Monday, October 3, 2011


Here are some of my favorite thoughts from Conference.

First, I couldn't believe the news about the Provo Tabernacle being restored and turned into a temple. How exciting!!

Sister Barbara Thompson-If We diligently keep the commandments and ask in faith, answers will come in the Lord's own way and in his time...It is our our testimony, combined with our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and our knowledge of the Plan of Salvation, which helps to get us through these times of trial and hardship.

Boyd K. Packer-You suffer temptations because of your physical nature, but you also have power over [Satan] and his angels. The gift of the Holy Ghost, if you consent, will guide and protect and even correct your actions. As a servant of the Lord, I promise that you will be protected and shielded from the attacks of the adversary if you will heed the promptings that come from the Holy Spirit.

Deiter F. Uchtdorf-God knows that some of the greatest souls who have ever lived are those will never appear in the chronicles of history. At times we may even feel insignificant, invisible, alone or forgotten. But always remember-you matter to Him.

L. Tom Perry-Members must be bold in their declarations of Jesus Christ. . be righteous examples to others, and speak up about the church.

Carl B. Cook-By looking to God for help, the burdens of life will not overwhelm us. We will not feel incapable of doing what we are called to do, or need to do. We must have the faith to look up and the courage to follow His direction.

David A Bednar-Individuals will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary for participating in this vial part of the work of salvation and exaltation. Speaking of course about Family History.

Elder Neil Andersen-He expressed a deep gratitude for the enormous faith shown by husbands and wives in their willingness to have children. Elder Andersen understands some may not be able to have children in this life but that the righteous will not be denied the blessing of children. The blessing to bring the children of God into homes is wonderful.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson-True repentance requires not only abandoning sin, but committing to obedience. It is recognizing the acknowledgement of error and offense to God and man. No matter the cost of repentance, it is swallowed up in the joy of forgiveness.

Tad R Callister-The Book of Mormon acts as a confirming, clarifying, unifying witness of the doctrines taught in the Bible so their is only one Lord, one faith. The list of doctrinal confirmations goes on and on, but non is more powerful, nor poignant, than the Book of Mormon's discourses on the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Henry B Eyering-As we live charitably, witness of God, and endure to the end, we will live up to our charge. Members across the world gave service and participated in volunteer work, bringing strong feelings of the love of God to whose who were served.

Robert D Hales-WE may not know when or how the Lord's answers will be given, but in His time and in His way, I testify His answers will come. He knows your sacrifices and sorrows. He hears your prayers. His peace and rest will be yours as you continue to wait upon Him in Faith.

M Russel Ballard-WE should everything in our power to circulate the correct ideas and beliefs of our church. This includes helping others know that we are Christians. We want to follow the Savior by simply and clearly, yet humbly, declaring that we are members of His church.

Elaine Dalton-By the way you love her mother, you will teach your daughter about tenderness, loyalty, respect, compassion and devotion. By being the guardian of virtue in your own life, and in your home, and in the lives of your children, you are showing your wife and daughters whe true love really is.

Matthew Richardson-While we are all teachers, we must fully realize that it is the Holy Ghost who is the teacher and witness of all truth. There is a difference between teaching people and teaching lessons. We must overcome the urge to cover everything in the manual or teach all we have learned on the subject and focus instead on those things that our family or class members need to know and do.

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