Monday, March 18, 2013

The Power of Music

Cora had a really great fireside yesterday.  It was one of those days were we really did not want to go.  We had soooo looked forward to staying home and just being with the kids after our ongoing week.  But of course we went.  Wayne Burton was the speaker and he talked on the Power of Music.  It was really well done.  He had a lot of great points and things for the kids to think about.  He gave a little talk then moved to the piano and sang some songs.  He mixed these in with scriptures and thoughts.  He talked a little about what inspired him to write each song.  Some he sang with youth from the stake.  One part of a song I thought was really neat.  It goes:
' But then you lift me higher, where I can see
The light burns the darkness away
The tears that I cry will be diamonds someday
And each time this world has me down on my knees
I'm becoming the one you created in me.'
That really struck me as powerful to become the one that God created.  He then talked about working to reach our potential.  He then quoted the last verse in John.  I don't have my scriptures right here but it was something about Jesus doing so much good work that they could not write it all down, it would take up to many books.  I thought that neat.  I have always wondered why there was not more about the life of the Savior since it is such an important thing.  I wrote the scripture down so I can mark it.  Wayne had 10 songs that he played the first few bars of and we had to guess what they were.  The winner got a prize.  Of course we didn't stand a chance because we don't have a TV or listen to music very often.  Little by little either Dave or Cora would know what the tune was.  Theme from Cheers, Folgers coffee commercial, Mario Bros them music, O' Canada, etc.  President Steed spoke after and did a great job like always.  During the refreshments they asked who had got all ten.  We half-heartily raised our hands thinking there would be tons.  There was only 3 of us.  Cora went up front and the prize was a book of sheet music of Wayne's.  The other two he took their emails so he could give them a link to download his music.  We thought it was so cool that we won.  It was a really great night.  I was wishing that Leah and Blake could have been sitting with us, since I was sure they would have enjoyed it.  When we went to get them from the room they were in, turns out they had turned on the speaker and listened to the whole thing.  And they had enjoyed it.


  1. I would have loved to have been there!!! Wayne Burton is my doctor so that might have been a little weird though :) Sounds like a wonderful night.

  2. Loved this entry Charmaine. Yes, music does have an impact on everyone, if they just listen.
    That sounded like a great fireside. I would have loved to be there too.