On May 1, 2003 husband, father, son and friend, US Army Pfc. Jesse Givens died in Iraq in the service of his country. He was 34 years old. Givens was parked in an M-1 main battle tank alongside the bank of the Euphrates River in Al Habbaniyah, Iraq. The riverbank gave way, resulting in the tank falling into the river. His comrades tried desperately and unsuccessfully to free him. Ironically, Pfc. Jesse A. Givens drowned in the desert…
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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 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 »
I beleive that when music is performed with the spirit of God, it is the most powerful tool He has on earth in preparing a soul, softening a mind, and touching a heart. This story is a perfect example of how the power of spiritual music made a difference one cold December night in Moscow. Continue reading »
“On The 6th Day of Christmas, MoSop shares a music treat”…
…The Song “NEW WORDS” performed by Brian Stokes Mitchell (so sweet!) Today’s gift is a new MoSop Movie, featuring one of the songs “Stokes” performed during last year’s Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert in SLC. I feel this particular song captures the true essense of Christmas, and offers . Enjoy!
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“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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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 »
The attached video is based upon a true story, and I feel is worthy of sharing with my readers. The Government of the Republic of Macedonia’s Ministry of Education & Science created this thought provoking clip. It was used as part of a social advertising campaign aimed at promoting religious education. The Headline for this commercial reads: ”Religion is knowledge, … Continue reading »
This video gives a simplified introduction to Mormon Temples. Learn the history, purpose and what takes place inside – all in just 3 minutes! Continue reading »
Mormon musician Paul Cardall was born in 1973 with a severe congenital heart defect. He has undergone countless surgeries, and is currently wait-listed for a heart transplant. This is his last hope. He dreams of living long enough to raise his little girl Eden alongside his beautiful wife Lynette. Ironically, Paul possesses an exceptional art for healing others. Despite his failing … Continue reading »
Watch a video of A beautiful song entitled “Gethsemane” – written by Roger and Melanie Hoffman. Continue reading »
Today is a special day. On July 24, 2009 the Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley after years of persecution and an arduous trek of over 1300 miles - blazing what became known as the Mormon Trail. I have blogged before about Honoring The Mormon Pioneers, and my own pioneer heritage. It is something I treasure. … Continue reading »
“Mom, I want to be Hindu”. The devout Mormon mother looks deeply into the earnest blue eyes of her teenaged daughter. She sees sincerity and anxiousness, combined with notable fear of retaliation or rejection. Mom quietly tries to process her child’s declaration. She waits for the immediate flood of unspoken questions, thoughts, panic and concern crowding into her brain to settle down. She waits for the perfect … Continue reading »
On July 24 the State of Utah will celebrate Pioneer Day. On this date in 1846 the first advance party of Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake City valley, and their leader, President Brigham Young looked out of a wagon from his sick-bed, and pronounced “This is the right place“. I am grateful for their stories … Continue reading »
Have you heard about the 6 B’s? Yep, B’s are a “popular letter” in Mormonism. But, what about the T’s? Find out!
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There are times in our life when we are going to feel completely and utterly alone. I have endured these. Some have only lasted a moment, or a day. Other experiences have lasted over a long extended period of time. These feelings are painful, frightening, and often seem overwhelming. If ever you are feeling lonliness, hopelessness, or fear, I want … Continue reading »
Prayer is one of the most fundamental aspects of my spirituality, and relationship with God. My parents taught me to pray before I could even speak the words…
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Here is a beautiful piece of advice for daily living, given by President Henry B. Eyring 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 »
In conjunction with my last post memorializing the passing of Mormon Scholar Truman Madsen, I want to share a link to the Mormon Times which is offering a fabulous video tribute that should not be missed! Truman Madsen: Eternal Man
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 »
What exciting news! The LDS Church has taken another huge step onto the world stage using “New Media” to spread a positive message to the world. This new radio channel was created to give an inspirational option for online listening, religious instruction, and uplifting music. Members and non-members of the Mormon church will enjoy the messages. Read MORE… Continue reading »
In light of the “pandemic panic” which is presently creeping through our nation, and the world, I think it is important to step back, and put things into proper perspective. Nothing captures the imagination like a new scourge, and too often we worry about remote risks while ignoring real dangers…The best antidote for this kind … Continue reading »