Sun - Oct 07, 2007 : 05:36 pm
2007 Oct. General Conference
Man... I'm not entirely sure what happened this year, but conference was amazing!
I've already told you what I thought of the first session (Sat. 10-noon session). The next two sessions were gonna be equally amazing.
With two children, it's hard, but not impossible, to really concentrate on what is going on with conference. There are so many diverse sets of inspiration coming from that podium, one has to be able to really get in tune with the Spirit to be able to maximize on it. Well... The first session, we were at home, and I got quite a bit out of it.
The 2nd session, we decided to take a drive up highway 6 to see if we could get the kids to go to sleep, so we could get even more. I don't remember much about that session, except one talk.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave a talk on "Our Beliefs" on who God truly is, while contrasted against mainstream Christianity as it is today. All I can say is...
Yup.. That about sums it up. I can't wait to get that talk on my mp3 player and listen to it again and again, along with study the transcript. I know there were other good talks given that session, and I remember a main them of Missionary Work being inferred, but Elder Holland's talk was amazing.
Okay.. Another amazingly spiritual experience I had was at the priesthood session last night.
I haven't been to a priesthood session of conference in at least 2 years. I feel quite ashamed of that fact, but moreso, I'm so sorry I've been missing out on what is quit possibly the best conference session given. Wow...
I remember usually going to the priesthood session half-asleep and sleeping through the whole thing, but this time, something was definitely different. I was a bit sleepy to begin with, but I sat upright and wide-eyed through the whole thing, just sucking up the spirit. The newly-called President Henry B. Eyring gave a wonderful talk, as did President Monson. President Hinckley spoke on anger and it was a wonderful talk.
I walked away from that session feeling incredibly enlightened by the Spirit. It reminded me of being on my mission, on the days where the heavens shed the Spirit bountifully.
Anyway.. Good times.
Today's conference was interrupted by a lot of factors. One being that my server unexepectedly died yesterday evening, and so I had to figure out what was wrong with it today. I found out it was nothing more than a burnt-out video card, so all is well (or will be when I buy a new video card tomorrow)...
So, alas, I didn't get much out of today's session of conference, and ended up sleeping through a portion of it.
I don't feel too badly about missing it because I always listen to, and read, the conference sessions again at least once - most often at least twice after they're published.
Anyway... Good stuff. I love conference, and I love the Gospel of Christ. I'm indeed grateful to be a member of His true church.