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B.H. Roberts and Frederick Kesler Diaries Available

B.H. Roberts and Frederick Kesler Diaries Available

An exciting announcement has been made by the University of Utah Marriott Library. The personal diaries of two prominent Mormon pioneers, B.H. (Brigham Henry) Roberts and Frederick Kesler have been scanned and printed and are now available to the public! Not only are these diaries available at a very reasonable cost, but the library has also made them available free of charge to read online, through the miracle of internet and PDF… Continue reading

For Times of Trouble, Remember The Pioneers

For Times of Trouble, Remember The Pioneers

…for these people, the story has long ended. Their struggle is over, and all are safely gathered in. It is actually the rest of us who are now struggling to “pull our carts” through the hard terrain and deep snows of life, facing circumstances that we are often ill prepared to handle, wondering how we can get up and go on another day, having to dig a little deeper into our soul to find a higher purpose. . .and always praying for help to come. Will we be as brave? Continue reading

How To Do Genealogy in Just 5 Minutes

Ever feel intimidated by researching your geneology, or don’t know how you could find the time? The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah just released the first video in a fun step-by-step series to help anyone, anywhere, find info about their ancestors online … all in just “5 minutes or less”! Who knew Family Research could be so quick and easy? Check it out! Continue reading

O Holy Night – Cantique de Noël

O Holy Night – Cantique de Noël

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

Honoring The Greatest Generation

Today America commemorates Veterans Day. This is a day to formally honor those who have served our country, in all branches of our Armed Forces. It is a day to remember those who are currently serving, those who are veterans, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. When I left for work this morning, I got a lump in … Continue reading

Come, Come Ye Saints, All Is Well

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

Honoring The Mormon Pioneers

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

Truman Madsen – Mormon Philosopher 1926-2009

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

The Lost Generation

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

Changing The World

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

Religious Symbols Part 2

This is the second installment of an enjoyable two-part series by author Christopher Millz on multiple meanings of religious symbols. Concerns and questions regarding the specific symbols of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are addressed in both Part 1 and Part 2. As always, your respectful comments are welcome. – MoSop … Continue reading

Religious Symbols Part 1

This is part one in a two-part educational series by author Christopher Millz on the multiple meanings of Religious Symbolism. For those who have particular interest or questions regarding the religious symbols of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( “Mormons”), this will be particularly helpful and enlightening. I encourage you to watch … Continue reading

PROPHECY: World Destruction, Change, Fear, and Hope

This video highlights prophetic words of modern Latter-day prophets and apostles spoken over the past 30 years, up to the present. Our world is undergoing rapid change, much of which is destructive, catastrophic and devastating. People everywhere are suffering pain, discouragement and fear. However, there is HOPE, even in these dark and troubled times. God … Continue reading

2009 Mormon Handcart Trek An Historic Event

For decades, LDS Youth have experienced Mormon Pioneer Handcart Reenactments (lovingly nicknamed “Trek”). Sometimes, these super activities last just a weekend, sometimes an entire week or longer. This year, Brigham Young University is offering the chance of a lifetime, to participate in the ultimate Handcart Trek! They will be staging a re-enactment of the entire authentic 1856 Mormon Trail(1,400 mile) journey, … Continue reading

The Restoration of Truth: Part Two

This is Part Two of the movie: “The Restoration”. You may begin with Part One on the previous page, then continue here. This movie is a dramatization of the very beginning of what the world calls “Mormonism”, and what faithful believers know as The Restoration of Jesus Christ’s gospel. ~~~~~~~~~~ Questions? Chat Live, or Request A Free Copy … Continue reading

The Restoration of Truth: Part One

This post continues my discussion of what the world calls “Mormonism”. Faithful believers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed “Mormon”) feel this is a Restoration of Christ’s true gospel. I invite you to enjoy the following movie depicting how this restoration began, shared in two parts.   ~~~~~~~~~ Click For Part Two This site is a contention-free zone. … Continue reading

Lucky 88th Birthday Luau

While all eyes of the world may have been turned towards Beijing last night, our family was celebrating the Lucky 8 in an extra special way. My paternal grandmother Adeline Kleven Seely Proctor celebrated 88 years of life on the 8th day of the 8th month of the 08th year!

The Sweetwater Sacrifice

This week I will include posts honoring the Mormon Pioneers.  July 24th marks the important yearly anniversary of the pioneer’s arrival into the Great Salt Lake Valley. “Pioneer Day” is a Utah State holiday, but also stands as an important date to all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world. … Continue reading