General Conference thoughts: Even as Christ Forgives You, So Also Do Ye and Until Seventy Times Seven

by Elder Larry J. Echo Hawk

and Elder Lynn G. Robbins

Due to space and time,  I am combining two talks in this post.

When I watched conference last April I thought one of the major themes was forgiveness.  I was surprised when I received my Ensign and looked at the topic guide in the front of the issue and discovered it wasn’t as big of theme as I thought it was.  In fact, only three talks were linked to the topic.  Obviously, it was a personal message I needed to hear.   Continue reading

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General Conference thoughts: Am I a Child of God?

by Elder Brian K. Taylor

In the Disney cartoon Sleeping Beauty, three fairies bestow gifts upon a newborn child to help and benefit her during her life.  I have thought about the three gifts that the fairies chose to give the child deeming them as blessings.  In the end, I have to disagree with the three gifts the fairies share.  The only useful one is the last one to counteract the spell the child was placed under.  If I were to have a child, what gifts or talents would I want that child to possess? Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: God’s Compelling Witness: The Book of Mormon

by Tad R. Callister

One time while on my mission, my companion and I spent some down time tracting.  That’s probably the image most people think of when they think of “Mormons” – the door to door visits by missionaries.  It’s not the most effective use of time but at least it’s not idling precious time away. Very little good tends to come from it except for the chance to meet a variety of people. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Lord, Wilt Thou Cause That My Eyes May Be Opened

by Elder W. Craig Zwick

Another reason to draw nearer to Christ by study and applying His teachings.  This goes against everything the modern philosophers will teach.  According to today’s teachings followers of Jesus Christ are narrow minded and naïve.  Modern day disciples are attacked for their limited view.  But that is a false stereotype. Continue reading