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Boise Idaho Temple Celebration

November 20th, 2012 | Posted by Annette in Music | Perspectives


I wrote this song in early July, 2012 after a meet­ing with the youth com­mit­tee from the thirty stakes involved in the Youth Cul­tural Cel­e­bra­tion. The lyrics were taken from the youths’ sug­ges­tions for themes. As I lis­tened to them call out their ideas, I real­ized that they would make great lyrics. So I decided to take their ideas and turn them into a song.

Any­how, dur­ing the course of the meet­ing a young man raised his hand and said that the girl next to him had a great idea. She quickly offered her idea, which was, “Just one lit­tle light.” Since the meet­ing was run­ning short, lead­er­ship flet that it was time to close down the brain­storm­ing ses­sion, while I was busy think­ing, “Hey! That’s a great line!” I have no idea who this girl is, but I felt her dis­tinct frus­tra­tion that night — as if she were sure that she felt prompted to speak. Even though I have no idea who she is, her words touched me deeply. As you will notice, I used her thought as the first line in the song. I don’t know if she’ll ever notice my appre­ci­a­tion for speak­ing up. Life is a strange that way. Some­times we never see the reper­cus­sions of our actions. But I am glad that she shared.

High­lighted in this record­ing are the fol­low­ing artists:

Katie John­son, Annie John­son, Mor­gan Coo­ley, Gabby Genta, Lexie Jepp­son, Melinda Harper, Christina Walker, Haylee Jones, Gabby Ririe, Joy Pur­nell, Steven Mackey, Spencer Mad­sen, Austin Peery, Jake Thibault, Masen Thomp­son, Tan­ner Myler, and Cade Ander­son. Thanks you guys! You were GREAT!

This song played dur­ing the pre­lude por­tion of the Youth Cul­tural Cel­e­bra­tion for the Boise Tem­ple, which was per­formed on Novem­ber 17, 2012 in the Taco Bell Arena. It was such an honor to be involved in this event. Thank you to every­one who participated!


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