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Mormon Church Sunday, Simplified

Mormon Church Sunday, Simplified

Would you like to know more about what the Mormon Sunday worship service is like? Here’s a simple video that gives all the basic facts about attending, and what to expect. All are welcome and encouraged to join with us each Sunday. You may also bring your whole family (even the baby). Finding the nearest … Continue reading

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Yesterday I wrote about Finding Light In The Darkess of our lives, and had the amazing good fortune of announcing that after our dark and dreary wait, Mr. MoSop received a job offer!! However, the Lord in His infinite wisdom made sure we didn’t get too uppity about it. (explanation momentarily).

Finding Light In The Darkness

In early Spring of 2008 the economic crises hit our household when my husband was laid off from his job. His employer was sad to have to let him go, but had no choice “due to the economic turn-down”. Mr. MoSop was provided with a small severance package, and a glowing reference letter, which were … Continue reading

Apology Accepted, Tom Hanks

Apology Accepted, Tom Hanks

Last week I wrote an open letter To Tom Hanks From An American Mormon Fan. During my letter, I encouraged Tom to apologize for his disparaging Mormon comments. Yesterday, he did: “Last week, I labeled members of the Mormon church who supported California’s Proposition 8 as “un-American.” I believe Proposition 8 is counter to the … Continue reading

Life without Limits – Nick Vujicic

When Nick Vujicicwas born, his Australian Christian parents held a tiny child with no arms or legs. Despite the crushing odds Nick faced, he has turned his trial into triumph. He now spends his life speaking to groups all around the world. His message is one of hope and joy. No matter what we face in life, we never face it alone. … Continue reading

Using Our Teeth

I recently came across a short biography of Elder John B. Dickson of the Latter-Day Saint Seventy. I found his life story very inspirational, and his words of wisdom are applicable to our own daily living: “When it was time for me to go on a mission, I was very excited to serve the Lord. … Continue reading

Miracle Landing of Flight 1549

Waiting On The Wing By now the story of Thursday’s US Airways crash landing into the Hudson River is considered “old news”, however I would still like to personally acknowledge the dramatic event. Once in a while a story comes along that really grabs at the heart, and reminds us that miracles are real. In a world filled … Continue reading

To Tom Hanks: From An American Mormon Fan

To Tom Hanks: From An American Mormon Fan

Dear Tom, What were you thinking?! You must have been temporarily impaired. It could happen. After all, you were having such a good time celebrating your recent “Big Love” Executive Producer success, maybe it was just too easy to lose track of the refills. Alcohol does that to people. Open mouth – drink booze – insert … Continue reading

Joe The Dog Provides A Parable

This particular post is the latest in the saga of our dog’s life, and his subsequent misadventures. Forget Joe The Plumber, we’ve got Joe The Dog! Here is the latest “teaching moment” he has provided: A [Living] Parable of The Dog and The Chili Can. Continue reading

Deep In Our Bones

This weekend was our Stake Conference. [Translation: An LDS Stake is a group of local area Congregations who meet all together twice per year – this is similar to a ‘diocese’ in other religions). The leadership of our Stake was being reorganized, which only occurs each nine years, so there was much excitement and anticipation. … Continue reading

Praying To Share The Joy

I received an invite on my Facebook this afternoon to join a “Global Prayer Rally Event” which a faithful Latter-day Saint has created. I think it is very admirable, and a great reminder for us all to follow the request of a prophet of God! Here is the description which accompanied the Global Event invitation: … 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

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!

The New Era “Little Baby”

In the spirit of our modern age, and Elder Ballard’s media directive, a popular LDS publication has joined the 21st Century. The New Era Magazine, written by and for Mormon teens has launched a YouTube account this week to share their creative MormonAds! Here is their Christmas 2008 greeting. more about “The New Era “Little … Continue reading

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

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

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. “If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who … Continue reading

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 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.

Video: Angela Johnson Sculpting Christ

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 Angela’s non-profit “I am the Light of The World” Foundation, the … 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