Christmas Devo 2015 Recap – Powered By Music

Christmas Devo 2015 Recap – Powered By Music

Last night was the annual First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional – or, #ChristmasDevo. I was blessed to be able to participate in the singing for this event. It was a very long day, filled with music, messages of hope and sore feet. And it was worth every minute. Here is my recap and a few of my thoughts. Isaiah 9:6 … Continue reading

Alex Boyé: The Little Drummer Boy In Real Life

Alex Boyé: The Little Drummer Boy In Real Life

My good friend Alex Boyé is on fire right now with his career! And, I could not be happier for him! His life is nothing short of amazing and miraculous – and reads a bit like a modern day Dicken’s novel. His newest rise to success is stunning and so well deserved – born out of the depths of humility … Continue reading

Christmas In Prison

Christmas In Prison

Over twenty-one centuries ago a baby was born in a remote corner of the world. Conditions were unsanitary at best. The babe was homeless and born into poverty. And yet, we commemorate that birth every year with a special holiday called Christmas. Have you ever wondered, in this modern world of complex issues and tragedy, if this celebration is even relevant anymore? … Continue reading

Eight Is Great

Eight Is Great

Today I’m celebrating my WordPress birth-iversary! MormonSoprano.com celebrates eight years of “life” in the world wide web, and it also commemorates another important life event with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Continue reading

Contest: Win Christmas Concert Tickets and More!

Contest: Win Christmas Concert Tickets and More!

Everybody loves a good contest- and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is running one right now that will really get you in a fun holiday mood! During this “Twelve Days of Christmas Contest” series, one lucky winner per day will receive 1 CD and 1 DVD from last year’s Christmas concert with the Sesame Street Muppets! PLUS… [dramatic drum-roll] one lucky grand prize winner … Continue reading

Brigham Young: Bless Those That Sing

Brigham Young: Bless Those That Sing

The Salt Lake Tabernacle was not dedicated until 1875, but it was first used in the October 1867 conference. A transcription of that meeting’s remarks by President Brigham Young was recently transcribed and made available. Imagine my excitement! A chance to read the first words ever given over the pulpit in the beloved Tabernacle – a building that not only means … Continue reading

Burning Up

Burning Up

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come…That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.- [2 Tim. 3:1,17] Over the past few weeks many significant, unexpected and unsettling things have happened, some at home [Daughter A.’s wedding was called off] and some abroad: The church made changes to the bishops manual that caused … Continue reading

Thank You, Veterans!

Thank You, Veterans!

It’s Veteran’s Day here in the USA – an opportunity for us to thank all military veterans for their service. It is also a time to reflect on those who bear the scars, both visible and invisible, and to remember those who did not return home. For all who serve and have served our country, saying “thank … Continue reading

Spiritual Exercise For Perfection

Spiritual Exercise For Perfection

I was inspired by Elder Larry R. Lawrence’s talk in the October 2015 General Conference. He spoke about an elevated version of self improvement, inviting the Holy Ghost to give us personalized guidance as we follow the Savior’s command to become “perfect.” (Matt 5:48). Elder Lawrence provided some very interesting examples, and introduced a spiritual exercise that we can do. Here’s a recap. First, we begin with the Biblical story … Continue reading

PONDERIZE: New Covenant, New Heart!

PONDERIZE: New Covenant, New Heart!

In ‪LDS General Conference we were invited to “Ponderize” (80% ponder + 20% memorize) a different verse of scripture each week! Elder Devin G. Durrant, challenged us to do this for at least 4 weeks in a row. He also asked us to imagine ourselves doing it for a year, two years, five years… even Continue reading

Uchtdorf’s Parable of the Quilt

Uchtdorf’s Parable of the Quilt

CONFERENCE WAS AWESOME!! One of my many favorite stories from the October 2015 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was shared in the Saturday Oct. 3rd morning session by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency. I’m calling it the Parable of the Quilt: Continue reading

Women’s Conference Was Twitterific

Women’s Conference Was Twitterific

On Saturday September 26, 2015  the fall General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially began with General Women’s Session held bi-annually for all women and girls age 8 and up. As circumstances would have it, I could not attend the meeting nor tune in via radio or live streaming. I was in a very … Continue reading

Conference: It’s All About The Feels!

Conference: It’s All About The Feels!

HOORAY!! It’s that great time of year once again for General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! It’s happening this weekend, and it’s going to be epic! Last night the Choir rehearsed all of our songs for the weekend in the Conference Center. Just in case you are interested, we’ve learned 17 songs for three … Continue reading

Two Funerals in Two Days

Two Funerals in Two Days

On Saturday I had the honor of singing at the funeral service for my Grandmother Adeline. This morning I had the honor of singing at the funeral service of LDS apostle Richard G. Scott. Two beautiful services for two great souls who have passed through the veil to the other side. Grandma Adeline Naomi Kleven Seely Proctor didn’t … Continue reading

Hurry Up, Conference!

Hurry Up, Conference!

As I was sitting down to write my thoughts today about General Conference [headed our way this week!] I read MMM’s post, and voila! He’d done all the work for me expressing pretty much exactly the SAME things. So, today I’m sharing HIS post with you. It’s a great read. I highly recommend it! Enjoy – MoSop … Continue reading

Adeline’s Sweet Homecoming

Adeline’s Sweet Homecoming

This morning our Sweet Adeline “Grandma Addie” – a great big soul in tiny packaging – passed peacefully away from us and into the arms of those waiting on the other side of the veil. Just seven weeks ago we celebrated her 95th Birthday. It’s not too often that someone can enjoy having their Grandma in their … Continue reading

Just Married: Or, How I’ve Been Living In Sin For 15 Years

Just Married: Or, How I’ve Been Living In Sin For 15 Years

As you know, I was recently promoted to a new position at work. Yesterday I logged into my employee account through Human Resources to double check all of my information had been updated and got a horrifying shock! I’ve been “Single since 07/07/1999” Here I always thought I’ve been married since 12/19/1989. BUT NO! WTH?!? Apparently, Mr. Mo and I have been living in … Continue reading

Nine Eleven – Where Do We Go From Here?

Nine Eleven – Where Do We Go From Here?

Today marks 14 years since our world as we knew it was turned upside down. It’s impossible to fully describe the impact – globally, nationally or personally – of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 – “9/11.” None of us living through that time will ever forget where we were when we heard the news and … Continue reading