I received Katherine Nelson's new CD, Born Brave, in the mail recently from yourLDSradio. What is yourLDSradio? They stream LDS music 24/7 online or on your phone. Seriously. Isn't that cool? (Even cooler is being able to listen to my former seminary teacher, Glenn Rawson, talk about "The History of the Saints!")
Couple things you should know:
1. Katherine Nelson is the sister of a good friend of ours (hi, Paula!)
2. She has starred as Emma Smith in Emma Smith, My Story and Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration, and was also in 17 Miracles.
3. The lyrics to these songs are amazing. Truly. Amazing!
Good For Me
"Maybe I was young
I didn't know what I was in for
You say I'm doing life all wrong
Like I've never heard that before
Well don't go asking me to clip my wings
Or say I've won a losing fight
Cause my babies kiss me every morning
And I love my husband every night"
"We go in the face of fear
Drawn swords and souls unfurled
We carry the hope of years
We're soldier girls."
"And I'm sure your heart breaks
When some people still say
Somewhere down the line you lost your faith
How much can one heart take
How much can one heart take"
"Father on High
God of white light
Send me daisies that bloom all night
Come what may
This I pray
Lord let me be brave"
I have fallen in love with this CD! Katherine said, "I truly believe that when we strengthen women, we strengthen the world. We are all born brave." Her music represents this perfectly, I feel, and I truly love her songs. In the short amount of time I've had to listen to them, I have been greatly touched --on a soul level --to her music. Although there is a country feel to most of her music (which I LOVE), I think it's something everybody would enjoy (the country feel is mild, trust me).
How can you win the CD? Leave me a comment telling me a story about a time when you were brave. Did you face your biggest fear? Was it done silently? In public? When I was thinking about a story I could share with you, I came up with a few:
*I parasailed off of a beach in Mexico behind a very rickety looking boat.
*I climbed to the top of Mt. Timpanogos when I was 6 weeks pregnant with my first child.
*I accepted the calling of Primary President when I was 27 years old.
*I continued to have children, even when society and my Depression said I should not.
*I married young (in the Temple) and have kept my covenants despite rough patches in my marriage, society's blah-blah-ing, and my mental demons.
But wait! There's ANOTHER giveaway. "Wha!?" you ask? "Where is all of this awesomeness coming from?!" Well, to be honest, it's coming from yourLDSradio, because they sent me both CD's (they are awesome like that. Hence the awesomeness). The other CD is the 2012 EFY CD, Arise and Shine Forth.
So! If you would like to win the EFY CD, and you already left a comment about a time when you were brave (in order to win Katherine Nelson's CD), then you are entered! It's that simple, dear reader. However, you can't win both. Sorry. But you can win one! And you don't know which one! I know. The mystery is overwhelming. But, yay! Two winners!
You can enter until Saturday, August 4th (around noon? Or something?). I'll announce the winners later that day.
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