Today I’ve been thinking about gifts and talents. A wise man once said: “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” . . .
A 3-DVD series entitled “The Story of Jesus” was newly released for mass distribution in America by Excel Entertainment (LDSFILMS). This major production is not a Mormon film, but was co-produced by Jimmy Osmond, a famous american singer/businessman, and Mormon…
It was just another typical morning, as I stood at the bus stop waiting for my day to begin…but soon I would realize I was having one of those rare and unexpected “human interaction moments”
I was recently invited (by my boss, no less) to go in on a community garden plot with her this year. . . I’ve been put into the (rather uncomfortable) position of having thoroughly run out of excuses, and I realize I must repent of my slothful ways.
Once again we are celebrating Easter. Today is a chance to contemplate the meaning of Life and Death. Hope, and Miracles.
As you watch this latest installment from the Life of Christ Bible Videos, I invite you to ponder what the Savior means to all humanity—and especially to you personally. And then share the good news!
There were Rainy skies and colder temperatures on Sunday April 1, 2012 in Salt Lake City. But, inside the Conference Center we felt the warm glow of fellowship during the final two sessions of the 182nd Semi-Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here is a brief recap based on some of my own random notes from Sunday’s sessions
It was a beautiful day in Salt Lake City for the opening sessions of the 182nd General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In just 4 days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its 182nd Semi-Annual General Conference! (March 31-April1, 2012) Today we are going to get to know a little more about the leadership of the Church, focusing on the First Presidency.
I am so excited to share with you the video release of a brand new Easter Song entitled “The Miracle” by my friend Shawna Edwards, a gifted Mormon musician and composer. Readers may remember Shawna’s stunning Christmas Song “Do You Have Room?” (if not, be sure to watch that video, too!) Today, Shawna has added another musical masterpiece that bears testimony of Jesus Christ’s love for each and every one of us. . .
As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) continues to receive heightened media attention, a new study focuses on the generous charitable donations and volunteerism of active Latter-day Saints in the United States. . . .
In just 9 days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold their next Semi-Annual General Conference. In order to better prepare for the upcoming Conference, I suggest that we review excerpts of messages from our previous General Conference.
This morning the Mormon Soprano blog surpassed 500,000 visits! WOW!! I wish I could adequately extend my thanks to each and every one of you, and do so in your native language, beacuse you are a very diverse group!…It’s been a fascinating journey…
In 10 days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its General Conference, and YOU are invited! The conference is FREE, and it’s open and available to all the world. In this post, you will find your official invitation, and a list of many ways to attend, watch and listen.
In 11 days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold it’s 182nd Semi-Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . This is my first in a series of posts to help us prepare for another marvelous General Conference. The feelings of love and joy for the blessing and opportunity we have to listen to a living prophet of God is captured well in the words of one of our hymns, “We Listen To A Prophet’s Voice”.
At sunrise on Thursday January 12, 2012, a traditional golden Angel Moroni statue was placed atop the new Latter-day Saint temple being built in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Despite being a very cold morning, many locals came out to watch the event. The video shared here, created by jamietaki, makes a special keepsake!
Utah ended 2011 with the warmest & driest December on record. We’ve nearly gotten used to wearing nothing more than a light jacket when we go out. Even our bicycles were (until yesterday) sitting in front of the shovels in our garage. So, when a decent sized snowstorm hit Saturday morning, we were more than a little bit surprised! It also happened …
Happy 2012! Today I sat down and dutifully started listing out all of my new year resolutions. First, I listed all the things I “should” do, which morphed into the things I “want” to do. Several on the two lists match up. In all honesty, it might be hard to stick to any resolution on …
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. …
On Christmas Eve this year our family participated in a different kind of “Church Service”. Apparently, a few months back Mr. MoSop signed us all up for the weekly wardhouse cleaning detail. He felt it would be “a great chance for us to give a gift to Jesus on Christmas”. This blog post gives the lowdown on our non-traditional Christmas “gift-giving” experience – with a few “tips” thrown in for future participants.
Every year in November my friend Nola Child begins to unwrap her Christmas treasures and transform her home into a sacred museum, of sorts. It takes Nola over a week of full-time effort to get everything into place. That’s because Nola owns over 600 nativity scenes from around the world (although, I’ve heard the unofficial number might be closer to 700). . . [Merry Christmas everyone! In this post, Enjoy Nola's nativity collection as a MoSop video]
Hello Christmas! You look so beautiful, and not even a day older, this year! Won’t you please come in and stay awhile? I’m sorry I’ve been rushing around so much lately I haven’t paused to spent more quality time with you. I know you can’t stay long, and your presence always fills my heart and home with such a special feeling! . . . A gift for my readers
Last night at the close of a special Christmas Concert performed at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, former American-Idol-singing sensation David Archuleta (a Mormon), shared a “special announcement” with his home fans regarding a new direction he has chosen to take with his life.
A new series of Bible videos created by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are being produced and offered free of charge to the public. The video series debuted this month with a stunningly beautiful depiction of The Christmas Story, told in six parts. . . . .The second video depicts the joyous and emotional reunion of Mary and her cousin Elisabeth…
Last year, a small group of 5th graders living in the remote Alaskan village of Quinhagak received the thrill of a lifetime when their school project became an international video sensation! Their creative music video of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” was originally crafted to entertain “only about 200 people”, but thanks to the wonders of YouTube, email, and social media sites, the video has now traveled around the globe entertaining well over one million people…and counting.
In December 2007 a Mormon man from Brazil named Eduardo went on a business trip to Lagos, Nigeria. During his stay, he had the opportunity to attend a Christmas Party held at the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was charmed by his video of the enthusiastic Yaba Ward Choir performing “Silent Night”. Enjoy!
It’s been a “beautiful day in the neighborhood”! Bountiful residents were out in force on Sunday helping their neighbors clean up from Thursday’s big windstorm. We were also gearing up and “battening down the hatches” in preparation for a second storm predicted to hit tonight with 70+ mph winds. All sabbath services of The Church of …
Hurricane-force winds wreaked havoc in northern Utah yesterday. Our family learned some valuable lessons.