The first two sessions of the 181st Semi-annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints have just concluded, and they were wonderful as usual! Here’s a brief recap of today’s Temple Announcements, including President Monson’s dramatic entrance.
Tomorrow the 181st Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin. The Conference will continue over the space of two days during five 2-hour sessions featuring spiritual messages presented in both word and song. At 10:00 am Mountain Time living prophets, apostles and other chosen servants of the Lord will step up to …
…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?
This summer marks the 90th Anniversary of the Brighton LDS Girls Camp, located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, east of Salt Lake City, Utah. Brighton Camp began in the summer of 1921, and has the distinction of being the first and oldest continually running Latter-day Saint Girls camp in church history. It has welcomed girls ages 12-14 uninterrupted each and …
Where was Jesus for the 30-35 hours between His death on Friday afternoon, and His Resurrection on Sunday morning? The answer unlocks the mystery of death and gives us a glimpse of God’s Great Plan of Happiness for all of His children.
Our Heavenly Father would not be the Perfect Father, nor Jesus our Perfect Shepherd, if they were content with us to remain just as we are now. Why? Because they know what we have the power to become!
This is who I am, and why I love being a Latter-day Saint, even when it means rejection.
Reflections on LDS General Conference, and how Elder Quentin L. Cook got me to clean out my purse.
On January 1st of each year, Mormons around the globe begin a new Sunday School and Seminary course of study focusing on one of our books of scripture. In 2010, we delved into the Old Testament of the Bible. For 2011 we now launch into the New Testament, and I couldn’t be more excited! . . . Read inspirational quotes, watch a music video, and find a list of study helps to launch your own personal discovery of the New Testament!
Read about the history and significance of the Mormon CTR Ring, and listen to the inspiring hymn.
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”.
Over the past year, the official Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint “website to the world” – MORMON.ORG – has been implementing a new, personalized format filled with searchable member profile pages, and video spotlights. If you have a facebook account, you’ve likely seen a few sidebar ads and videos featuring these individuals. It’s Mormons “unplugged”! Telling their stories, sharing their opinions, and faith, and lives, all in their own words. . .
What do you get when you cross Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, and A’Cappella harmony with a handful of talented Mormon musicians living in Utah? The answer is Mountain Blue, a powerful vocal group with a unique sound, contagious melodies, and wide audience appeal!
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!
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.
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 …
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…
On Wednesday Jan 6, 2010 a baby boy was born in the LDS (Mormon) Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple. The circumstances surrounding this unusual occurance are nothing short of miraculous! Mormon Soprano has received permission from all parties involved to share the story with you, as told by Sister Frederika ten Hoopen (“Sister Teni”), a single LDS Senior missionary serving in the dual capacity of proselyting, and as mission nurse, in Tonga…
In honor of “National Trivia Day” this post compiles history, facts and little-known trivia about The Angel Moroni Statues of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka “Mormons”).
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!
This video gives a simplified introduction to Mormon Temples. Learn the history, purpose and what takes place inside – all in just 3 minutes!
This new 4 minute video is well worth watching, from both an historical and religious perspective.