A closer examination of one of the most famous quotes in Mormonism, attributed to President David O. McKay, offers some surprises, and some mysteries. In this post, discover the “Family Alter”, “God’s garden of Character”, and the most-quoted-yet-least-credited-non-Mormon-by-Mormons!
In honor of “National Trivia Day” this post compiles history, facts and little-known trivia about The Angel Moroni Statues of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka “Mormons”).
Today is author J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. He would have been 118. Born on Jan. 3, 1892 (died Sept. 2, 1973), John Ronald Reuel Tolkien became a famous English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor. He is best known as the author of the classic fantasy works ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Indeed, he has been called the “Father of Modern Fantasy Literature”.
It is well known that Tolkien’s closest friend was fellow-author and Christian convert C.S. Lewis. Mormons Love C.S. Lewis. He is considered one of the most quoted non-LDS authors over an LDS pulpit – and likewise, J.R.R. Tolkien is admired no less….
On today’s Wordpress home page there’s a simple poll. The question reads: “Are you optimistic for 2010?”
The 24-hr. vote shows that the answer “Yes” garnered 84%. Wow! It’s nice to know that despite a world filled with many troubles, we can still find a majority of people filled with optimism. This makes me feel more cheerful and more optimistic just seeing that vote of confidence!…
Learn about OPTIMISM…and watch a message about HOPE!
“On the 8th Day of Christmas MoSop shared with me…”
a Happy Birthday wish to MoSop’s Mommy!!! and A Christmas Gift from International Mormon Missionaries. Watch a lovely video message in many languages about the true gift of Christmas.
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds a Christmas Devotional on the first Sunday of each December. The December 6, 2009 Christmas Devotional is now available … This post provides direct links to view. Enjoy!
I beleive that when music is performed with the spirit of God, it is the most powerful tool He has on earth in preparing a soul, softening a mind, and touching a heart. This story is a perfect example of how the power of spiritual music made a difference one cold December night in Moscow.
The attached video is based upon a true story, and I feel is worthy of sharing with my readers. The Government of the Republic of Macedonia’s Ministry of Education & Science created this thought provoking clip. It was used as part of a social advertising campaign aimed at promoting religious education. The Headline for this commercial reads: “Religion is knowledge, …
This video gives a simplified introduction to Mormon Temples. Learn the history, purpose and what takes place inside – all in just 3 minutes!
This new 4 minute video is well worth watching, from both an historical and religious perspective.
You’ve heard the rumors about Mormons. “Polygamists”, “Not Christian”, “Utah Cult”, “No Coffee”…. etc. But are they true? This MormonsMadeSimple video separates the myths from the facts.
This week the LDS (Mormon) Church finally graduated to the quintessential level of new media use. Yes, the rumors are true! The Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints has launched a blog. Although the site includes a disclaimer that things “should not necessarily be viewed as official statements of The Church“, they certainly …
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has released an official video press kit that includes over 30 informational segments which I am positive you will enjoy watching. – SEE LINKS
Learn more about the greatest blessing on earth, and how it can empower your life.
The following video is an illustrated excerpt of a talk entitled “How Choice A Seer” by the late LDS apostle Elder Neal A. Maxwell, who discusses the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Joseph Smith.
On Thursday May 28, 2009 it was announced that one of the great philosophers of Mormonism, Truman G. Madsen passed on to the next life, succombing to cancer. Members of the church worldwide are bidding him a fond farewell…this post is my tribute to a great man and a great mind [includes many quotes, links and a video].
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 …
A catchy tune called “The Apostle Song” has been getting a lot of attention today. Recently updated by “The Sons of Ammon” (creators of a popular Seminary Scripture Mastery series), lyrics now include the newest LDS Apostle. – Enjoy!
“Life is not meant to be easy, but when we are filled with the Spirit…we will be full of joy no matter what happens.” The life and words of Elder F. Enzio Busche offer each of us hope and inspiration for keeping a joyful soul, no matter what. [Don’t miss the beautiful video included in this post!]
At the October 1981 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Elder Neal A. Maxwell gave his first talk over the pulpit as a newly ordained apostle. It was entitled: “O, Divine Redeemer“. Elder Maxwell was known for his keen intellect, and love for poetry and alliteration. Each talk became a scriptural …
A 20-year-old Harvard junior from Idaho is asked a series of questions that could be considered “tricky” for members to answer in a private setting, and certainly challenging in the public arena. However, she delivers a poised and candid interview. Questions range from whether she wears sacred undergarments, why the temple is secret, who Joseph Smith was and why he is important, and how she reacts to allegations that Mormonism is a cult. She is also asked to respond to the often negative perception of the role of women in the church. Concluding questions deal with her personal relationship with Jesus, and her plans for the future.
Mormon Temple worship and the ceremonies which take place inside are often a subject of curiosity and scrutiny. Because the worship which takes place in LDS temples is closed to the public, there is the potential for suspicion, rumor, misunderstanding, or inaccurate information. This is unfortunate. My website is designed to enlighten readers, to answer questions, and …
An upcoming HBO “Big Love” episode is slated to depict a re-creation of a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) temple ceremony…Certainly, this is not the first time LDS sacred belief and practices have been singled out and mocked, and it won’t be the last… it is ultimately the public themselves who must choose to be a part of the problem or the solution…