Monday, October 10, 2011

Wonderful - Day 9: We thank Thee Oh God for a prophet

Today Mum and I drove home from Uncle Dougs house. It took several hours, but I really enjoyed it. The company was wonderful (I so much enjoy spending time with Mum, talking about anything and everything - she's sort of my rock here on earth, my mum), and the weather was beautiful, and the scenery for most of the trip was just soo beautiful (we loved whatever river it was that the road followed along for much of the way. Bridges, farmlands, sun dancing on the water, tall gum tree forests. Mum and I kept pointing things out to each other). And for most of the drive - since it was Sunday, and since in Australia it was conference weekend - we listened to General Conference. I love General Conference, and I always look forward to it! And this October conference was no exception. I loved Elder Scott's Talk on the Power of Scriptures, and Sister Thompson's talk on Personal Revelation and Testimony; Presiden't Packers talk, Counsel to Youth was excellent, and Elder Cook's talk It's Better to Look Up has become a favourite (I've decided to adopt his 'Look up, Step up, Cheer up' as my motto. I'm pretty good at the 'step up' bit, but often fall short with the other two, so I appreciated that counsel). I loved Elder Ballard's talk The Importance of a Name, and if someone doesnt' stop me soon, I'll probably go on to list every talk, lol!

My favourite though, really, was President Monson's talk in the Sunday morning Session, Stand in Holy Places. What a wonderful message he gave, and with such love and wisdom. I tell you, there is no doubt in my mind that he is a prophet of God. And there is no doubt in my mind that I am incredibly blessed to live in a time where I can here prophets speak so reguarly, and with such inspired and diving messages. It all rests with me now, to take their messages and find was to apply them and build on them. I have been so blessed to hear and see so many of our apostles and prophets over the years (sometimes in person, and often via satelite) and I count each and every one of these experiences as wonderful highlights of the last 30 years.

Did you have a favourite talk from conference?!!

xo Tammy


Sandy M. said...

So nice to have you post!
I especially loved Elder Callister's talk on the Book of Mormon, Elder Anderson's talk on 'Children', President Packer's 'Counsel to Youth'... all of the talks were wonderful! Each General Conference time I decide that I must go over the talks again many times - there is so much that is so helpful in all of them.
Thank you for coming on the trip Tammy! I always love spending time with you :)

Beth and Robbie said...

And you were only 5 hours away from me!!!

I also liked President Monson's talk. You should have seen him give it, it was hilarious. But the messages he gave were awesome as well :)

Sorry I haven't checked in a while. I've been too wasted to check things when I've come home from work :P BUT I'll go read the others now. Get ready for some comments :)

Sandy M. said...

I miss you Tammy.. :)

Beth and Robbie said...

You're totally behind :)
This is me offering a little encouragement :)
LOVE YOU!!!! xoxo