10.04.2010

Joining Kim on this Super Fun Dealio



I. loved. General. Conference.

Might sound like a silly statement, cause really who DOESN'T love General Conference, right?

But no, I really really loved Conference.  There was something, a little manna, in every single talk that was meant for me.  Whether it was something I knew I needed or something my family needed...it was all right there, unfolded in front of us!  

Is it possible to bask in the residual glory of Conference?  
If so, know that I am.  That's exactly how I'm feeling today.

So, from Cloud #9, I'm joining my friend Kim in this fun little General Conference quiz.  Apparently there are no wrong answers.  So if you're feeling it too, sit a few minutes, blurb out your gratitude through reflection and join us!


"Steph over at Diapers and Divinity is having General Conference Meme and Trivia Contest. Everyone is encouraged to play along. Here are my answers to the the Meme and then I'm heading right over to win the prize!"



1. Who were your three favorite speakers?
Hmmmmm.....that's a toughy, they're all fab, and were all spot-on for me...  
Elder Jeffery R. Holland for sure, Elder Neil L. Anderson, & Elder Quentin L. Cook. 


2. Favorite talk?

President Henry B. Eyring's talk on Trust


3. Favorite hymn sung during Conference?

#221- Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd


4. Who wore the best tie?

Elder Duncan's reminded me of warm & glorious sunlight.  So that's my fave!


5. Do you think conference had a “theme”?

It's not over....you can still come around....here's your toolbox to do so...now get to work (it's a verb, so just do it!)....


6. Share a few of your favorite quotes (paraphrasing is fine).
"...Choose faith over pessimism."
-Bishop Richard C. Edgley
"A law against nature would be impossible to enforce.  For instance, what good would a vote against the law of gravity do? ...Moral standards cannot be changed by battle and cannot be changed by ballot." 
-Elder Boyd K. Packer

"At this point some of you may be thinking,  'That's all very fine and good, but what does it have to do with flying the airplane? What does any of that have to do with aviation?' ...Well, well let me tell you." 
-President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Not one of us wants this journey to be a brief flirtation with spirituality, or even a notable, but finite chapter. The road of discipleship is not for the spiritually faint of heart."
-Elder Neil L. Andersen


7. Something that made you smile during conference.

"When I was appointed President of the Church, I said ,
'I'll take one assignment to myself.  I'll be the adviser to the Tabernacle Choir.'  ...I'm very proud of my choir!"  
-President Monson


8. Any evidence that your children paid attention?

  • Mini-Me said "YES! That makes me feel better." After hearing Elder Lawrence speak about sleepovers, and counsel parents be very careful about them.  For years we had a "no sleepover" policy in our family.  We really didn't know many people well enough while living in Idaho.  Since moving back home we've allowed only very few with my niece, our old Bishop's daughters, and a pair of sisters from our old ward who's family lives very close to the Gospel.  All sleepovers have come when I've felt the Spirit say its ok.  ONE though I wondered about when she & I went back to Idaho to visit last month.  I allowed it, even though my stomach wasn't sure, and while we were driving home I learned of one girl who'd also been invited who kept trying to pressure the other 3 girls to sneak out of the house down to the park in the middle of the night!  This talk & Mini-Me's recent experience connected for a HUGE epiphany for her.  And suddenly she understood why her mom puts her foot down some times, and why we have the rules we have.
  • Mini-Me hollered across the house to me that she loved me and said "thank you" after hearing President Monson spoke of gratitude.  Made my heart melt....not just cause she loves me or is grateful, but because her 13 year old ears & brain took the words of the living Prophet to heart!  It works people.  The Church is true, and our kids KNOW it when they hear it!


9. If you had to give a talk in General Conference (don’t faint, this is hypothetical), what do you think you’d speak about?

Forgiveness = Moving Forward


10. What are some of your post-conference goals? 
Reduce my "wasted" time for sure!     
(....and with THAT, I'm offline for the rest of the day!)

7 comments:

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Thanks for participating in the meme. Love your answers and your conference enthusiasm. :)

Kim said...

I am so glad you joined in the fun! I love your perspective on the talks. I love Mini-me, and President Monson did make me smile, but all in all this has been the BEST weekend and the Lord did open the heavens once again.

Love you

ps--I too should be off line, just waiting for my BIG boy to write, so I keep refreshing. I think today he wnet and played so I will just have to wait til tomorrow to hear from him, but I will refresh for one more hour.

Cherie said...

This looks like fun! I absolutely love Conference. I love how every year it seems to get better and better, which really tells me that I am appreciating it more and more - which I think is hard to do considering how much I love it already. Ha ha
We are so lucky!

Connie said...

Reading your post certainly wasn't a waste of my time! Loved it! I loved conference too! It's a real let-down when the final hymn is sung and we resume our regularly scheduled program!

ericksons said...

Loved it! Thanks for sharing! I liked some of those same ones.

M said...

I liked your story about your kid having reassurance of your family policy on sleepovers during Elder Lawrence's talk. That shows she's willing to listen to the Spirit! :)

karen★ said...

I really love your answers. I hope that someday you and I can sit down and actually have a face to face chat about life, & spirit, & just anything that comes to mind. We have a whole lot in common & I love that about us!

p.s. I cannot believe you have a 13 yr old...& the fact that she yelled thank you to you...is COMPLETELY ADORABLE!

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