Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
God the Eternal Father did not give that first great commandment because He needs us to love Him. His power and glory are not diminished should we disregard, deny, or even defile His name. His influence and dominion extend through time and space independent of our acceptance, approval, or admiration.
No, God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God!
For what we love determines what we seek.
What we seek determines what we think and do.
What we think and do determines who we are—and who we will become.
*From Elder Uchtdorf's talk during the Saturday morning session of conference. I like these words.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I have something to say. I think I might like Radiohead. This is really hard for me to admit. For the past three years I've tried to tune out anything that has to do with Radiohead and Thom York. I don't know why.
For some reason I have all their albums on my iPod secretly planning to listen to them (and like them?) one day in the future.
I've heard songs that I've really loved, but I've never taken the time to listen to a full album. Last Christmas I had my iTunes on shuffle and Nude from In Rainbows started playing. It kind of blew my mind. I listened to House of Cards and Weird Fishes (both from In Rainbows) and really liked them too, but I still refused to listen to the whole album.
This past weekend I went to Salt Lake and on the way home Christina played No Surprises from OK Computer. I didn't know it was Radiohead and found myself in love with the song. I asked who it was and found out it was Radiohead.
SO, I 've decided to finally give in. I've listned to OK Computer about 3 times all the way through since Sunday. I don't just like it. I love it. Why did this take me so long?
I'm officially dedicating this week to Radio Head. Kid A is next.
I'm sorry that I'm arrogant when it comes to music. Please forgive me.