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 »
On Christmas Eve 1906, a 33-year-old university professor, and former chief chemist for Thomas Edison, named Reginald Fessenden did something long thought impossible. Using a new type of generator, Fessenden spoke into a microphone and, for the first time in history, a man’s voice was broadcast over the airwaves…
LEARN THE fascinating history of the beloved Christmas Carol “Cantique de Noël” [O Holy Night]. This post includes a video clip of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performing Mack Wilberg’s arrangement. Continue reading »
On the 25th Day of December, MoSop wishes you a Merry Christmas! … as we pause to Celebrate, Rejoice, and Remember.
The night of Jesus’ birth shepherds near Bethlehem were tending their sheep. … This post remembers the shepherds important role, and includes a new MoSop Movie illustrating the song “While Shepherds Lately Knelt” Continue reading »
On The 23rd Day of counting down, we’ve reached the Eve of Christmas Eve…
…here is a story that warms the heart, and helps us to believe
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On The 19th Day of Christmas Countdown, MoSop celebrates her 20th Wedding Anniversary!… and shares some fun facts about the Nativity”.
This post includes a fascinating 5 minute BBC video revealing such things as Jesus’ Real Birthday, and what Frankincense & Myrrh actually are…. Continue reading »
On The 18th Day of Christmas Countdown feel blessings from above … by watching the “Joy To Everyone” music video, made with love!
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On The 17th Day of Christmas Countdown, MoSop reminds us
… what Christmas is all about, courtesy, Linus.
I’ve always loved the Peanuts Cartoon series. Creator Charles Schultz was smart. He knew that often it takes a child to be able to state the facts. There’s nothing quite so beautiful in simplicity. You’ve probably seen this video clip before, but as we face the last mad dash to complete our shopping and baking and party-going … it’s nice to be reminded. [video clip "What Christmas Is All About"] Continue reading »
A new song has been released just in time for Christmas by LDS / Mormon musician Shawna Belt Edwards which is taking the world by storm. It asks the timeless question: “Do YOU have room for the Savior?” … Learn more, and Watch the inspiring video!
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“On the 12th Day of Christmas, watch a 5 minute movie … depicting The Nativity” Continue reading »
“On The 11st Day of Christmas, as MoSop’s Countdown posts increase”…
…It’s time for some Heavenly Peace”
[post includes a sing-a-long with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir]
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“On the 10th Day Christmas, MoSop shares a story … for finding the Christmas Spirit’s glory” …
This post includes excerpts of a talk by Thomas S. Monson, and a musical selection for you to enjoy! Continue reading »
“On the 8th Day of Christmas MoSop shared with me…”
a Happy Birthday wish to MoSop’s Mommy!!! and A Christmas Gift from International Mormon Missionaries. Watch a lovely video message in many languages about the true gift of Christmas. Continue reading »
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds a Christmas Devotional on the first Sunday of each December. The December 6, 2009 Christmas Devotional is now available … This post provides direct links to view. Enjoy! Continue reading »
“On the 5th Day of Christmas, MoSop gave to YOU…” A Chance To Walk In Mary’s SHOE(s)!
This post explores how Mary the Mother of Jesus was actually a fitness hero as well as a spiritual inspiration!
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“On the Second Day of Christmas MoSop gave to me”…A Jeffrey Holland Grinch Story! Today’s advent message is sure to help brighten your holiday, and add perspective. Continue reading »
Residents of Temple View Drive in Bountiful City, Utah have a special love for Christmas, and they have found a special way to share it. The creation of a progressive Neighborhood Nativity started taking shape over a year and a half ago, when neighbors were thinking about holiday decoration ideas……[this post includes an exclusive sneak peak video!] Continue reading »
Watch a video of A beautiful song entitled “Gethsemane” – written by Roger and Melanie Hoffman. Continue reading »
Many are familiar with the National Anthem of the United States of America, however did you know there is also a National Hymn? This is a beloved song included in the Latter-day Saint Hymnal. Learn more about its history, and watch a music video. Continue reading »
Learn more about the greatest blessing on earth, and how it can empower your life. Continue reading »
The following video is an illustrated excerpt of a talk entitled “How Choice A Seer” by the late LDS apostle Elder Neal A. Maxwell, who discusses the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Joseph Smith. Continue reading »
A new MoSop music video bringing you a message of hope and peace. Continue reading »
On Thursday May 28, 2009 it was announced that one of the great philosophers of Mormonism, Truman G. Madsen passed on to the next life, succombing to cancer. Members of the church worldwide are bidding him a fond farewell…this post is my tribute to a great man and a great mind [includes many quotes, links and a video]. Continue reading »
This life is not always easy, nor was it meant to be. It is a time of testing and proving. When we are having a particularly hard time, and things seem unbearable, we can be assured that we are not alone. There is One who can bear our burdens, and hold us in His arms… Continue reading »
A compelling documentary has been created entitled “Pornography: Confronting the Addiction”…watch the movie trailer and read this thought-provoking and educational post.
Ignorance is Satan’s playground. Knowledge provides us the power for prevention and the catalyst for change… Continue reading »
Out of small and simple things, great things are brought to pass. Out of small and simple souls the world can change forever. This video is an inspirational feast. Enjoy – MoSop
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, gives powerful advice about how we can better show love for our friends, family, dates or spouse by following the example of Jesus Christ.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) revere the Holy Bible as a sacred volume of scripture. Latter-day Saints cherish its teachings and engage in a lifelong study of its divine wisdom. Moreover, during worship and instruction services the Bible and its teachings are pondered and discussed. To increase biblical understanding, … Continue reading »