Sunday, October 05, 2008

General Conference

This weekend was General Conference. Basically it's 8 hours of church. Ok, so when you put it that way, it can sound really dreadful, but it's not. It's like a feast. The Prophet and the Apostles speak to us and counsel us to do things in order to make ourselves better people and more Christlike. It's broadcast from Salt Lake, which means we get to sleep in and watch it from the comfort of our home on the Internet. It also means I don't have to iron dresses, shirts and curl hair on Sunday morning. Hallelujah! We played conference Bingo. We all had cards with different words on them such as faith, hope, sabbath, church, etc. Whenever a speaker said one of the words, you marked your card and hoped that you could acheive Bingo in one talk.

This weekend was awesome. I really needed to hear the things that were said. It's part of the reason I didn't post yesterday. I was soaking it all in. I was also busy getting the kids bathed and tucked in bed while my husband attended an additional 2 hours at the church from 8-10 PM last night for the men.

President S. Monson spoke this morning. He spoke on change and how we should make the effort to enjoy every day. He made a comment for those in the midst of raising children. He told us that, "One day the fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house and the piles and piles of laundry that need to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that we will miss them profoundly." I'm a faithful person and I will take his word for it. I suppose I can assume I will also miss this:

Laundry surprises,

torn books,

naked Barbies (and Ken dolls),

ham in my bathroom sink,

finding $1.09 in my brand new orange juice container.
(Not a good piggy bank, Jason.)

So this was a very enjoyable weekend. I am stuffed full of spirtual thoughts to ponder for the next 6 months until the next General Conference on the first weekend in April. If you are interested in taking a look at what I watched this weekend the link is here:

Elder Wirthlin wins the prize for humor. He told a good story about his daughter going on a blind date and her ability to laugh at an embarassing situation (he spoke Saturday afternoon.) President Monson also announced 5 new temples that will be built in Calgary, Kansas City, Philidelphia, Argentina, and Rome, Italy. He paused. The congregation laughed. Ahh. Such good humor! Mormons builing a temple in Rome!

I leave you with a quote by President Thomas S. Monson:

"Let us find joy in the journey."

Amen to that!

1 comment:

  1. Love the ham, it is surprising the things a mom has to dig out of the drains.