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Hark The Herald Angels Sing: A Story and Song

Hark The Herald Angels Sing: A Story and Song

The Christmas carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” was written in 1739 by prolific Methodist hymn composer Charles Wesley (1707-1788). It was later set to a melody from the cantata Fest­ge­sang an die Künstler by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847), which was originally written to honor the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing. Religious liturgical scholars regard “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” as one of the … Continue reading

Being An Angel: My Live Nativity World Record Experience

Being An Angel: My Live Nativity World Record Experience

Once in a while, we each get the opportunity to be part of something amazing, something nothing short of a miracle. Last night was one of mine. In fact, there were so many miracles crammed into December 1, 2014, I’m still floating on air trying to process them all. I spent time with ‘earth angels’ yesterday. And, I suspect there were plenty … Continue reading

On 9/11 God Sent Angels

On 9/11 God Sent Angels

Jeffrey R. Holland once said “In times of great need, God sends angels” (Oct 2008). There was no time of greater need than during the American tragedy of September 11, 2001. There are so many heartbreaking stories from this tragedy. This one is a story of healing and hope. This is a story of angels. Continue reading

You’re Not Alone

There are times in our life when we are going to feel completely and utterly alone. I have endured these. Some have only lasted a moment, or a day. Other experiences have lasted over a long extended period of time. These feelings are painful, frightening, and often seem overwhelming. If ever you are feeling lonliness, hopelessness, or fear, I want … Continue reading

The Book of Mormon Challenge

On October 1, 2008 I Joined the “Hinckley Challenge” (found at hinckleychallenge.com) to read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ in 97 days or less. This was created in honor of the immediate past LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley’s 97 years of life. On Jan. 4, 2009, I completed the challenge! It … Continue reading

Joseph Smith The Prophet: A Musical Presentation

In March 2001, a new musical production entitled “Joseph Smith the Prophet“, premiered at the Provo Utah Tabernacle. Composer Rob Gardner was then a student at Brigham Young University. Gardner organized the first stage concert with the help of many talented volunteer musicians. The response was overwhelming. The audience filled the venue beyond capacity, forcing … Continue reading

Reflections of Christ

Reflections of Christ

In the fall of 2007 a creative project began that would become a life-changing experience for everyone involved. The Lord said, “out of small and simple things, great things shall come to pass”. The Reflections of Christ project has become such. Like a polished stone dropped into a calm sea, the ripples continue to reach … Continue reading

Heavenly Music

I have come across a lovely little book this week. It traces the history and importance of music in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It details the humble beginnings of the first hymns collected by Emma Smith (published in 1835), then onward through the generations of LDS composers, and forward to the … Continue reading

Angels We Have Heard On High

Angels We Have Heard On High

“What the gladsome tidings be, which inspire your heavenly song?”   Music has been referred to as the ‘language of angels’. This is such a beautiful and poetic thought; “Sing, O heavens; and be joyful …” (Isaiah 49:13). I believe we can also take this sentiment literally. The Holy Scriptures confirms the presence of heavenly choirs.