“If thou art merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving.” – D&C 136:28
“If you are blessed with musical talent, develop a wide range of good music. There is so much wonderful, uplifting music available that we can experience to our advantage. Our people ought to be surrounded by good music of all kinds.” – Boyd K. Packer
This Day in LDS History
1944: Gladys Knight, later a member of the 1960s and ‘70s R&B group Gladys Knight and the Pips and convert to the Church, is born in Atlanta, Georgia.
1988: The First Presidency issues a statement regarding AIDS, emphasizing chastity before marriage, fidelity in marriage, and total abstinence from homosexuality.
Lauren is studying Journalism at Brigham Young University and considers the East Coast home. She has a passion for writing, photography, skiing, hiking, and traveling. She enjoys studying German and is married to her best friend.