Twice a year The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds a conference for all of its members to gather and hear counsel from prophets and apostles. Our regular church meetings are on hiatus for the week in April and again in October while we gather around our televisions, radios and computers to watch and listen to the broadcasts from church headquarters in Salt Lake City. (For those who would like more information, go here.)
It's always relaxing. Not only because you can hang out in your pajamas in the front room all weekend but because you come away so uplifted and rejuvenated emotionally and spiritually. Some of the messages are calls to repentance and warnings but many of them are hopeful and encouraging.
This weekend we were reminded of the love of our Savior; His sacrifice, Atonement and resurrection. We were reminded to be prepared, and be obedient, live honest and moral lives, to have faith and strengthen our families. We were given counsel to serve each other, to seek personal revelation, to obey the commandments. There was a lot to take in and a lot to work on applying to our lives. But I'm always grateful for the opportunity to be taught and edified and guided and corrected.
What was your favorite message from Conference? If you are not LDS, what is your favorite go-to religious teaching (a scripture or doctrine or message or leader) that brings you peace or hope or strength when you most need it?