Month: March 2012

Mormon Literature Database

As I am a collector of LDS art, media, books, and photos, I am always looking for placed to do research and I found one. http://mormonlit.lib.byu.edu/ is the URL for the Mormon Literature Database for BYU and has some good information though in my mind is not quite complete. I am working currently on getting a Wiki Page for LDS media created and will keep you updated when that gets completed.

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My Home is Not My Home

One Saturday something particularly irritating happened, I got really angry about it, I began to yell and scream and honestly it ruined my whole day. My sister-in-law was visiting, she quickly left realizing that she probably ought to leave. A few days later I saw my sister-in-law again and told her that I was sorry that I was yelling. She said “It is your house”

“No it is not” I responded, “The house is the Lord’s house on loan”

My home is not my home it is the Lord’s home!

Looking for a LDS Filmstrip of Orem High in the 60s or 70s

I just received an email from someone who is looking for a specific filmstrip produced by the church.

This is what she wrote to me:

“Hi, My mom was in a film strip created by the church when she went to Orem high in the late 60’s/early 70’s. I believe the film was called “the good Samaritan comes to your town local highschool.” I would love to be able to locate a copy of the film. Any ideas on where to start to find something like that?

Thanks,”

If you have any information please comment or email me at support@prophetpaintings.com or comment on this post.

My Special Ones – LDS Family Artwork

One of my favorite pieces of LDS art by Doc Christensen is called “My Special Ones

This piece speaks for itself, however it does appear that the boy that is standing in his mother’s lap does have down syndrome. This painting means a lot to me. Although I don’t have a child with this special needs, I have know several children and adults who have. One of my favorite movies is called Shorty a story of an older man in his 50s who has this special need, it shows his life and his wish to have his favorite college football team to beat their arch rivals. The reason this is such a inspirational film is because most with down syndrome don’t live past their mid 20s. He loved everybody and everybody loved him because of his positive attitude and great outlook on life. I knew an individual who had these special challenges, he passed away at 23 years old. I know these people are close to our heavenly father.

My Special Ones

My Special Ones