Tagged with Religion

Seek and Find The Christmas Spirit

“As we seek Christ, as we find Him, as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always. We shall learn to forget ourselves. If we remember, “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service … Continue reading

Ave Maria, Gounod and Schubert

  The Hail Mary or Ave Maria (Latin) is a traditional Catholic prayer asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. The prayer incorporates two passages from Saint Luke’s Gospel: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women” (Luke 1:28) and “Blessed art thou amongst … 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

19 Years Living “Happily Ever After”

Nineteen years ago, on the 19th of December, “Peeps” and I got married. Our ceremony was performed by Patriarch Arthur Strong in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. It was a beautiful day. Unseasonably warm for December. Although the sky was partly overcast, most of the snow had melted. In the background of several of our … Continue reading

Charlie Brown “What Christmas Is All About”

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” was created by Charles M. Schulz as a prime-time animated TV special. It was sponsored by Coca-Cola, and originally aired on CBS in 1965. This final scene has always touched my heart. Gather the family around, and enjoy. more about "Charlie Brown "What Christmas Is All …", 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

Mother Mary Went The Distance

Mother Mary Went The Distance

As we celebrate this most joyful time of year, let us not forget to pause and ponder the true reason for the season, and give thanks to those who sacrificed everything to make it possible. I always like to think about Mary, the Mother of Jesus. I consider her one of my heroes. She is … Continue reading

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

Music Gives Life To African Children

Twenty-five years ago Ray Barnett visited Uganda, where he first envisioned the African Children’s Choir™. Today, the Music for Life program has helped hundreds of African children receive shelter, food, education, musical training, and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Many of these children have lost one or both parents to war, AIDS, and other effects of poverty. … Continue reading

An Arabic Christmas Carol

I have discovered a lovely and fascinating video which combines a Byzantine era Christmas song in arabic, with beautiful images. The english translation is included. It is easy to forget that there are devout followers of Christ found throughout all nationalities and cultures. This arabic chant describes Jesus Christ’s nativity, and has been preserved by … Continue reading

Joy To Everyone This Christmas!

Joy to the World! An exceptional new movie has been created by The Brigham Young University Fine Arts Department, in celebration of the season, which I am thrilled to share with you. I wish each and every one of you the gifts of love, hope and happiness. May your hearts be filled with the “peace that surpasseth all understanding”, … 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

TOUR 2009: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Well, it’s official. I can now tell you about TOUR 2009! The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will conduct its tour in the USA Central States from June 18-29, 2009. The tour will consist of seven concerts, with performances in:

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

Living In The World, Without Letting The World Into Us

We live in troubling times. One of my frequent readers, John Paul at e4Unity recently posted about the worries of the religious community regarding the crumbling fabric of our society, the loss of freedoms and spirituality we are experiencing, and the natural contemplation that ensues of signs of the last days and second coming of … 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

What is Mormonism?

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

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

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

How Firm A Foundation

“Eventually we must have our own strong and deeply placed foundation, or we will be unable to withstand the storms of life, which will come…How, you may ask, can we most effectively gain and maintain the foundation needed to survive spiritually in the world in which we live?…First, prayer…Second, study the scriptures and “meditate therein … 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