Sharing Station Handouts
Your Life, the Musical
presented by Tina Beck
Click here for these notes in a PDF book.
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- Choose an upbeat, happy song to begin your musical.
- Use music to set the emotional scene to your morning. Listen and sing along to music as your start your day.
- Let music add excitement to otherwise dull moments of your musical.
- Listen to music (and sing along) when you drive, clean the house, do dishes, and exercise.
- Use music to set a slower, relaxed tone to your musical.
- During homework time, or winding down for the day, put on some instrumental or classical music.
- On Sundays listen to “Sunday appropriate music.”
- Spiritual music changes the Sabbath day to something different and sacred. This doesn’t have to always be hymns or tabernacle choir, but can also include EFY songs and other LDS artists.
- At bedtime in your musical, sing lullabies to your babies and children.
- Songs from the children’s hymnbook are great for calming and soothing and also bringing the Spirit for a peaceful end to the day.
- Never listen to or allow inappropriate music that may chase away the Spirit, into your musical.
- Have a “go to” song when you have bad thoughts that will bring back the Spirit and chase away the negative thoughts.
- Find songs for your musical that always make you laugh or smile.
Other ways to add music to your life:
- Learn a musical instrument and encourage your children to learn a musical instrument.
- Attend musicals, community or professional – take your children with you to teach them how to behave and enjoy live theater.
- Listen to music you listened to as a youth, and dance and sing along.
President J. Reuben Clark Jr. said, “We get nearer to the Lord through music than perhaps through any other thing except prayer.”
“Music has boundless powers for moving families toward greater spirituality and devotion to the gospel. Latter-day Saints should fill their homes with the sound of worthy music.” – preface to the hymnbook
“Teach your children to love the hymns. Sing them on the Sabbath, in home evening, during scripture study, at prayer time. Sing as you work, as you play, and as you travel together. Sing hymns as lullabies to build faith and testimony in your young ones.” – preface to the hymnbook
“Hymns can lift our spirits, give us courage, and move us to righteous action. They can fill our souls with heavenly thoughts and bring us a spirit of peace.” – preface to hymnbook
The hymns and music in Church can not only be an answer to our prayers or give us comfort and build testimony, but it is also a way for us to pray to our Heavenly Father and show gratitude for Him, and our Savior Jesus Christ.
President Heber J. Grant said, “The singing of the songs of Zion, though imperfectly, with the inspiration of God, will touch the hearts of the honest more effectively than if sung well without the Spirit of God.”
Bruce R. McConkie said, “Music is given of God to further his purposes. Sweet melodies mellow the souls of men and help prepare them for the gospel. After men receive the truth, songs of praise to Deity help to sanctify and cleanse their souls.”
“Hymns can also help us withstand the temptations of the adversary. We encourage you to memorize your favorite hymns and study the scriptures that relate to them. Then, if unworthy thoughts enter your mind, sing a hymn to yourself, crowding out the evil with the good.” – preface to hymnbook.