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: A Home Where the Spirit of the Lord Dwells

Do you think it’s becoming more important to make our homes sanctuaries of safety and peace?  If so, President Eyring gives us a list of how to help us achieve that.  While no list is foolproof because of that little thing called agency it is a list by an inspired messenger of God so, you know, it might be worth a look.  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