Thomas S Monson pumpkin carving

Last year I came across a web site that showed a picture of Gordon B Hinckley carved into a pumpkin. This year, I’ve come across someone else who has done one of Thomas S Monson. Below is just a thumbnail. Click on through to Jay Ball’s web site to see a larger version.

“A prophet’s visit”

The Church News has a nice article (with pictures) about a recent trip by President Monson to Nauvoo and Kirtland. I have never been to Nauvoo, but have been to Kirtland many times. It’s about a 3-4 hour drive from here. I love being there. I don’t generally talk like this, but there really is […]

179th Semiannual General Conference – Post-conference notes

Well, another General Conference has come and gone. There were no “Wow!” talks for me this year. This isn’t to say that they were boring or that they wouldn’t have affected anyone. There are definitely things that I will work harder on now. I’ve made my notes (obviously), and we’ll have lots to choose from […]

179th Semiannual General Conference – Sunday Afternoon Session

We watched the last session of conference at home again. As before, the transmission was perfect. My parents came over to watch with us, and we then had dinner together. President Dieter F Uchtdorf conducted The choir sang “In Hymns of Praise” Elder Marlin K Jenseon offered the invocation The choir sang “O, Divine Redeemer”. […]

179th Semiannual General Conference – Sunday Morning Session

It was so nice to sleep in this morning and then actually be able to help my wife with the kids. As we were driving to church today she said it was weird to be going together as a family. We also brought a YSA who lives with us (I saw her taking notes during […]

179th Semiannual General Conference – Priesthood Session

Before the Priesthood Session, we had our annual sub-sational. This is where YM and their fathers gathered for a dinner of submarine sandwiches. It’s always a good time. President Dieter F Uchtdorf conducted The choir sang “High on the Mountain Top” The invocation was offered by Dennis B Neuenschwander (released from the Seventy today). Note: […]

179th Semiannual General Conference – Saturday Afternoon Session

I’m at home now. I can’t say enough about how great the Move Networks player is. I watched it through my laptop on my 26″ HD TV, and it was perfect. Very impressive. The only thing is that the stream seems to be a few minutes behind the live broadcast (even when you are showing […]

179th Semiannual General Conference – Saturday Morning Session

As mentioned in my pre-conference post, I watched this session at work. I pulled up the web site about 20 minutes early, and the transmission was flawless all the way through. President Henry B. Eyring conducted. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang “Glory to God on High” to start the conference. Following President Eyring’s introduction, the […]

179th Semiannual General Conference – Pre-conference notes

The last 6 months have flown by, and General Conference is here again. I have to admit, I do enjoy that extra time in the morning! Usually I’m up at 5:30 so I can get ready and head to Church for the various administration meetings. Tomorrow I don’t have to leave the house until around […]

Sacrament Hymn 169 – As Now We Take the Sacrament

I’ve commented before how I love music. I like most of the hymns that we sing in the Church, but there are definitely some that I like more than others. My favourite Sacrament hymn is #169. “As Now We Take the Sacrament” has beautiful music and words to match: With devotion 1. As now we […]

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