A small bit of counsel I picked up somewhere along the way in life that I have held onto helps me focus on the Sacrament. I will pass it along to you to see if it helps you. The ordinance of the Sacrament does not begin with the prayer, it begins with the hymn. In fact, if we view the hymn as a prelude to the prayer it helps us begin to focus and be reverent. This means if I arrive late to the meeting and the Sacrament hymn is being sung I wait out in the foyer until the ordinance is complete. Continue reading
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
by Elder Peter F. Meurs
Below is the link to the General Conference talk by Elder Meurs. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject.
Have you noticed all the emphasis on the Sacrament and keeping the Sabbath Day holy? There must be a reason.
What do I need to do to step it up? Continue reading
One on one,
that’s what it is.
In a room full of people
it’s really one on one. Continue reading
by Gerrit W. Bong
Years ago, as a newly called ward YW president, I was asked to meet with the incoming Beehives and give each one a personal preview of the YW program.
What to say?
by James J. Hamula
This seemed like the other theme I noticed during the last General Conference. The importance of the Sacrament.
by Cheryl A. Esplin
There are a few reasons why I attend church every Sunday. Don’t get me wrong – it is not an easy thing for somebody with social anxiety to attend 3 hours of something totally out of my comfort zone. But I do. The most important reason is explained in the following link.