Every now and then life hits us a curve ball. Having my daughter end up in the hospital this week with a rare neurological issue has definitely been a big curve ball.
A beautiful hymn-prayer has been running through my mind a lot today. Hearing it, and singing it, always offers a sweet balm to a troubled heart, and provides gentle communion between my soul, and the Lord. In this special arrangement sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, it ends with a final whispered promise…”I Come To Thee”…
There’s a small plaque hanging in my kitchen that reads “When Prayers Go Up, Blessings Come Down”. Simplistic? I don’t think so anymore.
I’m writing tonight from a hospital room. One of my children was hospitalized late last night. After lots of tests, we are relieved to learn that the complication is not a life threatening issue, and healing will come with time.
A friend shared a poem with me that really touched my heart and helped put things into proper perspective.
In this video, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland recounts the story of Moses and his encounter with the Lord on the mountain. Shortly after his vision, Moses is tempted by Satan.
It never gets easier being a parent. You know the saying, “The older I get the less I know”? Yep, I’ve officially reached that stage of life. It’s humbling.
The world is full of so many amazing and awe inspiring creations. But, there is one majestic creation that surpasses them all.
The beautiful message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is that our Father in Heaven loves each of us, personally.
Only ONE final day before we get to enjoy another General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! This is it! A weekend of inspired messages by living prophets and apostles chosen by God to speak to the world, and music to uplift the soul. It is a weekend to focus on …
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.
Have you ever wondered what kind of things a modern-day prophet would say to the world?
Wouldn’t it be lovely, if it could be Thanksgiving every day?
The Christian hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing was written by the devout 18th century pastor and poet Robert Robinson. The text of this hymn was written in 1757 at the young age of 22. It has stood the test of time, and remains as inspiring and poignant today as it did three Centuries ago.
God decided to end Earth Day with a special surprise!
Once again we are celebrating Easter. Today is a chance to contemplate the meaning of Life and Death. Hope, and Miracles.
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. . .
I have learned in a very personal way that God is real. He loves us. He listens. The best way to know this, is simply to put His amazing “free wireless service” to the test any time of the day or night. Amazingly, the more we use it, the clearer our reception gets.
Tomorrow the 181st Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin. The Conference will continue over the space of two days during five 2-hour sessions featuring spiritual messages presented in both word and song. At 10:00 am Mountain Time living prophets, apostles and other chosen servants of the Lord will step up to …
Fall in Salt Lake City is definitely my favorite season of the year. I love the crispness in the air and watching the mountains become a beautiful living canvas of red and gold, growing bolder and more vibrant each day. For me, Fall is a season of romance and love. My husband and I met in October, and got engaged in October two years …
One of my mother’s “famous sayings” when I was growing up, [used with increasing frequency and urgency the older my siblings and I became], was “Please Remember Who You Are!” Without fail, as we were running out the door to play with friends, or to have a “sleep over”, attend a party or go to …
What is the origin of the Sabbath Day? How do we “Keep It Holy”? and Why is it so important? This post gives points to ponder as we study the words of the Lord, and His holy servants to make our Sabbath day a special day. Plus, enjoy a video of a special Sabbath Day hymn!
The world has made an amazing scientific leap. I don’t know where we are leaping yet, but I sense it will be far and wide. Last May, the Wall Street Journal reported that Scientists Have Created A Synthetic Cell….For me, it’s another witness of God.
An out-of-this-world post which includes a memorable road trip, NASA’s recent discovery, and Mormon scriptures regarding extraterrestrials. And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a cool music video!
When Brandon Jackson was only 14 years old, he made a choice to follow God, and help a group of orphans in Honduras. At that moment, he set his feet on a remarkable path.
This has been a hard week, with a lot of tragedy in the news. I don’t know about you, but my soul has felt pretty battered. Perhaps that’s what made hearing a beautiful hymn played by a gifted artist on a magical flute all the more sweeter today. My soul was touched. My hope was renewed. And, my faith and confidence in the world was restored. – **This Post Includes a NEW MOSOP MOVIE**
“…Much of the confusion we experience in this life comes from simply not understanding who we are.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Conference Count-down Tip #5. Make Heaven Shake!
At the very first General Conference of The Church, an important commandment was issued with a powerful promise attached. This post examines that promise…