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Sunday, April 3, 2011

181st LDS General Conference

{Note: If you have questions about LDS General Conference, go here to learn more about it, here for a link to watch or listen to it, or here to read about the history and whatnot. Or, y'know, you could ask me.}
So...General Conference. Y'know how, every time, everyone says it was the best! conference! ever!? Of course it was. Every session of conference is tailored for right now. I like that.
I could go on and on about it, but I know you don't have time for that kind of thing. (You're welcome.) So here's just two things that inspired me:
1. Orson F. Whitney was quoted by both Elder Richards (of the Seventy) and Elder Johnson (also a Seventy):
"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven."
I like the reminder that everything we go through is for our education--to learn to be better. And who doesn't want to be better?
2. I was really moved by what Sister Stevens (from the Primary presidency) said about beholding your little ones. She was talking about 3 Nephi 17:21-23:
"And when he had said these words, he wept, and the multitude bare record of it, and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them. And when he had done this he wept again; And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them: Behold your little ones."
Between having a four-year-old at home and being the Primary secretary in my ward, I spend a lot of time with little ones. It's hard to remember to really look at them and listen to them sometimes--to behold them. They can teach us just as much as we teach them, if we don't tune them out.
So what do you think? Was it the best conference ever?

Look, I went to Conference once! In October '08. Little Boy stayed home with his grandma.


  1. Yep best Conference EVER!! I loved every talk but I always do, they are truly are inspired men and woman!!

  2. Conference was most definitely the BEST! CONFERENCE! EVER!!!
    At least that's how it was for me. I so loved it and found so much comfort in talks about service and being unified through it. <3

  3. of course it was the best! :-) I loved all of them. The one talk that sticks out to me, because of present specific things, is Elder Bednar's talk on revelation. It was great!

  4. Every Conference is the best ever. I especially loved the closing song "More Holiness Give Me" (but not because it was time to go!). That song always makes me cry. I love hearing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing.

    For those interested, http://TheMormonEagle.blogspot.com (my blog) will be posting a history of the Tab Choir soon. PLEASE follow my blog so you can stay tuned easier!!! :)

  5. Yup, I loved it all too. My absolute favorite talk was Elder Scott. His sweet stories about his wife were just about the cutest thing ever.


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