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.
Whoo Hoo! We’re in “final countdown” to the semi-annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Check out this video invitation, social media resources, conference details, “Seek-and-Find”, and more! Conference is always sooooo exciting for me! It not only means getting…
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…
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 …
In 1779, just three years after America’s Independence, a poem called “Amazing Grace” was published. Written by the repentant former slave trader-turned-clergyman John Newton, his words became not only an emblem of Christianity, but also a symbol of hope, and an anthem for the birth of a new nation. With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed, …
Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of quotes and imagery surrounding rain? I was thinking about some of them today and how they apply to my life. They offer many positive messages to ponder.What can we learn from the rainy days or extended storms in our life?
Easter has always meant many things to me. Easter evokes memories of family, love and happiness. When I was growing up, Easter meant my mother would make her special sugar cookies cut out in shapes of eggs, chicks and bunnies for us to decorate (there would always be a lot of green food coloring, coconut, and jelly …
In a brilliant play of poetic irony, Hollywood dealt their hand and now it’s God’s turn.
Looking for some good music for Easter? Well, look no further! You’ve come to the right place. This post is packed full with some of my personal favorites.
My beautiful friend and master-musician Shawna Belt Edwards has done it again! Here is her latest song and video for you to enjoy; “Everything Speaks His Name”. This new Christian music video by Shawna Belt Edwards is about God’s creations. Performed by Jessie Clark Funk. With
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!