Tagged with death

My Cousin Mark: A One In A Billion Life

My Cousin Mark: A One In A Billion Life

This week I’ve been blessed to think a lot about life and death and the meaning of things. I’ve been reminded we all have so much more potential than we really know, and there’s no better example of that than my cousin Mark. Everyone needs to know Mark! Today I’m going to share him with you, so that your life can be blessed and inspired too. Continue reading

My Story: Living With Mental Illness

My Story: Living With Mental Illness

The first time I can remember contemplating the idea of ending my life, I was eleven years old. I didn’t have a detailed exit plan. It was simply a strong feeling that the world would be a much better place if I wasn’t in it. The idea was shocking, terrifying and sad. “Why did I think that?” As the year progressed, more foreign little … Continue reading

Seasons

Seasons

One of my favorite things about living in Northern Utah is getting to experience four distinct seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, and my favorite season of all…Fall. I have many fond memories of Fall seasons throughout my life; including meeting my husband in the Fall (at a Halloween party, actually), and we got engaged in the Fall … Continue reading

Birthdays and Death Days

Birthdays and Death Days

The last week of December always means a time for extra reflection on the past, the present and the future. With the New Year approaching, I join with millions across the globe to make resolutions to improve. But, the week carries a little extra importance for me. My oldest daughter and I celebrate our birthday’s this week. … Continue reading

Tragedy Or Destiny In Texas?

Tragedy Or Destiny In Texas?

It’s the worst nightmare any parent of a young Mormon missionary would have to face; learning your child who has dedicated two years of their lives away from home for church service will never return home. Last night, not just one, but two families received this devestating news. . . Continue reading

Death of Mormon Bishop Prompts Kindness, Donations

Death of Mormon Bishop Prompts Kindness, Donations

Mormons and non-Mormons alike are mourning Sunday’s senseless and tragic death of Bishop Clay Sannar, age 42, of the Visalia California Ward congregation, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Sannar had only been serving in his lay ministry calling a few months. While doing paperwork in his church office after  morning … Continue reading

3 Keys To A Great Life

3 Keys To A Great Life

To say I do a lot of reading would be an understatement. Books, magazines, newspapers, blog posts, articles, commentary…online and offline…you name it, I can be found turning, flipping, scanning and scrolling down. Often during these ‘word feasts’ I come across a quote that sticks in my brain, and then churns around and around until it’s soft, and warm, and smooth as homemade butter taffy. Continue reading

The Last Letter Home: A Soldier’s Song

On May 1, 2003 husband, father, son and friend, US Army Pfc. Jesse Givens died in Iraq in the service of his country. He was 34 years old. Givens was parked in an M-1 main battle tank alongside the bank of the Euphrates River in Al Habbaniyah, Iraq. The riverbank gave way, resulting in the tank falling into the river. His comrades tried desperately and unsuccessfully to free him. Ironically, Pfc. Jesse A. Givens drowned in the desert…

Hear the story, and watch the musical performance of his last Letter Home. Continue reading

You Would Have Loved This

On the 16th Day it isn’t always enough … to smile and grin and try to be tough… A post on coping with Grief and Loss at Christmas time.
Today, my message of hope and praise is just a little different from the norm. I wish to acknowledge the suffering that often accompanies this time of year when empty chairs and broken hearts seem especially out of place.

This Post includes an interview with singer-songwriter Cori Connors, and a NEW MoSop Movie Premeire “You Would Have Loved This”, from Cori’s Christmas CD: “Sleepy Little Town”. [watch in HD!] Continue reading

Gracie’s Theme has Cardall’s Healing Touch

Mormon musician Paul Cardall was born in 1973 with a severe congenital heart defect. He has undergone countless surgeries, and is currently wait-listed for a heart transplant. This is his last hope. He dreams of living long enough to raise his little girl Eden alongside his beautiful wife Lynette.  Ironically, Paul possesses an exceptional art for healing others. Despite his failing … Continue reading

Truman Madsen – Mormon Philosopher 1926-2009

On Thursday May 28, 2009 it was announced that one of the great philosophers of Mormonism, Truman G. Madsen passed on to the next life, succombing to cancer. Members of the church worldwide are bidding him a fond farewell…this post is my tribute to a great man and a great mind [includes many quotes, links and a video]. Continue reading

When A Motherboard Dies

Please join with me in a moment of silence for my Motherboard. I sent her in last week for some basic upgrades, including a snazzy new hard drive with lots of “Gigs” and “Bytes”, so MoSop could save even more photos, and become a speedier blogging queen. The family was also tired of receiving continual … Continue reading

God’s Game Plan

God’s Game Plan

God our Father has a Gameplan, and we’re all on the team! If He had a “playbook”, He might borrow a few play titles straight from daytime TV: As The World Turns One Life To Live Guiding Light All My Children Search For Tomorrow Another World For simplicity, this is Our Family Story.I love hearing, … Continue reading

PROPHECY: World Destruction, Change, Fear, and Hope

This video highlights prophetic words of modern Latter-day prophets and apostles spoken over the past 30 years, up to the present. Our world is undergoing rapid change, much of which is destructive, catastrophic and devastating. People everywhere are suffering pain, discouragement and fear. However, there is HOPE, even in these dark and troubled times. God … Continue reading

Ronan Tynan, Voice of Courage

Ronan Tynan has overcome tremendous odds throughout his life, rising to become one the world’s most inspirational men. Tynan was born in Ireland on May 14, 1960. He suffered with a lower-limb disability, but kept very active in sports and excelled in horsemanship. Unfortunately, after complications from an auto accident,

Joseph B. Wirthlin’s Final Words of Wisdom

This is an excerpt of Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin’s final public address which was given at the LDS General Conference in October 2008. The title of his talk was; “Come What May, and Love It.” It is full of humor, wisdom and comforting counsel. I thank Seth Adam Smith for creating a beautiful tribute for us to ponder and … Continue reading

Joseph B. Wirthlin, Rest In Peace

Our oldest LDS Apostle passed away peacefully in his sleep late Monday night at age 91. Back in 1936, “Speedy” Wirthlin played halfback for the University of Utah. With a slight build and light on his feet, he was an all-around good athlete. Elder Wirthlin has been beloved by the church as a kind, gentle … Continue reading

The Three Gardens of God

Elder Bruce R. McConkie (1915-1985) served as a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for thirty-eight and a half years. He was called to the First Council of the Seventy in October 1946 and was ordained an apostle in October 1972. He was a prolific writer, and the author of … Continue reading

Be Still And Know

Be Still And Know

My heart is heavy this weekend as I learned of two tragedies hitting home and heart. The first was the death of Christian songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman’s youngest child, Maria Sue. Certain areas of the country have given this more media attention than others. Our paper included only a small paragraph hidden in a national … Continue reading

Always Remember

Today is Easter Sunday. A little trivia: It is the earliest calendar date that Easter will be celebrated for nearly two centuries.  The Christian world is commemorating

No Empty Chairs

We have been experiencing a little taste of spring weather lately in Northern Utah. The other day it was unresistable, and I had to get out and enjoy it while it lasted! I believe I made my dog the happiest

A Child of God

I am a Child of God, and He has Sent me Here, Has given me an earthly home, with parents Kind and Dear”  – Listen To: “For The Beauty Of The Earth” We believe that each of our lives has a divine purpose, and that by coming to this earth we are part of a … Continue reading

In Memory: Gordon B. Hinckley

“We ever pray for you, our Prophet dear” Hymn 23 Sunday January 27, 2008 – At 7:00 PM this evening, our beloved prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away