General Conference thoughts: Abiding in God and Repairing the Breach

by Neil F. Marriott

Thank you Sister Marriott!

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General Conference thoughts: Turn On Your Light

by Sharon Eubank

Critics who complain about women in the church being ‘second rate’ obviously have never done their homework.  The beauty of this talk is that Sister Eubanks uses a talk from Spencer W. Kimball given nearly forty years ago.  And President Kimball’s words are not dated one bit.  Still very much true. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Foundations of Faith

by Elder Quentin L. Cook

And when it comes down to it, there is nothing really new under the sun.  We may be waiting for some revelation that will demonstrate our faith.  Some kind of call to action that will prove our worth.  Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: And This Is Life Eternal

by Elder C. Scott Grow

This talk will only matter to you if this is, in fact, your goal.  Legends and stories have found something appealing in the search for immortality.  The quest for the fountain of youth permeates in literature and even the news.  But this life is meant to be temporary.  Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Then Jesus Beholding Him Loved Him

by Elder S. Mark Palmer

Another insight of the scripture that has had a profound impact on my life.  The request by the Savior to the rich young ruler helped me decide to serve a mission. What was I willing to give?  Was I willing to sacrifice anything?  So I went. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Perfect Love Casteth Out Fear

by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Back when I was a regular journal writer, in a decade known as the ’90’s, I used to sign off every night with the goal “Love not Fear.”  I have long since recognized my tendency to let fear govern my actions instead of love.   Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: The Godhead and the Plan of Salvation

by Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Continuing with one of the prominent themes of conference (at least for me anyway), Elder Oaks ties in the Plan of Salvation with the knowledge of God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Whatsoever He Saith unto You, Do It

by Elder L. Whitney Clayton

I like being able to see scripture stories and the people in them in a different light.  There is no doubt Mary, wife of Joseph, was a good person.  She is a person to emulate.  But to have the extra insight helps to recognize her special talents.  Continue reading