We must be “First Responders” to our spiritual promptings…

This last weekend we had the privilege of driving up to see my sister-in-law Sierra perform in the BYU Women’s Chorus Spring Recital. As an added bonus, we also were able to get tickets to a session of General Conference for Griffin and me, Sierra and her friend, and my in-laws.

Friday evening, we were able to catch a portion of the choir practice, which was amazing, and then we returned later to see them tear it up with a variety of talent-filled pieces. The hymns they sang really brought the spirit and the more fun pieces really brought joy to the audience.

What surprisingly affected me the most (as a precursor to conference) was the guest choir. Before they would sing certain pieces, both the BYU Women’s Chorus and the guest choir, would read aloud the lyrics. I found this very helpful, both from a musical stand-point and it helped me understand the feeling the song was meant to have before it was sung.

The Guest Choir sung a religious number with very few lyrics, but the lyrics it did have were very powerful and very striking for me.

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I am Melissa.

Hello there. I am Melissa. And this is my blog.

I have been toying with this idea to start a blog for a few months now. I have also been toying with the idea to write a book for a few years. And because I often overwhelm myself with this idea, I figure I can at least start writing it one blog post at a time.

Part of me is pretty terrified to start this endeavor, to put myself out there, and share my thoughts, my struggles, me weaknesses, my journey, my hopes and my beliefs; and while I have had several nudges from the Holy Ghost over the last few weeks, there were two today that I could not ignore any longer. Continue reading I am Melissa.