but I never let it get me down!
but I never let it get me down!
but as a writer, sometimes it can be tricky because of unintended racial implications, know what I mean? Just gotta be wise, like Jacob said, I think…
(I dare you to listen to this song and try to resist tapping your toes.)
And while we are on the subject of race,
allow me to reiterate the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley:
“Racism still lifts its ugly head, and that is unacceptable. I remind you that no [wo]man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ.”
[H]e inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness;
…he denieth none that come unto him,
black and white, bond and free, male and female, Jew and Gentile…
ALL ARE ALIKE UNTO GOD.
(this is an excellent resource about racial equality within the Lord’s Kingdom).
And ya’ll just to close this post, let me say that I know that unfortunately there still is some racism lurking within our society (duh!), and sadly even within some of the members of the LDS Church (or any others who identify as followers of Christ, or perhaps even simply the human community). But I also know that with the Savior’s help we can do better. So I encourage you all to consider what parts of your actions, speech, and thoughts (Mosiah 4:30) you can improve to make sure you are living more fully in harmony with these sacred gospel principles. Sound good? Peeeeerfect 🙂
Mormon, Baptist, Jew, Agnostic, Atheist, Catholic, Muslim, Sihk, Gay, Straight, Black, White, Brown, Purple etc. (not listed in order of importance btw but Mormon IS number 1 on MY list…just sayin”) This one’s for YOU!
Wanna know something? Everyone can create! And I’m not just talking about the sexy dance of procreation 🙂 I’m talking about being an artist. Making something beautiful. Something of value. Something of substance…
We can’t all be this girl:
(Natasha with her guitarist Luca)
Or this man:
(Mark Twain for those who don’t read in this digital age)
Or this guy:
(been hanging out with Mike Tyson lately, Vincent?)
And we DEF can’t all be this woman:
(She’s obviously amazing and is helping the human race not go extinct, but I don’t want to be her anyways…..)
BUT WE CAN ALL CREATE! WE ARE ALL ARTISTS! I’M YELLING OUT OF JOY NOT ANGER…Enough with the caps-lock…
This beautiful German man says it better than I ever could (and that’s saying something!)…..
Read the full address here: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2008/10/happiness-your-heritage?lang=eng He’s talking specifically to women but his words are a universal truth, yes they are…
“You may say ‘I am not the creative type.’ If that is how you feel, THINK AGAIN.”
How do YOU create?
*not trying to convert you to the LDS Church (ain’t no bait-and-switch), but if you do I wouldn’t hate it…
#not trying to be preachy, just excited and wanted to share…
Core Belief: Expression, Kindness, Beauty, Creativity, Understanding, Humor, Christ
(ALL OF THEM!)
*might be my best blog post yet….
Love the banjo (and the Hasidic Jew playing it), the civil war-esque drumming, the voice, the melody, the words. I get lost in it. So sad but still beautiful and hopeful…
“There is no manual for a broken heart. I want to use it but it’s all in parts.”
“I’ve knocked on every door in this cold town.”
“I don’t know if I have it in me to laugh again in the face of defeat…”
*Natasha has great stage presence…not too stiff but not too wild either
*Natasha always looks GREAT! I would LOVE to get in touch with her makeup artist/ stylist 🙂
*Hey Jess Collins (backup singer) if you ever get sick or bored, give me a call, ok?
*Hey guys don’t not listen/enjoy just cuz its a girl singer
Core Beliefs: Beauty, Expression, Humor, Kindness, Understanding, Christ