Today we officially welcomed home my youngest cousin Kate, who has been serving a full-time mission for the past 18 months in the England Leeds Mission! We are so proud of her faithful service. I will miss following her mission blog and hearing her updates and weekly testimonies of faith (but, perhaps she will choose to …
Howdy, friends! I took an unplanned but much needed hiatus from blogging this past week. I hope that all of you had a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Years Eve celebration. My family and I had a most excellent adventure visiting and celebrating with my parents who are currently serving as missionaries in northern …
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 ten more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church! In preparation, here is an inspirational thought to ponder taken from our last Conference in April 2014
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…
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 …
What do Mormons believe? Who are the Mormons? What is Mormonism? Watch this new video!
I consider one of the great treasures of my religion to be able to attend the Temple. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints preparing for attendance in one of our Holy Temples, and then going back as frequently as possible, is a prime focus. I love going to the temple! I am …
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.
Each hymn has a special story, although they are often unknown and untold. One of the lesser-known is Hymn #75, In Hymns of Praise Our Voices Raise with text by Ada Blenkhorn and music by Alfred Beirly.
It’s LDS General Conference Time again…and YOU’RE INVITED!! Find out exactly how you can participate, watch, and listen here! Only 10 more days…
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.
Today is election day in the USA. And, this year is considered a “big election”. In addition to choosing local and state leaders, we are choosing who our President and Commander-in-Chief will be for the next 4 years. As a US Citizen, and a Mormon, I’ve been asked several questions about my role in the voting process this year.
This morning, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir officially announced the launch of their brand new YouTube Channel: “MormonTabChoir”. The announcement was introduced, appropriately, by church President Thomas S. Monson, who is the priesthood adviser to the Choir…
My husband and I are, like, sort-of famous now.
A unique new “reality television” series released last week featuring the daily lives of 8 full-time Mormon Missionaries.
If any of you are regular (or irregular?!) readers of my blog, then you may (or may not) have noticed I haven’t been “keeping up” lately. I have taken a bit of a hiatus.
News stories, social media, late night TV, YouTube, pop-culture, the arts and entertainment world…you name it, “Mormon” is there. I have been noticing a general trend in the quality and tone. It’s getting better. Much better.
The wonderfully talented Alex Boyé and former American Idol Carmen Rasmusen have teamed up to create a fun new take on a favorite Mormon hymn
As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) continues to receive heightened media attention, a new study focuses on the generous charitable donations and volunteerism of active Latter-day Saints in the United States. . . .
In 10 days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its General Conference, and YOU are invited! The conference is FREE, and it’s open and available to all the world. In this post, you will find your official invitation, and a list of many ways to attend, watch and listen.
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!
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. . .
The most recent “Mormon” Moment brouhaha has risen over certain comments made last Friday by a Texas pastor named Robert Jeffress. I don’t know the guy. Never heard of him before. But, he made quite a spectacle of himself at a political rally
…for these people, the story has long ended. Their struggle is over, and all are safely gathered in. It is actually the rest of us who are now struggling to “pull our carts” through the hard terrain and deep snows of life, facing circumstances that we are often ill prepared to handle, wondering how we can get up and go on another day, having to dig a little deeper into our soul to find a higher purpose. . .and always praying for help to come. Will we be as brave?
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 …
In light of a sacrilegious Broadway musical…permanently “borrowing” the same name as sacred scripture, I’d like to offer “My Top Ten List of What The Book of Mormon IS, and what it IS NOT.”