10.09.2012

General Conference

It's no secret that I love conference weekend, and this one did not disappoint! I LOVED being home and spending time with my beautiful family, and listening to the inspired words of living prophets.  What a blessing it is to have that opportunity every six months! Aside from some car troubles on Friday, and a pretty uneventful defensive-battle football game (although I'll take the win... go cougs!) it was truly a fantastic weekend.

Highlights of conference for me (paraphrases, from my notes):

If ye have experienced a change of heart... can ye feel so now? Immersion in the scriptures is essential for progression.  We can always repent! Don't fall into the "living the gospel isn't cool" trap that the world presents. - Elder Quentin L. Cook

I'm a Mormon.  I know it. I live it. I love it.  Focus on what matters most. Do right always, no matter who may or may not be watching. - Sister Ann M. Dibb

God will not leave us comfortless. - Shane M. Bowen

Love seeing candid pictures of them. So great. Remember the one of Pres. Uchtdorf in this post? Love it.
If we fail to give our best time to those we love we will someday regret it.  Become the person God intends you to be. When it comes to living the gospel, we should not be like the boy who dipped his toe in the water and claim we went swimming.  Good intentions are not enough.  Wishing to be better is good, but not enough.  Doing these things is better.  Don't focus purely on the destination.  Focus on the journey. Look less with our eyes and more with our hearts.  Don't magnify the negatives. To avoid regrets, make resolutions now. - Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Take on Christlike Qualities. Do simple daily acts of service. - Elder M. Russell Ballard

Be proud of your religion. - Elder Larry Echo Hawk

No matter what, don't distance yourself from God. We are here on this earth to face and overcome challenges.  A witness follows the trial of our faith. - Elder Neil L. Andersen

Sometimes we are covered by a pavillion of motivations that make us feel distance from God.  We may feel this, but he is always there.  He can always see us.  We can't insist on our time table when the Lord has His own.  If we're too insistent on our timetable it may cloud our ability to recognize the Lord's. We remove the pavillion when we say "Thy will be done and in thine own time." Have complete trust in the Lord and His plan. - Pres. Henry B. Eyring

Mack Wilberg is the bomb. Love the MoTab!
First observe, then serve. If I listen with my heart, I can hear the Savior's voice. Am I doing this for the Savior or for me? - Sister Linda K. Burton

We can't understand the scriptures fully unless we use our hearts. - Elder Walter F. Gonzalez

Love means always loyalty.  If we love God, we must keep His commandments. God expects loyalty and love at every stage of life. - Elder Jeffery R. Holland

Take an inventory of your life and notice your blessings, big or small. The more we act on inspiration, the more the Lord will entrust to us. Never postpone a prompting.  No concern of ours is too small for the Lord to care - He is in the details of our lives. - President Thomas S. Monson

To know is not enough.  We must DO and BECOME.  - Russell T. Osguthorpe

Any honest seeker of truth can gain a testimony.  Conversion is an ongoing process.  We must have persistence and patience. Testimony is a point of departure, not a destination.  A testimony is not enough to protect us.  Knowing it's true: testimony.  Being true to the gospel: conversion.  We must be prepared. - Elder David A. Bednar

So sweet to see Pres. Monson helping his wife out of the Conference Center.
I feel so inspired to do and be better after listening to these uplifting messages!!  If you missed it, watch here. I also have some things to say about the missionary age announcment, but that will be a separate post. :)

Happy Tuesday!

Photos from here.

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