~ Using His Voice~
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UVU David Archuleta Inspiration to the “nth degree!!!”
UVU Tweets Highlights of David’s Talk
A HUGE thank you to UVU for tweeting highlights from David’s talk last night. And thanks also to Patty-Ann for RTing the tweets , Pattycake for her tweets, pics, and videos (see below) and also Janel for her tweets and updates! Below are some of the quoted /tweeted parts of David’s speech, it was truly an INSPIRATIONAL BEAUTIFUL MOTIVATING talk as he shared his experiences in living with faith as his guide. Following the tweets are Pattycake’s videos. Please look for her on twitter @Pattycake24 and send a big thank you her way. If I’m reading tweets correctly, I believe Janel helped her get tickets to see the symposium finale, and it was an extra special gift as yesterday was Patty’s birthday! What an awesome birthday!! UVU @UVU · 3h 3 hours ago .@DavidArchie: David Archuleta jokingly sings “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” in honor of the winter weather today.
.@DavidArchie: “There is no mountain too great. Have faith. He lives in you, he lives in me. He watches over everything we see.” @CCSUVU
.@DavidArchie: Sharing how keeping his religious beliefs have benefitted him as a performer and everyday individual.
.@DavidArchie: Focus on your principals of love, hope and courage and reflect on what can be added to these in your lives. @CCSUVU
@DavidArchie: Felt an overwhelming energy driving me to audition [for American Idol], guiding me to an invisible door to my future. #CCSUVU
@DavidArchie: My religious values helped me stay true to who I was.
@DavidArchie: I felt an overwhelming energy to put my career and life on hold to serve an LDS mission. .@DavidArchie: Singing “Be Still, My Soul.”
@DavidArchie: How blessed we are to live in a country established on liberty and justice for all. .@DavidArchie: Rise up with courage, truth and light. Our own simple decisions will impact on future generations.
.@DavidArchie: Give your best to show who you really are. Become the better you.
UVU Symposium Videos
It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas~
David’s humorous side with the April snow present in UT yesterday captured by Janel!
In watching the videos uploaded and shared by Patty (a good portion of his talk plus BSMS), you’ll find that David’s talk was eloquent, honest, brave, strengthening, encouraging, faith-filled and spirit driven. He is guided by “that small voice” acting as a compass to steer him on the “right path.” Sit back and soak in the faithful wisdom of David. What a wonderful talk. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 * * * * * *
Kelsi Johnson’s Recordings
Kelsi Johnson recorded David’s full program with his 8 thoughts. (musical performances included!) Thank you Kelsi!!! I’ve created a (5 part) playlist so you can sit back and watch in its entirety. He even includes a part where he openly discusses the “RT’d quotes of #PresPacker . David is resolved, kind, and explains the entire matter eloquently.
**WARNING** You may very well need a box of tissues!!
NOTE: I need a bit of help here~ While David was speaking, I admit I was taking some notes in hopes of not missing something~ I carefully wrote down the “points” but in all honesty, I somehow didn’t get the last point…#8. was it understanding or love?
1. Truth Within
3. The Greater Good
4. What Matters Most
5. Facing Your Fears
6. Mission and the power of Religious Freedom
7. Serving Others
8. ? Understanding? Love? <—-PLease let me know if you were able to catch it. thx!
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Janel’s Recording of “He Lives In You” ~ POWERFUL!!!! SO GOOD!!!
Janel recorded David singing “He Lives In You” ~ a song from Lion King 2. She was unable to get the very end, but we’ll just have to tell David we’d love to hear it again.
Following his talk, David performed “Glorious” accompanied by Kendra. Is was beautiful, soaring…and sublime. Then in the most perfect way, following “Glorious,” David received a standing ovation. Everyone on their feet with thunderous applause, whistles, and (I’m sure) a fair amount of tears. The perfect end to a most beautiful lesson of freedom, faith, honesty, understanding, service, love, and life. David, you did well…very very well. ♥
I’ll close this “update section” of the post with some of the tweets that followed. Kalei will most likely have much more on the symposium tomorrow, but I wanted to get a good amount added for today.
Adding this sweet comment from Pattycake24 as she was able to greet David after the Symposium ended.
Stay tuned for more updates. Kalei will be back to continue tomorrow. ♥
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Wednesday UVU Appearance Tonight!
Previously posted on FOD was the Herald article explaining their choice to have David participate in the symposium.
The symposium finale will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the UCCU Center and will provide a vibrant program of final remarks and musical performances.
“Because freedom of religion is a freedom shared by all Americans and because music has been such a powerful medium of religious expression, vibrating through the pages of our nation’s political and constitutional history, the center was especially interested in including a prominent musical guest speaker,” Griffin said. “We are excited to have popular singer and songwriter David Archuleta as the finale’s featured speaker and musical performer.”
As a former “American Idol” runner-up and member of America’s demanding music industry, Archuleta will share via word and song his unique life experience and provide insight into how religious freedom has impacted his life and career as an international musical performer. The finale will also include contributions by Kmiec, former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Malta, and the popular Calvary Baptist Choir of Salt Lake City.
** Thanks Janel for sharing this pic of the UCCU on twitter! With a capacity of 8500, David’s voice in song and “remarks”will reach so many lucky listeners! We’re sure looking forward to hearing all about it, and will post as the (shared) info comes in! BBanksxx96 shared a pic of her tickets to the finale on twitter. Nice!!**
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Arrived in Utah!
Kari shared with us on twitter and Instagram yesterday that she’d arrived in Utah! By the looks of her state entrance, either she had driven in, or flew in very low! ;)
Current conditions show freezing temps (eek) with some snow falling. Wishing everyone attending the symposium this evening a safe commute!
David Own IG “take” on the UT weather!
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#GoodTimes With Lady V & Jeffrey Trott in Studio Tomorrow!
They’ll be at it again tomorrow~hanging and writing, and sharing #goodtimes !!! Excited to see where this goes!!! So looking forward to the new music!
Lyrical Wisdom from Nico and Vinz
David shared some GREAT lyrical wisdom from Nico & Vinz song “Miracles” in a tweet yesterday.
The song “Miracles” is from Nico & Vinz’s Black Star Elephant cd …a cd chalk full of uplifting, positive, and inspirational tracks. This is the second track from Black Star Elephant that David’s share by tweeting. In February he tweeted “Powerful” which as track 9, is simply a (powerful) spoken quote.
Be sure to check out the cd. Along with “Miracles” with their big radio hits “Am I Wrong” and “In Your Arms,” be sure to check out “When the Day Comes;” the mv is very cool.
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An artsy sketch & real collage by @JPaleFOD
A Colorful Nunca Pensé Collage by Mary Dee!
Wishing everyone a (hopefully good) tax day today, and a happy “hump” day. I’ll be around to update as news comes in.