I extend my warmest invitation to you, and to all of my visitors reading this blog: Please come to General Conference by TV, radio or internet! You will never regret it.
Each hymn has a special story, although they are often unknown and untold. One of the lesser-known is Hymn #75, In Hymns of Praise Our Voices Raise with text by Ada Blenkhorn and music by Alfred Beirly.
Each year, people travel from throughout the world to Mesa Arizona to experience the beautiful and spirit-filled production of the world’s largest outdoor Easter pageant, entitled “Jesus The Christ”.
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!
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!
Enjoy a video combining the talents of Christian artist Liz Lemon Swindle and musician Kenneth Cope. Sharing a message of peace and hope; part of the “Son of Man Project”.
Where was Jesus for the 30-35 hours between His death on Friday afternoon, and His Resurrection on Sunday morning? The answer unlocks the mystery of death and gives us a glimpse of God’s Great Plan of Happiness for all of His children.
Poetry and Art for Easter 2011
During this Easter season as we pause to reflect upon Jesus’ incredible suffering, his selfless sacrifice, and sorrowful death, let us also remember to ponder our infinite blessings because He Lives!Enjoy this beautiful Easter song by Sally DeFord.
Enjoy a video excerpt of religion scholar and lecturer Truman G. Madsen’s Easter Message filmed on location in the Holy Land at the Garden Tomb
Our Heavenly Father would not be the Perfect Father, nor Jesus our Perfect Shepherd, if they were content with us to remain just as we are now. Why? Because they know what we have the power to become!
This beautiful children’s hymn will be performed at the April 2011 LDS General Conference. Learn more about the song, link to a free download, and enjoy a YouTube video of the song with lyrics.
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!
In this beautifully illustrated video, a little girl tells the simple story of the birth of Jesus, and offers suggestions for how to celebrate!
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’ …
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.
This Christmas, consider how you will be following the light, and seeking the Christ child, and watch this beautiful new video.
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.
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 …
Every talk today was marvelous, inspiring, motivating and exciting. I have pages and pages of rapidly scribbled notes and impressions that I plan to make sense out of [and write subsequent brilliant blog posts of course]…soon! However, I want to quickly post about one of today’s “extra-ordinary” Conference moments! . . .
What do you get when you cross Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, and A’Cappella harmony with a handful of talented Mormon musicians living in Utah? The answer is Mountain Blue, a powerful vocal group with a unique sound, contagious melodies, and wide audience appeal!
Mormons believe the first principle of the gospel is “Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ” . . . This post explains the Latter-day Saint [Mormon] understanding of Jesus, and includes a new video entitled “I Believe In Christ” with music performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and images by prominent LDS artists.
Conference Countdown! – Remember The Reason For The Season. In this post, please enjoy a special Easter video entitled “The Bread of Life”, with President Thomas S. Monson.
Each year the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in conjunction with Brigham Young University, offers a week-long summer program for teens ages 14-18 called “Especially For Youth” (“EFY” for short). The first EFY program was held in 1976 in Provo, Utah.
Today is author J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. He would have been 118. Born on Jan. 3, 1892 (died Sept. 2, 1973), John Ronald Reuel Tolkien became a famous English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor. He is best known as the author of the classic fantasy works ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Indeed, he has been called the “Father of Modern Fantasy Literature”.
It is well known that Tolkien’s closest friend was fellow-author and Christian convert C.S. Lewis. Mormons Love C.S. Lewis. He is considered one of the most quoted non-LDS authors over an LDS pulpit – and likewise, J.R.R. Tolkien is admired no less….