Music of the Gospel

“The music of the gospel is the joyful spiritual feeling that comes from the Holy Ghost. It brings a change of heart.”

I had never equated music with the gospel before, but this was a wonderful talk during LDS General Conference the first weekend of April.

Elder Wilford W. Anderson gave this talk that flowed as beautifully and any song on the radio.

The dance steps of the gospel are the things we do; the music of the gospel is the joyful spiritual feeling that comes from the Holy Ghost. It brings a change of heart and is the source of all righteous desires. The dance steps require discipline, but the joy of the dance will be experienced only when we come to hear the music.

He gives some instruction on how to teach our children to “hear the music”:

The challenge for all of us who seek to teach the gospel is to expand the curriculum beyond just the dance steps. Our children’s happiness depends on their ability to hear and love the beautiful music of the gospel.

And then he told how to do that.

And then he gives this warning:

Even when performed well, the music will not solve all of our problems. There will still be crescendos and decrescendos in our lives, staccatos and legatos. Such is the nature of life on planet earth.

It was a great talk that I enjoyed listening to during conference and also reading it just now again. Go read it yourself, it sure is worth your time!

Have a Wonderful day!!


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Keep on trying!!

I’ve  not been very good at blogging the past few months.  I will attempt to do better now that this semester is over. (No I’m not in school, but my grown daughter is and I babysit her 3 children)

April 4th & 5th was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints General Conference. A wonderful uplifting weekend for me. I love listening to prophets and apostles teach me more about my Savior!!!

Elder Dale G. Renlund’s talk was titled “Latter-Day Saints Keep on Trying“.  Wonderful talk!! You should click on the link and read the whole talk.

He began with a quote from Nelson Mandela:  “I’m no saint—that is, unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.”

He quoted President Thomas S. Monson:  “One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.” 

And he added this to it: “Even if we’ve been a conscious, deliberate sinner or have repeatedly faced failure and disappointment, the moment we decide to try again, the Atonement of Christ can help us”

Further, he said “ We must not only be tolerant while others work on their individual illnesses; we must also be kind, patient, supportive, and understanding. As God encourages us to keep on trying, He expects us to also allow others the space to do the same, at their own pace. The Atonement will come into our lives in even greater measure. We will then recognize that regardless of perceived differences, all of us are in need of the same infinite Atonement.”

All of these were points that I needed to study and that I need to try to remember more consistently in my life today.

Have a wonderful day!!

(((HUGS))) to all of you!!

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Why Valentines Day Is For Everyone


Awesome idea

Originally posted on MORMON SOPRANO:

My daughters have declared war on Valentine’s Day. OK, perhaps “war” is a bit too strong – how about we call it a “determined cultural protest”. Why? Because, in a nut shell, they are single and unattached, therefore, they feel that Valentines Day does not apply to them. Furthermore, the whole idea feels like a harsh reminder that they “have no love life” (their words, not mine).


Apparently, Valentines Day can be pretty darn depressing for those who feel lacking in love. I can’t remember ever feeling resentment toward Valentines Day during my “pre-love-life” years. But, I admit it’s been more than a couple of decades, so perhaps my memory just fails me. Needless to say, I would like to submit;

Valentines Day really is for EVERYONE – whether you’re single, married, attached, unattached, or anything in-between.

Here are THREE REASONS why my daughters – and any anyone else feeling a bit “love-lorn” this week – can see this holiday with a fresh…

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You’ll Never Run Out Of Love


Wonderful blog.

Originally posted on MORMON SOPRANO:

It’s Musical Monday, and I have a sweet treat for you! In honor of February – the “Month of Love” – I’ve created a music video of the song “You’ll Never Run Out of Love”, sung by another very talented Mormon Soprano, 16-yr old Anna Richey. ♥ I just couldn’t resist this great message! Enjoy!  – MoSop 

[Please be sure to “like” and “share” it with everyone you love!] :)

Anna Richey @theannarichey, a 16 yr old singer & a Mormon Anna Richey @theannarichey, is a 16 yr old singer & a Mormon

P.S. You can download this song, and many more awesome original tunes FOR FREE at

Go check it out! :)


Video Legal Stuff:

I do not own the copyright for this music, and I was not able to find out who wrote the song to give them credit (is it Anna?) – however this mp3 is available for free download in the public domain.

I have personally purchased the right to use…

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Heart, Might, Mind & Strength

D & C 4:2 says   “Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.”


I have heard and read this scripture a lot today!!  It is an awesome scripture.

I know that “I” personally do better when I give ALL of myself to my Higher Power. Whether I am trying to determine His will in my life, or whether I am fulfilling my calling a RS instructor, or taking care of my grandchildren, or fulfilling my responsibilities as a sponsor. If I do my BEST to keep Patty out of it and keep all of the focus on “God’s Will” everything just works out better.

It’s all about “God’s Will” for me today. I work diligently every day to stay there.

Here is a really awesome blog by MMM, go check it out.

I hope you have a great day!!!!  (((HUGS)))

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This Is The Christ – The Healer Of Our Souls


He has healed my soul

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Tonight Mr. Mo and I attended the adult session of our Stake Conference [a “Stake” is a collection of congregations – called “Wards” – in an assigned area].  The theme of our meeting was ‘Becoming more like the Savior‘. There were so many beautiful  and inspiring messages! In conclusion a choir sang one of my favorite songs; This Is the Christ. The lyrics of this song are a poem written by the late apostle President James E. Faust (1910-2008), which he shared shortly prior to his death. The music was composed by Michael F. Moody and arranged for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (performing below) by Darwin Wolford.

I will include the full lyrics below. Tonight I was particularly moved by the phrase “Healer of our soul“, what a beautiful and hope-filled promise! Also, the stirring query “How many drops of blood were shed for me?” This poem reminds us that he “ransomed us with love divine.” He loves us more than…

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Religion Is Not The Enemy, It is The Cure


Excellent blog. Had to re-post.

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Yesterday a shocking and cowardly terrorist attack was perpetrated against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo leaving at least a dozen dead, and a country in mourning. All who cherish freedom weeps with France. My heart is very heavy, and I pray for all who have been harmed by this senseless crime. There has been an outpouring of support and solidarity throughout Europe and the world. Hashtags #IamCharlie and #JeSuisCharlie are trending to show global support in this time of tragedy.

I join with all of those who are angered by this attack and who are resolved to stand for freedom of the press and freedom of expression. However, I have been very concerned by the “anti-religion” sentiments widely expressed across the internet and through media outlets. Some people have mistakenly chosen to believe that because this particular magazine was critical of religion, and because the terrorists claim to be acting in the name of “religion”, then it follows that religion itself is the enemy…

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Merry Christmas

I just love this video because I do believe that Jesus is gift!!

This is amazing!

and this is wonderful!!


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O Holy Night: Christmas Gift



Originally posted on MORMON SOPRANO:

Here is a special Christmas video gift for you to enjoy this year, released to the world just in time – with lovely music from award-winning movie composer Robert Allen Elliott and scenes taken from the epic Bible Video series. This new video is stunning and moving, and is the perfect reminder of what Christmas really means. Enjoy! – MoSop

O Holy Night – A Christmas Video

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Some Christmas Videos for you



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