Month: November 2013

Christ and the Dove Painting

CDove-Lrg-1We are pleased to carry this painting by Doc Christensen. Christ and the dove is a great painting that shows and expresses Doc’s devotion and testimony of Jesus Christ. With all of the negativity in the world and the hatred, we should sit down every once in awhile and ponder upon the peace that the testimony of Jesus has in our lives. We hope that you find joy and love as you ponder the message of this painting. For more information about Christ and the Dove, please visit http://www.prophetpaintings.com

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Roku a Good Idea for Mormon Families

Back in 2011 I was trying to find some information on some old television shows that I used to watch when I was a kid. I found that I could watch those episodes on Amazon Instant, however, I was not going to

get them becasue I thought that I would have to use my computer to watch them. I did some research and found that I could stream them to my TV, now I am not much of a streaming kind of guy I prefer owning the DVD because that way I get more freedom. The way I could stream them to my TV was from a little device called the Roku. When I say little device I mean it is a little device. The device is about 3 inches by 3 inches and about 1 inch deep, it can connect through HDMI or regular inputs. My wife was not sold on the idea but I got a Christmas bonus and purchased one and now my wife is hooked too. The reason it is such a valuable tool for Mormon families is:

  1. You can get access to the Mormon Channel 24/7
  2. You have access to BYUTV
  3. You have access to PBS and KBYU shows
  4. You have access to cooking channels
  5. They are all FREE

There are paid services but most of things that you would want to watch would be free, the box itself ranges from $60 – $100. I do pay for a few services such as the Story of Liberty. There are tons of great stuff I would not hesitate to get one again.

 

A Leap of Faith

Leap-LrgThis painting called “Leap of Faith” by Doc Christensen reminds us that we need to have faith and hope in Jesus who will catch us when we have faith. The painting is inscribed with the following statement:

“Though the chasm which stretches between you seems boundless, the savior requires that you turn from where you stand and go to him. Trusting in him, willing yourself to make a  leap of faith”

This painting is now available. This is a great painting for youth and even missionaries.

http://www.prohetpaitnings.com

Don’t get discouraged, never give up, be confident!

The Christmas Child

Christmas_ChildMy wife and I try to do a Sunday movie night after the kids go to bed. Last night my wife and I watched the Christmas child. The movie was about a man who had been adopted and he never knew anything about his birth parents. His birthday was on Christmas Eve and he knows that he was born in Clearwater Texas because of a photograph of a church, that he had obtained from his fathers safe deposit box. His wife wanted him to stay home instead of taking an assignment in Dallas, since he has been distant from her in recent months. He goes to Texas, with the hope of finding out about his birth, but does not explain that to his wife, she thinks that he is just being selfish and leaving only to focus on his career. He ends up finding out about his birth mother and his grandfather after he does an investigation. I won’t spoil the ending cause it is quite powerful.

I love the spiritual nature of the film. The man ask “Can a man change?” and his Grandfather says “I hope so” I think that is all of our hopes.

The film uses the talents of Steven Curtis Chapman who does a great job, he tells the man that we have not only earthly parents, or adopted earthly parents that love us very much but also a Heavenly Father who loves us. It was interesting that they used the name “Heavenly Father” which is used not as often in other Christian circles other than the LDS church.

I find the movie comforting to me.

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Pictures For Your Child’s Baptism Gift

Prophet Paintings is proud to offer a new print for baptisms. “Girl at the Font” and “Boy at the Font”. While on my mission, I saw Catholic pictures of Christ sitting with the children sharing Communion even though different than how we might perceive things, I thought that was a cool concept, little did I know that Doc Christensen would come up with something similar that meets the needs of an LDS audience. We are please to announce the arrival of these paintings and are excited to offer them an exclusive of ProphetPaintings.com

The print comes in two flavors, one for a Boy baptism and one for a Girl baptism. We hope that you feel the sacredness of these paintings.
For more information on “Boy at the Font” please click here.
For more information on “Girl at the Font” please click here.

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The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas

Oak Ridge Boys ChristamasA few years back, I went to the Conference Center and watched the Oak Ridge Boys performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It was incredible. The choir began to raise the roof with their hand begging the Oak Ridge Boys to perform their signature song “Elvira”. The lead singers was told by the choir members that it would not be an Oak Ridge Boys concert if they did not sing the song Elvira. So they sang the song and you could see the choir rocking out. It was different to say the least.

One song that they performed stood out to me “Thank God for Kids” a simple song about how we need to treasure the moments with our children. I went to Deseret Industries and looked for  any Oak Ridge Boys albums I could find on LP (Vinyl Records).

I found the “Oak Ridge Boys Christmas”

which I fell in love with. However, old records are clunky they are cool but clunky. I listened to it over and over again last Christmas.

For family performance we found the sheet music to the song “Thank God for Kids” and sang that for our family program we do every year.

I have lots of favorite songs on the album, one that stood out to me was the song “little One” which is a song about a dad who sees his little daughter sitting next to the fire place as she dreams of Christmas and he is excited in his heart that Christmas is here for his daughter and he takes her to bed. Then it switches to Joseph and Mary. Mary rests and Joseph marvels at the new little boy and is excited in his heart that God now has taken on flesh and come into the world.

I tried to find the CD and thought I had found it but it was the wrong one there are two albums both are good but the “Oak Ridge Boys Christmas” is superior to “A Christmas with the Oak Ridge Boys” I finally went onto Amazon and actually found the right album. I look forward to listening to it this Christmas. I start celebrating Christmas at Thanksgiving.

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BSA 100 Years of Scouting in the Church

I was one of the privileged people to attend the 100 year anniversary of the Boy Scouts and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. What a magnificent production, everything from the costumes to the music and more. It was a great production, I sure hope that even though streaming is taking over as a preferred method of watching videos that the Church decides to release it on DVD or Blu Ray. You can watch the production on BYUtv.org or on the LDS.org website. If you have a ROKU like I do you can stream it directly to your TV the picture quality though is less than optimal.

The church did a really great job with the program.

http://www.lds.org/church/events/event-to-celebrate-100-years-of-scouting-in-the-church

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