187th Annual General Conference – Sunday Morning General Session

I saw this every 6 months, but I love General Conference morning! I slept in until 7:30, which is pretty late for me. We got up, watched a family movie together while having a yummy French Toast Bake that my wife made. We then played a game and went for a walk. My wife and […]

187th Annual General Conference – Saturday Afternoon General Session

So, I’m home from work now and the family is gathered in our living room ready to watch the afternoon session. President Henry B Eyring conducted. NOTE: President Thomas S Monson was NOT in attendance, but they did not announce it. A family choir made up of members from the stakes in Tremonton, Garland and […]

LDS Youth Temple Challenge

A few months ago, Elder Neal L Andersen challenged the youth to take their own names to the temple (I first heard about this on LDS Media Talk). Right away an official page was setup, and word started to spread. So far over 20,000 people have signed up to accept the challenge. Our stake hasn’t […]

“Things overheard at Jesus’ wedding” Top 10 List from the Late Show with David Letterman

Our local newspaper prints the Top Ten from the Late Show with David Letterman in the paper. I don’t often read them, but did the other day. The list from Tuesday, April 22, 2014 was the “Top 10 things overheard at Jesus’ wedding“. Apparently they had been talking about this with an audience member earlier […]

184th Annual General Conference – Saturday Morning General Session

It’s a cold, rainy day where I live, so it’s a great day to be inside. Here we go… the first session out of five (six if you could the women’s meeting last weekend). I’m sitting at work with two laptops in front of me. One is the full-screen video of the session, and the other […]

Some brief thoughts on the new temple video

Last night my wife and I went to the Toronto Ontario Temple and saw the new temple video. Overall we were very impressed. Here are a few random thoughts/observations: The creation scenes are beautiful Most of the additional length is in the video presentation, so it doesn’t really feel like the session is 15 minutes […]

The passing of the Mormon pioneer in our family

I’ve lived in Ontario for my whole life. My parents were born in Ontario, and most of the generations before that are Canadian. We’ve been here for a long time. My ancestors did not know about the Church during the first wave of missionary work to Canada in the 1830s, so it wasn’t until 1961 […]

The Calgary Alberta Temple has been dedicated

One of my sisters lives in Calgary and so they’ve been very excited about the new Calgary Alberta Temple. The temple was dedicated yesterday along with a cultural celebration the day before. My sister posted this picture to Facebook with the comment “Finale brought tears to my eyes!” She then emailed the following to the family: […]

Lego replica of Salt Lake Temple

I’ve mentioned before that my kids love LEGO. They thought Brick of Mormon Stories was awesome, and they were amazed by the great LEGO replica of the Bountiful Utah Temple. Well, here is another one to add to the list. The blog Sixteen Small Stones has posted pictures of someones replica of the Salt Lake Temple. […]

8 religious wonders to see in the U.S.

(I promise this is my last CNN link for at least a little while) CNN has a Summer Travel series and they recently posted about 8 religious wonders to see in the U.S.. I don’t know if it is any particular order, but the Salt Lake Temple is listed as number 6. There is a […]

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