Friday, October 2, 2015
This is one of my favorite weekends of the year!! Twice a year, on the first weekend of April and again on the first weekend of October we gather together as a family to listen to the Semi-Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I will be missing many of my family members who now live far away from us and are not here to sit with us as we hunker down at home to listen and eat and visit, but hopefully they will all be able to all have a relaxing and uplifting weekend as they make new traditions in their new homes.
Some times our family gathers with extended family members to watch or listen to the General Conference. Sometimes we will meet with family on Saturday evening after the main sessions and go out to eat together. Several times we have been fortunate enough to secure tickets to attend one or more conference sessions in person. Some years in the past I have had fun cooking and baking while listening, preparing favorite fall foods like Cinnamon Rolls or Apple Crisp. Sometimes we gather to play board games after listening to the sessions. It's all good.
For me the most important part of the weekend has always been spending time with my family, and listening to the men that God has called as prophets for this particular time. Prophets that live and speak here on the earth today. Do you have any particular questions or concerns or problems that you are facing right now? I know that I do, and that most people living in this crazy beautiful world right now do too.
I encourage you to take some time this weekend to think about a few of the things going on in your life that you might be concerned about. Pray about your questions and concerns, and then take the time to tune in and listen to what the prophet and the other speakers during conference have to say about your particular concerns and topics. Hunker down, listen, and feed your spirit. I promise you won't be sorry that you did.
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