My Mormon Easter

Easter is coming and I’m almost as excited as when I’m waiting for Christmas. I have family coming (Annie and Josh and their friends) for Easter weekend, which is, in itself, something to celebrate because our families are spread across the country these days. AND, it’s General Conference weekend. For those of you who don’t know about Conference Weekend, it’s going to sound dreadful, but trust me, for Mormons, it’s one of the best weekends of the year. Conference weekend is … [Read more...]

Ready for a Sweet Weekend

    Imagine spending eight to 10 hours of this beautiful spring weekend parked on the couch listening to about 30 religious speeches.       That’s how millions of Mormons will be spending this April weekend – glued to the television, listening to the radio or taking advantage of satellite and Internet broadcasts from Salt Lake City where more than 100,000 people will be watching it … [Read more...]

Overwhelmed by the Goodness of Others

Last Friday, President Scott Wheatley, our church's leader over the area from Vienna to Herndon, Virginia and everything in between, wondered what we could do as a community to help the Hurricane Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey. He contacted Kevin Calderwood, a church member from Reston who is now serving as a mission president in the New York South Mission of the church, overseeing 200 LDS missionaries. President Calderwood quickly responded and said the people there needed warm … [Read more...]