetic marching bands. Most workers are enjoying this day as a paid holiday, me included. Our parks are filled with families enjoying time together, eating picnics and anticipating an … Continue reading

Life On The Bus

It seems that we can’t escape the general feeling of oppression, fear, worry and doubt gripping our nation these days. A couple of weeks ago I read a wonderfully written Associated Press editorial (which after an extensive search, I cannot locate now). It discussed the decline of our national psyche and morale over the past … Continue reading