Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were hospital days #46 & #47 respectively, for Daughter A. There’s nothing we wanted more than a “Christmas miracle”. We prayed, and pleaded with God. I dreamed she would suddenly rise from her bed and walk, fully healed and whole, able to come home. When I ‘woke’, we simply prayed …
We have been suffering for so many weeks through my daughter’s serious illness and hospitalization; trying to make sense of it all, trying to endure it all, trying to hold onto hope and faith. “Why is this happening?” we ask, “When will this end?”, “What can we do to make everything all better?” and sometimes, I admit my soul …
During the season known for giving and getting, President Thomas S. Monson and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir remind us of the true gifts and meaning of Christmas in today’s beautiful and peace-filled video. . .
Today’s beautiful video combines clips from The Life of Christ Bible Videos and messages from the 2009 LDS Church First Presidency Christmas Devotional. The speakers are
Today was a hard day for Daughter A. She felt ill, and completely exhausted. After her “marathon” miracle yesterday, who can blame her? So, she rested in her hospital bed most of the day, and tried not to feel too discouraged. Before going back to the hospital to visit with her, I tried to get some …
C.S. Lewis was not a Mormon. But, Mormons love C.S. Lewis! In this post, I share my “6 Reasons” why, and be sure to watch the really cool documentary about his life!
In Las Vegas, Nevada 300 young people between the ages of 12-18 came together to express their testimonies of Jesus Christ through a special musical program.
The world is full of so many amazing and awe inspiring creations. But, there is one majestic creation that surpasses them all.
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! . . .