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SONGS ABOUT HOME AND FAMILY

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

VOLUME  TWO of  The Songs of Holiness Series, THE HOPE OF HIS GLORY, is about to be put up on my website.  Hurray!!! I am so excited about this, because for a long time, there have not been enough songs about home and family and because the Primary theme and program this year have  been centered around the family.

Each song has mainly to do with these themes and with women’s roles, the importance of little children, motherhood, the blessings of the Priesthood and the temples and how they bless our families, and returning to our Heavenly Home: I Pray For A Home, Jesus Loves The Precious Little Children, Daughters of God Above, Music Sweeter (Than We’ve Ever Heard), Home Again, This Mother’s Prayer, While I May, Forever With My Family, Nowhere Else On Earth, Please Bless The Children, Priesthood Power, Of Such Precious Worth, Because of The Love, Young Women’s Mission, and Blessed Am I.

Today My Heart Was Touched

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Today we attended the funeral of a young friend and mother of five; just 31 years of age and who passed away from Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I was deeply moved, as her four oldest children, her brothers and sisters, and even her mother gave beautiful tributes to her. And then her strong, supportive husband spoke of her courage, faith, and gratitude and uplifted all of us with his unwavering testimony. Her blogspot is inspirational: amberchase.webly.com. Her mother told how Amber was strengthened by the hymns and comforted by the beauty of music. For the opening song, the congregation sang, “There Is Sunshine In My Soul Today”; which fit Amber’s personality perfectly.  I’ve been inspired to do an arrangement of this hymn, because it’s also one of my favorites.  Look for it soon in my Free LDS Sheet Music and Free Hymn Arrangements. This evening, in honor of Amber’s children, I recorded an arrangement of  “I Have A Little Gospel Light”, which will be in my Primary and Children’s Album.

Women of Strength

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Women of strength, women of righteousness, women of courage, women of charity, true women of Zion; that’s what the Lord needs in these latter days!  What specific things do you do each day, that help you meet the challenges of this hectic, competative world; where  evil  stares you boldly in the face at every turn?  How do you build your self esteem and remember your true self worth?  How often do you have to stop and remind yourself that you, indeed, are a beloved and cherished daughter of your Heavenly Father, who loves you? Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Stephanie  singing, “Daughters of God Above”,  in the YW and YM  and the Relief Sociey Albums.  It’s a beautiful voice singing us a reminder of these truths.