Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Musical Monday

Ah, sublime music from Plácido Domingo, the Piano Guys, and a choir of children who look like they are wearing cupcake wrappers.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Music on Wednesday

Oops.  Monday got past me.  But there's always time for some good music!

The latest from Lindsey Stirling.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ponderizing 1 John 1:5-7

 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.  1 John 1:5-7
Scoot chose these verses for us this week, and they are so appropriate.  It has been pretty dark outside here.  The sun will be up for maybe nine hours today, and thick rainclouds dim its influence.  But, as John wrote, "God is light," and we can always have His light within us. 

It's a choice we have to make, though.  I can sit here in my dark house and feel sorry for myself, or I can turn on the lights and feel better.  Going for a "walk in darkness" will not lead us anywhere good, no matter what popular opinion may say. 

Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Isaiah 5:20
It seems like we're seeing more of this sort of thing all the time.  "But if we walk in the light," by searching the scriptures to learn God's will and do it, "we have fellowship one with another"--we can support and comfort each other in doing what's right--"and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." We all need that, don't we?

So, this Christmas time, let's turn on the lights, turn on the sweet music, and learn more about the Light of the World!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hanukkah Musical Monday

A little treat for the beginning of Hanukkah:

Dandelionslayer was doing some research on a piece his band will be playing at work, and ran across Meshugga Beach Party--traditional Jewish dance music, played surfer style.  They're fun to watch, and you'll want to dance along.  This is not quite a traditional song, nor one of their original Hanukkah pieces, but you'll recognize it. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ponderizing Moroni 10:32

Yea, come unto Christ,
and be perfected in him,
and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ,
ye can in nowise deny
the power of God.
Moroni 10:32

This week we're thinking about some of Moroni's last words.  He obviously put a lot of thought into them--chapter ten is a real treasure.  In verse 32, he repeats the invitation that has been given so many times: "Come unto Christ."
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live . . .   Isaiah 55:3 
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28
And he said unto the children of men:  Follow thou me.  2 Nephi 31:10
We'll be more comfortable with Christ if we are more like Him, but we do not have to be perfect on our own.  In fact, we can't be.  If we try our best to leave ungodly things behind, and trust in Christ, He will make up the difference and make us perfect through His grace.  Really, Moroni said it best.  Think about it!

What are you pondering this week?