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New Year Resolution Epiphany

New Year Resolution Epiphany

Happy 2012! Today I sat down and dutifully started listing out all of my new year resolutions. First, I listed all the things I “should” do, which morphed into the things I “want” to do. Several on the two lists match up. In all honesty, it might be hard to stick to any resolution on … Continue reading

Birthdays and Death Days

Birthdays and Death Days

The last week of December always means a time for extra reflection on the past, the present and the future. With the New Year approaching, I join with millions across the globe to make resolutions to improve. But, the week carries a little extra importance for me. My oldest daughter and I celebrate our birthday’s this week. … Continue reading

New Optimism

On today’s Wordpress home page there’s a simple poll. The question reads: “Are you optimistic for 2010?”

The 24-hr. vote shows that the answer “Yes” garnered 84%. Wow! It’s nice to know that despite a world filled with many troubles, we can still find a majority of people filled with optimism. This makes me feel more cheerful and more optimistic just seeing that vote of confidence!…

Learn about OPTIMISM…and watch a message about HOPE! Continue reading

Anthem For A New Year

On January 4, 2008, after four years of extensive renovation, the Utah State Capitol building held a formal Re-dedication ceremony. The ceremony’s 2008 program was based on the program used during the original dedication in 1916.

Included among the many performances was a new musical commission entitled “Anthem for a New Year: Into Light”.

The lyrics were a new poem written by Utah’s Poet Laureate Katharine Coles, PhD, and set to music by Utah composer Kurt Bestor. The premeire was conducted by Craig Jessop, and the extensive cast of local performers included The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Utah Symphony Orchestra, The Bells on Temple Square, the 23rd Army Band, the International Children’s Choir, and the Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir School.

The poem compares the cold dark winter dawning slowly into spring as an allegory for our personal opportunities to change with the season, reach for new possibilities, and become beings of light.

Watch A Video Of This Musical Premiere Continue reading

Tips For A Happy New Year

Elder Richard G. Scott, an apostle with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often speaks on the subject of how to find happiness. I am sharing a short video clip with excerpts from a recent talk in the hope that it will spark some ideas as we contemplate our New Year Resolutions, and set the course we wish to sail the next 12 months. Continue reading

Resolution Time and Einstein

It’s time for “making the list” and “checking it twice”. And, no, we’re not talking about the big guy in the red suit [that was LAST week]. I’m talking about YOUR list. Or, more accurately, YOURS, MINE and OURS. The infamous “New Year Resolutions List”. And, if you’re like me, you’re quietly pulling out last year’s list and quickly dusting it off….”Voila! All done!”
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Here are some Helpful hints from Einstein! And, Don’t miss the “motivational” music video! Continue reading

Wise or Foolish Resolutions?

One of the well-known teaching techniques of Jesus Christ was the art of the Parable. This is a brief fictional story which uses something found in common every-day life to illustrate a moral or religious lesson. The Savior’s parables are known for their many layers of meaning and applications. The Parable of The Ten Virgins … Continue reading

A New Year of Hope and Gratitude

Don’t change that dial…yes, this is still MormonSoprano! However, in honor of the upcoming New Year celebration, I made a few little festive changes. I also activated my “falling snow” feature, as it makes a nice double for confetti, don’t you think? It is hard to believe that we are already ushering 2008 out the … 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!