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Remind Me Again How We Do This?

Remind Me Again How We Do This?

Do you ever wonder what “this” is all about? You know – this. As in, Life. It seems like whenever I reach a crossroads, where some big decision has to be made, or a crises happens, or a change is taking place, I think about “this” – the living thing – more… Continue reading

Day 14: Keeping Our Sabbath In Frankfurt

Day 14: Keeping Our Sabbath In Frankfurt

Sunday July 10, 2016 – Frankfurt, Germany – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir European Tour ~ Have we really been a whole two weeks already in Europe?! Last Sunday we were in Vienna, providing a memorable performance in the famed Musikverein’s Goldener Hall, with all proceeds given to charity. This Sunday we will truly “rest from our labors” and … Continue reading

Day 13: Jahrhunderthalle

Day 13: Jahrhunderthalle

Saturday July 9, 2016 – Frankfurt, Germany – Mormon Tabernacle Choir European Tour ~ The most important and exciting thing about this day is our CONCERT tonight, at a place called the Jahrhunderthalle [The Hundred Year Hall]. #1. I just love saying that word Jahrhunderthalle! It sounds so epic –  like something straight out of Wagner’s … Continue reading

Day 8: At Home In Munich

Day 8: At Home In Munich

Monday, July 4, 2016 – Munich, Germany – MoTab European Tour Journal ~  Authors Note: I am heartbroken and shocked that this pre-written story will publish on a day following a tragic shooting event in my beloved München. I have shed many tears. I offer my love and fervent prayers to all of my dear Münchner. May you feel loved, and find Peace and Healing! … Continue reading

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

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

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

The Christmas Elves On Temple Square

The Christmas Elves On Temple Square

Daughter A and Daughter Bee are hard at work this year being Santa’s Elves in real life. They perform their magic in plain sight, but you’ve probably never seen or noticed. Most people don’t. They are a part of an army of elves – amazing unsung heroes – tirelessly ensuring that Temple Square is kept merry and bright for … Continue reading

“O Holy Night” – Garth Smith

“O Holy Night” – Garth Smith

Pianist Garth Smith gained popularity among music lovers for his sensitive and moving original arrangements of LDS hymns. He now shares his signature style with the Christmas classic “O Holy Night” in his lovely new music video. We see Smith performing in a beautifully decorated home, interspersed with magnificent still pictures from the video production “The Nativity” – retelling the birth story … Continue reading

Peter Hollens: Day 9 Christmas Gift

Peter Hollens: Day 9 Christmas Gift

One year ago this week, Daughter A and I had the incredible experience of being part of a miracle film shoot called the ‘World’s Largest Nativity’  [yes, I’m officially in the Guinness Book of World Records] – collaborating with an incredible list of famous YouTubers from across the country who all converged into one place at one … Continue reading

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

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

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