General Conference thoughts: Divine Discontent

by Michelle D. Craig

Here’s my big takeaway from this talk.  The distinction between divine discontent and discouragement?  Divine discontent prompts “faithful action” whereas discouragement is Satan’s counterfeit and stops progress.  Continue reading

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General Conference thoughts: Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

by Bishop Dean M. Davies

and The Sustaining of Officers

Every conference there is at least one talk I call the Doctrine and Covenants section 1 talk.  So if you are a frequent reader of this little blog this might sound familiar.  If we follow the testimony train beginning with the Book of Mormon then we end up with one question that each of us needs to answer. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Firm and Steadfast in the Faith of Christ and Our Campfire of Faith

by Elder D. Todd Christofferson

and Elder Gerrit W. Gong

This morning I read the account of the people of Alma living in the land of Helam.  They had broken apart from the people of King Noah and joined in covenant to live the law of the Lord.  They were free, industrious, and happy.  But then the Lamanites found them and they were forced to live in bondage. While in bondage their taskmasters were severe and made life difficult for them.  The Lord strengthened them so that they could endure their trials and eventually they were delivered from bondage and joined King Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla. (Mosiah 23-24) Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Opening Remarks and Deep and Lasting Conversion to Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

by President Russell M. Nelson

and Elder Quentin L. Cook

I first heard the rumblings a year or so ago from a friend.  The church was testing a pilot program for a home based Sunday School.  Her sister’s stake was part of the test and according to my friend it “failed” because no one would study at home.  Continue reading