A few weeks ago I was drawn into a conversation on Facebook by a former High School classmate about our prophet Joseph Smith, Jr.. An estranged member of my church at an early age, she happened to be reading a “very scary and fascinating book” [her words] known to be highly critical of Joseph Smith and the LDS Church in general. …
In the Saturday morning session of October 2014 General Conference, Latter-day Saint apostle D. Todd Christofferson began his talk recounting a thought-provoking scene from Shakespeare’s King Henry V. In today’s “favorite things” post, enjoy watching a movie clip of that scene, as we study and ponder the epic message “Free Forever To Act For Themselves”…
WOW! We just enjoyed another memorable, inspirational and “spiritual battery-charging General Conference this past Saturday and Sunday October 4-5, 2015! There’s so much to report! So, What’s all the buzz? For one thing, we just made LDS Conference history with three native languages!
THIS IS IT! Only ‘ONE DAY MORE’ until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church! In preparation for the big day, here’s some classic Top 5 General Conference songs you may want to keep an eye ear out for this weekend!
Only two more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! In preparation, today’s “countdown message” is about life, challenges, and bread.
Only three more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! Today I am sharing a beautiful video which was shown at our recent Women’s Meeting, September 27, 2014. Fellow sisters young and old from around the world share their feelings about the Temple, our Holiest [and happiest] place on earth! :)
Only six more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church! In preparation, today we shall speak of prophecy, adventures, Mormons and…Hobbits.
Only seven more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church! In preparation, here are the seven Truths that President Boyd K. Packer shared as “most worth knowing” during the April 2014 General Conference:
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…
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 …
Let the storm of goodness commence! A new age of internet-saavy “stormin’ Mormons” has officially launched! :) August 19, 2014 will be remembered as a notable tipping point in Latter-day Saint history, and potentially world history, thanks to apostle David A. Bednar’s landmark message at BYU Education Week. During his speech, Elder Bednar made an impassioned plea to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints …
Hey, Y’all! Enjoy this new original music video by a group of talented Mormon missionaries serving in the Tennessee Nashville Mission!
I’ve escaped to the mountains for a few days of rest and relaxation. There’s nothing like sitting by a mountain lake, breathing in pine scented air, communing with nature and watching some wildlife to soothe the weary soul. Our family started vacationing in Big Sky Montana twenty years ago. We’ve watched it transform from a sleepy little mountain …
Janice Kapp Perry is to Mormon music what John Williams is to movies. Inseparable…Magical…Genius…Priceless. I could go on. She’s provided an epic and sweeping ‘soundtrack’ for the Latter-day Saint movement over the past five decades
“Dear LDS Senior couples – where are you?! We Need You!!” That is the desperate cry coming from hundreds of mission fields around the world. But, for some reason the plea is not getting heard & answered! In fact, it’s reached crises proportion. And, now it’s personal.
In a brilliant play of poetic irony, Hollywood dealt their hand and now it’s God’s turn.
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!
Two Mormon missionaries recently became ‘recording artists’ to share their love of God and music.
Wednesday February 13, 2013 – Journal Entry – I am officially a Missionary Mom!
MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2013 – Journal Entry: We only have about 42 hours before daughter A enters the Missionary Training Center in preparation for her full-time missionary service and we won’t see her again for 18 months….but, who’s counting, right?
It’s been all-things-Tennessee at our house since our daughter “Sister A” opened her mission call four days ago and announced her assignment to the Tennessee Nashville Mission! … This special mission needs YOUR love & prayers right now!
Yesterday [on lucky 12/12/12] a very long awaited and highly anticipated Mormon Mission “white packet” arrived in our mailbox for Daughter A
Brace yourselves, world! Mormonism is getting a stunning and irresistible new “face-lift”! There’s a whole new “Mormon Moment” sweeping the globe.
At sunrise on Thursday January 12, 2012, a traditional golden Angel Moroni statue was placed atop the new Latter-day Saint temple being built in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Despite being a very cold morning, many locals came out to watch the event. The video shared here, created by jamietaki, makes a special keepsake!
On Christmas Eve this year our family participated in a different kind of “Church Service”. Apparently, a few months back Mr. MoSop signed us all up for the weekly wardhouse cleaning detail. He felt it would be “a great chance for us to give a gift to Jesus on Christmas”. This blog post gives the lowdown on our non-traditional Christmas “gift-giving” experience – with a few “tips” thrown in for future participants.
Pondering the most “unforgettable” talk from the Sept. 24 2011 General Relief Society Conference: A modern parable for all women centered on the tiny blue forget-me-not flower! (post includes a cute handout, and a video)
It was a hectic morning and I was late to work. Again! Only yesterday I had taken my youngest child to register for her Senior Year of High School. [yes, I feel old] Her course schedule had experienced a computer glitch which showed three periods of “Algebra 2″ in one semester [one is definitely enough], which required that we …
This summer marks the 90th Anniversary of the Brighton LDS Girls Camp, located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, east of Salt Lake City, Utah. Brighton Camp began in the summer of 1921, and has the distinction of being the first and oldest continually running Latter-day Saint Girls camp in church history. It has welcomed girls ages 12-14 uninterrupted each and …
Reflections on LDS General Conference, and how Elder Quentin L. Cook got me to clean out my purse.