Sunday, October 6, 2013

listening to a prophet's voice.

This weekend was General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons.) Every October and April we forgo regular church meetings to gather around our tvs and computers to listen to the General Authorities (12 apostles and prophets who lead our church much as they did in Christ's time) preach and offer words of comfort and counsel. It's always a weekend that leaves me edified and buoyed up, ready to face what the next six months will bring.

The church's official website has the video feed from the broadcast that you can watch or listen to right now and downloadable transcripts will be available later this week. But I wanted to share a few of my favorite highlights to get you started.

We are infinitely more than our limitations or our afflictions.  -Jeffrey R. Holland
Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment.  - David A. Bednar
Man's law cannot make moral what God has declared immoral. -Dallin H. Oaks

And that's just the beginning! I love being reminded of God's love and plan for us and having the chance to take a step away from the pressures and commitments of the world to bask in those messages of love and peace. Now, on to the packing!!

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