Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
Get the new CD, "The Third Time" HERE

WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Monday, May 10, 2010

The First Step, and The Next Step

A long time ago, when Jodi and I were first married, we had some friends, another couple.  I'd met both Jodi and Cathy at about the same time in my life.  I married Jodi and Cathy married Dave.  Throughout our marriages, we've always remained good friends, but sometimes we were closer than others, mostly for practical reasons.  When we moved out to Eagle Mountain, for example, we kinda lost contact for a while.

When their daughter was eight, and getting ready to be baptized, they asked me to sing a song at her baptism.  I thought at the time, "I'll do them one better - I'll write a new song for the baptism".  So, I got to thinking about what I would want to say to an 8 year old that's taking that "first step" in the gospel.  That's where I got the idea and the title.

It took me a long, long time to actually get the song recorded however.  By the time it was done, she was a teenager, in the Young Women's program.

Well, this last week, I got to go to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and see her be sealed in marriage.  I had a hard time believing she was 20 already.

So, I thought a lot about the song.  I don't know if it had much impact on her life.  I do know that she must've made a lot of good choices along the way, or she wouldn't have been kneeling across the altar from her sweetheart, pledging her life (temporal and eternal) to be with him.  It was cool to think that I might've played a small part in that.

Here's a link where you can listen to the song.

The First Step


Come back often to hear about new songs and shows. Mark also has other sites and blogs, including his Dutch Oven blog: Mark's Black Pot and his LDS pop culture blog: MoBoy blog.
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