Sunday, May 24, 2009

Then Sings My Soul.

I have an overwhelming amount of gratitude today....for music and the power that it can have, and for the talents i have been given to be able to be a part of the beauty of it. I have sung my whole life, and I've always known that the BEST feelings come from hearing/singing a heartfelt song, but i don't think I've ever truly known the power that a song can have until this past year in noteworthy. I have seen how one song can affect the lives of SO many people, and can turn nonbelievers into believers of Christ. I have also seen how this song has made myself grow stronger in the gospel and made my faith grow more than i thought it could. Music is one of the few things that can tap into any and every emotion that we have, and although i feel that music can do this even without a single word being sung...when it is paired with such powerful words as these...you can't help but feel how wonderfully Amazing God's love for us is.

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin:

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
When Christ shall come with shouts of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

How lucky are we to have the gift of music? And how lucky are we to have the great opportunity to partake in the joys that come of it?


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wow. Time to catch up.

Okay so...it's been a really long time...SO since I've got a while on this beautiful Sunday i thought I'd do some catch up on everything that's been going on lately :)

Well right after finals in Provo me and the other girls in Noteworthy were able to do something that i have ALWAYS wanted to do...Meet the prophet. and not only that, but we also got to sing for him. He shook my hand as well as 3 of the other girls in noteworthy. He talked to us for a minute or two and even though it wasn't a "church" event, he has such an amazing spirit about him and i couldn't help but let a tear or two fall.
Amy, Me, Courtney, Cooley...right after shaking the prophet's hand
The prophet...and a man blowing his nose...
After leaving Provo i went to Oregon with my noteworthy girls. We spent the week with the AMAZING ladies of Divisi. The are Noteworthy's Lost half...we are the same in every way and we LOVE them. we performed in a bunch of places around Eugene and Portland, Did a News Appearance, and sang on a radio show, had a tour around UofO campus (which is BEAUTIFUL by the way), and hiked up by some waterfalls. Divisi was generous enough to let us stay with them and follow them around for the weekend...it was SO fun. Definitely an amazing experience. Oregon is so pretty and if i didn't like california so much i would probably live there. :) Here are some pictures from our trip there...and a video of Divisi and Noteworthy's combined song "If You're Out There" i had a solo :)


video
After Oregon i flew home and i've been here for a few weeks now. I LOVE IT!! I love the sun, I love having friends, I love having my family around, i LOVE california :) Since i've been home i've just been doing a lot of stuff with my friends in my singles ward and people i've known forever, and with my family. Some days i feel like a soccer mom driving ciara and david around...but i don't mind. It's been amazing. But i still can't find a job...i'm doing some odd jobs...delivering flowers, feeding people's dogs, roofing with my dad (and getting 2nd degree sunburns on my ears)...but i still can't find anything. hopefully something will come up soon. i'm trying for khols so we'll see how that goes. But until then...i'm okay just having a little break...even though i despereately need money for next semester...AH





LIFE IS WONDERFUL :)

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