Yesterday I gave a talk in Sacrament Meeting. Though the other two speakers were speaking about a different topic, I had been asked to speak about music (I can't imagine why! ;)). I had actually been asked to speak about that topic last Sunday, but I'd been out of town, so they had me keep the same topic for this Sunday. I was thrilled to give a talk about music! I had a hard time at first figuring out what direction I should take with it, but then I felt prompted to go through and discuss the various points laid out in the preface of the hymnbook. Once I did that, everything just kind of fell into place. I think it went pretty well, and I was even able to sprinkle my talk with a couple of humorous comments that got some good chuckles from the audience. :) I got a ton of compliments afterward (including several people who mentioned that my choice of using the preface was a good approach), and I hope I brought the Spirit and was able to touch someone through what I said.
And for those who are wondering, I did make a plug for ward and stake choir during my talk. But I only did it because the bishopric told me I had to! :) I don't like being the annoying ward choir director, so I try to keep my nagging to a minimum. :) But I did express how much I love my callings. Because, hey, I do! :)
Speaking of my callings, ward choir went well, though we seem to be losing girls. We had five or six men yesterday and only two girls. Weird. Hopefully that will pick up. But stake choir...oh, stake choir was AWESOME! We had probably around fifty people there! Ideally I'd like to have between eighty and a hundred, because we're doing two Mack Wilberg numbers, and I really want a big sound. But even if we don't get any more than what we had, it'll be fine. Yesterday we ran through both numbers a couple of times, and I definitely got chills! It was amazing! I'm so excited for Stake Conference. It's going to be great!
So basically, I love music. That's all. :)