General Conference thoughts: Sisters’ Participation in the Gathering of Israel

by President Russell M. Nelson

There were two take aways for me from this talk.  First of all, how cute was President Nelson’s reaction to his story of his blunder at the beginning?

Second, of course, were the four invitations.  I heard the invitations and just like everyone else that heard them I had to decide whether to accept them and follow through or not. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Women and Gospel Learning in the Home and Parents and Children

by President Henry B. Eyring

and President Dallin H. Oaks

Due to space and time, I’m combining President Erying’s and President Oaks’ talk into one post.  But that’s okay, they go together pretty well.  President Oaks addressed the young women of the church and if I was still a young women leader I’d be taking the opportunity to share it with them.  His counsel though, applies to young women of all ages – even those of us with gray hair. Continue reading

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