Sunday, April 7, 2013

a weekend spent in uplift.

My favorite weekends of the year come every six months.  In April and again in October there's a world-wide gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where members are taught by the leadership of the church. It's 8 hours of inspiring messages, counsel and guidance that feeds my soul for the coming months. I love it!

There's always a common thread that seems prevalent, though each speaker prepares his/her remarks independent of everyone else.  This time there were a lot of messages of hope in adversity, the roles and blessings of individuals (male and female) within the bounds of the church structure and society, and a call for a return to the basics and foundations of spirituality and morality (prayer, obedience to the 10 commandments, mutual respect for others). Written transcripts of the entire proceedings can be found here a few days after the fact but there are links to the recorded messages up live. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Jeffrey R. Holland, Lord I Believe

Whitney L. Clayton, Watch and Learn

M. Russell Ballard, This is My Work and My Glory

How was your weekend?


  1. My new battle cry: HOPE ON! (from Holland's talk)

    1. Isn't he great? I think he's probably my favorite speaker of all. Excellent choice of battle cry!