Welcome Message

“Welcome Message,” President Russel M. Nelson, April 2021 General Conference – Saturday Morning Session Not even having read this message yet, the only thing that I have done is prayed to understand the words of the Prophet. In reading the title, which appears mundane and unimpressive, there is a micro-sermon on inclusion. Everyone is welcome …

Post Conference Thoughts and Impressions

It is the morning after the 189th Semi-annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There have been a couple of doctrines that have sunk deep into my being this morning. The most important being choice and agency. Elder Gerrit W. Gong spoke about the choice to marry his wife. Covenant …

April 2019 General Conference Notes

Saturday Morning Session Pre-thoughts: This morning I thought about the central role of the repentance process in my personal conversion to the Gospel of Christ, His atonement, Priesthood Authority, and so forth. Because repentance works, I have few other questions or issues with the general march and progress of the Church and its leadership. Elder …

The Gathering of Scattered Israel

“The Gathering of Scattered Israel,” by Elder Russel M. Nelson, October 2006 There is such a strong spirit about what I am studying this morning. I cannot tell its purpose yet.  As I read about the Lord telling Abraham to get thee out of the land of his father’s inheritance, this resonates deeply and strongly …

Notes from GenCon Oct15: It Works Wonderfully!

It Works Wonderfully! by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Is the Gospel working for me?  Is my experience in the Church working or me? Is it blessing me and my family with the peace and joy as promised in the Gospel? Pres. Uchtdorf’s testimony to follow up on these questions is very similar to my own …

Priesthood and Personal Prayer

Just re-read this talk on priesthood and personal prayer and there are passages that I want to commit the principles to memory: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/priesthood-and-personal-prayer?lang=eng This is what I’ve learned: God is not interested in long prayers. Rather He is interested in specific prayers, and us knowing what we should be praying for. “Ye worship ye know …

Fear of Men and Fame

“Which Way Do You Face?” Elder Lynn G. Robbins, October 2014 General Conference In this talk, I’ve learned that I struggle with this particular challenge to make sure that I am facing the right way.  Both in my personal ministering and in professional/business activities. The reason for which Christ told those that received miracles at …

“Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families”

“Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families,” L. Tom Perry, General Conference Oct. 2014 Applying the formula of faith to this talk: Hearing the word of God, finding points of action Taking action to experiment upon the words heard Sharing what I’ve learned as a result of that action   Men and women are shaped …