Monday, May 26, 2014

followers of my faith [Mormon Monday 42]

Here's a little Monday-morning guilt-trip for you...
“Someday, when you know who you really are, you will be sorry that you didn’t use your time better” (Henry B. Eyring, "Child of Promise," BYU Fireside 4 May 1986).
I don't even want to talk about this quote. I should probably make it my desktop background. That's about all I have to say.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

sing along to the radio

Today I just feel like posting some fun facts about some popular songs.

1. The following song has been my hands-down favorite song for six months. I'm so glad it's suddenly getting played on the radio! (Just in time for me to lose interest in it, I guess...?) The feeling I get when I listen to it reminds me that I am allowed to hold out for someone that makes me feel that way.

I Choose You by Sara Bareilles on Grooveshark

2. I found out on the internet that "eheu" is Latin for "Alas!" which is what the background singers in this song are saying. If I were hanging around Mount Vesuvius on the wrong day, I'd probably be saying "Alas" too.

Pompeii by Bastille on Grooveshark

3. Last night I heard this song on the radio, which I hadn't heard for a while. It immediately reminded me of our family tradition for this song, which is to pick one random note and stick with it the entire song. Depending on the note, you could be in harmony for half of the song, or none of it. With five of us singing at once (all different notes), it's a beautiful cacophony. (Took me 3 tries to spell that word, by the way.)

Hey, Soul Sister by Train on Grooveshark

4. Finally, this song was a formative influence on our family. Any time there is an opportunity to sing it (including about peas), we do. (But just the man's part. The infantile woman makes me uncomfortable and I wanna give her the "fweeze".) Sunday night was the most recent time, but like I said, you're polite around cheese or peas and I break out the scatting.

Monday, May 19, 2014

followers of my faith [Mormon Monday 41]

I'm really sorry for the radio silence lately. I pretty much forgot I had a blog.

It's been so long that the prompts I'd given myself as ideas for posts are now almost entirely incomprehensible.

For example, the prompt for this post is "spurs".

Any guesses?

Okay, I'll tell you. We had stake conference a while ago and one of the stake presidency members spoke about how he rides horses, and one horse was just not listening to him at all, so he had to use the spurs in order to make sure his communication got through.

It worked.

Sometimes we don't listen either. Heavenly Father's trying to get our attention and we are convinced that our way is great. So he has to spur us along a little.

Ideally we always have great communication, though.

Who knows what else I was going to put in this post. I'm going to go find some graphics and backdate them so it looks like I haven't been missing Mormon Mondays for weeks.

Monday, May 12, 2014

followers of my faith [Mormon Monday 40]

Did you guys know that my temple clothing got stolen? Yeah, on my birthday. It was kind of sad (I still don't have everything I need, but that's what renting is for).

Because of all of the stress it had been a really long time since I'd been to the temple. But I finally figured it was time. I'm so glad. Because...

Thomas Monson Temples

Life is so much better when we make it a priority!

Monday, May 5, 2014

followers of my faith [Mormon Monday 39]

Do you know what's weird? Elder Ballard said this like a year ago:

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Doesn't it sort of sound like his CES Devotional yesterday? I think this is an important principle that we need to learn -- I certainly need to hear it every time.