Jeff's online journal, ramblings, whatever.

Conference in a nutshell – version 4

Note: I spent most of this conference being sick, and as such only took notes during the first Saturday Morning Session. When the Ensign comes out I will read through the talks and make some more notes, probably posting them here too, but for now, enjoy the few notes I did take!

  • My old mission president gave the opening prayer!
  • New temples: Calgary, Alberta; Cordoba, Argentina; Kansas City. MO; Philadelphia, PA; Rome, Italy
  • Simplify your life!
  • Casual dress invites casual attitudes. Fashion-conscious mockers are at least partly responsible for driving people away from the Tree of Life.
  • Do missionary work! It’s the way to bring people to Christ, which means blessings for all!
  • Fear and faith cannot coexist. The gospel gives us no reason to be afraid, but to believe.
  • We repeat the same spiritual steps over and over again to receive more light and quell our doubts. In this way our faith becomes simple, and pure.
  • Jesus makes everything right again. That may sound naive, but it’s still true.
  • The Book of Mormon is a spiritual banquet. To ignore it would be like receiving a letter from a far-away parent, but not opening the envelope.
  • Sacrament meeting a time for worship, and to focus on the Savior. Not texting!
  • Hope sustains us during trials. Don’t lose it, lest you be lost!
  • If you ever head for Cedar City and end up in Nevada, laugh! Bwah ha ha!
  • Even when life is hard, it’s still funny! Look for the hilarity!
  • Come what may, and love it!
  • Angels will be sent forth to warn and comfort, as long as men have faith.
  • The gospel is simple and easy to understand. Look not beyond the mark.
  • Zion = pure in heart, united together

And the mantra I will most remember:

  • Find joy in the journey.

See y’all soon, and hopefully I will have some thoughts on the rest of conference!


One response

  1. Mitch Blomberg

    Thanks Jeff. Like always, you pick up on things I totally miss.

    October 15, 2008 at 10:49 pm

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