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More Holiness, More Freedom

This past weekend I was archiving files on my computer, and I discovered some photos I took in July 2008. One image in particular has captured my attention. If a “picture is worth a thousand words” then this one certainly tells a beautiful story… 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

Pandemic Panic versus Peace

In light of the “pandemic panic” which is presently creeping through our nation, and the world, I think it is important to step back, and put things into proper perspective. Nothing captures the imagination like a new scourge, and too often we worry about remote risks while ignoring real dangers…The best antidote for this kind … 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

Fight The Good Fight

The holy scriptures teach us of the great battle which is being waged for souls between the forces of good and the forces of evil. In this new MoSop Movie you will see that once we become truly converted to the Lord’s cause on earth, then we are recruited as His warriers for truth and righteousness…to victoriously serve our fellow men through missionary and humanitarian efforts. Continue reading

MoSop Movie Debut Takes Flight

For over a year now I have been continually amazed and inspired by the inspirational gems created on YouTube, especially the Guru of Mormon-YouTube-ism SethAdamSmith. Off and on I would say to myself: “Self, Someday I’ve got to sit down and learn how to make my own movie! I mean, how hard can it really … Continue reading

The Perfect Valentine

Through all eternity to thee A joyful song I’ll raise, For oh! Eternity is too short To utter all thy praise. ~ Joseph Addison Click To Listen: “Our God Is A God Of Love” “Our God Is A God of Love Love Is His Greatest Gift To Us Love Is Our Greatest Gift To Him … Continue reading

Halleluja Chorus! Performed Creatively

Here is a very clever and funny version of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. These “monks” have found a creative way around their vow of silence. (Kudos for all the practice hours this took to pull off!) – MoSop more about “Hallelujia Chorus! By Les Freres de S…“, posted with vodpod

Ave Maria, Gounod and Schubert

  The Hail Mary or Ave Maria (Latin) is a traditional Catholic prayer asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. The prayer incorporates two passages from Saint Luke’s Gospel: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women” (Luke 1:28) and “Blessed art thou amongst … Continue reading

O Holy Night – Kenneth Cope & Liz Swindle Artwork

Listen to Kenneth Cope sing “O Holy Night” while viewing the masterpieces of Jesus Christ’s life created by artist Liz Lemon Swindle. I find this a powerful and wonderful way to reflect upon the meaning of Christmas. more about “O Holy Night – Kenneth Cope & Liz Swi…“, posted with vodpod

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

Music Gives Life To African Children

Twenty-five years ago Ray Barnett visited Uganda, where he first envisioned the African Children’s Choir™. Today, the Music for Life program has helped hundreds of African children receive shelter, food, education, musical training, and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Many of these children have lost one or both parents to war, AIDS, and other effects of poverty. … Continue reading

An Arabic Christmas Carol

I have discovered a lovely and fascinating video which combines a Byzantine era Christmas song in arabic, with beautiful images. The english translation is included. It is easy to forget that there are devout followers of Christ found throughout all nationalities and cultures. This arabic chant describes Jesus Christ’s nativity, and has been preserved by … Continue reading

Ronan Tynan, Voice of Courage

Ronan Tynan has overcome tremendous odds throughout his life, rising to become one the world’s most inspirational men. Tynan was born in Ireland on May 14, 1960. He suffered with a lower-limb disability, but kept very active in sports and excelled in horsemanship. Unfortunately, after complications from an auto accident,

Music To Our [Pets] Ear

I read a fascinating article today about the power and effect music has not only on human beings, but also all living creatures! A leading researcher named Joshua Leeds studies the effects of sound on the human nervous system, or “psychoacoustics”. “Sound,” he says, “is a potent energy that should not be taken for granted.” Sound … Continue reading

It All Works Out

The dog had diarrhea. Thus begins the tale of my “sad song day”. But first, my dog Joey had gas. It started the night before. Those of you with dogs know that canine flatulence is just about one of the most unpleasant things we put up with for love of our furry friends. But this … Continue reading

Go and Do

During Jesus Christ’s ministry, His faithful disciples often heard gospel principles taught by thought-provoking short stories known as parables. Jesus utilized a fantastic teaching tool, knowing that stories sink deep into the memory. The more a story is pondered, the more meaningful they can become.  Thus, when a lawyer chose to challenge the Savior on a point of doctrine, Jesus used … Continue reading

Come To Jesus

Come To Jesus

Come, Sing, Fall, Cry, Dance, Fly… … and Live! I thank Chris Rice for writing such a beautiful song, and tferise69 for this lovely video

Miracles Happen

Wonderful news! Our prayers of faith have been answered! I was absolutely thrilled to read Sam Shaw’s update on little Eloise. She is well. She is laughing. Her doctors cannot explain the change that took place which enabled her to forgo the scheduled surgical procedure. Eloise becomes another living witness that miracles do happen. I rejoice with Sam and … Continue reading

President Hinckley’s Hymn

President Hinckley’s Hymn

President Hinckley’s Poem “What is this thing That Men Call Death?” set to music by Janice Kapp Perry is now available on free sheet music, and as a free MP3 download. This post includes a listening clip, the poem text [song lyrics], the original News Article about the new hymn, and an incredible video that tells the … Continue reading

Heavenly Music

I have come across a lovely little book this week. It traces the history and importance of music in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It details the humble beginnings of the first hymns collected by Emma Smith (published in 1835), then onward through the generations of LDS composers, and forward to the … Continue reading

Angels We Have Heard On High

Angels We Have Heard On High

“What the gladsome tidings be, which inspire your heavenly song?”   Music has been referred to as the ‘language of angels’. This is such a beautiful and poetic thought; “Sing, O heavens; and be joyful …” (Isaiah 49:13). I believe we can also take this sentiment literally. The Holy Scriptures confirms the presence of heavenly choirs.