Driving  to work Friday morning the news reports were of course all about Nelson Mandela who had passed away the night before. But in this Christmas week, I wanted to share some specific experiences that we have had with our special needs child, first the challenges that the holiday posed and then the wonderful blessings that we have experienced together as a family.
Specifically, the goal is to create unity in hymn s and selections…. What is your ward doing? President Uchtdorf conducting.
My first two posts were mostly devoted to large-scale pieces; this one is for miniatures, carol collections, and other minor or miscellaneous loveliness. Because of the talk, perhaps, I remembered not to turn around and gawk. My sister recently sent the planned text for the sacrament meeting program in her ward she is involved in the planning to me and the rest of our siblings for our suggestions.
Although I will respond to comments, I do…. One thing that….
We were living in a little town nestled against a mountainside between the Ligurian and Maritime Alps. Hymns are a basic element of personal devotion, but at the same time the compilation of the hymnbook is carefully monitored by church leaders and the performance of hymns is modeled during the….
Mandela was unquestionably a savior on Mt. Zion in the Mormon sense. Some child behind me started yelling during a really good talk about charity.
A couple of years ago I spent an afternoon digging weeds from my lawn, sweating into a soupy heat with podcasts for company. It was full…. Holidays make me think of traditions, especially the food and family traditions of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This year, Easter and General Conference are on the same day, which illustrates how we measure time in multiple ways. While we often treat that temple as part of 19th-century history, it is still around, it is still used…. Hymns are useful evidence of religious practice.
Based on a talk given this Sunday in sacrament meeting.
This is a talk I gave in sacrament meeting on March 12, I hope that you all can find some solace in…. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather today around the world for their Christmas Sunday meetings, Christmas hymns and songs will be sung and performed as an important part of those meetings.
On the sweetness of Mormon life. My ward is doing a musical Sacrament meeting this year.
President Henry B. Merry Christmas from Christmases past! The talk-worn topics of online Latter-day Saint discussion skated past—power and privilege, margin and center, faithfulness and…. For me, Christmastime starts around the end of September, with the first hints of autumn coolness.
It was fine, lovely even. As we celebrate the birth of our Lord together, the spirit is not only filling my home, it is reaching my precious son in ways that I pray will make an indelible mark on his memory and soul. Later I peeked behind me and saw a…. In April ofour son Samuel was diagnosed with autism.
Two years ago, we spent one of my favorite Christmases ever in Italy. Here I am sharing only some very general information about the concert after it is over.
My calendar looks something like this: Christmastime September through February …. Every Sunday we drove a half hour through the Piedmont….