Emma’s Last Blessing

19
Jul
All Things Dear Painting of Emma Smith by Julie Rogers

Emma’s Last Blessing

Some time shortly before Joseph was leaving for Carthage, Emma asked him for a blessing.  The Prophet told her he didn’t have time just then to give her a blessing, but for her to write the best blessing she could and he would sign it when he returned.   Emma wrote [the desires of her heart […]

Emma Tribute

21
Jun
Emma Hale Smith, An Elect Lady

Emma Tribute

It has been said Joseph Smith “has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it.”  It has also been said behind every great man is a great woman.  Joseph Smith chose who his companion would be, his own words she was […]

Little Known Facts About Emma

18
Mar

Little Known Facts About Emma

Details Written by Mike Kennedy Published: 16 April 2016 Midwife – Nauvoo had a doctor, however, when it came to pediatric care the doctor requested all his patients to go to Emma Bidamon as she “knows more about babies than I do”.  Greatly Loved – During the viewing of Emma’s death, the streets were lined with people almost […]

From Vermont to New York

18
Mar

From Vermont to New York

n order to begin to understand and properly appreciate Joseph Smith’s First Vision, it is advisable to first explore some of its background and underlying themes. Some of the historical elements that call for due consideration include the reason for the Smith family living in upstate New York in the year 1820, the religious affiliations […]

Joseph and Hyrum Death Masks

18
Mar

Joseph and Hyrum Death Masks

The Prophet Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith were murdered June 27, 1844, in Carthage, Illinois.  Their bodies were brought back to Nauvoo and a convert who had recently come from England by the name of George Cannon who knew how to make a death mask was living in Nauvoo.  He was a grandfather of President […]

Funeral Sermon of Joseph Smith Sr.

18
Mar

Funeral Sermon of Joseph Smith Sr.

An address delivered at the funeral of Joseph Smith Sen. Late Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by R. B. Thompson, September 15, 1840. The occasion which has brought us together this day, is one of no ordinary importance, for not only has a single family to mourn and sorrow on […]

Funeral Sermon of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

18
Mar

Funeral Sermon of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

Sermon read by W.W. Phelps before the Deseret Theological Institute on Wednesday evening Jun 13th 1855, and being as near as could be remembered by him, a copy of the one delivered by him at the Funeral of Joseph Smith  As the hearse bearing the “bodies” of Joseph and Hyrum Smith (actually sandbagged coffins) passed […]