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The Mormon Channel is a new around-the-clock radio station from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes called Mormons. This is an official station currently available on the Internet and on HDRadio in areas that carry Bonneville broadcasts. An I-Phone app is also in the approval process. Podcasts are available for download. Read more
I heard someone say the other day that the internet and other types of technology were bad. I was startled by that sentiment.
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No, not that Cha-Cha!
Do you dread going to a large shopping mall because you can’t quite get your bearings in that monster of a maze – the parking lot? Have you ever gone to visit someone in a large hospital and felt
As the restored Church of Jesus Christ blossoms throughout the globe—now with more than 13 million members—”the faith of our fathers” has an expanded meaning. For some, it could refer to their family’s heritage in one of the hundreds of Christian faiths; for others, it could refer to Middle-Eastern, Asian, or African faiths and traditions.
Last year when I watched Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin speak during General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes known as the Mormon faith), I was struck by his determination. I marveled at his love and concern for all of us. I saw how deeply he loved the Lord. He refused to let a weakened body stop him from saying what the Spirit led him to say last October.
…For Mormons, General Conference is an exciting time when large numbers gather to hear sermons, sacred music and news. But the most satisfying, profound and exhilarating thoughts and feelings of inspiration come when one person receives an answer to a serious personal question or is reassured by a connectedness to God and others. (LDS Newsroom)
In a couple of days, I will raise my hand and sustain the 16th called Prophet of the Lord, President Thomas S. Monson. So will millions of other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes known as Mormons) around the world. Speaking about sustaining other Church Presidents before him, President Monson offered these words in a previous General Conference; “I have been honored and pleased during my lifetime to raise my arm to the square in sustaining nine Church Presidents as their names have been read. This morning I joined you in sustaining once again our beloved prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley. It is a joy and a privilege to serve by his side, along with President Faust.”
Just when you think you can relax, something happens and you realize that you can never let your guard down. At least, not when it comes to the Internet and technology and your children. Take this recent example from our family.
Yesterday’s news reports about a teacher caught on tape verbally abusing her students angered and shocked many around the country. It’s always disturbing when someone in a position of trust betrays that trust. When such incidents come to light, we can’t help but wonder if they really are isolated incidents or if they happen more often than we realize. We become a little less trusting, a little less willing to accept things at face value.