I’m trying to hang on to the spirit of conference for just a few more days. Here are ten of my favorite thoughts that I noted as I listened over the weekend. Feel free to add yours in the comments if you like.
By the way, I note that texts are available at lds.org today (but were not by the time I posted this -- but are now); I have not yet consulted them. These are from my notes, and I freely admit that I may not have heard exactly what the speaker said. But this is what “spoke” to me.
Elder Gonzales: Our covenants are an expression of love.
President Eyring: Act on covenants to help others. And remember, Bishop: The Relief Society President may receive revelation before you.
Elder Ballard: Don’t look for the large nuggets: look for the flecks of gold
President Uchtdorf: Am I going to through motions or am I experiencing joy?
Sister Allred: Her international experience as a Relief Society leader.
Elder Bednar: Light as a metaphor for testimony. The experience of Saul / Joseph Smith / Alma the Younger are unusual, not “normal.” (I note that President Uchtdorf also taught a similar message.)
President Monson: Sacrifice now in temple service as others did in temple building in the past.
Elder Scott: A beautiful testament of his love for his wife. Satan seeks to undermine the significant of temple ordinances.
Elder Robbins: No checklist to “be”.
Elder Holland: Bedlamites. If we speak with the spirit and you listen with the spirit, prophetic epistles will come.
There are others, and I’m sure that I’ll find more as I read and listen again to the talks in the coming weeks. Maybe these will remind you of something you heard that touched your heart. I hope so.