April 21st, 2019


Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everybody! I feel like the fact that it was so late this year had kind of a weird reverse effect that made it sneak up on everybody, which may be why nobody thought to ask anybody about hey, maybe we should do a ward choir number. Nobody except for the choir director (Athena), who was too busy to act on it. It's a shame, too, because we wanted to have a special musical number instead of just a congregational hymn (although usually I'd much rather have a congregational hymn, because then I'm more likely to be involved; I prefer making music to listening to it), so I ended up pinch hitting by doing a piano solo, which is actually my least favorite kind of special musical number, because if I'm playing accompaniment I'm fine, but when it's just me, I get stage fright. My hands were shaking uncontrollably.

But the point is, when I was trying to figure out what I had time to practice to the point where it would invite the Spirit instead of being an earsore to everyone, I found a choir book with a really pretty song called "He Is Not Here," and it would have been nice to have a choir sing that. (It would not have been nice to do it as a piano solo, because it was very much not written to be that. I ended up playing a medley of Primary songs, including "He Sent His Son," "I Think When I Read That Sweet Story," "He Died That We Might Live Again," and "I Wonder When He Comes Again.")

It's kind of an odd thing, though, because technically by partaking of the sacrament, we celebrate Easter every Sunday. But anyway, I'm glad we have a day to make sure that we focus on Jesus's sacrifice for us, and I'm grateful for what He has done for me.

Anyway, I suppose this isn't entirely unrelated to the story I was going to tell about bedtime with our nephews and niece this past Wednesday... Collapse )

Today I'm thankful for Jesus Christ and His Atonement; sacrament meeting going well; Primary going pretty well too; having a neat illustrated copy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and getting to see some more really great stories on Story Trek.