Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wise Words: Walk Across the Street

This quote was shared in the Relief Society Presidency Message for my ward:

“The Lord isn’t asking us to load up a handcart; He’s asking us to fortify our faith. He isn’t asking us to walk across a continent; He’s asking us to walk across the street to visit our neighbor. He isn’t asking us to give all of our worldly possessions to build a temple; He’s asking us to … attend regularly the temples already built. He isn’t asking us to die a martyr’s death; He’s asking us to live a disciple’s life.” 
(Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the October 2008 general conference).

I think I can walk across the street . . .

Be Inspired,

Janelle Joy

Monday, August 12, 2013

Musical Motivation: Free LDS Youth Music Downloads

I was so excited to learn about this site!  It has so many of the songs I loved when I was in Young Women's and in college.  I remember paying for the albums.  There are also a lot of new EFY songs too, all available for free download.  See Youth Music

I have learned it is so important to be an example of listening to good music myself and taking the time to find fun music too. . . Kindermusik has great music too.  This music must be purchased by song or by album.

Be Inspired,

Janelle Joy

Monday, August 5, 2013

Musical Motivation: "Let Us All Press On"

I was able to attend Relief Society yesterday since it was not my week to teach the primary music.
The lesson was wonderful and I felt inspired and rejuvenated, but the best part was in the one verse of the hymn we sang at the end (Let Us All Press On).  It is one of my favorite songs because a phrase from it was quoted to me once at a time when I felt I could no longer go on:  ". . . Courage, {Janelle} for the Lord is on {your} side. . ."  Each time that hymn is sung in church, it brings a reminder of that special tender mercy long ago and a renewed feeling of confidence that I really do have the courage to do all that is required of me.

Be Inspired,

Janelle Joy


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