As always, General Conference this year was a treat!
I thoroughly enjoyed being able to learn from our wonderful brothers and sisters who help lead this church by inspiration. My wife recently challenged me to listen to one conference talk per day, as a way to learn from and apply general conference messages. I can’t say I’ve done perfectly with the challenge, but I can definitely attest to the blessings of studying General Conference.
Recently as I’ve been making tons of video players (about people, LDS missions, health conditions, etc.), I’ve been thinking- wouldn’t it be cool to create a video player to make it easier to share General Conference with others?
So I created an embeddable video player to do that.
Didn’t you just love General Conference! I sure did! In full disclosure, I was not able to listen to all of it during conference. With three little active boys, I listened the best I could without making it a non-pleasant experience for all parties involved. We sure are blessed to be able to listen to conference right from our phones! It has been a life-saver for me. I have been listening and re-listening to the talks given and sure have felt inspired to do better and be better.
I decided to go thru all the apostles talks and make a printable for each talk that would help me remember what they taught. I made them in a handy little size, (3×3) that I can place around different areas that I frequent (aka – Fridge, pantry, cupboards and car). This way, for the next six months, I have a visual reminder of what talk I can turn to when struggling with whatever I might be struggling with. If I am feeling like a “lost sheep,” I can remember the words from President Uchtdorf. If struggling with a decision to make, I have a visual of what the prophet has taught. If wanting to learn more about Priesthood Power, I know that I can listen / read Elder Stevenson’s talk. I am hoping that this will help me turn more fully to the words of the living prophets when faced with my daily struggles, and hope they will help you, too.
You can download the free printable HERE. Each quote is 3×3. There are 6 quotes per 8.5×11 page.
Conference Weekend may have passed, but I am remembering the words that have stayed with me… that literally spoke to my soul. I am trying to walk 5 miles each day and try to get at least three of those miles in the morning. Usually I give up by day 2, but this time, I have my Conference Podcasts and my Scriptures on Audio and I have looked forward to MY TIME for two days now… I am sensing a good habit. This morning I listened to Elder Holland’s talk again and cried as I walked. Crazy huh? When Elder Holland spoke on Sunday Afternoon, I found myself feeling the spirit so strongly. We can do this! We can do hard things. We can be thankful for our blessings. We can help one another on our journey back to our Heavenly Father. I can feel heaven cheering. Please feel free to download this quote for free this week. I hope you enjoy it and place it somewhere in your home to be enjoyed by your family… framed on a wall, taped to a bathroom mirror, child’s room, etc. You can find it here
My favorite Conference talk was by President Monson. Though it was short, only 499 words, it said it all…
“As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day – whether to make this choice or that choice – if we choose CHRIST, we will have made the correct choice.”
The word “choose” was repeated five times – maybe as a gentle reminder from a loving prophet to help us be more conscientious of doing what is right.
I love making beautiful reminders of the lessons I loved most and needed to hear the most from Conference. A simple CTR sign and my favorite lines from President Monson’s talk have found a new little nesting spot on my office desk.
You can download the FREE print here: [jpg] [pdf]
If you want some other reminders to help you or your family Choose The Right, you can find a host of CTR rings and things in the Sugardoodle Shop.
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General Conference is a time for learning. Learning to love, try, trust, believe and grow. Isn’t it nice to know heaven is cheering you on? Forever. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s message can be found HERE if you missed it. It was the last talk of the conference, and probably my most favorite. And if you don’t want to forget the best part, print off the hand lettered reminder that I created exclusively for Sugardoodle. It’s available for free, as a PDF or JPEG, but for a limited time only.
This guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand-lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her at www.aimeeferre.com.