General Conference thoughts: Great Love for Our Father’s Children

Here’s the thing.  Love has never been my strong suit.  I have always been more of a loner and a bit isolated.  If there is a group of people I will tend to shy away.  It’s just how I roll. Continue reading

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General Conference thoughts: Christ: The Light That Shines in Darkness

Our eyes are made to find light.  In fact, to do their job they need light.  Stand in a windowless room and turn off the light.  At first, you will see nothing but in a few minutes your eyes do that miraculous thing they do.  They actually adjust so that they can see using small amounts of light.  It’s a cool process that we take for granted. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: General Priesthood Session

Due to space and time, all talks from Saturday’s General Priesthood Session have been combined.

I realize the Book of Mormon war chapters are not an easy read.  My personal experience with them started with excitement and then faded to “Why don’t they ever learn?”  In my opinion, they are some of the most easy applicable to our day.  They contain great lessons and important warnings for us. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Behold the Lamb of God

A small bit of counsel I picked up somewhere along the way in life that I have held onto helps me focus on the Sacrament.  I will pass it along to you to see if it helps you. The ordinance of the Sacrament does not begin with the prayer, it begins with the hymn.  In fact, if we view the hymn as a prelude to the prayer it helps us begin to focus and be reverent.  This means if I arrive late to the meeting and the Sacrament hymn is being sung I wait out in the foyer until the ordinance is complete.  Continue reading

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