Posted in September 2008

Basket Case Syndrome

Our family is now officially entering Week 16 of unemployment. Hunky Hubby (HH) has exerted a heroic effort securing temporary work along the way. But the last three weeks have been a particular struggle as the already slow flow of available Temp jobs first turned into a trickle, and then dried up altogether. “Employment” seems to be a rare island … Continue reading

I Believe In Christ; The Hymn

In April 1972 Elder Bruce R. McConkie, an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared a personal poem he had written as part of his general conference address. The poem is a definitive testimony of Jesus Christ. The verses attracted overwhelming attention and immediate love. They were first set into an … Continue reading

The Three Gardens of God

Elder Bruce R. McConkie (1915-1985) served as a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for thirty-eight and a half years. He was called to the First Council of the Seventy in October 1946 and was ordained an apostle in October 1972. He was a prolific writer, and the author of … Continue reading

How Firm A Foundation

“Eventually we must have our own strong and deeply placed foundation, or we will be unable to withstand the storms of life, which will come…How, you may ask, can we most effectively gain and maintain the foundation needed to survive spiritually in the world in which we live?…First, prayer…Second, study the scriptures and “meditate therein … Continue reading

Faith In Cameroon

On Sunday August 7, 2005 President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Aba Nigeria LDS Temple . Two weeks later an excited and courageous group of Latter-day Saints from Cameroon boarded two mini-buses and headed to Nigeria to receive the sacred blessings contained in a temple of the Lord. The two branches of the Church in … Continue reading

Always Remember September (9-11)

On September 11, 2001 I woke up to just another ordinary Tuesday as a busy mother, wife, and full-time ‘non-traditional’ college student. My mom came and picked up my two young girls to take them to school, and I jumped into my car and headed up to campus. At the corner of 700 East and … Continue reading

Mormon Health Code: Smart Choice!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on April 6, 1830, with Joseph Smith as president and prophet. less than three years later, Feb. 27, 1833, a revelation was given to the prophet Joseph called the “Word of Wisdom“, which is often termed the “Mormon Health Code”. At the time of this … Continue reading

“Until Then” – Homeward Bound

“Until Then” – Homeward Bound

Today is probably just another ordinary day for most of us. But in my mind’s eye this morning, as I was navigating the traffic to work (because I missed the bus and had to take the car) I suddenly thought of thousands of military personnel who are waking up on an uncomfortable cot somewhere; to … Continue reading

Trying A New Look

Hi readers – The Crispness of Fall is in the air! Most of us do a good “Spring Cleaning” each year. I’m no exception. However, I always get a hankerin’ for an Autumn spruce-up. So, in the “Spirit of the season” I am trying on a new look for the site. My awesome host ( … Continue reading

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Music Video

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Music Video

Brigham Young University Broadcasting and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir have joined forces to create a new music video of director Mack Wilberg’s arrangement “Called To Serve“. A favorite hymn of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this song is a lively anthem which pays tribute to those who follow Jesus Christ’s charge to “Go ye into all the … Continue reading

Angela Johnson: Sharing Christ’s Power Through Art

For nearly three decades Angela Johnson “the soprano” thrilled audiences with her professional vocal talent. But today, it is Angela Johnson “the sculptor” who is touching lives and hearts with her gift. MormonSoprano shares an exclusive interview with this artist who is a witness of the power and miracles of Jesus Christ. I first heard … Continue reading

Be of Good Cheer

Quote for the day ~ Click to Listen: I Feel My Savior’s Love Howard W. Hunter, (1907-1995) 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “In my lifetime I have seen two world wars plus Korea plus Vietnam and all that you are currently witnessing. I have worked my way through the … Continue reading

A Primer on USA Politics

My oldest daughter turns 18 this year. (Yikes!) Unfortunately, her birth date falls just short of eligibility to vote in our upcoming Presidential Election (she is very disappointed). However, this “coming-of-age” in our household has opened up a new and lively conversation. We are now officially “talking politics” as a family. We are studying the … Continue reading