Music is one of my main spiritual languages.  It has been since before I joined the church.  I think I was born that way.  It touches my soul like little else can.

It is one of the first things I loved about going to church.  We sang so much, especially because I started going to church in 1985 and the new hymnal had just come out, so after Sacrament meeting our ward had song practice before Sunday School to learn new hymns.  Lots and lots of singing.  I loved it.

Some of the most spiritual experiences I have had are connected with music.  Like Andrea’s birth. 

Think about the music you are playing in your world.  Inspirational music is important.  I am not talking only hymns, there are many songs that can inspire us.

I read an interesting article about the vibration music can have.  Some is high and some is low.  Choose music that have positive vibrations.

I am blessed to have a son who is gifted musically.  His songs (many he has written himself) fill our house every day.

I was listening to music the other day and the Holy Ghost flooded my soul and I wrote down the impression I had to share with him.  “Only create music that lifts and inspires.”

Here he is with his little brother, singing a song written by an Elder before his mission.  Enjoy!




  1. Hi Sheridan-
    Thanks for posting that awesome video. I just gave birth (on Saturday) to our fourth son. Since I’ve had a lot of time the last few days to sit and contemplate, I’ve been thinking about the heavy responsibility to raise strong, worthy, priesthood holders in our society. I read your book as I was preparing for this birth, and it helped me focus so much more on the spiritual aspects of birth and parenting. Just today I was reading a talk by Elder Eyring and he quoted 1 Nephi 3:7. I was reminded that being a mother and raising a righteous posterity is a commandment of God, one of the most important commandments we receive. So no matter how overwhelming or impossible it seems when I see the current news, I know that by including Him in my parenting I can be successful. I loved seeing boys further along the path that are the kind of young men I can point out to my sons as good examples of who I want them be. Thank you for being an example so that I can see the chance of success further down the road.

  2. Thanks for your comment. It is a huge responsibility we bear as we raise righteous priesthood holders. I have a 15.5 year old as well and it is amazing to see him grow and have to make challenging choices. I rely on God as much as I can, because I need all the help I can get!

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