Posted in August 2008

About The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle

About The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle

The famous Salt Lake City (Mormon) Tabernacle underwent a massive renovation project from 2005-2007. This involved a meticulous process balancing historic preservation with essential modernization and seismic upgrades. According to my site stat tracker, the majority of my readership now lives outside of Utah, and a considerable amount of you reside outside of the United … Continue reading

He Watching Over Israel, Slumbers Not

“I hope you enjoyed that magnificent anthem presented by the Choir—“He, Watching Over Israel, Slumbers Not, Nor Sleeps.” It is from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and the words are adapted from the Psalms. (See Ps. 121:4.)…

Joy In The Morning

“Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” Psalms 30: 4-5 Play: Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’ “Wherever you live on this earth and whatever your life’s situation may be, I testify to you … Continue reading

Part 3: Unexpected Fame and Opportunities For BYU Students

Continued From Part 2: The Band Muk – This is the third installment in a 3-part special series entitled “Talented American Mormons Help Cambodia“, with exclusive photos, video and interviews. Trevor Wright, A. Todd Smith, Jordan Augustine and Joseph Peterson were basking in the glow of their wildly successful live Cambodian Television (CTN) appearance on … Continue reading

Part 1: Talented American Mormons Help Cambodia

This is the first installment in a special 3-part series exclusive! A new rock band called “Muk” is capturing the hearts of Cambodians everywhere, and experiencing unexpected fame. What makes this unique, is that each member of the musical group are four average, white Mormon boys from Utah and New Jersey. It is the story … Continue reading

Mormon Olympian (Mo-Lympian) Blogs

A big kudos to Emily Jenson at MormonTimes for providing this list of Mormon Olympian (“Mo-Lympians”) Blogs in her latest column. I am sharing it here as a follow-up to my Mormon Olympic Dreams 2008 post (which by the way is getting great traffic – thanks for reading!). Some exciting things are happening in Beijing … Continue reading

Power of The Scriptures

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: President Spencer W. Kimball 1895 – 1985 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far … Continue reading

Lucky 88th Birthday Luau

While all eyes of the world may have been turned towards Beijing last night, our family was celebrating the Lucky 8 in an extra special way. My paternal grandmother Adeline Kleven Seely Proctor celebrated 88 years of life on the 8th day of the 8th month of the 08th year!

Mormon Olympic Dreams 2008

Happy Olympics! Today marks the grand opening of the 29th Olympiad. Beijing China welcomes the world with their slogan “One World, One Dream” (love it!). You can check out the Official Site For Photos and Live Feed. Or, read Bob’s great day-to-day Beijing blog. I love the Olympics, both summer and winter. When I was young, and obsessed with … Continue reading

What The Family Needs

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Gordon B. Hinckley ( 1910-2008 ) 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “Our lives have become intensely fast-paced, filled with busyness and a frantic flitting about that was uncharacteristic of earlier ages. Everything from increased mobility to a plethora of time-saving devices has enticed us to … Continue reading

Celebrating 80 Years Of Broadcasting

July marks the beginning of an 80th Anniversary Year of the Music and The Spoken Word radio broadcast. With humble beginnings in 1929 it is the longest continually running broadcast in the world. According to online sources, a traditional 80th Anniversary gift is “Oak”, which I think would make the original LDS pioneers pleased. When … Continue reading