Sunday, April 06, 2014

Grateful for General Conference

We were REALLY grateful for General Conference today.
We are all wiped out.  Vacations are exhausting :).
Everyone but the husband stayed in the same clothes they wore yesterday and just sat in front of the TV, soaking up all the awesome gospel messages from our prophet and church leaders.

Gracie was the only productive one in our family today.

A few of my favorite messages from General Conference...

It is easy to be grateful for things when life seems to be going well, he said. “Could I suggest that we see gratitude as a disposition, a way of life that stands independent of our current situation? In other words, I’m suggesting that instead of being ‘thankful for things’ we focus on being ‘thankful in our circumstances’ — whatever they may be.”  --President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Our Father in Heaven reaches out for each of us with his infinite love,” she said. “He has power over all things, and desires to help us learn, grow and return to Him. …
“We can trust that He will help us, not necessarily in the way we want but in the way that will best help us to grow. Submitting our will to His may be difficult but it is essential to becoming like Him and finding the peace He offers us.”  
--Sister Jean A. Stevens

President Monson said some of the greatest opportunities to demonstrate love will be in the home.
“Love should be the very heart of family life, and yet sometimes it is not. There can be too much impatience, too much arguing, too many fights, too many tears. … If we would keep the commandment to love one another, we must treat each other with kindness and respect.”  --President Thomas S. Monson