Choral Edition, Volume Three

March 26th, 2010

Those of you, who are searching for new sacred choir music, will be excited about my next new volume, “Believe In Christ”; which is forthcoming within the next couple of weeks. An album full of exciting new, original SATB and SSA musical gems, some of the songs are suitable for ward choir and sacrament meeting performance, and others will be thrilling numbers, when performed by larger  SSAATTBB choirs in Stake Conference and larger settings. All of these pieces have two things in common: They are scripturally and doctrinely correct, and they bear witness of the Savior’s truths. This new upcoming volume differs from the other ones, in that scriptural referencing and vocals will not be present. However, piano recordings of each piece will give everyone a good idea of tempo and interpretation. These sound recordings will be attached  to each song purchased, for the price of the sheet music alone. Then, hopefully, people will be honest, by purchasing additional .50 copy licenses for the number of copies they need for choir performance.

 

 

FUNERAL MUSIC IDEAS

March 18th, 2010

I’ve noticed that  people are always searching for funeral songs. Here are some very good ideas ~ to be found on my website: “Abide With Me, Tis Eventide“, “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer“, “Because of The Love“, (in Vol. Two, “The Hope Of His Glory”; sung by my daughters Stephanie and Melissa), and “Pastoral Psalm“, (many peoples’ favorite and a new arrangement, using the lyrics to “The Lord Is My Shepherd”).  One of my upcoming volumes will consist strictly of funeral songs.

HARMONIOUS MUSIC ABOUT HOME AND FAMILY

March 18th, 2010

 

Music, Sweeter Than We’ve Ever Heard”  was written especially for  my daughter Melissa’s rich, mellow voice. It is found in Volume Two, “The Hope of His Glory”. And don’t forget about “I Pray  For a Home“, for which I just added a FREE flute part.

INSPIRATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN MUSIC

March 18th, 2010

Listen to “Daughters of God Above” ~  and read the lyrics to this song, so beautifully sung by my daughter Stephanie. It was inspired.

ONE MONTH AWAY! YEA!

March 18th, 2010

I’m excited! Our son, Jacob, who has been serving on a mission in Hong Kong, will be returning home in just one month. Although I’ve missed him so much, I have been very grateful for this growth experience for him. He spoke Cantonese for the majority of his mission, but for the past few months, has spoken English, while serving in the International Branch; which he has enjoyed immensely.  He says the people are humble and anxious to hear and learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Jacob is a walking miracle, because prior to his mission call, he was struck with cancer. The Lord healed him and allowed him to serve this mission. Listen to my arrangement of  “I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go” in my Free Hymn Arrangements Album.

PROPHET OF GOD

March 11th, 2010

Thomas S. Monson is a true Prophet of God. Of this, I bear my witness. Read his “Closing Remarks” in the October General Conference; as found in the 2009 November Ensign issue. (Easily accessible on  lds.org. ) Our only safety in this wicked world is to follow his words.  I hope to write a song about him and before this year is out, put it up on my website, along with my other songs for children in an album entitled, “The Beloved Prophets”. See and hear my other children’s songs; especially this one, which is performed by my daughter, Laura Sue, who has such a refreshing,  lovely voice.

LIVING ORACLES

February 7th, 2010

In our stake conference a couple of weeks ago I was inspired by a talk given by one of the counselors in our Stake Presidency. He quoted Brigham Young on the importance of following the “Living Oracles” of God and that even though the Book of Mormon and other scriptures, (Also see our Free Scripture Mastery Widget.), are very important to our salvation, following the words of the living prophets is even more important to our salvation, because their words pertain to the very things we need in our day. Since then, I have been not only reading in the Book of Mormon each morning, but also reading and studying each day, a different talk from the most recent conference talks, given last October. It has truly blessed my life. I’ve felt closer to the Lord, felt the Holy Ghost’s guidance more readily, felt my faith and hope increase, and noticed that I am happier and more optomistic. I have a testimony that these things are true. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a true Prophet of God and that he receives revelation from the Lord to guide the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in these latter days! I believe everything in our lives will go better, as we follow the living Prophet and the other General Authorities. Visit lds.org ~ to read or listen to the conference talks. They are inspirational!

JANUARY 24TH 2010

January 24th, 2010

My heart and prayers go out to the people of Haiti. . . Today I’m just grateful to be alive! I’m also grateful for the simple things, as well as for the amazing inventions that make life pleasant and convenient; such as a warm home, indoor heat, electricity, and plumbing, clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe, the beauties and blessings of nature and for my five senses to enjoy them, for health and strength and for God’s divine protection. I am thankful for loved ones and the love we share. I am grateful for freedom of religion and speech. Most of all, I am thankful for  my loving, kind, merciful Heavenly Father, to whom I can pray and receive answers to my prayers and for His beloved Son, Jesus Christ and His redeeming love. Oh, how grateful I am for the gospel of Jesus Christ and for the light and joy it brings into my life; for my testimony, for the scriptures, for the Priesthood of God, and for the blessings of the temple. Listen to “Thanksgiving“, which sings of this truth: that all good things come, because of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I wrote Humble Prayer” the day of 9/11. ~  Found in Vol. One, “So Will I Comfort You”, (the Songs of Holiness Series),  it also expresses my feelings about the tragedy in Haiti.

MIRACLES STILL HAPPEN!

January 10th, 2010

Our wonderful, eldest son became extremely fatigued and mysteriouly ill, beginning on New Year’s Eve;  getting steadily worse for the following  6 days. He took two trips to the doctor, two trips to the hospital emergency, and underwent all kinds of tests to determine what was wrong with his body. All of the tests came out negative, and yet at one point, his entire left side became numb, and after that, he went into shock. He felt like his life was literally slipping away. Through family fasting and prayer, having his name on many temple prayer rolls, and through Priesthood blessings, (particularly the blessing of healing  his Bishop and his counselors gave him), the illness left his body, and he has regained his strength. His is the unique voice you hear singing, “Priesthood Power“. Now, more than ever, he is a witness of Priesthood power. This song is found in my Young Women/Young Men Album, as well as in Volume Two, “The Hope Of His Glory“.

BEARING WITNESS

January 1st, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL! May this be a year of good health, prosperity, and especially, a year of growing closer to the Lord and of greater spiritual growth than ever before. May we strive with all of our hearts to strictly keep the commandments of God ~ as our #one New Year’s resolution. Listen to A Holier People We’ll BeandTemple Blessings.                        

 I rejoice in the blessing of being able to bear my personal witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God! As the Book of Mormon states in Mosiah 16, verse 9: “He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkenend; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death.”  I love the Book of Mormon! May we also commit to prayerfully read and study its pages. As a second witness of Jesus Christ, it bears witness to the world! If you haven’t been to lds.org lately, you really need to go see all of the wonderful new content. Their online Scriptures are excellent!