Posted in January 2010

Video: Haiti – USA Med Student Adopts Orphan

A touching story from Haiti of love, and tender mercies. Texas Medical Student Bill Betz and his wife Amy have been married for 5 years and unable to conceive a child. When Bill was asked by his professor to join a medical relief team to Haiti after Jan. 12th’s devestating earthquake, the couple felt an impression that a little girl was waiting for Bill to find, and adopt. What followed was a miraculous journey, and a daughter named Lauren Elizabeth. Video Report attached. The Full story can be read at DeseretNews.com Continue reading

Video: Help Haiti – Do Good!

On January 22, 2010 The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued an official statement on Haiti, urging its members to Help. This video features the text of that statement, combined with images from Haiti, and set to the LDS Hymn “Have I Done Any Good?” Continue reading

Finding Happiness On A Treadmill

For the past three weeks I’ve been diligently working on my “New Years Resolution List”. Just like countless former ‘NYR Lists’, the subject of Weight loss & Fitness is written near the top. And, just like every other year, I had good intentions. But unlike every other year, I made an important discovery which is helping me overcome my ultimate stumbling blocks to fitness… Continue reading

Payson Temple Surprise!

Yesterday I stopped off at my salon to get a broken nail fixed. As usual, a small TV in the back of the room was on. It happened to be queuing up the 6:00 news. Suddenly, I was hearing Utah would be getting another Latter-day Saint [Mormon] Temple! … Continue reading

Haiti and Media Meltdowns

Since the devestating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti Jan 12, media networks have exponentially inundated us with tragic tales & images combined with stories of survival, heroism, sacrifice, service and love. Not a day goes by without “Haiti” being present somehow in our conscious or subconscious life. If you are anything like me, then over the past two weeks you’ve probably done two or more of the following… Continue reading

Helping Haiti One By One

‘Mormons’ and ‘Service’ are synonymous. When tragedy strikes, no matter when or where, you can bet a group of Mormons will be on the next plane bringing truckloads of blankets, sanitation kits, food, clothing, medical supplies and volunteers. … When Haiti was struck with a catastrophic earthquake last week, Mormons mobilized!

See photos and watch two video updates on LDS Aid in Haiti Continue reading

The Prayer: A Song To Heaven

When Grammy-award winning songwriter and producer David Foster collaborated with Grammy-award winner Carole Bayer Sager to write “The Prayer”, it was a match made in heaven……..As our hearts are aching for the people of Haiti, and many other sorrows throughout the world, both public and private, I cannot think of a better time to offer up this musical prayer for peace, love, safety and comfort…. Continue reading

Miracle Birth At The Tonga Temple

On Wednesday Jan 6, 2010 a baby boy was born in the LDS (Mormon) Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple. The circumstances surrounding this unusual occurance are nothing short of miraculous! Mormon Soprano has received permission from all parties involved to share the story with you, as told by Sister Frederika ten Hoopen (“Sister Teni”), a single LDS Senior missionary serving in the dual capacity of proselyting, and as mission nurse, in Tonga… Continue reading

Privacy: Dead or Alive?

Today’s Wordpress Poll asked the following question: “Is Online Privacy Dead?” Yes, or No. Here are my thoughts on the subject of “Privacy” [and lack thereof] in the year 2010 and beyond…. Including what I consider the “Bright Side”. Continue reading

Mormons Honor Tolkien

Today is author J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. He would have been 118. Born on Jan. 3, 1892 (died Sept. 2, 1973), John Ronald Reuel Tolkien became a famous English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor. He is best known as the author of the classic fantasy works ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Indeed, he has been called the “Father of Modern Fantasy Literature”.

It is well known that Tolkien’s closest friend was fellow-author and Christian convert C.S. Lewis. Mormons Love C.S. Lewis. He is considered one of the most quoted non-LDS authors over an LDS pulpit – and likewise, J.R.R. Tolkien is admired no less…. Continue reading

New Optimism

On today’s Wordpress home page there’s a simple poll. The question reads: “Are you optimistic for 2010?”

The 24-hr. vote shows that the answer “Yes” garnered 84%. Wow! It’s nice to know that despite a world filled with many troubles, we can still find a majority of people filled with optimism. This makes me feel more cheerful and more optimistic just seeing that vote of confidence!…

Learn about OPTIMISM…and watch a message about HOPE! Continue reading