Tagged with LDS

To Tom Hanks: From An American Mormon Fan

Dear Tom, What were you thinking?! You must have been temporarily impaired. It could happen. After all, you were having such a good time celebrating your recent “Big Love” Executive Producer success, maybe it was just too easy to lose track of the refills. Alcohol does that to people. Open mouth – drink booze – insert … Continue reading

Joe The Dog Provides A Parable

This particular post is the latest in the saga of our dog’s life, and his subsequent misadventures. Forget Joe The Plumber, we’ve got Joe The Dog! Here is the latest “teaching moment” he has provided: A [Living] Parable of The Dog and The Chili Can. Continue reading

Deep In Our Bones

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

Praying To Share The Joy

I received an invite on my Facebook this afternoon to join a “Global Prayer Rally Event” which a faithful Latter-day Saint has created. I think it is very admirable, and a great reminder for us all to follow the request of a prophet of God! Here is the description which accompanied the Global Event invitation: … Continue reading

MormonAds Beautify YouTube

In a continuation from my last post, The New Era magazine for LDS teens is now on YouTube sharing MormonAds. I think the message of this one is very appropriate as we plan New Year’s Resolutions!

The New Era “Little Baby”

In the spirit of our modern age, and Elder Ballard’s media directive, a popular LDS publication has joined the 21st Century. The New Era Magazine, written by and for Mormon teens has launched a YouTube account this week to share their creative MormonAds! Here is their Christmas 2008 greeting. more about “The New Era “Little … Continue reading

O Holy Night – Kenneth Cope & Liz Swindle Artwork

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

The Greatest Gift

Please take a few minutes to watch this powerful video of the last words of LDS leader President James E. Faust before his death on August 10, 2007. President Faust tells about The Greatest Gift we can give to ourselves and to others this year. more about “The Greatest Gift“, posted with vodpod

The Nativity Breath of Heaven

“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

Video: Angela Johnson Sculpting Christ

Earlier this year I posted an exclusive interview with LDS sculptor Angela Johnson, who shared her miraculous story. A new video about her has been released, and I am thrilled to share it with you. You can read the interview here: To learn more about her non-profit “I am the Light of The World” Foundation, … Continue reading

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

Thanksgiving Every Day

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, a member of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught: “Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more … Continue reading

A 1978 Warning Of Current USA Crises

Thirty years ago Elder Neal A. Maxwell, who was then serving in The First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave a talk at Brigham Young University entitled “Meeting The Challenges of Today,”. It was later republished as “A More Determined Discipleship“. His words of warning that day … Continue reading

Mormons Believe in Following Christ

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

Mexico City LDS (Mormon) Temple Rededication

The 25-year-old Mexico City, Mexico Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closed for renovation in March 2007. It has been a long wait for the faithful saints of that area to have their temple open again. This month, the greatly anticipated rededication ceremony took place! When Latter-day Saint temples undergo significant renovation … Continue reading

Joseph Smith The Prophet: A Musical Presentation

In March 2001, a new musical production entitled “Joseph Smith the Prophet“, premiered at the Provo Utah Tabernacle. Composer Rob Gardner was then a student at Brigham Young University. Gardner organized the first stage concert with the help of many talented volunteer musicians. The response was overwhelming. The audience filled the venue beyond capacity, forcing … Continue reading

The Restoration of Truth: Part Two

This is Part Two of the movie: “The Restoration”. You may begin with Part One on the previous page, then continue here. This movie is a dramatization of the very beginning of what the world calls “Mormonism”, and what faithful believers know as The Restoration of Jesus Christ’s gospel. ~~~~~~~~~~ Questions? Chat Live, or Request A Free Copy … Continue reading

The Restoration of Truth: Part One

This post continues my discussion of what the world calls “Mormonism”. Faithful believers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed “Mormon”) feel this is a Restoration of Christ’s true gospel. I invite you to enjoy the following movie depicting how this restoration began, shared in two parts.   ~~~~~~~~~ Click For Part Two This site is a contention-free zone. … Continue reading

In 1820 God Chose A Prophet

As explained in my last post, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Restoration church. I would like to share a few posts that explain that restoration. I feel the story is exciting, miraculous and important for all to hear. This 4 minute video is about the very beginning of the restoration, … Continue reading

New Movie: Gordon B. Hinckley A Giant Among Men

Tonight I had the opportunity to attend an advance showing of the new movie “Gordon B. Hinckley; A Giant Among Men” which will release to theaters and video on November 25th. Produced and distributed through Living Scriptures, this new movie was filmed and directed by renown cinematographer T.C. Christensen who also filmed The Work and … Continue reading

Mormon Temples Dot The Earth

This lovely little video shares beautiful photos of Latter-day Saint (Mormon) Temples from around the world. Also included are words of wise council from past president Gordon B. Hinckley. To read more about LDS Temples go to: The House Of The Lord , Mormon TEMPLE Study , and For Time And Eternity

Happy First Birthday Blog!

Today is the official one year birthday of MormonSoprano.com! Like every doting parent, I am throwing a little virtual “birthday party”, and walking down memory lane. In October of 2007 I started receiving a recurring thought that I needed to “build a blog”. This was a bizarre idea because I didn’t have a clue what a … Continue reading

What is Mormonism?

This ten minute video explains everything about my faith in a beautiful way. Learn about the Myths and the Reality. Enjoy!

What Is Marriage?

What Is Marriage?

Marriage is a “hot topic” right now in the media and the blog world due to Proposition 8 in California. Emotions are running high. There is much being said regarding this topic, combined with intensive personal investments of energy, money, time and effort. Some reports are staying neutral and open-minded, but often the tone becomes … Continue reading

Books that guide my life

Books that guide my life

For the past week I have been taking the “Hinckley Challenge” to read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ in 97 days. So far, I’m ahead of schedule! I have read The Book of Mormon many times in my life. My mother would tell her children scripture stories from the time we were … Continue reading

LDS (Mormon) Temple Update

Temple growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has flourished over the past few months. The church newsroom has just released a video World Report (attached) regarding the most recent activity of temple dedication, construction and groundbreaking ceremonies. This is a very exciting time of growth for the church. These beautiful temples … Continue reading