General Conference thoughts: Let Us All Press On

by President Russell M. Nelson

Next week we begin again with another conference and more messages.   Continue reading


General Conference thoughts: Prepare to Meet God

by Elder Quentin L. Cook

If I remember correctly, I was a missionary when I first heard or at least understood the three-fold mission of the church.  Perfect the saints, missionary work, temple work.  I think the wording is a little different today but the objective is still the same. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: It Is All about People

by Bishop Gérald Caussé

I have shared this before but it’s been awhile.  And it’s one of my favorite examples.

When my brother was called to serve as a bishop he asked several esteemed friends for advice.  Out of all the wise advice he was given by leaders and former leaders on the ward and stake level in church the advice he most often recited came from our dad.  In essence, dad told my brother it’s about the people.   Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Be With and Strengthen Them

by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

How to be a decent human being 101.  That’s what this is all about.  If the heart is the symbol of love and we live in a time when “men’s hearts shall fail them” (Doctrine and Covenants 45:26) is it any wonder we need to be reminded how to use our heart?  Or that we need to know how to put the checklist down and focus on people?   Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Ministering

by President Russell M. Nelson

It was Easter Sunday and the afternoon session of conference.  I needed to get across town to my brother’s house because we were going to have Easter dinner immediately following the session so that the out of town travelers could get home.  But I heard that President Nelson would be giving a short talk so I hung around for a few minutes to hear what was going to be announced.   Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: the testimonies of two new Apostles

Two new apostles were called to fill in the vacancies of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during the Saturday afternoon session.  Each one was permitted to share a brief testimony during Sunday afternoon’s session.

Elder Gong focused his testimony on the message of Easter Sunday and the hope of the Atonement of Christ.

Elder Soares pointed us toward listening to our prophet because “he knows the way.”

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today by Elder Gerrit W. Gong

Prophets Speak by the Power of the Holy Spirit by Elder Ulisses Soares

General Conference thoughts: Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives

by President Russell M. Nelson

I used to pray, and to be honest I sometimes still slip into this mode, to let so-and-so “be safe.”  What does that even mean?  Do I really expect all my loved ones to be able to live in some kind of bubble totally protected from the world and make it through unscathed?  This is not a realistic hope and it won’t help anyone I’m praying for. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Small and Simple Things

by President Dallin H. Oaks

Everything we need to know we learned in primary.  The primary or standard answers are always the answer because they truly are the answer.  Scripture study. Prayer. Church. Temple.  These are the things we need to make time for because these small acts done daily, weekly for church attendance, or as often as possible for temple attendance is what will determine our grasp on the iron rod and the pathway to the Tree of Life. Continue reading