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…. Continue reading
On The 19th Day of Christmas Countdown, MoSop celebrates her 20th Wedding Anniversary!… and shares some fun facts about the Nativity”.
This post includes a fascinating 5 minute BBC video revealing such things as Jesus’ Real Birthday, and what Frankincense & Myrrh actually are…. Continue reading
On The 18th Day of Christmas Countdown feel blessings from above … by watching the “Joy To Everyone” music video, made with love!
“On the 12th Day of Christmas, watch a 5 minute movie … depicting The Nativity” Continue reading
“On the 5th Day of Christmas, MoSop gave to YOU…” A Chance To Walk In Mary’s SHOE(s)!
This post explores how Mary the Mother of Jesus was actually a fitness hero as well as a spiritual inspiration!
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Residents of Temple View Drive in Bountiful City, Utah have a special love for Christmas, and they have found a special way to share it. The creation of a progressive Neighborhood Nativity started taking shape over a year and a half ago, when neighbors were thinking about holiday decoration ideas……[this post includes an exclusive sneak peak video!] Continue reading
You’ve heard the rumors about Mormons. “Polygamists”, “Not Christian”, “Utah Cult”, “No Coffee”…. etc. But are they true? This MormonsMadeSimple video separates the myths from the facts.
Watch a video of A beautiful song entitled “Gethsemane” – written by Roger and Melanie Hoffman. Continue reading
A new MoSop music video bringing you a message of hope and peace. Continue reading
There are many names and titles for Jesus Christ. One of them is “The Light“. He is referred to multiple times in the scriptures as “The Light of the world“, “The Light of Men” and “The True Light“. In addition to Jesus being the light, those who choose to follow him are promised to receive a portion of … Continue reading
Jesus often taught his followers to “fear not“. In today’s world climate of anxiety and uncertainty, Christ’s parable of the lily is more relevant than ever, and offers us great comfort and proper perspective. In the Master’s sermon on the mount, imagery from nature is used to remind us of God’s power over all things. … Continue reading
The holy scriptures teach us of the great battle which is being waged for souls between the forces of good and the forces of evil. In this new MoSop Movie you will see that once we become truly converted to the Lord’s cause on earth, then we are recruited as His warriers for truth and righteousness…to victoriously serve our fellow men through missionary and humanitarian efforts. Continue reading
This week’s inspirational Mormon Message video teaches a timely message about the things we choose to do. Continue reading
For over a year now I have been continually amazed and inspired by the inspirational gems created on YouTube, especially the Guru of Mormon-YouTube-ism SethAdamSmith. Off and on I would say to myself: “Self, Someday I’ve got to sit down and learn how to make my own movie! I mean, how hard can it really … Continue reading
In this creative short film, A man finds a stethoscope which illuminates the soul of anything it touches. Enjoy the surprise ending!
Do you have questions about Mormonism, Mormons, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the LDS Religion, etc.? Great! This post is dedicated to ensuring that your valuable time is invested in finding answers from trustworthy, respected and reputable sources. In order to better assist with your Mormon study and Latter-day Saint research, a list of some of the best online resources have been gathered … Continue reading
This is the second installment of an enjoyable two-part series by author Christopher Millz on multiple meanings of religious symbols. Concerns and questions regarding the specific symbols of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are addressed in both Part 1 and Part 2. As always, your respectful comments are welcome. – MoSop … Continue reading
This is part one in a two-part educational series by author Christopher Millz on the multiple meanings of Religious Symbolism. For those who have particular interest or questions regarding the religious symbols of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( “Mormons”), this will be particularly helpful and enlightening. I encourage you to watch … Continue reading
This weekend was our Stake Conference. [Translation: An LDS Stake is a group of local area Congregations who meet all together twice per year – this is similar to a ‘diocese’ in other religions). The leadership of our Stake was being reorganized, which only occurs each nine years, so there was much excitement and anticipation. … Continue reading
One of the well-known teaching techniques of Jesus Christ was the art of the Parable. This is a brief fictional story which uses something found in common every-day life to illustrate a moral or religious lesson. The Savior’s parables are known for their many layers of meaning and applications. The Parable of The Ten Virgins … Continue reading
Listen to Kenneth Cope sing “O Holy Night” while viewing the masterpieces of Jesus Christ’s life created by artist Liz Lemon Swindle. I find this a powerful and wonderful way to reflect upon the meaning of Christmas. more about “O Holy Night – Kenneth Cope & Liz Swi…“, posted with vodpod
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” was created by Charles M. Schulz as a prime-time animated TV special. It was sponsored by Coca-Cola, and originally aired on CBS in 1965. This final scene has always touched my heart. Gather the family around, and enjoy. more about "Charlie Brown "What Christmas Is All …", posted with vodpod
As we celebrate this most joyful time of year, let us not forget to pause and ponder the true reason for the season, and give thanks to those who sacrificed everything to make it possible. I always like to think about Mary, the Mother of Jesus. I consider her one of my heroes. She is … Continue reading
“The Nativity” is a short film produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (free copies available online). In this remix by a creative friend, Amy Grant’s song “Breath of Heaven” has replaced the original soundtrack. I think it makes a lovely fit. more about “The Nativity Breath of Heaven“, posted with vodpod
I have discovered a lovely and fascinating video which combines a Byzantine era Christmas song in arabic, with beautiful images. The english translation is included. It is easy to forget that there are devout followers of Christ found throughout all nationalities and cultures. This arabic chant describes Jesus Christ’s nativity, and has been preserved by … Continue reading
Joy to the World! An exceptional new movie has been created by The Brigham Young University Fine Arts Department, in celebration of the season, which I am thrilled to share with you. I wish each and every one of you the gifts of love, hope and happiness. May your hearts be filled with the “peace that surpasseth all understanding”, … Continue reading
Jesus taught us how to know the difference between a true or a false prophet, and between a true or false follower of His gospel: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:20.) “For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit… Every tree … Continue reading