Greetings from the road! I am currently on tour with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Today is Day 3 of TOUR (well, technically it is now Day 4 since it’s long after midnight…) and I am in the beautiful city of Indianapolis, Indiana – USA. Unfortunately, my laptop connectivity has been on the blitz since tour …
It’s the worst nightmare any parent of a young Mormon missionary would have to face; learning your child who has dedicated two years of their lives away from home for church service will never return home. Last night, not just one, but two families received this devestating news. . .
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 …
The first two sessions of the 181st Semi-annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints have just concluded, and they were wonderful as usual! Here’s a brief recap of today’s Temple Announcements, including President Monson’s dramatic entrance.
Fall in Salt Lake City is definitely my favorite season of the year. I love the crispness in the air and watching the mountains become a beautiful living canvas of red and gold, growing bolder and more vibrant each day. For me, Fall is a season of romance and love. My husband and I met in October, and got engaged in October two years …
Pondering the most “unforgettable” talk from the Sept. 24 2011 General Relief Society Conference: A modern parable for all women centered on the tiny blue forget-me-not flower! (post includes a cute handout, and a video)
This summer marks the 90th Anniversary of the Brighton LDS Girls Camp, located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, east of Salt Lake City, Utah. Brighton Camp began in the summer of 1921, and has the distinction of being the first and oldest continually running Latter-day Saint Girls camp in church history. It has welcomed girls ages 12-14 uninterrupted each and …
In light of a sacrilegious Broadway musical…permanently “borrowing” the same name as sacred scripture, I’d like to offer “My Top Ten List of What The Book of Mormon IS, and what it IS NOT.”
A video interview with Elder David A. Bednar, Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [aka “LDS” or “Mormon” Church]. Whether you are a Mormon or just a curious observer, this candid video is fascinating and enlightening!
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how the Mormon Soprano blog did in 2010, and here is a high level summary of its overall “blog health”, as well as a few personal observations on being a 21st Century “Blogger”.
In this sweet video, the youth of the Meadowood Latter-day Saint Ward ages 3-18 share the true story of Christmas through scripture, images, song and faith.
Last year I had the great privilege to become web friends with LDS composer Shawna Belt Edwards. I blogged about her beautiful “Do You Have Room? Song Sensation“. This year, Shawna has teamed up with another of my respected LDS artistic friends, blogger/videographer Seth Adam Smith to create a timeless music video gift. I hope that …
Read about the history and significance of the Mormon CTR Ring, and listen to the inspiring hymn.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is embarking on an ambitious, if slightly daunting, film project. The goal? To reinact every story told in the New Testament.
That’s a lot of stories! And, it requires a lot of people. Which means, whether you are a professional actor, or a novice, you have the potential to become a part of movie-making history.
In honor of this weekend’s 180th Semi-Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I thought we could explore one of the most popular hymns sung during the event, entitled “The Morning Breaks”.
One of my very favorite poems is “The Road Less Traveled” by Robert Frost. I was pleased to see that Mormon musician David Osmond has chosen this as the title for his newest album which released August 10, 2010. . . **New MoSop Movie**
Over the past year, the official Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint “website to the world” – MORMON.ORG – has been implementing a new, personalized format filled with searchable member profile pages, and video spotlights. If you have a facebook account, you’ve likely seen a few sidebar ads and videos featuring these individuals. It’s Mormons “unplugged”! Telling their stories, sharing their opinions, and faith, and lives, all in their own words. . .
This has been a hard week, with a lot of tragedy in the news. I don’t know about you, but my soul has felt pretty battered. Perhaps that’s what made hearing a beautiful hymn played by a gifted artist on a magical flute all the more sweeter today. My soul was touched. My hope was renewed. And, my faith and confidence in the world was restored. – **This Post Includes a NEW MOSOP MOVIE**
Mormons and non-Mormons alike are mourning Sunday’s senseless and tragic death of Bishop Clay Sannar, age 42, of the Visalia California Ward congregation, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Sannar had only been serving in his lay ministry calling a few months. While doing paperwork in his church office after morning …
Mr. MoSop and I recently signed up for a brutal ‘intense’ 6-week fitness Boot Camp! We are on Day 4, so currently are limping around as our muscles whine and protest. This is proving to be a really huge challenge, and also a blessing.
To say I do a lot of reading would be an understatement. Books, magazines, newspapers, blog posts, articles, commentary…online and offline…you name it, I can be found turning, flipping, scanning and scrolling down. Often during these ‘word feasts’ I come across a quote that sticks in my brain, and then churns around and around until it’s soft, and warm, and smooth as homemade butter taffy.
“…Much of the confusion we experience in this life comes from simply not understanding who we are.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
What do you get when you cross Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, and A’Cappella harmony with a handful of talented Mormon musicians living in Utah? The answer is Mountain Blue, a powerful vocal group with a unique sound, contagious melodies, and wide audience appeal!
Today I am sharing a highlight video of the 180th LDS General Conference which was held April 3-4, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . This offers a great recap of the significant messages and themes of the Conference in less than 10 minutes, and is well worth your time. Enjoy!