Why Are Mormons Happy?

Mormons, or members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, tend to be happy people. I can't quote you any statistics, but just from what I see, I think it is true that Mormons are a happy people. I think there are probably lots of reasons why Mormons tend...

Lost Cousins.com

LostCousins is a relatively new resource on the web. In the website's own words: "LostCousins is the only family history site able to match you with cousins researching the same ancestors automatically, accurately & confidentially. Simply enter the relatives on...

The 2007 Christmas Season on Temple Square

With the holiday season knocking at our door, here are some of the events taking place at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) is headquartered, and they always have a marvelous array of...

The Ten Commandments Today

Son los Diez Mandamientos siguen vigentes hoy en día? Es posible que se hayan recibido miles de años atrás, pero las verdades detrás de ellos no han cambiado. Aun así, son los mandamientos de muchos de nosotros es capaz de recitar de un tirón, sin considerar realmente...

Mormon Tabernacle Organist Bids Farewell

John Longhurst, senior Tabernacle organist for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, officially retired following the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast on Sunday, November 26, 2007. His career as a Tabernacle organist has spanned 30 years. The 22 -...

Harold B. Lee: First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel

The 11th prophet to be called in these latter days, President Harold B. Lee taught: "To become pure and holy in life and character is the desire of all faithful Latter-day Saints. President Harold B. Lee taught that the way to purity and holiness is accepting the...

Interlibrary Loan

With the invention of the internet and online library websites and catalogs, people everywhere have realized that the local library they use to look to as the ultimate resource, may actually not carry everything they need in doing research. But even with this...

The 1864 Luxury Tax and Photographer’s Stamps.

One item that fell within this act were photographs. The act stated that sellers of photographs including daguerrotypes, ambrotypes, tin types and carte de visite, affix a stamp to the back of the photographs that were sold. The tax stamp period began August 1, 1864...

Even Mormon Children Can Have a Testimony

Some of the most beautiful testimonies given within the Mormon Church, or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are given by the children. The first Sunday of every month the Mormon Church holds what is called 'Fast Sunday.' On this Sunday members eight and...

Off to College

For some the thought of moving away from home to start college can be frightening. Others can’t wait to break free and spread their newly grown wings. No matter how you might feel about leaving home, you must try even harder than before to hold strong to everything...

Complacency and its Impact on Preparedness

In a book entitled Emergency Preparedness and Survival Guide, author Gary F. Arnet mentions the problem of complacency in our society. He referenced as an example people lining up in California after an earthquake for Band-Aids. Band-Aids! As Mormons, or members of...

Family Home Evening – the Bond that Strengthens

At this link we read the following: Church leaders have instructed members to set aside Monday night as "family home evening." This is a time for families to study the gospel together and to do other activities that strengthen the family spiritually, create family...

Scriptures Can Be a Best Friend

Why study the scriptures? Because studying the scriptures helps us to understand several important aspects of our lives: Where did we come from? Why are we here? What does God expect from me? What awaits me after this life? I love the scriptures. They function for me...

Mormons in the News–November 2007

Here are some examples of Mormons and Mormon achievements recently highlighted in news venues across the United States. Orange County, California: Early morning seminary students in the Mission Viejo area were profiled in the Orange County Register on November 8. In a...

Who is Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ ? Also known as Bread of Life, Cornerstone, God, Creator, Jehovah, Advocate, Judge, King, Lamb of God, Light of the World, Lord, Mediator, Messenger of the Covenant, Messiah, Only Begotten Son, Redeemer, Rock, Savior, Second Comforter, Son of Man, and...

John Taylor: The Origin and Destiny of Man

"We are the offspring of God, and God in these last days has seen fit to place us in communication with himself. He has, through the revelations of himself and of his Son Jesus Christ, by the ministry of holy angels and by the restoration of the holy priesthood which...

Giving Thanks in All Things

You might think that there was nothing to be grateful for in the horrifying conditions of a Nazi concentration camp. On the contrary, the lesson that Corrie ten Boom learned there and shares with us in her book The Hiding Place impacted me greatly when I first read it...

Appointments With the Bishop

The bishop is the leader of a ward (congregation), much like a pastor except he is not paid and does not work as the bishop full-time. Bishops have employment and families to take care of, as well as their wards. As a new member, you may find you need to meet with the...

Humble as a Little Child: Such is the Kingdom of Heaven

“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the , And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,...

Understanding Truth From Error

The prophet, Brigham Young said, This people believe in revelation. This people did believe and do believe that the Lord has spoken from the heavens. They did believe and do believe that God has sent angels to proclaim the everlasting Gospel, according to the...

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