Tag Archives: LDS General Conference

Be Thou An Example

I, like many others, was inspired by this latest LDS General Conference. It was wonderful to hear so many inspiring messages.  In the Sunday afternoon session brother Devin Durant of the Sunday School Presidency started somewhat of a movement with his talk about ponderizing. The basic idea is to reflect on a scripture for a week.  To think about it,  memorize it,  and ponder hire to apply it to your life.

I have done this type of focused study before and really enjoy it so I decided to start again.

For this week I selected the scripture shared by President Thomas S. Monson:

1 Timothy 4:12

12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

We have been studying charity as a family lately and this scripture contains wonderful counsel on what being charitable actually means.  It’s more than just being nice.  As President Monson said it includes our language, how we see and treat others, and the strength of our faith and commitment to the gospel.

I have always loved Paul’s writings so this will be a good way to begin my focused study or ponderizing.

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Watching General Conference

Nearing the end of a weekend watching LDS General Conference.  A great weekend of faith and family.

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Which Way Do You Face?

Daily Message – February 1st, 2015

“…peer pressure tries to change a person’s attitudes, if not behavior, by making one feel guilty for giving offense. We seek respectful coexistence with those who point fingers, but when this fear of men tempts us to condone sin, it becomes a “snare” according to the book of Proverbs (Prov 29:25). The snare may be cleverly baited to appeal to our compassionate side to tolerate or even approve of something that has been condemned by God. For the weak of faith, it can be a major stumbling block.”

– Elder Lynn G. Robbins, Which Way Do You Face?, October 2014

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We Must Choose

Daily Message – January 31st, 2015

“It is His plan and His will that we have the principal decision-making role in our own life’s drama. God will not live our lives for us nor control us as if we were His puppets, as Lucifer once proposed to do. Nor will His prophets accept the role of “puppet master” in God’s place.

God will not act to make us something we do not choose by our own actions to become. Truly he loves us, and because He loves us, He neither compels nor abandons us. Rather He helps and guides us. Indeed, the real manifestation of God’s love is His commandments.”

– Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Free Forever to Act for Themselves, October 2014

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Our Greatest Challenge

Daily Message – January 29th, 2015

“As difficult as it is to live in the turmoil surrounding us, our Savior’s command to love one another as He loves us is probably our greatest challenge.”

– Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Loving Others and Living with Differences, October 2014

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