General Conference thoughts: Behold the Lamb of God

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

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

The Sacrament – a Renewal for the Soul

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.

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2014/10/the-sacrament-a-renewal-for-the-soul?lang=eng