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Give Thanks! Song For A Special Day

Give Thanks! Song For A Special Day

It’s November 10th, which means it’s a special day at our house which deserves a special song! Today you’re being treated to an original video I put together of LDS folk singer-songwriter Cori Connors “Give Thanks”. I love this song, and it is perfect  for our Thanksgiving countdown playlist! It’s also a perfect way to wish a Happy Birthday … Continue reading

We Need A Little Thanksgiving

We Need A Little Thanksgiving

It’s the day after Halloween and my morning radio alarm woke me to the song “We Need A Little Christmas”. I quickly pushed the snooze button, sure it was some weird dream. The next alarm startled me with children belting out “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. I groaned and hit Snooze again. The third alarm brought me Johnny Mathis crooning “O Holy … Continue reading

Getting Personal About Preventing Suicide

Getting Personal About Preventing Suicide

All of us have been touched in some way by the crushing effect of emotional illness and the devastation of suicide. I’ve experienced it personally, and via loved ones, all of my life. For too many years this subject has been “taboo”, which only makes it worse. A beautiful and powerful new video just posted quietly … Continue reading

Give Us This Day

Give Us This Day

Only two more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! In preparation, today’s “countdown message” is about life, challenges, and bread. Continue reading

My Cousin Mark: A One In A Billion Life

My Cousin Mark: A One In A Billion Life

This week I’ve been blessed to think a lot about life and death and the meaning of things. I’ve been reminded we all have so much more potential than we really know, and there’s no better example of that than my cousin Mark. Everyone needs to know Mark! Today I’m going to share him with you, so that your life can be blessed and inspired too. Continue reading

Good Things To Share!

Good Things To Share!

There’s so many good things to share! This past week’s theme has been about exercising my body, mind, and soul. Sometimes we just need to focus on doing small good things each day. It all adds up. Suddenly, we are looking at our lives and realizing there’s so much to celebrate! Continue reading

My Story: Living With Mental Illness

My Story: Living With Mental Illness

The first time I can remember contemplating the idea of ending my life, I was eleven years old. I didn’t have a detailed exit plan. It was simply a strong feeling that the world would be a much better place if I wasn’t in it. The idea was shocking, terrifying and sad. “Why did I think that?” As the year progressed, more foreign little … Continue reading

Our Home, Our Earth

Our Home, Our Earth

Sometimes we just have to stop and pinch ourselves, don’t we? Despite everything, we get to live here! Right now. It’s our time, our home, our earth, our life. #soblessed. – MoSop

The 5 Parables of Rain

The 5 Parables of Rain

Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of quotes and imagery surrounding rain? I was thinking about some of them today and how they apply to my life. They offer many positive messages to ponder.What can we learn from the rainy days or extended storms in our life? Continue reading

One Day of Anything

One Day of Anything

What a difference a day can make. I have been pondering “life” a lot lately. My life, specifically. And, all of the lives that intersect and infinitely intertwine with mine [because life is definitely a team sport]. My life has been throwing me so many curve balls lately there’s been no time to duck and nowhere to … Continue reading

Oh What A Beautiful Day

Oh What A Beautiful Day

It is an absolutely, positively, 100% glorious day in Salt Lake City. My happiness meter is filled to capacity. What a glorious May Day! Holiness to the Lord #LDS #SLC #Utah #temple A photo posted by Mormon Soprano (@mormonsoprano) on May 5, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT April showers brought May flowers! @templesquare #LDS #Utah A … Continue reading

Begin Again

Begin Again

I woke up this morning, and I was still breathing. That is pretty much always a good way to start the day. I lay in my bed feeling the pillow cushioning my head. I saw light filtering through my curtains. I heard a bird chattering outside my window. I smelled something warm and cinnamon wafting from the kitchen. And, … Continue reading

On This Day Of Life

On This Day Of Life

Today I will begin my week of Giving Thanks with gratitude for the gift of life. Here’s a mind-boggler to ponder; If we could truly comprehend the vast eternal plan of heaven, our entire lifetime will only appear as a day of our existence. “For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare … Continue reading

Not Everything Can Be Fixed In A Microwave

Not Everything Can Be Fixed In A Microwave

Last night after coming home late, and being tired and hungry I looked in the kitchen to see what I could cook quick and easy that would still taste good. I pulled out a new frozen food we had recently purchased. It was a Greek dish, and it looked delicious. I turned the package over for cooking directions but only found instructions for baking in a conventional oven… Continue reading

Seasons

Seasons

One of my favorite things about living in Northern Utah is getting to experience four distinct seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, and my favorite season of all…Fall. I have many fond memories of Fall seasons throughout my life; including meeting my husband in the Fall (at a Halloween party, actually), and we got engaged in the Fall … Continue reading

Mormon Soprano Instagram Blogs MoTab Tour

Mormon Soprano Instagram Blogs MoTab Tour

Greetings from the road! I am currently on tour with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Today is Day 3 of TOUR (well, technically it is now Day 4 since it’s long after midnight…) and I am in the beautiful city of Indianapolis, Indiana – USA. Unfortunately, my laptop connectivity has been on the blitz since tour … Continue reading

There’s No Manual For Mothers

There’s No Manual For Mothers

Today is Mother’s Day; when we officially honor all of our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, or any of the remarkable women who who have “mothered” us along the path of our lives. I read today that “Life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with a Mother”. That’s such a lovely thought. Makes us feel all … Continue reading

Easter: The Promise of Life

Easter: The Promise of Life

Imagine a life where every day is joyful. There are no worries, no stress, no illness, no pain, no sorrow. Instead, there is only joy, love and peace. The amazing grace and gift of Jesus Christ, is the promise of Life. And not just any kind of life, no!  Happy Life. Joyful life. Glorious Life. Perfect … Continue reading

Why We All Need The Olympic Spirit

Why We All Need The Olympic Spirit

The 2012 Summer Olympics continues to roll forth in all of its unscripted glory this week from London. . .And what, you may ask, could these athletic games being played miles and miles and oceans away possibly have to do with me, and these people, and this place? Perhaps a great deal more than we can humanly imagine. Continue reading

Why I’m Not Blogging

Why I’m Not Blogging

If any of you are regular (or irregular?!) readers of my blog, then you may (or may not) have noticed I haven’t been “keeping up” lately. I have taken a bit of a hiatus.

Birthdays and Death Days

Birthdays and Death Days

The last week of December always means a time for extra reflection on the past, the present and the future. With the New Year approaching, I join with millions across the globe to make resolutions to improve. But, the week carries a little extra importance for me. My oldest daughter and I celebrate our birthday’s this week. … Continue reading