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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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Posts Tagged ‘Peace’

David Archuleta ~ On Another Topic by Bluesky

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 17, 2015


When I started seeing the #PrayForParis tweets I wondered what had happened, why the hashtag?  I googled it and found out that a horrific act against France had taken place.  It brought back memories of the terror we experienced here and that other countries face every day.  I then got a notification of David’s Instagram post and it comforted me.

peace david pic

I’m always impressed with David’s words, his genuine compassion and care for others as I am with Bluesky’s thoughtful comment that had to be shared.

On another topic—

When I think of the happenings in the world, the huge sadness, the grief, the chaos, the anger, and for some – the despair, I am tempted to think, “What difference does a song make? What difference does one person make? What difference can kindness make? Are we to be overwhelmed by darkness, pain, misery, discouragement? Is goodness too simple an answer?”

When I feel those temptations crawling towards my heart, I do my best to remind my self that light is always stronger than darkness, and that the action of one kind deed can be more meaningful than many contending voices. One by one, united by a strength greater than our own and faith in the only things that outlast time: truth and love, we become more than we know. We do more than we could ever do alone.

DA is one who shares, searches for, and testifies of that kind of light and hope. Sometimes it takes courage to be a person of faith. But when that faith (whatever it may be) is grounded in and reaches for the best in all of us, then – believe in it. Believe. Hold hands. Join hearts. 

Like DA – we can have the courage to “sing”.



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A Fresh Start ~ David Archuleta

Posted by Abrra on Tuesday, June 16, 2015


I saw on Twitter that the Soul Davidian site is taking a Summer break.  I am using this opportunity to reinforce our resolve to keep going through the lean times. While the David-related news has gone down to almost nil, fans still want to feel the connection. That’s why we’re still here; although I will admit that there are times when it is a difficult task to maintain a fan site based on commentary, rather than news. Our primary purpose is to provide a place for fans to comment and share their take on current events in David Archuleta’s career.

David was an unknown singer who virtually dropped from the television screen into our hearts. Back in the post American Idol days we had so much to discover about him and his music. Some would say we got too close to that young man who was so eager to share many facets of his life with fans. We were just as eager to find out every minute detail of his day, both personal and career-related.

And then he announced that he was going on a mission for his church.

At that time a few fan sites dropped out. Some said it was out of respect for David’s request for privacy during that time. What followed on the sites left standing was an uncertainty about what we could say or publish about his mission activity. The final shakeout was that pictures or videos were not allowed unless they were of public appearances.

And so the drought began.

Through this time we navigated our way along choppy waters of fans who agreed to disagree on what was appropriate to talk about in relation to his mission experience. We became aware that David was a celebrity even as an Elder in Chile. His brother Elders wrote in their personal blogs about the respect they had for him both as a missionary and as a singer. We were hungry for any news, if only to know that David was happy with his experience. The videos from Chile of Christmas concerts sustained the fan base over the two years. Counting down the days until his return was something that kept us motivated to stay on the course.

But the payoff upon his return to Utah was not what most had anticipated. Realizing that there is a period of adjustment for returning missionaries, patience became a word we used often. Other than a few seconds of video from the airport, there was silence. So much silence that some frustrated fans took to Twitter in order to force David out to speak about what he was planning next. In response, David posted this video on his You Tube channel:

Credit: David Archuleta

This is not the David Archuleta, the boy, we knew. This is a man who tells us he has gained his life back on his terms. He will now take the time to make music at his pace, without pressure to get it done fast and not be to his liking. It has been over a year since we got a glimpse of the man who is David Archuleta.

“I am still trying to unravel all of the knots that have been in my brain. I was so overwhelmed last time I was in the spotlight in front of all of you. I felt like I lost myself as I got caught up in trying to please everyone, because I disregarded what I cared about–what I thought.

It’s nice not having to keep trying to figure out how be something that I am not so that everyone will like whatever that is. I have come to realize that no matter what you will never make everybody happy, but you can make the most lasting impact on being yourself, and most of all out of all the people it will impact you are the one who is most impacted for the better. For the longest time, I tried to keep it on the down-low of who and how I really was because “I must not be likeable”, but it feels nice to just be who I am and live according to what has always been most important to me.” ~ David Archuleta

“What I am basically trying to say is I need silence in order to function. My quiet time is valuable to me. Everyone keeps asking me how things are in Nashville. I say “It’s really nice. It’s quiet.” Part of this is because I have decided to make this quiet time for me, but also this town is a place where I feel peace.” ~ David Archuleta

It seems that everything about the past has changed with respect to public performances and his participation on social media. This is what we can expect from David Archuleta going forward. The pace of his career will be more of a balance between his desire to have a personal life and his devotion to his craft. This is, in a sense, a fresh start for a new self-confident David who knows who he is and where he is going.

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Easter Reflections and a Question from David Archuleta

Posted by djafan on Saturday, April 7, 2012

My mother and I shared a love of two things: books and flowers. Easter Sunday would find me at her door with a pot of Easter lilies and we would take time to admire them again, as we did every year, the same way. We would praise their pure whiteness and clean fragrance, like good expensive soap. My mother has been gone many years, but every spring when Easter lilies make their appearance, I think of her.

“How would you explain to someone if they asked “How do you find peace in a crazy world?”

