I hope you are willing to share your
General Conference Gems
Tune in Tuesday.
Wasn't it an amazing conference? I loved it. From the moment it started on Saturday.
Saturday my favorite talks were Elder Oaks and Elder Bednar. Both I am determined to go back and study more in-depth. But, I am sorry that I didn't take notes. I don't know why I didn't. But, I did on Sunday. And so glad I did. Because I am prepared to share specifics from Sunday's conference. Actually, I'm prepared to share the goals I have set as a result of conference.
President Eyring quoted a favorite Primary song- I'm Trying to be Like Jesus. And it reminded me that I should be doing just that- everyday. Trying to be like Jesus and following in His ways.
He also talked about marriage and companions. And it reminded me that I need to pray for my sweet husband more.
Elder Perry talked about the pioneers and their dedication to building temples. And it reminded me that my home can compare to the temple in sacredness. And if my home is going to compare to the temple, I better get busy building it. (metaphorically speaking)
Sister Dibb referred to Lehi's Dream and the Iron Rod. And I thought of the dream and the scriptures and the actual terms used in describing the people in the dream. Some of them were clinging to the rod, while others were holding fast. I paused to consider the difference between clinging and holding fast. Clinging seems desperate and fleeting and slipping and in danger of letting go. Holding fast seems fixed and determined and converted. Hold fast to the iron rod.
I loved how Elder Nelson talked about how we can access information from heaven without hardware, software or monthly access fees. Really- Heavenly Father is cutting edge in technology. Access His power more often and more sincerely. It's free.
President Monson talked about how one man's father asked him daily, "What did you do for someone today?" My children are excited about discussing this every evening. And placing warm fuzzies in our jar for each kind act rendered.
Elder Holland's passionate testimony of the Book of Mormon spoke to me in a way that no testimony has in a long time. I know this book is truth. I can study deeper.
I have resolved to frequently biopsy my changed heart to be sure that it is not in danger of rejection. I was grateful for Elder Renlund's honest story of when he worked Sundays and consciously chose to miss church on one particular Sunday.
These are just some of the resolutions prompted by listening to the Lord's servants. I'm grateful for personal inspiration.
One final thing:
Bishop Burton mentioned Peter Pan in his talk. Immediately little son's attention was grabbed. He said, "Mom, he talked about Peter Pan! And Peter Pan lives with the Lost Boys!"
Once Bishop Burton had concluded his talk, little son said, "That was a good talk about Peter Pan. But he didn't talk about Captain Hook."
I suspect he did, if only little son knew what to listen for.
Now it's your turn. Won't you please share with us some of your impressions from General Conference?