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General Conference

This weekend was General Conference, and what a great weekend it was. The talks were fantastic, thought-provoking, and at times were answers to my personal prayers. It was doubly meaningful to be able to share it with my family via text message. We kept up a steady stream of messages through all of the Conference sessions, of the thoughts and things that impressed us, and I for one learned a lot.

One talk that impressed us all this afternoon was where Brother Devin Durrant of the Sunday School Presidency challenged us all to "ponderize" a verse of scripture every week, the idea being that our thoughts will be elevated, and we'll be blessed with personal revelation. One of the things that was on my mind this morning, and come to find out on the mind of one of my teenage nieces, was reiterated by President Monson, and that was to "Let our light so shine", and to "Be an example of the believers". So to follow the prophet, as a family we decided that this week we'll ponderize on Matthew 5:16.  

One of my favorite moments of Conference came at the close of the Saturday afternoon session. There was a Primary choir, and as you can imagine, after two hours of speakers, and having to be on their best behavior, some of the kids were noticeably fidgety on camera. But just as the final hymn was ending, the camera caught a great shot of these two boys, singing their hearts out, and holding hands in support of each other. It was a sweet moment, and I for one got all choked up by it. It reminded me so much of Isaiah's prophecy in Isaiah 11:6, that "a little child shall lead them."


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