For once I am ready for church more than 2 minutes before we walk out the door! Woo! All thanks an extra hour of sleep courtesy of Daylight Savings.
So I thought I'd share a little post this Sunday morning. Last month we watched General Conference as a family. I love conference weekend.
As the Saturday morning session began Payton grabbed supplies and began building this:
Oh, memories of apartment life . . . . so happy to be done with that chapter.
A few weeks previous the kids had learned how to do lashings along with Conner (for his Boy Scout requirements). Now they are old pros. The rest of them decided to get in on the action.
Our general conference set-up reminded me of the story in the Book of Mormon . . . . when King Benjamin speaks to his people a final time and they all pitch their tents around the temple, gathering with their families, with the door of their tents facing the temple so they could hear the prophet's words.
That was us. I love that the kids did this so spontaneously and totally on their own.
As always, I really enjoyed all the things that we heard. Many inspiring messages that seem to be pushing me to serve more, pray more, listen to the spirit more, and be sure that I am fully converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here are some quotes/notes that stood out to me . . . .
- Often we wear our "busyness" as a badge of honor -- as if it's the sign of a full/better life.
- Sometimes we focus too much on the finish line and we fail to find joy in the journey. Life is not meant only to be appreciated in retrospect.
- No matter our circumstances and trial there is something in each day to be enjoyed / appreciated / thankful for.
- "I pray that we will not wait until the day we die to learn how to live."
- Great things are brought about, and burdens lifted by the anxious work of many hands.
- Only when our testimony transcends what is in our mind and burrows in our heart, then will we love as the Savior did.
- At the end of the day may we answer "yes" to the question, "Have I done any good in the world today?"
Linda K. Burton
- Observe and then serve.
Jeffrey R. Holland
- The crowning characteristic of love is always loyalty. Heavenly Father expects your loyalty and your love at every stage of your life.
Thomas S. Monson
- Take an inventory of your life and look for blessings -- large & small -- that you have received.
- The more we act upon impressions that come to us, the more the Lord will trust us with His errand.