Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. There are festivals, parades, dancing, leprechauns, special foods, kissing, drinking, and a whole lot of green. When I was growing up, St. Patrick’s Day meant one thing – the importance of wearing something green to keep from being pinched all …
In the Saturday morning session of October General Conference 2014, Sister Cheryl A. Esplin gave a powerful sermon about the Sacrament [what we call holy communion] which we partake of in our weekly Sunday service. She taught that partaking of the bread and water can become much more than a ritual, but a truly spiritual experience and …
Happy March… or, is it December? It’s snowing today in Northern Utah, and it’s predicted to snow tomorrow. This is an interesting change. We haven’t had legitimate snow here (as in, “needing to shovel the driveway”) since Christmas Day. It’s been unusually dry. I guess we thought it wasn’t going to snow again this year and we’ve …
I was running late today, so my commuter train was already pulling into the station by the time Mr. Mo was nearing my stop in our car. He decided to try to race it to the next stop [kids, don’t try this at home!]. In the end, I did make it on board – barely …
Last week two Wards in our Stake got the big “shakedown”. [Mormon jargon code-breaker: “Ward” = Parish / “Stake” = Diocese]. Latter-day Saints, like all humans, are very communal creatures and we thrive on stability. We develop a deep family bond with our congregation members, so the idea of “breaking up the family” can be an emotional experience. But, these things …
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 …
Only six more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church! In preparation, today we shall speak of prophecy, adventures, Mormons and…Hobbits.
Only nine more days until the 184th General Conference! Today’s throwback Thursday message comes from Elder Russell M. Nelson about fear, faith, and Frenchmen … with a rare, and rather risqué, Conference moment thrown in you don’t want to miss!
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
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 …
“Dear LDS Senior couples – where are you?! We Need You!!” That is the desperate cry coming from hundreds of mission fields around the world. But, for some reason the plea is not getting heard & answered! In fact, it’s reached crises proportion. And, now it’s personal.
Each year, people travel from throughout the world to Mesa Arizona to experience the beautiful and spirit-filled production of the world’s largest outdoor Easter pageant, entitled “Jesus The Christ”.
Brace yourselves, world! Mormonism is getting a stunning and irresistible new “face-lift”! There’s a whole new “Mormon Moment” sweeping the globe.
General Conference Countdown Day 14 of 37: How to cope when facing lifes difficult challenges
Enjoy a summary of the LDS Regional Conference for Davis County Utah – including special speakers Elder Bowen, Sister Burton, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
In 11 days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold it’s 182nd Semi-Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . This is my first in a series of posts to help us prepare for another marvelous General Conference. The feelings of love and joy for the blessing and opportunity we have to listen to a living prophet of God is captured well in the words of one of our hymns, “We Listen To A Prophet’s Voice”.
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!
This is who I am, and why I love being a Latter-day Saint, even when it means rejection.
Reflections on LDS General Conference, and how Elder Quentin L. Cook got me to clean out my purse.
Conference Countdown Tip #4: Ponder The Significance …
Watch a video of an apostle explaining the significance of General Conference, and the glorious message of each event.
Latter-day Saint student and film maker Seth Adam Smith has been creating and sharing poignant YouTube videos since the mid 2000’s. Many of these have been featured at Mormon Soprano. This week, Seth released The Testimony of Joseph Smith, which he says took over two years to make, and is as much a statement of his own spiritual witness, as that of the prophet.
I add my witness, and share this remarkable video with you.
In honor of “National Trivia Day” this post compiles history, facts and little-known trivia about The Angel Moroni Statues of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka “Mormons”).
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has released an official video press kit that includes over 30 informational segments which I am positive you will enjoy watching. – SEE LINKS
Many are familiar with the National Anthem of the United States of America, however did you know there is also a National Hymn? This is a beloved song included in the Latter-day Saint Hymnal. Learn more about its history, and watch a music video.
Learn more about the greatest blessing on earth, and how it can empower your life.
The following video is an illustrated excerpt of a talk entitled “How Choice A Seer” by the late LDS apostle Elder Neal A. Maxwell, who discusses the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Joseph Smith.