Tuesday, September 28, 2010

conference is coming...

this past weekend, i was able to attend the general relief society meeting with the women in my ward. sister silva's words especially resonated with me.

i am looking forward to general conference this weekend. although it's frustrating that we're still dealing with the same trial we were facing during the last conference (and the one before that...and the one before that...), conference weekend always brings with it a lot of peace.

i've been re-reading/re-listening to some talks from april's conference in order to prepare...

"Throughout the world and among the membership of the Church, there is great joy and great pain. Both are part of the plan. Without one, we cannot know the other. 'Men are, that they might have joy' (2 Nephi 2:25) and 'for it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things' (2 Nephi 2:11) are not contradictory; they are complementary....

...'Hold on thy way' (D&C 122:9); giving up is not an option. And, without delay, turn to the Lord. Exercise all of the faith you have in Him. Let Him share your burden. Allow His grace to lighten your load. We are promised that we will 'suffer no manner of afflictions, save it were swallowed up in the joy of Christ' (Alma 31:38). Never let an earthly circumstance disable you spiritually."

--elder hallstrom, turn to the lord


  1. Loved this talk! Last conference was a lifesaver for me, since I had my D&C during the first session on Saturday. I spent the rest of the weekend recuperating and listening and being amazed at the messages that seemed to be so personal. This was one of them.
    I've been thinking a lot about conference maybe being a sad time for me, since I would have been due next week, and since I thought for sure I'd be pregnant again by now, and I'm not. But I know it will be as renewing and refreshing as always!

  2. Conference can be so rejuvenating, and comforting amid trials. When I feel sad or frustrated I try to count my blessings...sounds so cliche but it helps. When I'm frustrated that I'm forced to work even though I'd rather just focus on motherhood I remind myself how blessed I am to have a happy healthy baby and be able to work from home...frustration remains but I feel more gratitude and less frustrated.

    I hope conference is great for you.

    And congrats on the nod in the Daily Universe :)


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