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04/03/2005: "The Conference Ahhhhs"

music: KZION internet radio
mood: contemplative

That's how I see it anyway. I come to the end of General Conference weekend, sit back and rejoice in how full I feel. I can hardly wait for the online transcripts, the dvds, the May 2005 Ensign that will bring these feeling back over and over again.

How grateful I am for the wise leaders we have! How the Spirit has touched me with the things I need to internalize, to improve... I quote from President Gordon B. Hinckley's 1995 Sunday morning and afternoon addresses (which he quoted in his opening remarks Saturday)
"Now, my brethren and sisters, the time has come for us to stand a little taller, to lift our eyes and stretch our minds to a greater comprehension and understanding of the grand millennial mission of this The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a season to be strong. It is a time to move forward without hesitation, knowing well the meaning, the breadth, and the importance of our mission. It is a time to do what is right regardless of the consequences that might follow. It is a time to be found keeping the commandments. It is a season to reach out with kindness and love to those in distress and to those who are wandering in darkness and pain. It is a time to be considerate and good, decent and courteous toward one another in all of our relationships. In other words, to become more Christlike."

"My beloved associates, far more of us need to awake and arouse our faculties to an awareness of the great everlasting truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each of us can do a little better than we have been doing. We can be a little more kind. We can be a little more merciful. We can be a little more forgiving. We can put behind us our weaknesses of the past, and go forth with new energy and increased resolution to improve the world about us, in our homes, in our places of employment, in our social activities.

We have work to do, you and I, so very much of it. Let us roll up our sleeves and get at it, with a new commitment, putting our trust in the Lord."

I have some sleeve rolling to do of my own, and not just because Phoenix temps will see the 90s this week!

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