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A Matter of a Few Degrees

A Matter of a Few Degrees

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, an apostle and Second Counselor to the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints once gave powerful spiritual counsel using a modern airline analogy. Prior to Pres. Uchtdorf’s calling to the LDS apostleship on February 3, 2008, he was a former German Airforce pilot, and held several executive positions, including … Continue reading

Mormon Questions Deserve Trustworthy Answers

Mormon Questions Deserve Trustworthy Answers

Do you have questions about Mormonism, Mormons, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the LDS Religion, etc.? Great! This post is dedicated to ensuring that your valuable time is invested in finding answers from trustworthy, respected and reputable sources. In order to better assist with your Mormon study and Latter-day Saint research, a list of some of the best online resources have been gathered … 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

Religious Symbols Part 2

This is the second installment of an enjoyable two-part series by author Christopher Millz on multiple meanings of religious symbols. Concerns and questions regarding the specific symbols of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are addressed in both Part 1 and Part 2. As always, your respectful comments are welcome. – MoSop … Continue reading

Religious Symbols Part 1

This is part one in a two-part educational series by author Christopher Millz on the multiple meanings of Religious Symbolism. For those who have particular interest or questions regarding the religious symbols of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( “Mormons”), this will be particularly helpful and enlightening. I encourage you to watch … Continue reading

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

PROPHECY: World Destruction, Change, Fear, and Hope

This video highlights prophetic words of modern Latter-day prophets and apostles spoken over the past 30 years, up to the present. Our world is undergoing rapid change, much of which is destructive, catastrophic and devastating. People everywhere are suffering pain, discouragement and fear. However, there is HOPE, even in these dark and troubled times. God … 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

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).

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

The Book of Mormon Challenge

The Book of Mormon Challenge

On October 1, 2008 I Joined the “Hinckley Challenge” (found at hinckleychallenge.com) to read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ in 97 days or less. This was created in honor of the immediate past LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley’s 97 years of life. On Jan. 4, 2009, I completed the challenge! It … Continue reading

A New Year of Hope and Gratitude

Don’t change that dial…yes, this is still MormonSoprano! However, in honor of the upcoming New Year celebration, I made a few little festive changes. I also activated my “falling snow” feature, as it makes a nice double for confetti, don’t you think? It is hard to believe that we are already ushering 2008 out the … 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

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

Heaven Opened Every Door

Heaven Opened Every Door

A very historic and sacred event in history was commemorated this weekend. In June 1978 the Priesthood was extended to “every worthy male” member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I remember that prophetic day. I would have been 12 years old. My mother picked me up from school and told me … Continue reading

Earth: Supersized Home Improvement

“Earth with her ten thousand flow’rs, Air with all its beams and show’rs, Heaven’s infinite expanse, Sea’s resplendent countenance – All around and all above Bear this record, God Is Love”  – Hymn 87 We live on an amazing planet. In fact, I think we often forget what a gift we have right under our … Continue reading

Music To Our [Pets] Ear

I read a fascinating article today about the power and effect music has not only on human beings, but also all living creatures! A leading researcher named Joshua Leeds studies the effects of sound on the human nervous system, or “psychoacoustics”. “Sound,” he says, “is a potent energy that should not be taken for granted.” Sound … Continue reading

Pause And Remember

Pause And Remember

Today the United States of America celebrates Memorial Day. It was first titled “Decoration Day”, derived from the decorations placed upon graves of fallen Civil War soldiers in the 1800s. This day has become set apart to officially remember those who sacrificed everything on our behalf. On May 2, 2000, President Bill Clinton issued a … Continue reading