The life of revered American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) held great sorrow, and also great faith. In 2008, actor Edward Herrmann recounted the inspiring story behind Longfellow’s enduring Christmas hymn of hope, “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day“.
“In a recent stake conference, the tender mercies of the Lord were evident in the touching testimony of a young wife and mother of four whose husband was slain in Iraq in December of 2003. . .
When Brandon Jackson was only 14 years old, he made a choice to follow God, and help a group of orphans in Honduras. At that moment, he set his feet on a remarkable path.
In honor of this weekend’s 180th Semi-Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I thought we could explore one of the most popular hymns sung during the event, entitled “The Morning Breaks”.
One of my very favorite poems is “The Road Less Traveled” by Robert Frost. I was pleased to see that Mormon musician David Osmond has chosen this as the title for his newest album which released August 10, 2010. . . **New MoSop Movie**
Mr. MoSop and I recently signed up for a brutal ‘intense’ 6-week fitness Boot Camp! We are on Day 4, so currently are limping around as our muscles whine and protest. This is proving to be a really huge challenge, and also a blessing.
To say I do a lot of reading would be an understatement. Books, magazines, newspapers, blog posts, articles, commentary…online and offline…you name it, I can be found turning, flipping, scanning and scrolling down. Often during these ‘word feasts’ I come across a quote that sticks in my brain, and then churns around and around until it’s soft, and warm, and smooth as homemade butter taffy.
Today I am sharing a highlight video of the 180th LDS General Conference which was held April 3-4, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . This offers a great recap of the significant messages and themes of the Conference in less than 10 minutes, and is well worth your time. Enjoy!
In the final moments of last week’s LDS General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson, 16th President and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave some profound instruction about a Lighthouse, and a prophetic blessing
The 180th General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concluded yesterday. And, WOW! What a Conference it was! . . . Here are some of my thoughts and impressions.
Conference and Easter Countdown! A Poem To Ponder.
Enjoy this expression of poetic faith through word and video by Reid Baer.
Conference Countdown! – Remember The Reason For The Season. In this post, please enjoy a special Easter video entitled “The Bread of Life”, with President Thomas S. Monson.
Conference Countdown: Learn The 14 Fundamentals! Watch this powerful video about knowing and following a prophet, taught by President Ezra Taft Benson.
Conference Count-down Tip #5. Make Heaven Shake!
At the very first General Conference of The Church, an important commandment was issued with a powerful promise attached. This post examines that promise…
Conference Countdown Tip #4: Ponder The Significance …
Watch a video of an apostle explaining the significance of General Conference, and the glorious message of each event.
Conference Countdown Tip #2: Remember Naaman
It is no small thing to have a prophet of God and apostles on the earth today! History has shown that there is safety, peace, prosperity, and happiness in following prophetic counsel. History has also shown that the instructions may be simple, but following isn’t always so easy…..
Conference Countdown Tip #1. Prepare For A Miracle.
In a world where a constant barrage of discouraging information and negative news surrounds us, it often seems impossible to find hope. How do we rise above it all? How can we find higher meaning? How do we have faith? . . .
Inside This Post: A Medical Miracle, A Journey of Faith, and an Inspiring Video!
It’s time for “Conference Countdown”! Each April and October Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City becomes the quintessential “Mormon Mecca”. Anticipation is heightening, and many preperations have been underway to make this Conference just as beautiful and spiritually edifying as ever…
This post includes two highlight videos.
Latter-day Saint student and film maker Seth Adam Smith has been creating and sharing poignant YouTube videos since the mid 2000’s. Many of these have been featured at Mormon Soprano. This week, Seth released The Testimony of Joseph Smith, which he says took over two years to make, and is as much a statement of his own spiritual witness, as that of the prophet.
I add my witness, and share this remarkable video with you.
There’s an old saying: “What a difference a day makes“. In the grand scheme of things, a “day” might be 24 hours, or perhaps a week, a month, a decade, a generation, or even an eon. Biblically speaking, who is to say how long a “day” needs to last for God’s six creative steps, recorded in the first chapter …
Enjoy a music video of a new song written by Sally Deford, and sung by Welsh baritone James Loynes for the 2010 LDS Youth Theme!
We continue this week’s theme of love with a masterful sermon given on the subject by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This message was delivered at the 179th Semi-Annual General Conference on October 3, 2009….VIDEO INCLUDED
Never give up, never give in. You were born to win!
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
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…
‘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
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….
A message, a prayer and a song for those affected by Haiti’s earthquake.