General Conference Round-Up – April 2013

Wow! Yet another Conference has passed us by. Can’t believe it. As the Conference started, the letters showed up on the television and said, “The 182nd Annual General Conference.” I thought to myself, “Really? I thought last year it was the 174th.” I guess time sure flies, doesn’t it?

As always, it was an edifying experience. I never used to value General Conference. Especially as I was growing up, it was always just a “Cool! Day off from Church!” or “Cool! Pajama Sunday!” And honestly, I never truly appreciated Conference until I was on my Mission. As a Missionary, Conference is like Christmas!

Anyway, aside from all of that, I just figured that I would list my favorite talks from each session. More than anything, for my personal use. I can always look back here and see which talks impacted me, but hopefully you can get something out of this as well.

Saturday Morning Session:
-Elaine S. Dalton – We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father
-Craig A. Cardon – The Savior Wants to Forgive

Saturday Afternoon Session:
-Quinton L. Cook – Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness
-David A. Bednar – We Believe in Being Chaste

Priesthood Session:
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf – Four Titles
-Thomas S. Monson – Come, All Ye Sons of God

Sunday Morning Session:
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf – The Hope of God’s Light
-L. Whitney Clayton – Marriage: Watch and Learn

Sunday Afternoon Session:
-Jeffrey R. Holland – “Lord, I Believe”
-Enrique R. Falabella – The Home: The School of Life

We have yet another six months until the next General Conference in October. Which session was your favorite? Was there a certain talk that seemed to jump out at you and answer the specific questions that you’ve been having? One thing that I would challenge all of us to do is to just pick one talk. Find the aspect in your life that you feel needs the more work or progress, and then find the talk that you feel best fills that hole. Focus on that specific talk for the next six months and do all you can in that area of your life to improve. And then next Conference, pick something new.

Just to end with a quote that I liked:

“The Gospel is like the concrete that fills the potholes of life. It makes the journey smoother and more enjoyable.” –Elder Richard G. Scott

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