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Viral Video of Blizzard 2016 Captures Mormon Message

Viral Video of Blizzard 2016 Captures Mormon Message

I couldn’t help watching the viral video “Snowboarding with the NYPD” more than once. It’s not only entertaining to see the post apocalyptic snow-packed streets of New York City being turned into an epic sporting event, but there’s also a great slow-mo moment capturing the Mormon.org “A Savior Is Born“ Times Square billboards in the background! The tagline “Joy … Continue reading

The Christmas Elves On Temple Square

The Christmas Elves On Temple Square

Daughter A and Daughter Bee are hard at work this year being Santa’s Elves in real life. They perform their magic in plain sight, but you’ve probably never seen or noticed. Most people don’t. They are a part of an army of elves – amazing unsung heroes – tirelessly ensuring that Temple Square is kept merry and bright for … Continue reading

“O Holy Night” – Garth Smith

“O Holy Night” – Garth Smith

Pianist Garth Smith gained popularity among music lovers for his sensitive and moving original arrangements of LDS hymns. He now shares his signature style with the Christmas classic “O Holy Night” in his lovely new music video. We see Smith performing in a beautifully decorated home, interspersed with magnificent still pictures from the video production “The Nativity” – retelling the birth story … Continue reading

Peter Hollens: Day 9 Christmas Gift

Peter Hollens: Day 9 Christmas Gift

One year ago this week, Daughter A and I had the incredible experience of being part of a miracle film shoot called the ‘World’s Largest Nativity’  [yes, I’m officially in the Guinness Book of World Records] – collaborating with an incredible list of famous YouTubers from across the country who all converged into one place at one … Continue reading

Christmas Devo 2015 Recap – Powered By Music

Christmas Devo 2015 Recap – Powered By Music

Last night was the annual First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional – or, #ChristmasDevo. I was blessed to be able to participate in the singing for this event. It was a very long day, filled with music, messages of hope and sore feet. And it was worth every minute. Here is my recap and a few of my thoughts. Isaiah 9:6 … Continue reading

Alex Boyé: The Little Drummer Boy In Real Life

Alex Boyé: The Little Drummer Boy In Real Life

My good friend Alex Boyé is on fire right now with his career! And, I could not be happier for him! His life is nothing short of amazing and miraculous – and reads a bit like a modern day Dicken’s novel. His newest rise to success is stunning and so well deserved – born out of the depths of humility … Continue reading

Eight Is Great

Eight Is Great

Today I’m celebrating my WordPress birth-iversary! MormonSoprano.com celebrates eight years of “life” in the world wide web, and it also commemorates another important life event with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Continue reading

Spiritual Exercise For Perfection

Spiritual Exercise For Perfection

I was inspired by Elder Larry R. Lawrence’s talk in the October 2015 General Conference. He spoke about an elevated version of self improvement, inviting the Holy Ghost to give us personalized guidance as we follow the Savior’s command to become “perfect.” (Matt 5:48). Elder Lawrence provided some very interesting examples, and introduced a spiritual exercise that can do. Here’s a recap. First, we begin with the Biblical story of the rich … Continue reading

PONDERIZE: New Covenant, New Heart!

PONDERIZE: New Covenant, New Heart!

In ‪LDS General Conference we were invited to “Ponderize” (80% ponder + 20% memorize) a different verse of scripture each week! Elder Devin G. Durrant, challenged us to do this for at least 4 weeks in a row. He also asked us to imagine ourselves doing it for a year, two years, five years… even Continue reading

Uchtdorf’s Parable of the Quilt

Uchtdorf’s Parable of the Quilt

CONFERENCE WAS AWESOME!! One of my many favorite stories from the October 2015 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was shared in the Saturday Oct. 3rd morning session by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency. I’m calling it the Parable of the Quilt: Continue reading

Women’s Conference Was Twitterific

Women’s Conference Was Twitterific

On Saturday September 26, 2015  the fall General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially began with General Women’s Session held bi-annually for all women and girls age 8 and up. As circumstances would have it, I could not attend the meeting nor tune in via radio or live streaming. I was in a very … Continue reading

Conference: It’s All About The Feels!

Conference: It’s All About The Feels!

HOORAY!! It’s that great time of year once again for General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! It’s happening this weekend, and it’s going to be epic! Last night the Choir rehearsed all of our songs for the weekend in the Conference Center. Just in case you are interested, we’ve learned 17 songs for three … Continue reading

Two Funerals in Two Days

Two Funerals in Two Days

On Saturday I had the honor of singing at the funeral service for my Grandmother Adeline. This morning I had the honor of singing at the funeral service of LDS apostle Richard G. Scott. Two beautiful services for two great souls who have passed through the veil to the other side. Grandma Adeline Naomi Kleven Seely Proctor didn’t … Continue reading

A Tour To Europe 2016!

A Tour To Europe 2016!

Ohmigoodness!! Just when I thought my day, my week and my life couldn’t get any more wild and crazy! Tonight [Thursday July 23] Choir members were asked to arrive a half hour early to rehearsal for a “special presentation.” I thought it must have something to do with our East Coast Tour we just returned from … Continue reading

Singing A Fond Farewell To Elder Perry

Singing A Fond Farewell To Elder Perry

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang four beautiful musical selections for Elder Perry’s funeral service. Each one of these songs were loved by Elder Perry and requested by his family. Each one of these songs are musical sermons and have beautiful symbolism well worth pondering. Continue reading

What Is Really Important To You?

What Is Really Important To You?

Recently I’ve been going through the job seek & find process. This hasn’t been what I would call a “fun” activity (does anyone find this fun?!). It has taken me out of my comfort zone. It’s reminded me how rusty I am on answering those infamous “tell me about a time when…” and “what is your greatest … Continue reading

Elder Perry Not Of This World

Elder Perry Not Of This World

Tonight beloved LDS apostle Elder L. Tom Perry lost his brief battle with cancer. Four weeks ago it was announced he was getting treatment for cancer. Yesterday it was announced that despite treatment, his cancer had metastasized to his lungs, and he was entering hospice care. There’s been an outpouring of love and expressions of compassion and kindness online, and I also noticed … Continue reading

Remember Courage

Remember Courage

What does it mean to have courage? There are many wonderful examples all around us of people being courageous. I bet you can think of someone right now in your life who is exercising courage. In fact, I bet you’ve had to find and use courage, too. Continue reading

Mormon Prayer: Heavenly Conversation

Mormon Prayer: Heavenly Conversation

In honor of this weeks National Day of Prayer, leaders from different faiths were interviewed by The Washington Post to demonstrate how they pray. Sister Linda Otani McKinney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and leader of a local LDS Relief Society, was invited to share about Latter-day Saint/Mormon prayer. She explained how we think of prayer as “a heavenly conversation,” and outlined the four basic steps to prayer; Continue reading