General Conference thoughts: Giving Our Sprits Control over Our Bodies

This is difficult to use an object lesson because you don’t want to hurt or cause discomfort to anyone. But maybe a little discomfort is okay?

Find some annoying sound (used to be able to do fingers down a chalkboard but how many chalkboards are out there?) like a balloon being rubbed or static from the radio. Something that will cause most class members to lose focus on the teacher and concentrate on the annoying sound. As this is happening, tell a short story. At the end, quiz the class on details and see how many paid attention to the story and how many focused on the annoyance. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Truth and the Plan and The Father

by President Dallin H. Oaks

and Brian K. Ashton

I have thought a lot about truth and specifically how two opposing forces can both lay claim to it.  Shouldn’t there only be one victor?  How can two opposite sides claim truth?  Is there even such a thing as truth?  How can I make sure I’m leaning on truth and not popular opinion?

Despite my many ponderings on the subject I don’t have an answer for you.

But President Oaks does. Continue reading