Fifteen years after I was prompted to write my family’s story I now have it in hand, published and available for all to read. The end result was much different than I had anticipated. I thought it was to be a source of healing for me and my family, but it became a volume of life’s lessons that can help anyone heal from all traumas in their lives through the Atonement. This book has been written in all corners of the United States and in-between as we traveled over the course of twelve years doing firesides and concerts. I met many people who influenced me, by their own struggles, to emphasize the importance of knowing the Savior and understanding the Atonement. There were those who still carried negative feelings toward Emma, but left our firesides healed, carrying a better understanding of Joseph’s widow, and why she stayed in Nauvoo. I knew I would have to include Emma’s story in my book to help people understand the importance of holding a state of love in any situation, not judging those whose situation you have know way of knowing, and letting go of negative feelings concerning events you do not understand. The road to forgiveness, coping, unity, conversion, compassion, letting go, moving forward, the Atonement and opening your heart to the pure love of Christ can all be found in my new book, Rising Hills and Sinking Valleys. The reader will also come to know the Smith family in a manner that has never been opened before. This work of love has been accomplished through many miracles and many trials. I have opened up my own soul and the lives of my predecessors in hopes that all families can heal and unite.
You can order Rising Hills and Sinking Valleys from our online store.
Something that we’ve been wanting to do for a while now is to make a video for the song Serenity Blue. A few weeks ago, that goal was realized. We received permission to use video from the movie Emma Smith, My Story in the video. This video is a powerful representation about the love Joseph had for those that he left behind when he was called from this earth. We hope you enjoy it and pass it along to your friends.
Hey everyone…our new album is finished and it’s awesome!!! It’s available now to purchase and download on our website.
Well, much has been going on the past few weeks. Last weekend we were in Independence for the Joseph and Emma Smith family reunion. As part of the reunion, we sang Happy Birthday to our Grandmother Emma and had cake in her honor. The two of us also had the privilege to participate in another tribute to the elect lady. Seth Adam Smith, a good friend of ours, asked us to participate in a video he was making for Emma’s last dream. It’s a wonderful video that I think you’ll all enjoy. In other news, our Willow video just reached 10,000 views! We are currently packing up and getting ready for a long drive to Utah, where we have much planned, including the recording of our album. So be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed and follow us on facebook to keep up with everything that’s going on!
There have been a few articles come out about us in the past few weeks in a couple of different publications. The first was in Mormon Times, a part of Deseret News. The most recent is an article in Meridian Magazine. Check them both out!
Be sure to check out our exciting new downloads section in our store. Our music is now available for 99 cents per song. To download a song, add it to your shopping cart and check out as you would with any other item. After your payment is confirmed you will receive an email with a download link. If you have any problems at all please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we started this musical journey, we felt Silverfern, a name which comes from our Australian cousins, would be a fun name for our group. However, that name has kind of “fizzled”. Also, we would like for our facebook page to be about more than just our music. Therefore, we have created a new facebook page under the name “Smith Family”. You can find our new page here. Please head over there and “like” us if you’d like to continue to receive facebook updates. We’ll be deleting our Silverfern facebook page on March first, so head over to our new page soon!
We’ve completely changed our website and it is now in a blog format…so you can keep up with us as we travel all over the place!!! Feel free to take a look around and be sure to subscribe to our new RSS feed so you can receive updates as we continue our journey. I’ll also post a message whenever we update our fireside and concert schedule…so it’s a great way to always know when we’ll be around. The other great thing about this new website is comments! Now you can comment about anything we post. What a great way to keep in contact. I also have our facebook feed on the right. If you’re a “facebooker” be sure to “like” us! Well let me know what you think about this new website and tell me what I could do to improve it.