10.06.2008

my report


Alls I have to say regarding this weekend’s conference is: “word.” Indeed it was an fabulously uplifting 8 hours & I feel blessed & enriched because of it.

We did discover however, that sitting through 4 sessions of old/amazing men & women in suits give inspiring talks, isn’t {quite} a 2.5 year old’s corner of fun. This required me to revisit the messages on my tivo post-bedtime to well…a: hear…b: and soak in the Spirit.

There were many words that resonated with me. I was amazed at how my guilt & worries were lifted as I listened to the messages of hope & endurance. Some of the talks, I felt, were specifically given for me- at least it seemed. It was all just a total testament to me that our Father in Heaven loves & knows all of His children individually.

I have felt inspired to make many changes in my life & habits, (one step at a time.} I have felt prompted to publicly stand up for the values that I believe in, no matter how unpopular they may be. I feel motivated to continue in the faith, regardless of the MANY temptations which do so easily beset me.

At this point in my 25-year-old existence, I feel very blessed & happy. But I also face challenges, as we all do. Goin’ into this conference I was feeling extremely bogged down. Very tired. Very overwhelmed. Very stressed & fearful about the uncertainty of the world & our future. I prayed that I would receive answers to my concerns through the Lord’s prophets. I prayed that via this conference I would learn how to best eliminate stress & have more joy.

And through quiet whisperings of the Spirit & a handful of tender mercies over the past few days,
my prayers have been answered.

{happy monday.}

14 comments:

runningfan said...

So glad conference was awesome for you. I thought about you a lot during certain talks and hoped they lifted your spirits! Love you!

Stephanie said...

oh, man! i thought those talks were for ME. thankfully, there's plenty to go around. loved it!

Rebellious Roberts said...

And i thought they were for me.... anyways how is the girl? she feeling better? we on for tonight?

Jenn said...

FYI: I heart you!

Rachel said...

amen sister. you're awesome ang!!

The Wizzle said...

I haven't gotten to watch Saturday's sessions yet (you're right - 2 year olds don't like conference, and neither do 5 year olds, and neither do babies...) but Sunday was really nice. President Monson had a few words just for me. Glad you heard a few for you. :)

Goodmangang said...

It is funny I think we all feel down on ourselves, life and are we good enough. THen they talk to all our hearts and let us know we are okay and always can do better. You are always so good!

heather said...

Conference always uplifts and recharges me! And boy was this one needed! Thanks for this reflective post!

Kaelene said...

I always need to be spiritually recharged, by the time conference rolls around! And, DVR is such a blessing . . . I can listen again and again!
My favorite quote from this conference? "Enjoy the Journey" - thanks to Pres. Monson who said it like 12 times in his talk! I'm gonna focus more on enjoying my journey!

Coree Adams said...

DITTO! I'm glad that I chose to come to live in the same troubled world as you, Ang. You help me realize that while all Heck can break loose around me, I can still find peace. I've always had that KNOWLEDGE, but never truly understood what it meant until I met you. Honestly. You bring to light many things that I just simply don't think of. Call me naive, call me blind...or maybe even a little bit stupid (LOL) but I do appreciate you shedding light on things that make me a happier person. LOVE YOU!

katie said...

are you going to be posting your favorite quotes from conference? it's my favorite part of the whole weekend. [haha!]

<3katie

Kellie said...

oh man i LOVED watching conference as well...it was so good and so up-lifting. it's so cool to know that we have a TRUE prophet who loves us and is able to give us guidance. thanks for this post! :)
ps....you're family is soooo cute! yay. when do you find out if you are having a boy or girl???

ForeverSarahLee said...

Yes, I agree. I absolutely LOVE Conference!

P.S. I tag you!
(visit my blog...)

MERRIANNE said...

AWESOME!

AMEN SISTA!

you WORDED it just right!!!! ♥