The Christmas carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” was written in 1739 by prolific Methodist hymn composer Charles Wesley (1707-1788). It was later set to a melody from the cantata Festgesang an die Künstler by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847), which was originally written to honor the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing. Religious liturgical scholars regard “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” as one of the …
Monday Motivational advice from President Thomas S. Monson
In a brilliant play of poetic irony, Hollywood dealt their hand and now it’s God’s turn.
During the season known for giving and getting, President Thomas S. Monson and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir remind us of the true gifts and meaning of Christmas in today’s beautiful and peace-filled video. . .
Today’s beautiful video combines clips from The Life of Christ Bible Videos and messages from the 2009 LDS Church First Presidency Christmas Devotional. The speakers are
Daughter A’s favorite hymn is “Lead Kindly Light”. Today I came across a recording by the Brigham Young University men’s A’capella group Vocal Point. It is one of the most beautiful arrangements we have heard. So peace-filled. So comforting. Such perfect timing. I had to share it!
The beloved hymn “God Be With You till we Meet Again” was penned in 1880 by Jeremiah E. Rankin, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Washington, D.C.. It was set to music in 1882 by composer William G. Tomer, pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.. Mr. Rankin explained; “Written…as a Christian good-bye, …
Only ONE final day before we get to enjoy another General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! This is it! A weekend of inspired messages by living prophets and apostles chosen by God to speak to the world, and music to uplift the soul. It is a weekend to focus on …
Have you ever wondered what kind of things a modern-day prophet would say to the world?
Imagine a life where every day is joyful. There are no worries, no stress, no illness, no pain, no sorrow. Instead, there is only joy, love and peace. The amazing grace and gift of Jesus Christ, is the promise of Life. And not just any kind of life, no! Happy Life. Joyful life. Glorious Life. Perfect …
Brace yourselves, world! Mormonism is getting a stunning and irresistible new “face-lift”! There’s a whole new “Mormon Moment” sweeping the globe.
Exactly one year ago today, a giant storm with hurricane force winds struck my home in Northern Utah.
It’s Thanksgiving Week in the United States! In the spirit of the season of gratitude, I’d like to share a few thankful thoughts.
Do you ever feel bogged down with all the details of life? I do! Have you had any minutiae meltdowns lately? I feel your pain.
Wow! I didn’t see that coming! Did you? Musings and Memes.
Join me by reading 37 messages in 37 days as preparation for October General Conference. (Free Study Guide Included)
The prominent American artist Blair Buswell says that he has “always been fascinated with the human figure”. Through many years of practice and experience he has risen to great renown for his craft. . .
In just 4 days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its 182nd Semi-Annual General Conference! (March 31-April1, 2012) Today we are going to get to know a little more about the leadership of the Church, focusing on the First Presidency.
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”.
It is impossible to give true justice to a General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a mere summary. However, for the sake of my many readers who may not have had the opportunity to watch or hear the conference yet, or for those who would like my perspective – here are a …
Tomorrow the 181st Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin. The Conference will continue over the space of two days during five 2-hour sessions featuring spiritual messages presented in both word and song. At 10:00 am Mountain Time living prophets, apostles and other chosen servants of the Lord will step up to …
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.
The following story was told by President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
In the final moments of last week’s LDS General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson, 16th President and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave some profound instruction about a Lighthouse, and a prophetic blessing
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 #2: Remember Naaman
It is no small thing to have a prophet of God and apostles on the earth today! History has shown that there is safety, peace, prosperity, and happiness in following prophetic counsel. History has also shown that the instructions may be simple, but following isn’t always so easy…..
Happy “Valentine’s Eve”! I would like to share the following story about love shared by President Thomas S. Monson,of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
“My father’s father came from Sweden, and his wife from England. They met…
On The 23rd Day of counting down, we’ve reached the Eve of Christmas Eve…
…here is a story that warms the heart, and helps us to believe