Sunday, April 3, 2011

AMEN!

Hallelujah! What a wonderful weekend of feasting on "the word" (and on treats.) We watched the 181st LDS General Conference with family in Salt Lake City. It was Spring green when we drove up and Winter white when we drove home. Such is April in Utah. Here's the good news...
  • The church has grown to 14 million members across the world.
  • 160 Temples dot the earth with 3 more announced in ID, CO, and CANADA.
  • LDS Humanitarian services sent 70 tons of supplies to Japan after the earthquake.
  • Over 50, 000 missionaries serve all over the world (Wohoo to Mom and Dad C. in MASS)
A sprinkling of notes I took from 2 days of inspired counsel...

Use the Sabbath Day to worship, take the Sacrament, rest from labors, minister to others and do some personal introspection to repent and correct our faults. * Look to children as our examples; they are the first to love and the first to forgive. Don't just casually observe them, BEHOLD your little ones * Turn feelings of sympathy into ACTION * Death is part of life * Do not let our fears displace our faith * Answers to prayers do not always come when we're on our knees, they come when we're on our feet. Tithing will keep your name on the rolls of heaven * Happiness = a Christ-centered home; selfishness, greed, and pornography are destroyers of families * When sheep are lost, lambs will follow * DESIRES dictate PRIORITIES which shape our CHOICES which determine our ACTIONS * Kindness is the essence of greatness * Hearken to the promptings of the Spirit then heed them * It is usually through others that God meets our needs * If we handle them right, our afflictions will be consecrated for our good * Be kind to the poor. Visit the captive, minister to the sick, comfort those that mourn * The spirit of revelation is available to all who seek it. ASK in FAITH, BELIEVING and ye shall receive * Make whatever sacrifices are necessary to attend the temple regularly.
And lastly, I love this one:
Preach the Gospel at all times and if necessary use words.
--St. Francis of Assisi


6 comments:

Michelle said...

Thank you for the lovely reminder. I absolutely love the last one by St. Francis. I need to copy your post straight into my journal.

cold cocoa said...

Glad you got some good listening in! Too bad we didn't get to see you on your sojourn up north.

Sher said...

I read this last night before bed and loved it very much. You do such a wonderful job and you make your blog look so good too. Coming to your blog last night was like visiting a reverent place and I appreciated it. Amen to all you said.

Megz said...

Hey, I think if I took notes they would have looked similar to yours. Those were some of my highlights as well.

T said...

love this stuff - you did a great job summing up the entire conference in a nice bright pretty format!

and I'm so excited for the new CO temple - seriously :)

stephanie said...

a sunday with treats and jammies. That is my kind of sunday. Some good messages too.