Each year the Church sponsors a music submission. The purpose of this submission, according to the Church’s website, is to “encourage the development of musical talent and to bring new musical works to light.” Last year I decided to submit a couple of pieces to the submission and was a little surprised that one of… Read More My Heavenly Father Loves Me
I try to write my compositions for the beginning to intermediate LDS organist. There are many of these good people out there: people with love for the Savior in their hearts and a desire to use their talents for good. They may never be famous, but their influence is immense. Brother James’ Air is a simple… Read More Brother James’ Air
Here’s an arrangement of the beautiful hymn How Gentle God’s Commands. It’s intended to be a prelude. I hope you enjoy it. How Gentle God’s Commands — pdf Download the audio here (right click and choose download).
I have to admit it. 2015 has been a difficult year for me. Plans I had long made for my personal improvement were painfully interrupted. I ran into several situations in my other church calling as high priest’s group leader (for my non-LDS readers, that’s the person responsible for older men and people who otherwise… Read More A Difficult Year
One day a man traveled through the woods and fell into a deep hole. The hole had been disguised so that it could not be readily detected and the man fell in unawares of the danger he faced. The man tried to get out of the hole, but it was deep enough and wide enough… Read More The Parable of the Hole
1 Corinthians 13 is unquestionably my favorite passage of scripture. In it the Apostle Paul encourages us to develop the greatest of divine attributes – love. The word that is translated as charity in the King James Version of the Bible is the Greek word agape. The Greeks wisely have four different words for love:… Read More Charity
God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son is one of my favorite hymns. Written by two former tabernacle organists, it’s message is direct and powerful: God loved us, so he sent his Son, Christ Jesus, the atoning One, To show us by the path he trod The one and only way to God. He… Read More God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son