General Conference came just in time. It was exactly what I needed to hear. I was lucky enough to be able to go to both sessions on Sunday with Sydney. We had tickets for the p.m. session, but not a.m. so we got downtown early and started asking for tickets near a corner. Some people nearby had just gotten some and gave us their sign to use. They told us that people loved their sign and they got 5 tickets. A few minutes later we got them! We've done it this way for almost every General Conference, so there's a nice tip for ya. You're welcome.
Some of my favorite quotes from this weekend:
"It is wonderful to have the means of instant communication...let us be sure that we do not become compulsive fingertip communicators. One that enslaves us to be constantly checking and sending social messages and thus giving the false impression of being busy and productive...as good as these things are we cannot allow them to push things aside of greatest importance. Let us be as quick to kneel as we are to text."
*Ian S Ardern
"As the prophet spoke I looked to him. He redirected my focus to look up to God.where i could be healed and strengthened through Christ's atonement. That is what prophets do for us, they lead us to God. ..he is also a wonderful example of living the principle of looking up. He exercises great faith and is filled with optimism and love for others. He trusts the Lord and relies on him for strength and the Lord blesses him.. if we exercise our faith and look to God for help like Pres Monson, we will not be overwhelmed, we will not feel incapable of doing what we're called to do or need to do. We will be strengthened and our lives will be filled with peace and joy.. Most of what we worry about is not of eternal significance, and if it is, the Lord will help us, but we must have the faith to look up and the courage to follow his direction."
*Carl B Cook
"The Book of Mormon is the best guide to learn how well we are doing and how to do better."
*Henry B Eyring
"He also challenges us to focus on Him, not on the things of the world. Where is our ultimate loyalty? Desire and obedience will lead us to Him"
*Dallin H Oaks
"Good leaders come from good teachers. Teach by the spirit. The Holy Ghost teaches everyone in a personal way. The Holy Ghost inspires us to act."
*Matthew O. Richardson
"Decisions determine destiny. Are we choosing eternal life? In reality we have 2 eternal choices. Choose God or the world. We can't have both."
*Randall K. Bennett
"Heavenly Father loves us so much that the things that are important to us are important to Him just because He loves us....but because He won't infringe on our agency, we must ask for His help. Honesty is essential in requesting things from God. For repentance to work it must be specific, profound and lasting. Doing things the Lord's way will make us happier. We must not only say our prayers we must live them. Prayer only works as we use it as directed."
*J. Devn Cornish
"Having the spirit is essential to eternal life. The atonement covers all unfairness in life."
*Quentin L. Cook