Thursday, October 9, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Words of a Prophet............


Our LDS semiannual General Conference was this past weekend and..............WOW.

I feel so blessed to be able to watch the proceedings from the comfort of my home with my family gathered around. We started off Saturday morning with Breakfast Burritos and Sunday morning with cinamon rolls, eggs, fried potatoes, juice and well......we were stuffed to oblivion! It makes it kind of hard to sit and listen for hours but we managed! 2 days of laying around and eating ourselves silly is going to require some extra time on the treadmill this week!

Although I took a few brief notes, I enjoy when the Ensign comes out or the printed version comes out on the internet! http://www.lds.org/conference/sessions/display/0,5239,23-1-947,00.html

I was particularly touched by Elder L.Tom Perry's talk on cycles and changes in life. Boy could I related to that one. He talked about Thoreau's life (especially the 2 years in seculsion) and what he gained from it all. I enjoyed his comparison of Thoreau's basic needs in life to our basic needs. Food, Clothing, Shelter and Fuel. Elder Perry related all these in a spiritual sense.

I LOVED Elder Dallin H. Oaks talk and his words on the Sacrament/Sacrament meeting. Oh how I was happy to hear this from the pulpit! I think that we need a reminder as a people of the sacredness of the sacrament and preparation.

Elder Bednar's talk on Prayer was powerful for me.......I was so entranced that I could barely take notes.

And our beloved Thomas S. Monson...........a prophet of God. "Nothing is as constant as change". Isn't that the truth! "Decide what is important and what is not". "Find joy in the journey now" His talk really resonated in my heart...........and not only with the gospel with my business - as one who helps people understand the importance of making memories with our families and creating/sharing traditions. I loved it! Family is the most important thing and taking time with them to build memories is key to building traditions. Preserving those memories and traditions is essentail to passing on our legacy.

I could go on and on but I won't. Promise me that you'll take some time this week to read the talks online this week, or go on now and listen to a few! Even if you aren't lds......you just might be touched a bit at such words of hope and encouragement.

I gathered much strength from this weekend of powerful words from such great men and women is such trying times. We've had a year or more of some trying times in our home and I feel so blessed to have the knowledge and faith in prayer with a loving Heavenly Father who knows our needs, our desires and our ability to endure.