General Conference

Highlights from October 2019 General Conference

Oct 6, 2019
6 min read

Not every speaker is represented here. There was probably a ton more that I could have included but these were some of the highlights that were particularly meaningful to me personally. I’ll include some commentary here and there at the…

Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice – Conference Notes Oct. 2018

Dec 2, 2018
8 min read

Bishop Dean M. Davies begins by sharing a story that involved the selection of a temple site with Gordon B. Hinckley. While on the surface the story itself isn’t all that impressive to me personally. One side of my mind…

Firm and Steadfast in the Faith of Christ – Conference Notes Oct. 2018

Nov 14, 2018
8 min read

Elder D. Todd Christofferson is someone that I look forward to hearing from and his talks always seem to have some very rich ideas in them that are worth pondering. He started off talking about Elijah and the priests of…

Truth and the Plan – Conference Notes Oct. 2018

Nov 10, 2018
10 min read

I really loved this talk. I like most talks from Dallin H. Oaks because he doesn’t share a lot of touchy-feely stories, he sticks to the doctrine. One of my favorite quotes is “great leaders kill ambiguity” from Scott Belsky the…

David A. Bednar – Conference Notes Oct. 2018

Nov 7, 2018
4 min read

“Please do not focus primarily upon the logistical aspects of what has been announced. We must not allow procedural details to obscure the overarching spiritual reasons these changes now are being made.” This is an important statement because it is…

Be Not Troubled – Conference Notes Oct. 2018

Nov 1, 2018
6 min read

“Some years ago, one of our young married daughters and her husband asked Sister Rasband and me a very important, life-influencing question: ‘Is it still safe and wise to bring children into this seemingly wicked and frightening world we live…

Laying the Foundation of a Great Work – Conference Notes Oct. 2018

Oct 27, 2018
3 min read

This year our grandchildren wrote the topic of their message on stones and then, one by one, buried them next to one another, representing a sure foundation upon which a happy life is established. I think it is cool to…

Lift up Your Head and Rejoice – Conference Notes Oct. 2018

Oct 22, 2018
4 min read

Frequently, our first reaction to hard things is “Why me? This is true, but why? Hard things happen to everyone all the time, so why don’t we anticipate them? Why do we feel that somehow we should be shielded from…

Deep and Lasting Conversion to Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ – Conference Notes Oct. 2018

Oct 12, 2018
6 min read

Elder Quentin L. Cook expanded on the details of the new changes to the Sunday Schedule and numerous ways that it can help impact the lives of the saints for the good. I’m thrilled about this new direction, the loss…

Opening Remarks by President Russell M. Nelson – Conference Notes Oct. 2018

Oct 10, 2018
3 min read

In keeping with the purpose of this blog as my personal study journal, I’m going to be doing something new. This last General Conference was particularly inspiring for me, as I’m sure it was for many. I want to dig…

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Oct 6, 2015
3 min read

I was originally going to post this on facebook, but I decided to post it here because it’s a kind of interesting little situation that I can kind of relate to. During this fall’s General Conference, Devin Durrant gave a talk…