Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Let’s talk about Conference.

Katie tagged me. OK fine, she didn’t tag me, but I read her blog and I am part of "you all” so I’m doing it too.

I love conference, I always do. I used to think that old people who said that were just saying it because they were supposed to. The same way they say they love cooked broccoli and running. But, I love conference in a VERY different way from cooked broccoli and running.

Conference at my house is a fantastic event involving lots of food,


swinging outside between sessions,

sleeping on the couch during sessions,

catching bits and pieces of really important things, trying to occupy the kids,

trying to keep the house from being completely torn apart, and putting it back together once we’ve failed.

Lest you think I didn’t listen to ANY of the talks during the whole weekend, here are a few of my favorite quotes (which is the point of the tag) from General Conference this time around.

  • “Each temptation we overcome is to strengthen us, not to destroy us.” - Robert D. Hales
  • “There are great lessons to be learned from the past. You ought to learn them so you don’t exhaust your spiritual strength repeating bad choices.” - M. Russel Ballard
  • “Is my net faith positive or negative?” - Elder Kevin W. Pearson
  • “If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our life is not centered on the savior and his teachings. No other success can ever be permanently right.” - Rafael E. Pino quoting Howard W. Hunter.
  •  “A man may fast and pray till he kills himself and there isn’t any necessity for it nor wisdom in it.” – Russell M. Nelson Quoting Joseph F. Smith
  • “Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessings of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines anymore than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on the sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes.” - Dieter F. Uchtdorf
And that's the tag. I tag each of you to share some of your favorite quotes/concepts/ideas/thoughts from conference.


  1. Amy, I absolutely love reading your blog! Your writing style is really fun to read, and you come up with great post ideas! It was fun to see you downtown today, even if it was for just a split second. ( I just can't stay away from downtown and the avenues! Though I do try to avoid steep hills when it's just Miles and I. His stroller's kinda heavy!)

  2. :D I'm so glad you did my tag! I love the quotes you posted. Thanks for sharing your favorite with me (and the rest of the blog world).

  3. Those are all the reasons I love conference too! :) Don't you just love Uchtdorf?! He's the best!!

  4. You're incredibly mediocre. I'm up to the challenge!

  5. WOW!! Can I have conference at your house? ;) lol. Our food consists of trail mix and pb&j sandwiches. Although, the afternoon sessions are GREAT cuz the kiddos are down for a nap, and I can actually hear the talks. Not that I could ever remember the quotes to actually post them.

  6. I'm so proud, I actually remembered hearing some of those quotes. I love conference. I also love cooked broccoli. I do NOT love running. Ü


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