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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
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Friday, April 15, 2011

"M" is for Music: A Window Into My Soul

I cannot remember a time in my life when music wasn't a part of it. I am so lucky that I grew up in a very musical family.We all sing and play a variety of instruments. I took almost 12 years of piano lessons, and I also play the flute and organ. I always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, and I know that there is still time to learn.

Why does music mean so much to me? Music has always been a way for me to communicate to the world how I feel. For years, I have expressed my emotions by singing and playing the piano. My Dad always loved listening to me sing as I played the piano. This is why I wanted to sing a solo at his funeral and accompany myself on the piano. It felt so right to sing and play for him that one last time.

Music is a window to my soul. Whatever I am singing or listening to at the moment truly shows others how I am
feeling inside. I am one of those people that has to be listening to certain music while I write. I know that some people need complete silence. Funny enough, I can't work in complete silence. The music I listen to the most while writing is anything from Josh Groban. There is something about his music that is so inspiring to me, and my creative juices just flow. The music brings on the emotion,
and the emotions help me to bring my story to life.

Does music inspire you? What kind of music do you most like to listen to? One of my favorite Josh Groban songs is When You Say You Love Me. I hope that you will take a minute to listen to it.

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  1. Wow. What a wonderful gift to give to your father. I'm sure he enjoyed it from where he was. Music is the language of angels.

  2. I love your style and also the way you talk about music.A greatblog

  3. I have loved music all my life and like you took 12 yrs of piano lessons and several yrs of voice lessons. I have always been involved in the music since age 18 and served as ward music chairman in every ward I have ever lived in. Best calling in the church. The next best calling is YW. I am so glad to see a blog on music. It is so important in the church and in our lives and is downplayed as unimportant. When the First Presidency tells us that our hymn book should sit on the shelf next to our scriptures shouldn't that tell us something?

  4. You are lucky to have grown up in a house filled with music. My parents weren't musical, but I used music to drown out their fighting matches. I've been singing since I could talk. Taught myself guitar chords when I turned 50 and now, as I turn 62, I'm taking piano lessons. I also sing in a trio - we perform at retirement communities and hospitals. It's the joy of my life. Nice to meet a fellow music lover on the a-z challenge.

  5. I grew up in a musical family, too, and totally agree that music is a wonderful way of communication.
    I teach 2nd grade, also!
    Happily met you through A-Z challenge. my blog is

  6. Wow, that's a really great tribute to your father.

    I love music and listen to it all day at work and while I'm home sans TV. I listen to almost anything, even when I'm writing. And lyrics don't bother me while writing, as I get into the flow of the writing I tune out the lyrics.


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