On Sunday April 19, 2015 the Mormon Tabernacle Choir bid a tearful, fond farewell to 28 family members during the annual retirement ceremony. Membership in the Choir is limited to 20 years of service, or age 60, whichever comes first. Each year that goes by for me I find the retirement ceremonies become more emotional. It’s difficult to describe just …
Last night I had the delightful opportunity to attend a women’s meeting (fireside) with special guest speaker John Bytheway – a very funny, inspiring, gifted man who also happens to be a devout Mormon. If you’ve never heard “BTW” (By-The-Way), then you have really been missing out on something special. I’m eager to introduce you! John Bytheway excels in equal parts motivational speaker, comedian, storyteller, teacher, inspirational …
Joseph Smith, Jr. and Brigham Young have topped the list of “Most Influential American Religious Leaders” in a special collector’s edition of Smithsonian magazine highlighting “the 100 Most Significant Americans of All Time.” Founder and prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., ranked #1 on the list, with his successor Brigham Young ranking at #3. The magazine used some very …
Those who perpetrate acts of violence in the name of any religion are evil and disillusioned people who are the farthest from living any “religion” as a person can possibly be.
Pilgrims are synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday! And so, our Thanksgiving countdown playlist would not be complete without a song about Pilgrims. A pilgrim (from the Latin peregrinus) is a traveler – “one who has come from afar” – on a journey to a holy place, or, a location of great religious significance. Typically, pilgrimage is a physical journey (usually taken on foot), …
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
Today I experienced two examples of dedication that moved my heart and inspired my soul deeply. The timing of these events provided me a chance to ponder the significance and symbolism. First, a dedication of a musical program to honor United States armed forces. Second, the dedication of a Holy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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…
Today, I’m sharing Mark’s story. A former addict and repeat convict, Mark tells about losing his way – not just once, but over and over and over again. His story is filled with sorrow, but it is also a story of hope and love and forgiveness. Watch this! When I listen to Mark share his long, agonizing journey, …
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been seven years since the life-altering summer day I stumbled onto the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s audition announcement.
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…
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. . . .
What is the origin of the Sabbath Day? How do we “Keep It Holy”? and Why is it so important? This post gives points to ponder as we study the words of the Lord, and His holy servants to make our Sabbath day a special day. Plus, enjoy a video of a special Sabbath Day hymn!
A video interview with Elder David A. Bednar, Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [aka “LDS” or “Mormon” Church]. Whether you are a Mormon or just a curious observer, this candid video is fascinating and enlightening!
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how the Mormon Soprano blog did in 2010, and here is a high level summary of its overall “blog health”, as well as a few personal observations on being a 21st Century “Blogger”.
Are you seeking the perfect present to give for Christmas? Try some gift-giving tips from President Thomas S. Monson, and enjoy an inspiring song.
A story of Christmas Peace told by Elder M. Russell Ballard, and a song of peace sung by The Choir Boys of Great Britain.
“In a recent stake conference, the tender mercies of the Lord were evident in the touching testimony of a young wife and mother of four whose husband was slain in Iraq in December of 2003. . .
The following story was told by President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
There’s nothing like The Hallelujah Chorus to get everyone in the right spirit for Christmas. Enjoy this new video released by BYU Television.
After three months of Beta testing, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched its new and improved official website design for LDS.org. This website is designed to meet the specific needs of baptised members, however it is also open to the general public to search and enjoy. The new design offers much easier navigation …
“…Much of the confusion we experience in this life comes from simply not understanding who we are.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Conference Countdown! – Remember The Reason For The Season. In this post, please enjoy a special Easter video entitled “The Bread of Life”, with President Thomas S. Monson.
Conference Countdown Tip #3: Don’t miss the Choir Tour Documentary! Inside this post: Watch the film trailer, and mark show times on your calendar.
Conference Countdown Tip #1. Prepare For A Miracle.
In a world where a constant barrage of discouraging information and negative news surrounds us, it often seems impossible to find hope. How do we rise above it all? How can we find higher meaning? How do we have faith? . . .
Inside This Post: A Medical Miracle, A Journey of Faith, and an Inspiring Video!
It’s time for “Conference Countdown”! Each April and October Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City becomes the quintessential “Mormon Mecca”. Anticipation is heightening, and many preperations have been underway to make this Conference just as beautiful and spiritually edifying as ever…
This post includes two highlight videos.