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More Holiness, More Freedom

This past weekend I was archiving files on my computer, and I discovered some photos I took in July 2008. One image in particular has captured my attention. If a “picture is worth a thousand words” then this one certainly tells a beautiful story… Continue reading

It’s Not Like I’m Dying

This past Saturday the moment of truth finally arrived for our family. It was time to bid goodbye to our oldest child as she begins College. In my earlier post entitled “Don’t Turn Around“, I spoke about the bitter-sweet experience it is to watch a child grow up, and accept the circle of life. I … Continue reading

Honoring Women

Honoring Women

In October 2004 the late President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints honored the divine gifts possessed by women in a General Conference address entitled “The Women In Our Lives“. Youtube  MormonMessages has created a video which beautifully illustrates excerpts of his words. President Hinckley shared this tender preface to his chosen … Continue reading

Gracie’s Theme has Cardall’s Healing Touch

Mormon musician Paul Cardall was born in 1973 with a severe congenital heart defect. He has undergone countless surgeries, and is currently wait-listed for a heart transplant. This is his last hope. He dreams of living long enough to raise his little girl Eden alongside his beautiful wife Lynette.  Ironically, Paul possesses an exceptional art for healing others. Despite his failing … Continue reading

Parents Finding Inner Hindu

“Mom, I want to be Hindu”. The devout Mormon mother looks deeply into the earnest blue eyes of her teenaged daughter. She sees sincerity and anxiousness, combined with notable fear of retaliation or rejection. Mom quietly tries to process her child’s declaration. She waits for the immediate flood of  unspoken questions, thoughts, panic and concern crowding into her brain to settle down. She waits for the perfect … Continue reading

Don’t Turn Around

Don’t Turn Around

Recently my heart has become tender as I ponder the bitter-sweet truth of being a parent. Our babies grow up. On one hand, it is a thrill to see Baby reach milestones . We celebrate her very first step, the first word, the first loose tooth and the first day of school, among a long list … Continue reading

Pornography Addiction: Movie Offers Hope

Pornography Addiction: Movie Offers Hope

A compelling documentary has been created entitled “Pornography: Confronting the Addiction”…watch the movie trailer and read this thought-provoking and educational post.

Ignorance is Satan’s playground. Knowledge provides us the power for prevention and the catalyst for change… Continue reading

The Lost Generation

History gave us “Generation X”, which in turn gave birth to “Generation Y”. Today’s rising youth are sometimes referred to as the “Lost Generation”. It is a retrospective reference to the disillusioned youth of post-WWI, viewed comparable to present-day. Two years ago, a creative and thought-provoking video was submitted to the AARP’s U@50 video contest. It received a standing … Continue reading

How To Love

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, gives powerful advice about how we can better show love for our friends, family, dates or spouse by following the example of Jesus Christ.

Prejean and American Pediatricians: Stay True

What do a beautiful pageant contestant and a large group of American pediatricians have in common? In a word: Honesty. This month both Prejean and the ACPeds give us pause to consider that perhaps when it comes to a choice between “Political Correctness“, and just plain correct-ness; PC is passe. Case #1. When California’s Miss USA contestant … Continue reading

A Bright Light To The World

There are many names and titles for Jesus Christ. One of them is “The Light“. He is referred to multiple times in the scriptures as “The Light of the world“,  “The Light of Men” and “The True Light“. In addition to Jesus being the light, those who choose to follow him are promised to receive a portion of … Continue reading

Mormon Temple Blessings

Mormon Temple Blessings

This video explains more about Mormon Temples, using excerpts of a talk given by apostle Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, candid comments from members of the church, and beautiful photography of both the inside and outside of Temples around the world. Continue reading

Family SciFi Ad

A New Mormon Ad promoting Family-Time adventure, SciFi style! more about "Family SciFi Ad", posted with vodpod

What Do Mormons Do?

What Do Mormons Do?

There are many great videos found on this site, and elsewhere which explain the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Perhaps you are wondering what it is like to be a Mormon. “What do Mormon’s do, exactly”? This [slightly outdated] video answers that question by detailing The Church organizational structure, and illustrates the many … Continue reading

The Perfect Valentine

Through all eternity to thee A joyful song I’ll raise, For oh! Eternity is too short To utter all thy praise. ~ Joseph Addison Click To Listen: “Our God Is A God Of Love” “Our God Is A God of Love Love Is His Greatest Gift To Us Love Is Our Greatest Gift To Him … Continue reading

When A Motherboard Dies

Please join with me in a moment of silence for my Motherboard. I sent her in last week for some basic upgrades, including a snazzy new hard drive with lots of “Gigs” and “Bytes”, so MoSop could save even more photos, and become a speedier blogging queen. The family was also tired of receiving continual … Continue reading

Family Stagecoach Rescue

Here is another great Family Adventure Mormon Ad promoting spending quality time with our children! Bonneville Communications are really outdoing themselves. See my previous post for the Swashbuckler!

God’s Game Plan

God’s Game Plan

God our Father has a Gameplan, and we’re all on the team! If He had a “playbook”, He might borrow a few play titles straight from daytime TV: As The World Turns One Life To Live Guiding Light All My Children Search For Tomorrow Another World For simplicity, this is Our Family Story.I love hearing, … Continue reading

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