Mormon Images

A Mormon Image: Weighing Eternity

February 17, 2010 | 16 comments
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A Mormon Image: Weighing Eternity

An oft-quoted passage from our Bible Dictionary states that “only the home can compare with the temple in sacredness.” This statement has been concretely validated in the birth of our children. No experience I have ever had has compared in holiness with our experiences of welcoming our children into this world and into our home. For me, this picture captures a great deal of what my faith is. The baby, a few minutes old, is being weighed. In the mirror you see my wife (taking the picture), myself, our baby, and the midwife mediator who helped us bring our... Read more »

A Mormon Image: Newport Beach Temple Wedding

December 18, 2009 | 14 comments
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A Mormon Image:  Newport Beach Temple Wedding

or, an untraditional Mormon couple in traditional clothes. After the ceremony while I was walking through the temple halls, people were coming out from all over the place to gawk at my dress. I think most of them had never seen formal Vietnamese wedding regalia before. What’s funny is that the Vietnamese traditional dress (ao dai), seems, to me, to be more suited for the temple than American wedding dresses with its floor length, high neckline and long sleeves. Unlike many others before me, I didn’t have to wear anything over or under my dress to make it appropriate... Read more »

A Mormon Image: The View from the Roof

December 14, 2009 | 3 comments
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A Mormon Image:  The View from the Roof

TEMPLE1 Here's an image from 'The Roof' restaurant in the Joseph Smith Building. It's a family tradition to eat there for special occasions, this one being my mission call. I always love the view. Submitted by M. Dean Egan Read more »

A Mormon Image: Waiting by the Earthstone

December 12, 2009 | 2 comments
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A Mormon Image:  Waiting by the Earthstone

AMI - Ross This is a picture I took of my eldest son and daughter, waiting outside the Salt Lake Temple after my niece's wedding. As it was a Friday in June, there were many people waiting outside for wedding pictures. My children, while not exactly reverent and not at all quiet, certainly found plenty to keep them busy during the wait. by Keryn Ross Read more »

A Mormon Image: Life, Mundane and Sacred

December 9, 2009 | 3 comments
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A Mormon Image: Life, Mundane and Sacred

scan0042 This image shows my great-grandmother Sarah Day Hall standing at her front gate in Manti, Utah, in the 1930s. In her workaday clothes, behind her sagging fence, the life of this Mormon matriarch would seem not to have changed much from her earlier sharecropper's life in Alabama. The second image, though taken in her inelegant back pasture, shows how far she has really come from those earlier times: She can wear her best dress on Sundays to meet with the Saints, in the shadow of the House of... Read more »

A Mormon Image: Turkey Bowl

December 8, 2009 | 4 comments
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A Mormon Image:  Turkey Bowl

Picture 102 Isn't that a great catch? Now take a look at the whole set of photos, as photographed by a beautiful woman (who knows the photo series coordinator): Read more »

A Mormon Image: Smiles

November 20, 2009 | 7 comments
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A Mormon Image: Smiles

IMG_9305_crop “…make the world a better place by smiling all the while.” (Primary Song #267) From the author of salt lake architecture and green mormon architect blogs. Read more »

A Mormon Image: Memorial

November 11, 2009 | 7 comments
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A Mormon Image:  Memorial

6051flagsfordad-2 from Bill of Wasilla, who writes: Dad is the man who lies in this flag-draped coffin. I will not say too much about him for now, except that he was a good father and that, thanks to him, and many more like him, most of them gone now, the evil dream of a man named Hitler died in flames and blood. We buried Dad on June 2, 2007. He died on Memorial Day. Read more »

A Mormon Image: Guardian Angel

November 4, 2009 | 4 comments
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A Mormon Image:  Guardian Angel

angelbw This is a statue of an angel in the cemetery where my first baby is burried. I like that she's smiling. Death is heartbreaking but it's not only sad. I am also filled with hope when I think about my son. He is alive and happy and we can be an eternal family. It has always been such a comfort to know that. Kirsten Obert Springville, UT Read more »

A Mormon Image: House of Learning

November 2, 2009 | 6 comments
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A Mormon Image: House of Learning

House of Learning My sister studies outside the John Taylor building on the campus of Brigham Young University- Idaho. "..seek learning, even by study and also by faith." D&C 88:118 by Blake Read more »

A Mormon Image: Baptism

October 31, 2009 | 6 comments
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A Mormon Image: Baptism

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A Mormon Image: Preparing for the Wedding Reception

October 20, 2009 | 24 comments
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A Mormon Image:  Preparing for the Wedding Reception

Reception Photo by L-s Sus, who writes: The picture is of my wife and son and was taken at my sister's wedding. It captures many themes that resonate with my concept of Mormon identity: Family, Motherhood, Nurturing, and Beauty. It also reminds me that we have benevolent heavenly parents who reach down and give assistance, and that we are just children in the grand scheme of things. Read more »

Photo Series: A Mormon Image

October 18, 2009 | 12 comments
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In an effort to increase the beauty-to-blather ratio around here, we’d like to kick off a new series of posts featuring photos and other images which carry meaning to us because they resonate with our Mormonness. And we’d like to include all of you in this project. That is, we’re inviting you all to send in submissions for the new T&S series, A Mormon Image. Read more »