Duce's Wild: Thank you, Mormon media specialists, for bringing me to tears

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  • Michigander Westland, MI
    Sept. 17, 2013 2:25 p.m.

    God is just preparing her, and many thousands of others of her church sisters, to some day be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ [WHQ: Monongahela, PA].

  • Brother Benjamin Franklin Orem, UT
    Sept. 16, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    The way she talks about it makes those videos sound too good to be true. I think this columnist needs to take the advice of the people who the column about avoiding scams.

  • Yorkshire City, Ut
    Sept. 15, 2013 5:55 a.m.

    My very favorite is the perfect and priceless acting of the boys who brought President Hinckley's story to life, "Lessons I Learned as a Boy."

    Also loved the power of no words just music and animation in "The Coat". The little child shivering gets me every time.

    And Elder Benar's 3-part "Patterns of Light"

    I appreciate subtle music in most of these videos. There are a few where the music is too loud and distracts and overwhelms the video, but I admire how on most of them, they use music to enhance and add instead of detract.

    Sept. 14, 2013 8:00 p.m.

    Trips to Martin's Cove. Kleenex boxes all over the place. If the displays don't do it, the video(s) will!

  • Supermom6kids King City, CA
    Sept. 13, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    I am the YW President in our ward, and we have a box of Kleenex in our Laurels classroom that is passed around every Sunday! One of my Laurels said, "I love the "Come Follow Me" program! It's like a therapy session every week!" The girls are sharing their insights and feelings, and bearing their testimonies and learning from the experiences of others. They are studying the conference talks and the scriptures and coming prepared to discuss what they have learned throughout the week. This new program has turned the old way of "teaching" on its head, and what is emerging amazes me! The amount of studying the youth do now during the week is truly transforming them in order to withstand the world around them. It takes time and commitment, but they are doing it! And I have felt a strengthening in myself too as I have done the program. We're also doing this program in our family for Family Home Evening. I know it's an inspired program.

    Sept. 13, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    Dear Stacie Duce,
    Thank heaven for tears!
    The culturally-induced "no-no" in Western industrialized societies is really nothing short of a tragedy of truncation, a sort of induced emotional strait-jacket that limits us physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
    As a neurological learning specialist, I tell my clients that "being brought to tears" is good for them medically. I gently say, "It cleanses and normalizes about 14 endocrine sub-systems."
    I also say, "A wise church leader once said, "It's when you don't cry, that we worry about you." :o)
    The wise church leader was President Spencer W. Kimball President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Leaders and pastors of other churches probably feel the same way.
    Kindness, Collins
    (aka Brother Meek or Doc Meek)
    Neurological Learning Specialist

    Friday, September 13, 2013, Calgary, Alberta T2L 0C3, CANADA

  • Zionssuburb Kansas City, MO
    Sept. 13, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    I have also been brought to tears by these messages. I am an STS and work with the Church FM Group trying to provide capabilities within meetinghouses for members to watch and view these messages as part of their lessons. It is such a frustrating situation for so many, that as a proxy for them all, I cry and cry and cry.

  • caf Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 13, 2013 7:54 a.m.

    I would like to be able to specify which video has brought me to tears but there are just too many. I used to giggle when people became watering pots. Somehow, in my mid-thirties, that all changed. My internal feelings show up as tears. I have felt humiliated more than once when I was in a public meeting and the waterworks started up - and didn't stop! I have had some quick trips to the ladies room, occasionally home. Mormon Messages, Scripture Videos, Missionary Blogs, you name it, I have shed some appreciative tears!

  • DenMom Corvallis, MT
    Sept. 13, 2013 7:44 a.m.

    I love that newer one about the family doing missionary work to the hymn "I'll go where you want me to go."