On the 16th Day it isn’t always enough … to smile and grin and try to be tough… A post on coping with Grief and Loss at Christmas time.
Today, my message of hope and praise is just a little different from the norm. I wish to acknowledge the suffering that often accompanies this time of year when empty chairs and broken hearts seem especially out of place.
This Post includes an interview with singer-songwriter Cori Connors, and a NEW MoSop Movie Premeire “You Would Have Loved This”, from Cori’s Christmas CD: “Sleepy Little Town”. [watch in HD!] Continue reading
“On The 9th Day of Christmas, MoSop shared a poem….to lighten up your holiday home” 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!
“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!
Bonus: A Video and a Reader’s Poll Continue reading
The ever-clever and fun-loving creators of WordPress.com have come up with a creative way to commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday. All WP Bloggers have been invited to participate in a little Thanksgiving video contest. The challenge is to express our gratitude in 30 seconds or less. Whether I win a prize or not, my reward has already arrived; the blessing of counting my blessings! So, with no further ado, here is MoSop’s “creative video interpretation on the topic of [giving thanks]”…in 29 seconds! Continue reading
This month ‘Mormon Soprano’ turned 2 years old! It’s hard to believe our little baby has grown into a full-fledged toddler. It seems like just yesterday she was too small for any search engine recognition. Now, her posts often make the top ten on a Google Search, while other bloggers ping and track-back. She has even been recognized by a few professional news feeds.
It’s interesting to be the parent of a toddler. As many of you have experienced, every day with a two-year-old is definitely a new adventure! According to experts, here is some advice for raising the toddler blog… Continue reading
This past weekend I was archiving files on my computer, and I discovered some photos I took in July 2008. One image in particular has captured my attention. If a “picture is worth a thousand words” then this one certainly tells a beautiful story… Continue reading
This past Saturday the moment of truth finally arrived for our family. It was time to bid goodbye to our oldest child as she begins College. In my earlier post entitled “Don’t Turn Around“, I spoke about the bitter-sweet experience it is to watch a child grow up, and accept the circle of life. I … Continue reading
In October 2004 the late President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints honored the divine gifts possessed by women in a General Conference address entitled “The Women In Our Lives“. Youtube MormonMessages has created a video which beautifully illustrates excerpts of his words. President Hinckley shared this tender preface to his chosen … 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
“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
What freedoms are you grateful for today?
Recently my heart has become tender as I ponder the bitter-sweet truth of being a parent. Our babies grow up. On one hand, it is a thrill to see Baby reach milestones . We celebrate her very first step, the first word, the first loose tooth and the first day of school, among a long list … Continue reading
Here is a beautiful piece of advice for daily living, given by President Henry B. Eyring 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
History gave us “Generation X”, which in turn gave birth to “Generation Y”. Today’s rising youth are sometimes referred to as the “Lost Generation”. It is a retrospective reference to the disillusioned youth of post-WWI, viewed comparable to present-day. Two years ago, a creative and thought-provoking video was submitted to the AARP’s U@50 video contest. It received a standing … Continue reading
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.
This post explains how our family is applying Elder Richard G. Scott’s 2009 Conference Talk to our lives. Continue reading
What do a beautiful pageant contestant and a large group of American pediatricians have in common? In a word: Honesty. This month both Prejean and the ACPeds give us pause to consider that perhaps when it comes to a choice between “Political Correctness“, and just plain correct-ness; PC is passe. Case #1. When California’s Miss USA contestant … Continue reading
There are many names and titles for Jesus Christ. One of them is “The Light“. He is referred to multiple times in the scriptures as “The Light of the world“, “The Light of Men” and “The True Light“. In addition to Jesus being the light, those who choose to follow him are promised to receive a portion of … Continue reading
This video explains more about Mormon Temples, using excerpts of a talk given by apostle Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, candid comments from members of the church, and beautiful photography of both the inside and outside of Temples around the world. Continue reading
A New Mormon Ad promoting Family-Time adventure, SciFi style! more about "Family SciFi Ad", posted with vodpod
Set to an arrangement of the song “O Be Joyful In The Lord”, this new MoSop Movie proclaims the beauty of God’s creations, and the divine purpose of life. Rejoice! Continue reading
There are many great videos found on this site, and elsewhere which explain the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Perhaps you are wondering what it is like to be a Mormon. “What do Mormon’s do, exactly”? This [slightly outdated] video answers that question by detailing The Church organizational structure, and illustrates the many … Continue reading
Through all eternity to thee A joyful song I’ll raise, For oh! Eternity is too short To utter all thy praise. ~ Joseph Addison Click To Listen: “Our God Is A God Of Love” “Our God Is A God of Love Love Is His Greatest Gift To Us Love Is Our Greatest Gift To Him … Continue reading
Please join with me in a moment of silence for my Motherboard. I sent her in last week for some basic upgrades, including a snazzy new hard drive with lots of “Gigs” and “Bytes”, so MoSop could save even more photos, and become a speedier blogging queen. The family was also tired of receiving continual … Continue reading