Easter Thursday: In Remembrance

Easter Thursday: In Remembrance

Today is often known as “Maundy Thursday,” derived from the Latin “mandatum,” which means “commandment.” It refers to when Jesus, in the Upper Room during the Last Super, said to the disciples: “A new commandment I give you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” (John … Continue reading

Easter Tuesday: Watch and Prepare

Easter Tuesday: Watch and Prepare

Today we commemorate Jesus’ presence in Jerusalem two days after his triumphal entry on Palm Sunday, and the Cleansing of the Temple on Monday. During this time period Jesus focused teaching important final lessons, including several beloved and powerful parables that have endured through the centuries. Jesus continued to visit the temple each day, and on this day he … Continue reading

Singing With Angels Movie: 10 Takeaways

Singing With Angels Movie: 10 Takeaways

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir plays a unique role in the movie Singing With Angels, produced by Candlelight Media Group. It releases today – Friday March 11, 2016 – to select theaters across the USA. I attended a special screening Wednesday night shown to Choir members and guests.  It was a treat to finally see the end result from last year’s filming! Here is … Continue reading

Sing Hallelujah! MoTab’s Sunday Film Shoot

Sing Hallelujah! MoTab’s Sunday Film Shoot

March 1st, 2016 is fast approaching! I hope you are planning to add your voice by then to the Largest Virtual Hallelujah Chorus with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! Yesterday the Choir was involved in a high tech filming shoot.  I was participating for about 3 hours, but it lasted collectively well over 7 hours and involved hundreds of … Continue reading

Surviving The Inversion And A Treadmill

Surviving The Inversion And A Treadmill

Here on the western side of the Rocky Mountains we may not be socked-in with as much snow as the East Coast, but we are “buried” in our own version of winter blues. The dreaded “Inversion” [lung-crushing-toxic-smog] is once again trapped in our mountain-locked valleys due to inverted temperatures. Northern Utah has a major air quality problem in the winter. It is often more unhealthy to … Continue reading

Viral Video of Blizzard 2016 Captures Mormon Message

Viral Video of Blizzard 2016 Captures Mormon Message

I couldn’t help watching the viral video “Snowboarding with the NYPD” more than once. It’s not only entertaining to see the post apocalyptic snow-packed streets of New York City being turned into an epic sporting event, but there’s also a great slow-mo moment capturing the Mormon.org “A Savior Is Born“ Times Square billboards in the background! The tagline “Joy … Continue reading

St. George Half Marathon 2016

St. George Half Marathon 2016

Last weekend Mr. Mo and I took a road trip to sunny St. George, Utah (about a 4 ½ hour drive south of home) – for the purpose of rising bright and early Saturday morning to run the St. George Half Marathon. Thirteen point one miles. Yep, this is what we do for fun. In fact, we’ve been conquering one race per month … Continue reading

I Believe In Becca

I Believe In Becca

As soon as you see her smile, you’ll never forget Rebecca Goeckeritz. Her smile is a reflection of her soul, which is like all the pure light in heaven packed into one tiny woman shining out to the world. Becca has been lighting up every room, and warming up every heart for about thirty-three years now, and I’ve been … Continue reading

Happy Three Kings Day!

Happy Three Kings Day!

Today (Jan 6th) is an exciting day in the eyes of millions of children around the world who celebrate Three Kings Day. This is also known as the 12th Day of Christmas (of ’12 drummers drumming’ fame), Twelfth Night (of Shakespeare fame),  and Epiphany. Although Three Kings Day is not a common tradition celebrated here in the USA … Continue reading

A Christmas Awakening: Recap

A Christmas Awakening: Recap

First things first, Happy New Year! We are only 3 days in, and I’ve already failed my first resolution. I thought it would be a worthy goal to post something every day. Apparently, I need to go to “Plan B” now, which is “post as often as I possibly can.” That’s pretty much a cop out. … Continue reading

The Christmas Elves On Temple Square

The Christmas Elves On Temple Square

Daughter A and Daughter Bee are hard at work this year being Santa’s Elves in real life. They perform their magic in plain sight, but you’ve probably never seen or noticed. Most people don’t. They are a part of an army of elves – amazing unsung heroes – tirelessly ensuring that Temple Square is kept merry and bright for … Continue reading

Snow, on Snow, on Snow

Snow, on Snow, on Snow

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, on snow…” Frosty Greetings from the North Pole! [aka Northern Utah]. The past 36 hours have been an adventure in arctic survival of epic proportions. I think we might … Continue reading