I loved every single minute of the LDS General Conference this weekend. I even took the time to listen to the men's session I enjoyed it so much!
Normally I turn in my Single Thought column to the editors on Friday night. But last week, after I had written a fairly lengthy piece I felt impressed to not send it in. And instead to just listen to General Conference for something to write about instead.
WOW! So glad I did!
There were some very hard-hitting talks specifically on marriage, and the importance of getting married. As usual the men bore the brunt of that counsel, but this time the women got some too. And for that I was very glad. You'll just have to wait till Tuesday for my column to come out to read my favorite quotes and thoughts on that subject.
Until then, here are a few of the other beautiful gems I wrote down during conference.
"Money and bank accounts are not His richest blessings." - Elder Carl B. Pratt
"The purpose of Divine Chastening is to 1) Persuade us to repent, 2) Refine and Sanctify, 3) to redirect our course to what God knows is a better path." Elder D. Todd Christofferson
"His tender mercies will make us mighty under any circumstance." Elder Walter Gonzalez
"Pain brings you to a humility that allows you to ponder. It is an experience I am grateful to have endured." Elder Robert D. Hales
"Do a little of forgiving and a lot of repenting and let it go." Elder Boyd K. Packer
"How you deal with life's trials is part of the development of faith. Strength comes when you remember that you have a Divine Nature." Elder Russell M. Nelson
"Desires dictate priorities." Elder Dallin H. Oaks
"Turn down the volume control of worldly noise. Your Father in Heaven wants to communicate with you." Pres. Uchtdorf
"Often the answer does not come while we are on our knees, but while we are on our feet serving others." Pres. Uchtdorf
"One way or another, God will have his voice heard!" Elder Holland