Thursday, February 25, 2010

i tip my hat to your quoting

since jo has been posting a lot of good quotes lately, i thought i'd try my hand at it.

Every single ancient wisdom and religion will tell you the same thing - don't live entirely for yourself, live for other people. Don't get stuck inside your own ego, because it will become a prison in no time flat. Barbara Ward

found via The Generous Wife daily emails

Monday, February 22, 2010

northern lights

every once in a while i see a movie or a photograph and i think, "i'd like to live inside that (movie/picture/video.)" i've been in love with this song since i heard it last year.
and now i'm in love with the video. i would like to live inside of it. the ripply lake water amidst foresty hills, tearing a thread off your shirt to tie around a bouquet of wild flowers, mossy trees and rocks, and a little cabin in the middle of it all complete with beat-up guitar and vintage piano. and the line, "and all i want is your eyes, in the morning as we wake for a short while."

bowerbirds, "northern lights"



I've been reminded a lot about love this weekend. In the temple on Friday night we had over 100 people from our ward turn out. The most amazing part was seeing the people walk in that we knew, hearing other people whisper, "oh, so and so is here!" and being so excited to see them. It was the most joy I've felt in a long time. As a really good friend in the ward said to me, it just felt like heaven.

Today in church our lesson was on President Uchtdorf's talk from General Conference on "The Love of God." I love that talk, it was good to study those questions . . . why should we love God? Why does God love us? And then I remember some of my favorite scriptures in 1 John:
7 Beloved, let us alove one another: for blove is of God; and every one that loveth is cborn of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not aknoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might alive through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he aloved us, and bsent his Son to be the cpropitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

This week I'm working on feeling more of the love, for my kids, my hubby, my family, for neighbors and people I meet on the street. And I feel like as I try to be closer to God and what He wants me to do, love will result.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

valentine's mix ♥

part of my valentine's gift to the hubs is usually a mix cd. the last time i made him one it was full of all of "our songs," you know, mush, mush, mush. these have a degree of mush but also there's some fun stuff thrown in there. and every one of them says something about the way i feel for him or the way i hope he feels about me.

1. told you so- the guggenheim grotto
2. first day of my life- bright eyes "this is the first day of my life, glad i didn't die before i met you. now i don't care i could go anywhere with you and i'd probably be happy...i'd rather be working for a paycheck than waiting to win the lottery."
3. real love (beatles cover)- regina spektor
4. lay and love- bonnie "prince" billy
5. marry me- suburban kids with biblical names
6. the book of love- the magnetic fields "the book of love has music in it, in fact that's where music comes from. some of it is just transcendental, some of it is just really dumb. but i, i love it when you sing to me, and you, you can sing me anything."
7. your arms around me- jens lekman
8. only with you- the beach boys "love's so many things that i feel i have only felt with you, and then there are the things that we do, i have only done with you...i know one thing for sure i wanna do, i wanna spend this life with you, only with you."
9. this must be the place (naive melody)- talking heads "and you're standing here beside me, i love the passing of time. never for money, always for love, cover up and say goodnight..."
10. promises- badly drawn boy
11. dreams come true girl- cass mccombs "you're not my dream girl, you're not my reality girl, you're my dreams-come-true girl."
12. i found a reason(velvet underground cover)- cat power
13. if you let me be your anchor- dawes
14. here at the right time- josh ritter

what are some of your favorite love songs?

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

she & him: volume two

i really like she & him and their music. m. ward is an amazing guitarist and zooey deschanel, well, i kind of have a girl crush on her. i love her clothes, her hair, and i love her voice. basically, i want to be like her when i grow up. so i'm excited for their new album that comes out in march. you can see the track listings and hear the first single, "in the sun," here.

i mean, look at her. isn't she adorable?