Saturday, October 10, 2009

i heart ... general conference

general conference weekend is my favorite.
it's so relaxing and enjoyable.
and my family comes over
and we eat good food.

here are my general conference highlights:

President Monson announcing new temples in
brigham city, utah; concepciĆ³n, chile; fortaleza, brazil;
fort lauderdale, florida; and sapporo, japan

David A. Bednar telling us we can be more
diligent and concerned at home by:
1) expressing our love - and showing it.
2) bearing our testimony - and living it.
3) being consistent.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf asking, "how do we become true disciples of Christ?"
answer, "if ye love Me, keep my commandments."
Elder Uchtdorf's quote that,
"though we are incomplete,
God loves us completely."

Dallin H. Oaks' talk on "love and law":
"His choicest blessings are reserved for
those who keep His commandments."

Robert D. Hales - "your personal knowledge of God
is not only the greatest gift you will ever give,
but it will bring you the greatest joy you will ever have."

Ann M. Dibb's conversation with her father -
"one evening I was feeling a bit discouraged and said,
'oh, dad, the blessings we experience as members of the church
and the promised blessings of the temple are so good,
if we will only reach out and choose to accept them.'
he responded without hesitation,
'ann, they are everything.' "

Russell M. Nelson's advice on how to receive personal revelation -
1) to access information from heaven, one must first have a firm faith and a deep desire. one needs to “ask with a sincere heart [and] real intent, having faith in [Jesus] Christ.”
“real intent” means that one really intends to follow the divine direction given.
2)The next requirement is to study the matter diligently.
3)the Lord asks you to develop “faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God.” then with your firm “faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, [and] diligence,” you may ask, and you will receive; you may knock, and it will be opened unto you.

President Thomas S. Monson's story about a family
where every night around the dinner table
the father would ask,
"and what did you do for someone today?"

Jeffrey R. Holland's whole talk is one big highlight!
oh my!
"i ask that my testimony of the Book of Mormon and all that it implies, given today under my own oath and office, be recorded by men on earth and angels in heaven. i hope i have a few years left in my 'last days,' but whether i do or do not, i want it absolutely clear when i stand before the judgment bar of God that i declared to the world, in the most straightforward language i could summon, that the Book of Mormon is true, that it came forth the way Joseph said it came forth and was given to bring happiness and hope to the faithful in the travail of the latter days."

and last, but not least,
i loved, loved, loved
the mormon tabernacle choir's performance of
"O Divine Redeemer"


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