The Foundation Will Be Deeper

The Foundation Will Be Deeper

The house made more progress yesterday! After getting its footings poured last weekend. It was then prepped just a few days later with large metal boards called forms or “frames”. We arrived later in the evening in time to see 7 men working diligently to get our entire basement framed. The following day my Dad … Continue reading

Our Spot Of Earth

Our Spot Of Earth

“Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.” – Today, I’m writing about the goodness of life. Because, despite the evil, sadness and horrors, there is still so much good and gratitude. Continue reading

Bountiful Angel 2.0 Surprise!

Bountiful Angel 2.0 Surprise!

About a week ago [the afternoon of Sunday May 22, 2016 to be exact] the golden angel Moroni statue atop the Bountiful Utah Temple was struck by lighting. It was very dramatic! Our home is less than quarter mile away and we saw the bright flash of light and felt the BOOM shake our house. At the … Continue reading

His Day: A Sabbath Song By Composer Eric Malizia

His Day: A Sabbath Song By Composer Eric Malizia

I Love New Songs! My own very talented friend Eric Malizia has written a new children’s song honoring the Sabbath Day – appropriately called His Day – and I am excited to share it with you today. The song talks about all of the activities that we can do on Sunday to make it a special, sacred day that honors … Continue reading

Patty Duke Saved My Life

Patty Duke Saved My Life

On Tuesday March 29, 2016 the world lost an amazing soul, and I lost one of my great heroes. Academy award-winning actress “Patty” Duke [Anna Marie Pearce] succumbed to a sepsis infection. She was only 69 years old. She meant a great deal to a great many people. And, I owe her my life. This is my story and my personal tribute. Continue reading

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