Arts & Entertainment
MR says: Madilyn Paige, the young girl who made a name for herself in the LDS community by sticking to her standards on NBC's 'The Voice' last year, released her first music video today, in connection with her new, self-titled album. "Irreplaceable" is an original song written by Paige. Find this single on iTunes, or the entire new album at Deseret Book.
Did you know Elvis received two copies of the Book of Mormon and even visited an early morning seminary class?
Elvis didn't relish his title of King. As he said, “there is only one King,” and that was Jesus Christ (Brother Paul’s Mormon Bathroom Reader, Paul B. Skousen, 2005).
Deeply religious and a heavy reader of spiritual topics, Elvis showed considerable interest in the LDS Church and maintained many close connections with Mormons. In fact, after his death, a copy of the Book of Mormon was found in his room with the message, “Priscilla needs to read this” written within the well-worn cover (Brother Paul’s Mormon Bathroom Reader, Paul B. Skousen, 2005).
Elvis received his first Book of Mormon through the gates of Graceland, his home in Memphis. A young LDS woman and ardent Elvis fan, Cricket Butler, often sat vigilantly outside his home or hotel—coming early in the morning and staying late in the night—waiting for a chance to speak with her idol. Butler’s persistence finally paid off when late one evening Elvis walked out to his gates to visit with Butler. During their conversation on life and its purpose, Butler handed him a copy of the Book of Mormon.
Found in his room after his death, this ordinary 1976 version of the Book of Mormon took quite the journey, passing from the hands of Cricket Butler to Alan Osmond before finally ending up at Church headquarters (“Elvis Almost LDS?” Lynn Arave).
MR says: We can tell these missionaries sure are happy about sharing the Plan of Salvation!
Mormons have been creating memes long before they were popular--35 years before Pinterest even launched, in fact. Don't believe me? Check out these unforgettable MormonAds that capture all of the sass and spirit from their glory days.
Every morning while I was growing up, I would awaken to a whimsical, fairytale image: a frog nestled among lilies and wearing a crown. I will never be able to forget the catch phrase that accompanied this poster, the words etched into my brain after reading it nearly every day: "There aren't any frogs--just handsome princes who don't know who they are." Anytime I think of that silly little frog a feeling of nostalgia seeps over me, making me smile.
Despite their corniness and outdated styles, MormonAds bring back a wave of warm memories for many of us. Their spiritual insights and witty phrases do more than just remind us of choosing the right, they remind us of who we were and who we have become thanks to their principles. So, to all the lovers of MormonAds out there, here’s a look back at MormonAds in their hay day—here’s a tribute to those little posters and tear out cards we loved so much.
Pioneers in Photoshop
Put a song in every child’s pocket! These old-fashioned music grinders are reminiscent of times past. Their simple arrangements of beloved children’s melodies will add delight and whimsy to your day. Crafted of wood, the mechanical movement is fascinating to watch as small hands turn the crank.