Tagged with LDS

5 New Mormon Temples include Roman Surprise

During the opening morning session of today’s General Conference President Thomas S. Monson surprised the world-wide church with the announcement of five new temples to be built!   1. Calgary, Canada; 2. Cordoba, Argentina; 3. Philadelphia. PA  4. Kansas City, Mo. and then none other than…drumroll please…

LDS General Conference

Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time for Conference! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds two large General Conferences per year. These are held during the first weekends of April and October each year. Over the course of two days there will be 5 two-hour sessions. The first session … Continue reading

Join The Hinckley Challenge

Today is October 1st, and it’s your opportunity to join in a new online “Hinckley Challenge“! The Challenge website was designed in honor of an historic challenge that President Gordon B. Hinckley gave the world in August 2005 to read the Book of Mormon before the end of the year. Each Hinckley Challenge is now … 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

Faith In Cameroon

On Sunday August 7, 2005 President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Aba Nigeria LDS Temple . Two weeks later an excited and courageous group of Latter-day Saints from Cameroon boarded two mini-buses and headed to Nigeria to receive the sacred blessings contained in a temple of the Lord. The two branches of the Church in … Continue reading

Mormon Health Code: Smart Choice!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on April 6, 1830, with Joseph Smith as president and prophet. less than three years later, Feb. 27, 1833, a revelation was given to the prophet Joseph called the “Word of Wisdom“, which is often termed the “Mormon Health Code”. At the time of this … Continue reading

Be of Good Cheer

Quote for the day ~ Click to Listen: I Feel My Savior’s Love Howard W. Hunter, (1907-1995) 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “In my lifetime I have seen two world wars plus Korea plus Vietnam and all that you are currently witnessing. I have worked my way through the … Continue reading

About The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle

About The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle

The famous Salt Lake City (Mormon) Tabernacle underwent a massive renovation project from 2005-2007. This involved a meticulous process balancing historic preservation with essential modernization and seismic upgrades. According to my site stat tracker, the majority of my readership now lives outside of Utah, and a considerable amount of you reside outside of the United … Continue reading

He Watching Over Israel, Slumbers Not

“I hope you enjoyed that magnificent anthem presented by the Choir—“He, Watching Over Israel, Slumbers Not, Nor Sleeps.” It is from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and the words are adapted from the Psalms. (See Ps. 121:4.)…

Joy In The Morning

“Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” Psalms 30: 4-5 Play: Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’ “Wherever you live on this earth and whatever your life’s situation may be, I testify to you … Continue reading

Part 3: Unexpected Fame and Opportunities For BYU Students

Continued From Part 2: The Band Muk – This is the third installment in a 3-part special series entitled “Talented American Mormons Help Cambodia“, with exclusive photos, video and interviews. Trevor Wright, A. Todd Smith, Jordan Augustine and Joseph Peterson were basking in the glow of their wildly successful live Cambodian Television (CTN) appearance on … Continue reading

Part 1: Talented American Mormons Help Cambodia

This is the first installment in a special 3-part series exclusive! A new rock band called “Muk” is capturing the hearts of Cambodians everywhere, and experiencing unexpected fame. What makes this unique, is that each member of the musical group are four average, white Mormon boys from Utah and New Jersey. It is the story … Continue reading

Power of The Scriptures

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: President Spencer W. Kimball 1895 – 1985 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far … Continue reading

Mormon Olympic Dreams 2008

Happy Olympics! Today marks the grand opening of the 29th Olympiad. Beijing China welcomes the world with their slogan “One World, One Dream” (love it!). You can check out the Official Site For Photos and Live Feed. Or, read Bob’s great day-to-day Beijing blog. I love the Olympics, both summer and winter. When I was young, and obsessed with … Continue reading

Celebrating 80 Years Of Broadcasting

July marks the beginning of an 80th Anniversary Year of the Music and The Spoken Word radio broadcast. With humble beginnings in 1929 it is the longest continually running broadcast in the world. According to online sources, a traditional 80th Anniversary gift is “Oak”, which I think would make the original LDS pioneers pleased. When … Continue reading

