General Conference thoughts: Spiritual Capacity

Perhaps, if I was to lead a discussion on this conference talk, I would have two containers at the front of the room. Then I would fill them with water and fill the bigger container about half full and the small container to the brim. “Which one has met its capacity?” Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Build a Fortress of Spirituality and Protection

While touring northern Italy last spring a tour guide pointed out the merlons on a castle.  “The shape,” she explained, “showed the allegiance of the inhabitants.  The common square shape were partial to the Pope.  The M shape were followers of the Emperor.”  At one time then, in theory all one would need to do is to look at the castle and know if the people were friend or foe. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives

by President Russell M. Nelson

I used to pray, and to be honest I sometimes still slip into this mode, to let so-and-so “be safe.”  What does that even mean?  Do I really expect all my loved ones to be able to live in some kind of bubble totally protected from the world and make it through unscathed?  This is not a realistic hope and it won’t help anyone I’m praying for. Continue reading