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Hark The Herald Angels Sing: A Story and Song

Hark The Herald Angels Sing: A Story and Song

The Christmas carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” was written in 1739 by prolific Methodist hymn composer Charles Wesley (1707-1788). It was later set to a melody from the cantata Fest­ge­sang an die Künstler by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847), which was originally written to honor the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing. Religious liturgical scholars regard “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” as one of the … Continue reading

BYU Men’s Chorus Build and Bless This House

BYU Men’s Chorus Build and Bless This House

Every year members of the BYU Men’s Chorus seek an opportunity to serve in the community. In 2012 the singers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity, trading their hallmark blue blazers and ties for hard hats and work gloves to help build a home in Orem, Utah for a family in need. The choir also held a benefit … 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

Lead Kindly Light – Vocal Point

Lead Kindly Light – Vocal Point

Daughter A’s favorite hymn is “Lead Kindly Light”. Today I came across a recording by the Brigham Young University men’s A’capella group Vocal Point. It is one of the most beautiful arrangements we have heard. So peace-filled. So comforting. Such perfect timing. I had to share it! Continue reading

Find Beauty In The Storm

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

Catholics and Mormons: United We Stand

Catholics and Mormons: United We Stand

There’s an old saying: “What a difference a day makes“. In the grand scheme of things, a “day” might be 24 hours, or perhaps a week, a month, a decade, a generation, or even an eon. Biblically speaking, who is to say how long a “day” needs to last for God’s six creative steps, recorded in the first chapter … Continue reading

VIDEO: Truman Madsen Tribute

In conjunction with my last post memorializing the passing of Mormon Scholar Truman Madsen, I want to share a link to the Mormon Times which is offering a fabulous video tribute that should not be missed! Truman Madsen: Eternal Man

2009 Mormon Handcart Trek An Historic Event

For decades, LDS Youth have experienced Mormon Pioneer Handcart Reenactments (lovingly nicknamed “Trek”). Sometimes, these super activities last just a weekend, sometimes an entire week or longer. This year, Brigham Young University is offering the chance of a lifetime, to participate in the ultimate Handcart Trek! They will be staging a re-enactment of the entire authentic 1856 Mormon Trail(1,400 mile) journey, … Continue reading

Part 3: Unexpected Fame and Opportunities For BYU Students

Continued From Part 2: The Band Muk – This is the third installment in a 3-part special series entitled “Talented American Mormons Help Cambodia“, with exclusive photos, video and interviews. Trevor Wright, A. Todd Smith, Jordan Augustine and Joseph Peterson were basking in the glow of their wildly successful live Cambodian Television (CTN) appearance on … Continue reading

Part 1: Talented American Mormons Help Cambodia

This is the first installment in a special 3-part series exclusive! A new rock band called “Muk” is capturing the hearts of Cambodians everywhere, and experiencing unexpected fame. What makes this unique, is that each member of the musical group are four average, white Mormon boys from Utah and New Jersey. It is the story … Continue reading