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Concert

UPDATE: Read”Osmond Family Through The Years“ The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform two special concerts honoring “Pioneer Day” (the day that the first Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847). Special guest artists for this concert will be the Osmond Family (including Donny & Marie). The concerts will be held Friday July … Continue reading

The Sweetwater Sacrifice

This week I will include posts honoring the Mormon Pioneers.  July 24th marks the important yearly anniversary of the pioneer’s arrival into the Great Salt Lake Valley. “Pioneer Day” is a Utah State holiday, but also stands as an important date to all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world. … Continue reading

Mormon Missionaries Save Woman’s Life

Two LDS (Mormon) missionaries performed an act of heroism this week, saving a woman’s life.  The two young men, Elder Beard and Elder Bennellack, are serving full-time missions in Australia for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were put to the ultimate test, when walking down the street they came upon a pregnant … Continue reading

Joseph Smith, A Prophet

In the spring of 1820, a young boy named Joseph Smith wanted to know which church he should join. He had been attending several different churches and comparing their teachings and they often contradicted each other. As he searched the Bible for help, he read that he should ask God. (James 1:5) Acting on this … Continue reading

Go Inside Mormon Temple Free

Public Open House Announcement Twin Falls Idaho Temple Location:  1405 Eastland Drive North, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States (Google Map) The Twin Falls Idaho Temple is open to the public through August 16, 2008. All are welcome to attend including children. Tours are FREE, but a reservation is required. Please review the information below:

Mormons Testify of Christ

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. He is the promised Messiah, the Redeemer, and the Son of God. Latter-day Saints worship him, follow him and strive to be like him. Jesus Christ is at the center and core of every aspect of our faith. Simply … Continue reading

Mormon Temple Study

Many are curious about the Mormon Temples. There are questions regarding the origins, theology, ceremonies and rituals. Questions such as “Can I go inside of a Mormon Temple?”, “What are Mormon weddings like?”, “Is it true Mormons baptize for the dead?”, or “What is the purpose of a Mormon Temple?” all regularly surface on the internet. Although … Continue reading

Inspired By Choir

The following beautiful story, published this week, illustrates the power of music to touch and inspire a life forever. It also testifies of the great truth that you are never too old for change!

Heaven Opened Every Door

Heaven Opened Every Door

A very historic and sacred event in history was commemorated this weekend. In June 1978 the Priesthood was extended to “every worthy male” member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I remember that prophetic day. I would have been 12 years old. My mother picked me up from school and told me … Continue reading

Who are the Mormons?

I have been seeing a large amount of similar questions cropping up all over the world wide web. You find them on Blogs, chat-rooms, answer sites, information networks and commentary trails on any given day: “Who are the Mormons?” “Do you know any Mormons?” “How many Mormons are there?” “Where do Mormons live?” “What do Mormons … Continue reading

Reflections of Christ

In the fall of 2007 a creative project began that would become a life-changing experience for everyone involved. The Lord said, “out of small and simple things, great things shall come to pass”. The Reflections of Christ project has become such. Like a polished stone dropped into a calm sea, the ripples continue to reach … Continue reading

One Mormon View of Polygamy

Due to the recent events in Texas there has been an outpouring of media attention, articles, and blog posts on the subject of polygamy. It certainly is a blessing to exercise the divine gift of free expression! However, it is unfortunate that many have chosen to do so to stir up anger and promote intolerance. … Continue reading

Mom Power

My mother underwent surgery for breast cancer last week. She chose to have a lumpectomy, and the pathologist report has declared her margins clear of cancer cells! That is the great news. She has been blessed with a very rapid recovery, and was back to work just a few short days later. Of course, that is … Continue reading

For Time and Eternity

This past weekend I attended a “Bridal Shower” for a good friend and co-worker. In my community, it is a custom for the women friends of a bride to