No more asking for referrals at Church historical sites?

In the summer I wrote about our trip to Palmyra. You can read about it in the following posts: My report from the Palmyra Pageant Photos from Palmyra New York historical sites and pageant Pamphlets and leaflets from around Palmyra If you’ve been to a Church historical site, you are aware that after sharing the […]

Why Don’t Mormons Recite the Lord’s Prayer?

This isn’t something I’ve spent much time thinking about, but Religion News Service has an interesting posting about why Mormons don’t use the Lord’s Prayer. I remember reciting the Lord’s Prayer in elementary school (before it was decided that you couldn’t do that anymore). As a young kid, I didn’t think at all about what […]

Kirby: Scrutiny of LDS Church history serves up surprises

Robert Kirby is a columnist for the Salt Lake Tribute. I don’t really know anything about him other than the fact that his columns seem to be commentaries with a bit of humour. One of his recent ones is about some of the “surprises” you find when studying Church history. I love reading the stories… […]

True Shepherds – President Monson speaks about Home Teaching

I was surprised to hear President Monson speak about home teaching at the Priesthood session of General Conference. It isn’t that I think that home teaching isn’t important, it’s that I don’t remember the last time a President of the Church has addressed the topic directly. It has been mentioned in passing, or spoken about […]

Elizabeth Smart is my hero

I hope that didn’t sound sarcastic, because I mean it. Let me explain why… When the 14-year-old Mormon Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped in 2002, it got a fair amount of attention in my part of the world. I live in Canada near Buffalo, and so a lot of our radio and TV stations come from […]

George Albert Smith suffered from depression

Once again referring to Elder Holland’s talk from the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference, he mentioned that George Albert Smith suffered from depression. I’m fairly well versed in Church history, but didn’t realize how sever it was until I followed some links online. Apparently while an apostle he had a 3-year battle that at […]

Mormon Message about Stephanie Nielson

During the Saturday afternoon General Conference session, Elder Holland spoke about depression, and shared a touching story about a woman who had been in a plane accident. I’ve never heard this story before, but the Church has had a Mormon Message up for 3 years with the story of Stephanie Nielson. Rather than give you […]

183rd Semiannual General Conference – Post-conference notes

Well, another 6 months, another conference, another 10 hours (11 if you count The World Report). I think my favourite session was Saturday morning. President Uchtdorf’s talk inviting people to return was excellent. I personally know some people who that applies to. I hope that some how they get the message. I followed the #ldsconf […]

183rd Semiannual General Conference – Sunday Afternoon General Session

After the last session, we watched some YouTube videos about Stephanie Nielson. What a story… what an example of perseverance! Afterwards my kids played the game of Life and I had a bit of a nap. We’re settled in now to watch the last session… President Henry B Eyring conducted The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang […]

183rd Semiannual General Conference – Sunday Morning General Session

I think that General Conference Sunday is one of the my favourite Sundays of the year. I love sleeping in a bit, having a relaxing breakfast, and then going for a walk with the family. The whole morning is just so peaceful! Yesterday was a good day. President Uchtdorf gave two great talks, Elder Holland […]

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