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She Prays

We had been asked to pray for rain and civility in the world. This request must have been weighing heavily on my mind during my sleep one night. When I awoke, this song was running through my head and waiting to be committed to paper. I love it when that happens because I know there…

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I Hear Him

This song just came in the night. It went through a few iterations before settling on the final version. Pres. Russell M. Nelson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has challenged us to know how we hear Him. I can’t claim that this song is a comprehensive list, but it is a…

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I Feel His Love

This song literally came “line upon line”.  I had the music long before most of the lyrics, but the title always stayed the same.  It was finally the spring of 2014 when I decided it was time to commit it to paper – thanks to my daughter-in-law’s encouragement.  Thanks, Chelsae! I’ve been blessed to see…

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Take it to the Grove

This song was written after visiting with a dear friend who was struggling with answers to questions that just can’t be answered by man.  One day while visiting, she said her counselor told her to “take it to the grove”.  Of course, as Latter-day Saints, we all know what that means.  When she told me…

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My Father’s Care

I was a young mother with several little children and one troubled teenager. I was managing a household, caring for others and wasn’t feeling a whole lot of love at the time. I just wanted to vent. Venting was never my style, so a song was born. Read between the lines. This song tells a…

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He Answers Prayer

This was the first piece of music I ever wrote.  I was thirty years old and musical notation had not been part of my study growing up.  I had been away from studying music for thirteen years and the hand-written copy of this number looked like it.  I was in the process of a life-altering…