David Archuleta, 4/5/12

On this Easter and every day, this is a good question that deserves reflection. What gives you peace? Amid all the chaos and calamities that may befall, what stills your soul? For me it is the fact that I know that my Redeemer lives, and because He lives, this life is not the end. One day I will walk through fields of Easter lilies as far as the eye can see and on the horizon will be my mother and others I have known and loved, beckoning me home.

“If Christ lived after death, so shall men, each one taking the place in the next world for which he is best fitted. Since love is as eternal as life, the message of the resurrection is the most comforting, the most glorifying ever given to man; for when death takes a loved one from us, we can look with assurance into the open grave and say, ‘He is not here,’ and ‘He will rise again’.”

President David O. McKay

“We are born for a higher destiny than that of earth. There is a realm where the rainbow never fades, where the stars will be spread before us like islands that slumber on the ocean, and where the beings that pass before us like shadows will stay in our presence forever.”

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

So, how do you find peace?

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BetsYJfanofdavid~Together in New Albany With Finally, TheFunnyGirl :)

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Good Place

We began our trip to Ohio at noon on Saturday.  (A bit early, but we planned to let nothing get in our way, lol) FG, Rebecca and I sang and laughed the entire drive South. We made up dance moves (mostly FG) in the car.  As we arrived closer to our Hotel, we started seeing tweets about the soundcheck in progress, and quickly reprogrammed the GPS to take us to the venue.  It wasn’t easy to find, but find it we did.  The gates were all locked, but we were glad we went.  The area is beautiful, very pastoral.  We left and found our hotel, checked in, and went to get some early dinner.  Everyone was meeting up at a Japanese steakhouse later but we couldn’t wait to eat.

Later on, we showed up at the restaurant and people were starting to pour in.  I can’t begin to guess at the number of fans from all over.  We couldn’t move.  Mike was there and told us that the whole band was coming too.  We met them all.  They were fun and the young drummer Ben was teased quite a bit.  It seems he has a few nicknames.  Ben Jonas, Ralph Macchio, Mario Lopez, LOL, he’s a darling and a good sport.

Fast forward to the next morning.  Parked outside the venue, talked to a man who drove his daughter here from Niagara Falls.  What a good daddy. ♥   It was interesting to see the police cars going into the venue, 30-40 cars.  Security was tight.  After going through the metal detectors, we ran to the front.  There was no seating and we ending up against the rail, front row.

Then David.  He came out.  His presence is so strong that he is all you see on that stage.  His voice was strong and beautiful.  He didn’t appear nervous.  He had a new dance move during TOSOD.  It was adorable.  Falling Stars was amazing.  I know that could be a radio hit tomorrow.  My Kind Of Perfect had everyone in tears.  That song is so David, and deeply personal.  It IS him.  The last verse breaks my heart.

The show was over far too soon, as they all are.  I am left with beautiful memories of song, peace, love and friendship.  A mini 2010 Woodstock.  We are in a good place.    David has truly written his masterpiece.


My Kind of Perfect is a Concert in New Albany

Since when is waking up at 4:00 am to drive to a concert the most logical and sensible thing to do?

Is it wrong to make a mad dash to the stage immediately after you enter so that you can be right behind the rails?

Why do you hug perfect strangers who introduce themselves with their cyber names like they are long-lost friends?

Is it a collective gasp I hear from the crowd when the first few notes of TOSD roll off his lips?

Why does his hopping one foot in front of the other make you forget all the soreness in your own feet from standing for hours?

Why can’t we take our eyes off this little guy in wrinkled T-shirt and over-sized jacket?  Why does a vocal genius disguise himself an unassuming, adorkable young man?

Why is he asking us to sing along on a yet-to-be released song and why do we know its every word?

Can you hear a pin drop when he sings the Love Song Of all Love Songs that is MKOP?  Why does the way he sings Maaayyy Beee make your heart ache with a yearning that you don’t know is still in your heart?  Why do a few notes induce an urge to weep?  How does he make his vocal cords vibrate pining and longing?  Does he realize how vulnerable we are?

If hearing one new song live overwhelms your senses and emotions, what does hearing THREE do to you?

How do you give a standing ovation when you are already standing on your feet for hours?

Does he really need to ever so politely ask his security guy if he can high-five his fans who have been patiently waiting for him to come out?  And why is it funny to see him outrunning his security and touching every outstretched hand down the line?

Credit AndreaFOD

Finally: Why do we feel a part of us is ripped from us when the black van finally drives him away?  Is it wrong to want to be reunited with it right away?


New Albany – A Mindful Madness

My head is still not clear and I can barely string two words together. And Angelica wonders where my recap is. LOL! So do I, my friend, so do I. Perhaps it lies somewhere in the salty tears brought to the surface by My Kind of Perfect. Or maybe in my quivering lip or pained heart upon hearing Falling Stars live in its perfect painful glory. Maybe it is hiding behind my larger than life mountain of pride as TOSOD bounced its way into my tired soul. My fellow David friends and I were witness to an evolution of sight, sound, and surrender; confidence, courage, and charisma all wrapped up in light, love, and longing. It is never long enough, he is never close enough, and I cannot ever hear enough to quench my thirst for The Voice and the feast it provides me with.

I got to touch his arm and hand as he ran past and gave us high-fives. It made him seem real for those few seconds. His skin is so soft and perfect, like a rose petal. He is so lovely, radiant, sweet, and precious. I’m going to Grand Rapids on Saturday to see him again. My love and support for him is as limitless as his talent.



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