Christofferson Brings Epic Shakespeare To LDS Conference

Christofferson Brings Epic Shakespeare To LDS Conference

In the Saturday morning session of October 2014 General Conference, Latter-day Saint apostle D. Todd Christofferson began his talk recounting a thought-provoking scene from Shakespeare’s King Henry V. In today’s “favorite things” post, enjoy watching a movie clip of that scene, as we study and ponder the epic message “Free Forever To Act For Themselves”… 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

The Holiest Place On Earth

The Holiest Place On Earth

Only three more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! Today I am sharing a beautiful video which was shown at our recent Women’s Meeting, September 27, 2014. Fellow sisters young and old from around the world share their feelings about the Temple, our Holiest [and happiest] place on earth! :) Continue reading

Sometimes That Mountain Doesn’t Move

Sometimes That Mountain Doesn’t Move

Only five more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference! In preparation, today’s inspirational message is about mountains, trials, despair and prayer. I have a story to tell, and there’s a sweet new song you’re gonna wanna hear.

It’s been one year this month since Daughter A. returned home early from her full-time LDS mission after serving for seven wonderful months. She loved her mission, and her mission loved her. Continue reading

Dedication Day Symbols of Freedom

Dedication Day Symbols of Freedom

Today I experienced two examples of dedication that moved my heart and inspired my soul deeply. The timing of these events provided me a chance to ponder the significance and symbolism. First, a dedication of a musical program to honor United States armed forces. Second, the dedication of a Holy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Continue reading

Mountain Time

Mountain Time

Anything feels possible when you’re standing on a mountain! For the last three days and two nights I’ve been working at a conference being held by my company on a mountain; at the Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, in Little Cottonwood Canyon. One of my “work perks” was getting to actually stay at this beautiful resort. Continue reading

Follow The Sunflowers

Follow The Sunflowers

It’s officially Fall, my favorite season of the year! In my corner of the world, the leaves on the trees are turning shades of brown, red and gold, the air smells crips, and sunflowers are suddenly blooming everywhere along the roadside, hills and trails. Yesterday during my training run… Continue reading

On 9/11 God Sent Angels

On 9/11 God Sent Angels

Jeffrey R. Holland once said “In times of great need, God sends angels” (Oct 2008). There was no time of greater need than during the American tragedy of September 11, 2001. There are so many heartbreaking stories from this tragedy. This one is a story of healing and hope. This is a story of angels. 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

He Is Coming! New Song For The Hastening

He Is Coming! New Song For The Hastening

I am thrilled to share the newest song by Melanie and Roger Hoffman with the debut of its music video! The Song “He is Coming!” is from the Hoffman’s upcoming album “He Is Coming: New Songs for A New Time” which will release in October 2014!  [pre-order here] I was honored to collaborate with the Hoffman’s to create the video for this launch. “He Is … Continue reading

Robin Williams and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Robin Williams and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

One of my favorite quotes by one of my favorite actors, Robin Williams, goes like this: “You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars” – Robin Williams  (August Rush, 2007) And one of my favorite songs performed … 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

Bednar: Create A Flood of Good

Bednar: Create A Flood of Good

Let the storm of goodness commence! A new age of internet-saavy “stormin’ Mormons” has officially launched! :) August 19, 2014 will be remembered as a notable tipping point in Latter-day Saint history, and potentially world history, thanks to apostle David A. Bednar’s landmark message at BYU Education Week. During his speech, Elder Bednar made an impassioned plea to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints … Continue reading

The Prayer: Song of Healing

The Prayer: Song of Healing

“The best songs come through you and not from you,” says David Foster, Grammy award winning composer [and musical genius]. In July 2012 Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins guest starred with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the annual Pioneer Day Concert in Salt Lake City where she performed one of David Foster’s most famous compositions, “The Prayer”. Just prior to her performance, … Continue reading

Hold On! There’s Angels On Their Way

Hold On! There’s Angels On Their Way

Someone needs this message today. Maybe it’s YOU! “Over a hundred years ago, Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote The Secret Garden, an enchanting novel about a young girl named Mary, who is orphaned during a cholera outbreak and sent away to live with relatives she has never met. Mary’s childhood has been filled with loneliness and neglect, … 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

BYU Men Sing Nearer My God To Thee

BYU Men Sing Nearer My God To Thee

I was contacted last night by a member of Brigham Young University’s Vocal Point. He was very excited to tell me about the release of their newest  music video, an arrangement of the beloved hymn “Nearer My God To Thee”.  “As members of BYU Vocal Point, our main objective is to bless the lives of others through the music … Continue reading

Singing Happy

Singing Happy

Last month’s annual Pioneer Day Concert in Salt Lake City, proved that there’s nothing happier than a performance of Broadway star Santino Fontana with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! Subtitled ‘A Celebration of Song’, it was also a celebration of life! I’ve always loved the glittering spectacle of Broadway with its magical stories and memorable show tunes. My favorite classic musical of all time would have … Continue reading