Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cloroxing My Music

Today has been full of cleaning for me. First I spent the morning vacuuming, dusting and wiping down the family room for when we have family over on Sunday. Then I spent the rest of the morning vacuuming, dusting and wiping down my music collection.

I went through and deleted dozens of songs that were never beneficial anyway. Then I went through and took dozens more off of my ipod that are fun for normal life, but not really beneficial for a mission. Then I went though and made me some playlists for the mission.
These are some of the titles of my mission playlists:

Luke 2
2 Corinthians 4:15
2 Nephi 2:22
2 Nephi 30:8
3 Nephi 9:11
Alma 17:11
Alma 5:26
D&C 122
D&C 133:33
Ephesians 5:19
John 14:27
Moses 7:62
Psalms 4:8

Can you guess what type of music each one of those playlists has? I'll give you an example- Luke 2 (The story of Christ's birth) contains all of my Christmas music. See if you can figure out the rest. I'll give you brownie points if you can get them all right :)

Also in my musical search, I've been listening to "uplifting" Hungarian music to help with the language.
This is my most recent favorite:
Here are the Hungarian Lyrics (see if you can follow along):

 Néma volt az ég,
 Az imánk üres éjbe szállt.
 Bennünk mégis élt egy hang,
 A remény dala gyúlt.
 Mi bízunk, van, ki véd,
 Ha balsors űz egy élten át.
 Hegy mozdító hittel járt a nép,
 A félszen túl.
 Mert Ő küld száz csodát,
 Csak benne bízz!
 Reményünk híd,
 De bizton áll!
 Megélhet száz csodát, Ki hinni bír!
 Merj hinni hát, És láss csodát!
 Ha hív, majd átsegít!
 Ki most él, mind fél,
 Hogy hasztalan mond száz imát.
 Úgy elrebben a remény,
 Mint gyors szárnyú madár.
 De bátran állok én!
 És tart a vágy, ki tudja miért.
 Hitem szól, egy ősi hang,
 Mely sosem szólt így még!
 Mert Ő küld száz csodát,
 Csak benne bízz! Reményünk híd,
 De bizton áll!
 Megélhet száz csodát,
 Ki hinni bír!
 Merj hinni hát, És láss csodát!
 Ha hív, majd átsegít! A-shi-ra la-do-nai
 ki-ga-oh ga-ah
 A-shi-ra la-do-nai ki-ga-oh ga-ah
 Mi-cha-mo-cha ba-elim adonai
 Mi -cha-mo-cha ne-dar-ba-ko-desh
 Na-chi-tah v-dhas-d-cha am zu ga-al-ta
 Na-chi-tah v-dhas-d-cha am zu ga-al-ta
 A-shi-ra,a-shi-ra,a-shi-ra...

My Favorite Line: Csak benne bízz! Just Trust in Him!

Love Always.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Temple Ten: Family

Temple Ten was to the Logan Temple. My brother had a band competition up there, so we made a weekend trip of the whole thing.
The Logan temple. Taken in the parking lot because we didn't
want to photo-bomb any wedding pictures :)
 
First, in the morning, we went to do some baptisms. We had a couple family names for my brother and I to do. While there, I heard someone say my name. Small world- Sarah, a friend from my old job at BYU, was there too. She's super cute and it was so good to see her, she was there because of the band competition too.

When we did the confirmations, they (this time out of habit and procedure) went ahead and did some temple names for us as well. My brother had some Spanish names, and once again- without them knowing- I did some Hungarian names. I think it's pretty obvious by now that I'm supposed to go to Hungary :)

After that, my brother went back to the Hotel and my mom and dad and I went and did some sealings. This was something I had never experienced before. My parents have always been LDS, so I never needed to be sealed to them and I have yet to find Mr. Foreverafter and be marrie and sealed to him- so I didn't really know what to expect. It was a good experience. The sealing room was beautiful and the sealer was very friendly and kind. It was surprisingly slow, so we ended up doing a lot of work and I loved spending some extra time with my parents.

Once again, without fail, a wonderful experience at the temple.