Friday, May 9, 2014

April General Conference

I love, love, love that we are able to watch General Conference from the comfort of our home... or more precisely, our bed! It is so wonderful to cozy up with those you love most and listen to amazing and uplifting talks from our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson and other leaders of our church. We had an awesome lesson at church just last Sunday about following the prophet. My friend Kali had us read President Monson's address from April's conference and it was all about LOVE. President Monson teaches about how we cannot truly love God without loving our neighbor, and how we can't truly love our neighbor without loving God. He shares some wonderful stories that illustrate how love is the essence and most important aspect of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Another favorite of mine was President Bednar's talk about burdens, and how the loads we carry in this life, shape us and propel us to our destination. Here is a favorite quote from it:

"Sometimes we mistakenly may believe that happiness is the absence of a load. But bearing a load is a necessary and essential part of the plan of happiness. Because our individual load needs to generate spiritual traction, we should be careful to not haul around in our lives so many nice but unnecessary things that we are distracted and diverted from the things that truly matter most."

I'm more and more convinced that the things in this life that truly matter most are our relationships with people, and especially our families. I love my family so much.

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a sweet post Marie!! I love General Conference too :) And these pictures are so precious! That little Charlton...my goodness! I can't wait to snuggle him...in July!!! :)

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