I am always looking for something that is uplifting to get me through tough times when I am pulled in a different direction. By that I mean a direction that leads me away from family, service, and doing what we of the priesthood have been taught. I was taught incredibly high standards in my youth. My heart is set on meeting them. Many times music acts as a reset, and it clears my head of..., well, of garbage.
I have my songs I sing when I am sad. My favorite sad song is Proud of Your Boy. It allows me to be sad without letting me wallow for too long. Both songs serve their purpose.
So much of what I write here is oriented to the Gay Mormon Man part of this blog. I do not write enough on the second part - Men of the Priesthood
Having, holding, and using the priesthood has been huge for me. The knowledge that that I would not be able to function as a priesthood holder has been instrumental in keeping me in line. The thought that I would not be able to access the power of the priesthood were I to step in another direction -- one different than the way of the Savior -- helps me choose to obey the prophets.
It goes without saying that I face challenges every day, and my outcome is still to be determined by choices that I make. Keeping the Savior in mind, and having a goal to remain worthy to hold the priesthood helps me in a way that is hard to describe. It has been, quite literally, a God send.
Here are links to both the a fore mentioned songs and a bonus.