Saturday, October 11, 2008

It seems winter is upon us, at least for a little while.

Your assignment for this weekend is to prepare yourselves to be stuck in the car, in the cold, with all your kids for several hours. Now, I hope that this never happens to anyone but, reality is, that it does. Do you remember the story that Elder Cook shared during his conference talk?,5232,49-1-947-32,00.html I want you to add blankets, extra coats, warm clothing, food and water, diapers, a light/heat source etc. Walmart has their school back packs for about $3, this would be a great thing to put this kind of stuff in. You might also want an extra pair of walking shoes if you wear dress shoes typically.

A quick trip to DI or Savers can provide most of the stuff for this assignment.

Stay warm and safe!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

General Conference...

What a wonderful rest conference weekend is. Well not actually the weekend but the conference itself. I so need this every six months. It buoys me up and propels me on for another six months. To see the proceedings of this October conference just click here, sit back and take it all in.

In addition to having the opportunity for personal revelation, we are promised additional blessings if we are willing to apply the teachings after conference weekend is over. Elder Paul V. Johnson said, “Decide now to make general conference a priority in your life. Decide to listen carefully and follow the teachings that are given. Listen to or read the talks more than once to better understand and follow the counsel. By doing these things, the gates of hell will not prevail against you, the powers of darkness will be dispersed from before you, and the heavens will shake for your good. The Blessings of General Conference, CR October 2005