General Conference thoughts: Seeking Knowledge by the Spirit

To communicate with the Spirit of the Lord is our right, His blessing, and critical to our spiritual survival.  In one of the most oft quoted statements since he said it, President Nelson warned “in coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost” (Russell M. Nelson, “Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,”Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 96).  So yes, this kind of talk that helps me learn how to recognize the Spirit is important to me. Continue reading

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General Conference thoughts: The True, Pure, and Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ

There is an acronym used by writers as a reminder to improve writing.  It is pretty well known, even Judge Judy quoted it.  It is KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid.  Since it also works well with the gospel and teaching doctrine I have modified it to Keep It Simple Saint.  Or if I’m teaching Relief Society Keep It Simple Sister. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Now Is the Time

by Elder Jack N. Gerard

Imagine driving your car on a road trip and discover you are on the wrong road that will take you nowhere near your intended destination.  Do you keep driving anyway or do you immediately find a way to turn around and get on the correct road?  Of course you turn around and make the necessary adjustments to get to your destination.  Why continue on the road that will not take you to your desired destination? Continue reading