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

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General Conference thoughts: Hearing His Voice

The other day I pulled up to a gas pump and as I filled my tank I watched television.  At the pump because the tv screen was on the pump and turned up loud.  I had no choice, I had to watch because it wily got my attention.  Wow, I thought, I can’t even have a moment to myself at the gas pump! 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