The weather here in Utah has been very dramatic over the past week [to say the least]. Last night we were hit with a blizzard leaving 15 inches of snow in under 3 hours on my driveway [sadly, a branch from our beloved oak tree succumbed to the sudden weight]. However, March began delightfully balmy. … Continue reading »
A video interview with Elder David A. Bednar, Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [aka "LDS" or "Mormon" Church]. Whether you are a Mormon or just a curious observer, this candid video is fascinating and enlightening! Continue reading »
Recently I achieved a small victory and made it out of bed and into the gym before 5:30 am. I avoided the crowded kickboxing class and chose an elliptical machine in a quiet corner. Browsing through the small TV screen in front of me, I attempted to find something that would help me ignore my protesting muscles as I pushed … Continue reading »
On January 1st of each year, Mormons around the globe begin a new Sunday School and Seminary course of study focusing on one of our books of scripture. In 2010, we delved into the Old Testament of the Bible. For 2011 we now launch into the New Testament, and I couldn’t be more excited! . . . Read inspirational quotes, watch a music video, and find a list of study helps to launch your own personal discovery of the New Testament! Continue reading »
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how the Mormon Soprano blog did in 2010, and here is a high level summary of its overall “blog health”, as well as a few personal observations on being a 21st Century “Blogger”. Continue reading »
In this beautifully illustrated video, a little girl tells the simple story of the birth of Jesus, and offers suggestions for how to celebrate! Continue reading »
On December 19th, 2010 [yesterday] Mr. MoSop [aka Peeps] and I celebrated Twenty-One Years of Marital Bliss. . . Read about our “secret navigational tool”. Continue reading »
Today I am sharing a beautiful Christmas song written by Julie and Darwin Wolford which was published in the LDS Church New Era Magazine, December 1991. 1. The earth was bathed in clean, pure light, As heavenward the star burned bright, A sign from God to men on earth To tell the world of Jesus’ … Continue reading »
For many years the LDS Church magazines have published new songs and hymns by talented Mormon musicians. Now, thanks to the updated official church website, it is easier than ever to find these treasures. This week, I will be sharing some of these with you. Today’s feature is a song entitled “Shining Star” published in … Continue reading »
In this sweet video, the youth of the Meadowood Latter-day Saint Ward ages 3-18 share the true story of Christmas through scripture, images, song and faith.
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This Christmas, consider how you will be following the light, and seeking the Christ child, and watch this beautiful new video.
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The life of revered American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) held great sorrow, and also great faith. In 2008, actor Edward Herrmann recounted the inspiring story behind Longfellow’s enduring Christmas hymn of hope, “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day“.
“Pat-a-pan” is a French Christmas carol originally written in the dialect of Burgundy, and later adapted into English. The song was written by Bernard de La Monnoye (1641–1728) and tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ from the perspective of shepherds playing simple instruments such as flutes and drums. In this enjoyable video, Mormon pop … Continue reading »
“‘Tis the season to be jolly!” Christmas is the season of giving, which is the very essense of the spirit of Jesus Christ – who’s birth we celebrate. What better opportunity to give kindness, and participate in a little “Smile Experiment”? Continue reading »
When I heard the story of Narayanan Krishnan, my heart was deeply touched and I was moved to tears. I cannot think of a better story to share as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ – whose ministry was devoted to the forgotten and neediest of society.
Are you seeking the perfect present to give for Christmas? Try some gift-giving tips from President Thomas S. Monson, and enjoy an inspiring song. Continue reading »
A story of Christmas Peace told by Elder M. Russell Ballard, and a song of peace sung by The Choir Boys of Great Britain. Continue reading »
“In a recent stake conference, the tender mercies of the Lord were evident in the touching testimony of a young wife and mother of four whose husband was slain in Iraq in December of 2003. . . Continue reading »
The following story was told by President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Continue reading »
There’s nothing like The Hallelujah Chorus to get everyone in the right spirit for Christmas. Enjoy this new video released by BYU Television.
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After three months of Beta testing, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched its new and improved official website design for LDS.org. This website is designed to meet the specific needs of baptised members, however it is also open to the general public to search and enjoy. The new design offers much easier navigation … Continue reading »
Sharing Ten Things I am grateful for, and a beautiful song for Thanksgiving. Continue reading »
Last year I had the great privilege to become web friends with LDS composer Shawna Belt Edwards. I blogged about her beautiful “Do You Have Room? Song Sensation“. This year, Shawna has teamed up with another of my respected LDS artistic friends, blogger/videographer Seth Adam Smith to create a timeless music video gift. I hope that … Continue reading »
This month marks the third blogiversary of my MormonSoprano “experiment”! It’s hard to believe that 3 whole years have flown by of my life, let alone of my “Blogger” status! Three is such a wonderful number. So much symbolism and significance! . . . Continue reading »
As I endured another morning of snail-paced highway traffic during another typical frantic commute to the office, I happened to turn my head slightly to the left, and up – just in time to witness the exact moment the sun peeked over the top of the Rocky Mountains. It was a stunning sight, and suddenly, my very ordinary morning, with its very ordinary routine was transformed into something very extraordinary. Continue reading »
Read about the history and significance of the Mormon CTR Ring, and listen to the inspiring hymn. Continue reading »
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is embarking on an ambitious, if slightly daunting, film project. The goal? To reinact every story told in the New Testament.
That’s a lot of stories! And, it requires a lot of people. Which means, whether you are a professional actor, or a novice, you have the potential to become a part of movie-making history. Continue reading »