Monday, October 8, 2012

A beautiful conference weekend

Once again we just spent two days being taught and fed by the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the Semi-Annual General Conference, and it couldn’t have been more wonderful! So many talks spoke directly to me and were exactly the message I needed to hear.

For me personally, a couple of the top themes were cheerfully handling adversity and serving others. While I don’t have a lot of adversity in my life at the moment, this conference made me feel like I need to prepare for when it happens … because I do believe it will.

I feel inspired listening to the leaders of the Church deliver messages I know they spent a lot of time, effort and prayer preparing. It just increased my testimony of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and all its teachings.

I was especially touched by Shayne Bowen’s talk on Saturday about losing his son Tyson. The lessons he learned from the experience and his testimony of the Atonement reaffirmed the lessons I learned when my beautiful niece died and how I dealt with it. I also loved Elder Dallin H. Oaks’ talk about children and how it’s our job to protect them and watch out for them. As the Temple and Family History Co-Chair for my ward, I also really like Elder Richard G. Scott’s talk about temple and family history work.

Basically, I have a lot of reading/listening to do in the next little while to remember these inspired messages and how they should affect what I do.

I had the very special experience of being invited to attend the Sunday morning session of conference. It was all that I could have wanted to have in a conference session I attended and more with President Eyring, Elder Holland and President Monson speaking and being able to hear Music and the Spoken Word before.

Here are a couple pictures commemorating the event because we all know I’m the queen of pictures after all. Sorry about the random finger in the first picture.


An incredible conference weekend that’s left me determined to do and be better.

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