Our time in the George's home, here in Tumwater, seems to be going a little too quickly. We're at the 2 1/2 month mark already -- nearly a quarter of our way through the year that we can stay here. I've already had someone ask me "what's next?" and indeed it is time already to … Continue reading Turning Point?
Our turn to give talks came up again. Brother Esquerra originally asked me to base my talk on a talk by Pres. Dieter Uchtdorf from the Oct 2017 General Conference, titled "3 Sisters", which was an excellent talk on the topic of discipleship that featured 3 sisters, named, Sad, Mad, and Glad. However, after Conference, … Continue reading Sacrament Meeting Talks, “What did the Prophet say?” and “Ministering to the one”
Yesterday (Saturday), we managed to watch all 3 sessions of General Conference, despite having to also clean the chapel in the morning, prepare food for Brother Mora's funeral, and attend the funeral and meal afterwards. The first session was a "Solemn Assembly" where we sustained our new Prophet - Russell M. Nelson, and 2 new … Continue reading An historic General Conference (April 2018)
Portion of an email message from Dave Salisbury, Sage Ward High Priests Group Leader: I have been reading in Mosiah, the final address of king Benjamin. In Chapter four, verses 5-10, a pattern of belief and living is established. Verse 11 makes a powerful statement regarding belief turning into knowledge and what happens after this … Continue reading Pride
Yesterday, we went to Los Lunas to attend a regional conference. For me, the most memorable line was given by Elder Edward Dube. He said "Experience is often the hardest teacher because you get the test first and the lesson later". He also related an incident where one of his sisters had died while he … Continue reading Experience is often the hardest teacher
Here's the talk I gave: Based on Oct 2016 General Conference talk by Pres. Henry B. Eyring - “Gratitude on the Sabbath Day”. Pres. Eyring starts out by listing some of the things he’s grateful for such as kindness from a stranger, a meal when we are hungry, the cry of a newborn baby. He … Continue reading Sacrament Meeting Talk Oct 23, 2016
Susan and I were both asked to speak in Sacrament meeting on our 3rd Sunday in the Sage Ward (Los Lunas Stake). This is Susan's prepared text, however she deviated quite a bit. In particular, she had planned to speak experience regarding abuse by her father in the 3rd person, but decided at the last … Continue reading Sacrament Meeting Talk by Susan on Oct 23, 2016