Friday, April 10, 2009

Star Spangled

I know it isn't July, but I just had the Star Spangled Banner play randomly from my playlist.

I love all the verses, but the last one (also written in 1814) is more impressive to me than the rest:

O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.'
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Come Listen to a Prophet's Voice

General Conference is coming up this weekend and I'm stoked.

I watched this video that was recently produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Elder Jefferey R. Holland's talk about prophets in our day.

I love that talk, and couldn't help from watching the rest of the church sponsored videos on YouTube in the new Mormon Messages channel.

Now I'm singing this song in my head!

Come listen to a Prophet's voice
And hear the word of God.
Then let us in the truth rejoice
And sing for joy aloud.

Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice - Hymn #21

I can't wait until Saturday and Sunday!