Sunday, October 3, 2010

what really matters.

my family and i went to the
afternoon session of general conference today.

any time i am in the conference center,
the spirit completely overwhelms me.

we got there and seeing all the members there put a smile on my face.
one of the greatest blessings to me is to be a member of the church!

each of the talks given during all of the sessions were wonderful.
here's a few things that i enjoyed, from on tv and the pm session.

"Slow down, steady the course, and focus on the
essential when experiencing adverise conditions."
- President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"To live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven."
- President Thomas S. Monson

"God will not always reward you immediately according
to your desires. Rather, God will respond with what in His
eternal plan is best for you, when it will yield the greatest
advantage. Be thankful that sometimes God lets you struggle for
a long time before that answer comes. That causes your faith to
increase and your character to grow."
- Elder Richard G. Scott

"We are free to choose for ourselves,
but we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions."
- Elder Mervyn B. Arnold.

"A helpful habit is to lift our vision daily in order to maintain an
eternal perspective of the things we plan and do, especially if we
detect a tendency to wait until a 'future tomorrow' to do what we
know we should pursue while we have our 'present today.'"
- Elder Per G. Malm

"Repentance is like unto a detergent,
even ground in stains of sin will come out."
- President Boyd K. Packer.

"If you trust God enough to listen for His message in every
sermon, song, and prayer in this conference, you will find it. And if
you then go and do what He would have you do, your power to trust
Him will grow and in time you will be overwhelmed with gratitude
to find that He has come to trust you."
- President Henry B. Eyring.

i could really go on forever.. the talks were all SO amazing!

after conference today,
i realized that i waste a lot of time focusing on the less important things.
i'll fully admit that i spend too much time online and stuff.

i was thinking about it and if i spent half that time
striving to draw nearer to my father in heaven,
then i could truly strengthen my testimony so much.

so, i'm taking a break from facebook for a week.
because i feel that that is my biggest distraction every day.
it'll be hard, because it has become part of my daily routine.
but, with the Lord by my side, i know that i can do it
and i know that it is what i need to do, right now.

it's time to focus on what really matters.


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