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Haiti and Media Meltdowns

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… Continue reading

Privacy: Dead or Alive?

Today’s Wordpress Poll asked the following question: “Is Online Privacy Dead?” Yes, or No. Here are my thoughts on the subject of “Privacy” [and lack thereof] in the year 2010 and beyond…. Including what I consider the “Bright Side”. Continue reading

A 29 second Thanksgiving

A 29 second Thanksgiving

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

Happy ThanksGiving!

Happy ThanksGiving!

Another wonderful video from Mormon Messages has arrived just in time for our annual Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy watching, and then please share a quick comment about what YOU are thankful for today!

“Does God Exist?”: Religion vs. Knowledge

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

MormonNews Blog Arrival

This week the LDS (Mormon) Church finally graduated to the quintessential level of new media use. Yes, the rumors are true! The Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints has launched a blog. Although the site includes a disclaimer that things “should not necessarily be viewed as official statements of The Church“, they certainly … Continue reading

New Choir Videos

New Choir Videos

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has released an official video press kit that includes over 30 informational segments which I am positive you will enjoy watching. – SEE LINKS Continue reading

Pornography Addiction: Movie Offers Hope

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

Mormon Channel: Good News In The Air

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

The Susan Boyle Phenomenon

In less than a week, “Susan Boyle” is fast becoming a global house-hold name. At least anywhere there is an Internet connection…What makes Susan so appealing? Yes, she has a beautiful voice. But there are many lovely singers in the world – some with much more experience, and training, not to mention camera appeal…Susan has something extra to offer… Continue reading

Family Stagecoach Rescue

Here is another great Family Adventure Mormon Ad promoting spending quality time with our children! Bonneville Communications are really outdoing themselves. See my previous post for the Swashbuckler!

Apology Accepted, Tom Hanks

Apology Accepted, Tom Hanks

Last week I wrote an open letter To Tom Hanks From An American Mormon Fan. During my letter, I encouraged Tom to apologize for his disparaging Mormon comments. Yesterday, he did: “Last week, I labeled members of the Mormon church who supported California’s Proposition 8 as “un-American.” I believe Proposition 8 is counter to the … Continue reading

Inauguration Celebration For The Working Class

We are on the eve of another POTUS hand-off. There’s plenty of talking heads talking, and blogging hands blogging out their opinions and witty repartee. I have absolutely nothing important to say. But, just like millions of other Americans, that won’t stop me from saying something anyway.

To Tom Hanks: From An American Mormon Fan

To Tom Hanks: From An American Mormon Fan

Dear Tom, What were you thinking?! You must have been temporarily impaired. It could happen. After all, you were having such a good time celebrating your recent “Big Love” Executive Producer success, maybe it was just too easy to lose track of the refills. Alcohol does that to people. Open mouth – drink booze – insert … Continue reading

MormonAds Beautify YouTube

In a continuation from my last post, The New Era magazine for LDS teens is now on YouTube sharing MormonAds. I think the message of this one is very appropriate as we plan New Year’s Resolutions!

Walking In The Air with The Snowman

Last year little 6 year old Connie Talbot, WOWed Simon Cowell and the other judges of the “Briton’s Got Talent” TV search. Connie went on to become one of the winners of the television competition. She is beloved by all who hear her sweet voice, and see her charming grin. In this video, Connie sings … Continue reading

Living In The World, Without Letting The World Into Us

We live in troubling times. One of my frequent readers, John Paul at e4Unity recently posted about the worries of the religious community regarding the crumbling fabric of our society, the loss of freedoms and spirituality we are experiencing, and the natural contemplation that ensues of signs of the last days and second coming of … Continue reading

Celebrating 80 Years Of Broadcasting

July marks the beginning of an 80th Anniversary Year of the Music and The Spoken Word radio broadcast. With humble beginnings in 1929 it is the longest continually running broadcast in the world. According to online sources, a traditional 80th Anniversary gift is “Oak”, which I think would make the original LDS pioneers pleased. When … Continue reading

Truth Avoidance Deadlier Than AIDS

Many years ago a wise and loving father gave some basic ground rules to his children in order to protect them. Like any good parent, he knew the truth about the terrible dangers lurking in the world, and that he was responsible to warn his children.

Prayer Works On Garbage

I absolutely loved this story reported on KSL TV in Salt Lake City. It certainly bears witness of the power of prayer. You usually don’t hear these things reported on the news, so it was refreshing. Read full text of the story below – or, to watch the actual footage you can click on the … Continue reading