Sunday, April 05, 2009

My Deep Ponderings on Conference

I'm sure there will be a hundred and one posts about Conference in the next day or two, but here's one more! Yay!
Of course I had my favorite talks and one's I really needed to hear but I don't want to talk about that right now. I want to talk about ME, just kidding!
I was pondering yesterday morning about why we have two days of Conference, and four hours of spiritual feasting those two days. It seems like a lot to me (granted, I'm not complaining, I was just curious as why they chose to do it that way), why did they decide that every six months we would gather together on Saturday morning and afternoon, and then again the next day? Well, I don't know all the specific reasons, but the main thing I came up with is: because we need it! (wow, I'm so deep aren't I?) Can I just say, EVERY Conference I come away with this feeling of hope and re-commitment. DUH! In a world that pulls us every which way, where its hard to always see exactly what we should do, where it can get a little depressing, we NEED to hear those messages of hope and love and telling us exactly what we need to do. Its amazing! I love that I can listen to one message and feel like I KNOW the Church is true, I KNOW what they're saying is TRUE! It all makes sense! I may struggle and feel guilty that I'm not better, but I know its true and I can be better! What a great weekend its been...I love this church!

5 awesomeness!...and attractiveness!:

Shane & Laina said...

I couldn't have said it better. Funny how we need to be reminded of the basics, but we REALLY REALLY do. I loved it too. It seemed like there were so many topics just for me (does everybody feel that way?) Anyway it was great!!!

Sally Young said...

It was a great conference. I really enjoyed all the talks. It is always amazing to listen and learn. We need refueling every 6 months I think. i am refueled and ready for the ride again.

Pogue Fam said...

That is so true! I always feel like "ok, I think I can do better now!" And every time I get a little better, and a little better. It is such a wonderful thing to have, even if it can make for long days, especially with little munchkins running around. Thanks for the though :) You put it so well!

sherbugs said...

amen...and now i know what that really means! i loved every talk, even the ones that made me feel guilty for my poor temple attendance...or made me squeeze my children a little tighter after hearing of untimely deaths...or just made this hormonal lady cry. i'm so grateful for all the messages shared and can't wait for the ensign to arrive in the mail ;)

Youngblood4ever said...

You're sure right! We do need it!