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Still, Still, Still – A Lullaby For The Christ Child

Still, Still, Still – A Lullaby For The Christ Child

The Christmas carol “Still, Still, Still” is a beloved Austrian folk-song by an anonymous author. This song is written as a lullaby for the newborn Christ child. It describes the peace of the infant Jesus and his mother Mary as the baby is sung to sleep. There are 6 original verses in German. However, there have been many different English translations and multiple variations of text. Maestro … Continue reading

Alex Boyé: Seeking Jesus With A New Song and A Camel

Alex Boyé: Seeking Jesus With A New Song and A Camel

The incomparable singer-songwriter Alex Boyé released a new Christmas music video on Dec. 15, 2014 as part of his gift to the world. The video shows Boyé  wandering through modern streets and shopping centers dressed as a wise-man (with his real-live camel in tow)! (*trivia* yep – that’s the same camel seen in The Piano Guys epic Live Nativity … Continue reading

BYU Men’s Chorus Releases Christmas Video

BYU Men’s Chorus Releases Christmas Video

Originally posted on Odes and Oracles:
On December 5, 2014 the BYU Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Rosalind Hall, released a special Christmas single as a free gift to the world. The single, “Come, Lord Jesus,” is part of a growing catalog of free hymns that the choir refers to as Set Apart – a fluid,…

In The Bleak Midwinter with Sissel

In The Bleak Midwinter with Sissel

“In the Bleak Midwinter” is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Georgina Rossetti, who was a devout Christian and is considered one of the most important women poets of nineteenth-century England. Roseetti’s “bleak midwinter” poem was written in 1872, during a time of intense personal grief while her beloved brother Dante suffered an emotional breakdown. The poem was kept among her private … Continue reading

Even So In Christ, Shall All Be Made Alive

Even So In Christ, Shall All Be Made Alive

This morning I attended the funeral service for my sister-in-law’s sweet mother. Karen passed away suddenly and her family deeply mourns her loss. But, through their tears is also an amazing strength of spirit and a “peace that surpasses all understanding”. Each of the siblings stood at the pulpit today and shared different tender and funny memories of their mother, but there … Continue reading

Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart – Mariz Mitra

Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart – Mariz Mitra

Today’s Thanksgiving countdown playlist selection is the song “Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart”. Popularized in 1978 by a Christian worship leader named Don Moen, the song was written by Henry Smith and has been translated into dozens of languages. Professionally recorded over 50 times, it is published in many songbooks. Fun Fact: The phrase “Give Thanks” is used 59 times in … Continue reading

Give Us This Day

Give Us This Day

Only two more days until the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! In preparation, today’s “countdown message” is about life, challenges, and bread. Continue reading

Dedication Day Symbols of Freedom

Dedication Day Symbols of Freedom

Today I experienced two examples of dedication that moved my heart and inspired my soul deeply. The timing of these events provided me a chance to ponder the significance and symbolism. First, a dedication of a musical program to honor United States armed forces. Second, the dedication of a Holy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Continue reading

Follow The Sunflowers

Follow The Sunflowers

It’s officially Fall, my favorite season of the year! In my corner of the world, the leaves on the trees are turning shades of brown, red and gold, the air smells crips, and sunflowers are suddenly blooming everywhere along the roadside, hills and trails. Yesterday during my training run… Continue reading

He Is Coming! New Song For The Hastening

He Is Coming! New Song For The Hastening

I am thrilled to share the newest song by Melanie and Roger Hoffman with the debut of its music video! The Song “He is Coming!” is from the Hoffman’s upcoming album “He Is Coming: New Songs for A New Time” which will release in October 2014!  [pre-order here] I was honored to collaborate with the Hoffman’s to create the video for this launch. “He Is … Continue reading

I’m Still Here: An Addict’s Story

I’m Still Here: An Addict’s Story

Today, I’m sharing Mark’s story. A former addict and repeat convict, Mark tells about losing his way – not just once, but over and over and over again. His story is filled with sorrow, but it is also a story of hope and love and forgiveness. Watch this! When I listen to Mark share his long, agonizing journey, … Continue reading

What Does Easter Mean?

What Does Easter Mean?

Easter has always meant many things to me. Easter evokes memories of family, love and happiness. When I was growing up, Easter meant my mother would make her special sugar cookies cut out in shapes of eggs, chicks and bunnies for us to decorate (there would always be a lot of green food coloring, coconut, and jelly … Continue reading

Dreaming Of A Real Christmas

Dreaming Of A Real Christmas

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were hospital days #46 & #47 respectively, for Daughter A. There’s nothing we wanted more than a “Christmas miracle”. We prayed, and pleaded with God. I dreamed she would suddenly rise from her bed and walk, fully healed and whole, able to come home. When I ‘woke’, we simply prayed … Continue reading

Every Hour

Every Hour

A beautiful hymn-prayer has been running through my mind a lot today. Hearing it, and singing it, always offers a sweet balm to a troubled heart, and provides gentle communion between my soul, and the Lord. In this special arrangement sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, it ends with a final whispered promise…”I Come To Thee”… Continue reading

Be of Good Cheer and Do Not Fear

Be of Good Cheer and Do Not Fear

Every Monday morning I eagerly watch my “in-box” waiting for the arrival of a special email. For the past four months, and the next 14 more, this is my only weekly contact with our daughter “Sister A.”, who is serving as as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Regardless of … Continue reading

Easter: The Promise of Life

Easter: The Promise of Life

Imagine a life where every day is joyful. There are no worries, no stress, no illness, no pain, no sorrow. Instead, there is only joy, love and peace. The amazing grace and gift of Jesus Christ, is the promise of Life. And not just any kind of life, no!  Happy Life. Joyful life. Glorious Life. Perfect … Continue reading