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The Kindness of Two Chinese Strangers Turned Our Christmas Eve from Frustration to Joy

Sorry for the delay in posting this note which I wrote during the Christmas holidays and already shared on Facebook.  Christmas Eve was marvelous for us thanks to the surprising…

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David Archuleta Makes China a Better Place

Long after the devotional was over, David was still talking with fans and giving autographs. David Archuleta made a brief visit to Shanghai last weekend and as a result, China…

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What About Those Who Can’t Sing?

For some people, singing is a challenging part of worship. For those who feel they can’t sing well or who fear to sing around others, music can sometimes be a…

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How Much Are We Missing?

Seven years ago on a cold January day in Washington, D.C., a man set his open violin case on the floor near the entrance of a subway station and began…

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Handel’s Messiah Comes to Shanghai: A Majestic Evening

Tonight was one of my most memorable evenings in China with a sold-out performance of Handel’s Messiah in Shanghai’s premier concert hall at the majestic Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in…

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Thoughts on Jerusalem from a New Acquaintance, Matisyahu

On a redeye flight from Los Angeles to Chicago that landed a couple of hours ago, I found myself sitting next to a very handsome young man (of course, almost…

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“I’ll Wait”: Composed and Performed by Blythe Bailey

One of Shanghai’s finest LDS young single adults composed and performed this song, “I’ll Wait” by Blythe Bailey. I think some of you might like it as much as we…

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From Boy Band to the Tabernacle Choir: The Alex Boyé Story

Alex Boyé is the delightful musician you might have seen in the Tabernacle Choir, or perhaps in the European boy band, Awesome, which was a hit before he chose to…

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Alex Boye and the Power of Music

Abandoned by his mother and left to fend for himself in London, Alex Boye was driven to sing and became a musician, but something was missing. I love the story…

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