Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 2015 Visiting Teaching, and Ten Things of Thankful

For the month of November, visiting teachers are to select a message from the October 2015 General Conference talks. Sometimes it is hard to pick just one talk!  November is also the month of Thanksgiving here in the United States.  I thought, "Why not combine the idea of Thanksgiving with messages from conference?"  The result is a Cornucopia of Conference.  


Each of these images is sized to print on 4x6 photo paper.  I'm going to print them up, then attach them together with a brad. 

I loved these messages from conference!



Caption:  "Be peaceful.  Believe in God and yourself.  You are doing better than you think you are."--Jeffrey R. Holland

Caption:  "Paradoxicallly, in order to have a healed and faithful heart, we must first allow it to break before the Lord. . . . With a growing understanding of the Lord's grace and mercy, we will find that our self-willed hearts begin to crack and break in gratitude." --Neill F. Marriott

Caption: "Heavenly Father knows our divine potential.  He rejoices every time we take a step forward.  To Him, our direction is ever more important than our speed."--Larry L. Lawrence

Caption:  "Our divine nature has nothing to do with our personal accomplishments, the status we achieve, the number of marathons we run, or our popularity and self-esteem.  Our divine nature comes from God."--Rosemary M. Wixom

Caption: "There is enough that doesn't go right in life, so anyone can work themselves into a puddle of pessimism and a mess of melancholy.  But I know people who, even when things don't work out, focus on the wonders and miracles of life.  These folks are the happiest people I know." --Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Caption: ". . . it's never too early and it's never too late to lead, guide, and walk beside our children, because families are forever." --Bradley D. Foster

Caption:  "Simplify your approach to discipleship." --Dieter F. Uchtdorf



Caption: "True obedience, therefore, is giving ourselves entirely to Him and allowing Him to chart our course both in calm waters and in troubled ones, understanding that He can make more of us than we could ever make of ourselves."--Von G. Keetch


Caption: "In the work of salvation, there is no room for comparison, criticism, or condemnation.  It is not about age, experience, or public acclaim.  This sacred work is about developing a broken heart, a contrite spirit, and a willingness to use our divine gifts and unique talents to do the Lord's work in His way." --Carol F. McConkie

Caption: "Sometimes, the truth may just seem too straightforward, too plain, and too simple for us to fully appreciate its great value.  So we set aside what we have experienced and know to be true in pursuit of more mysterious or complicated information.  Hopefully we will learn that when we chase after shadows, we are pursuing matters that have little substance and value."--Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Ten quotes, ten thankfuls.  

What are you thankful for his week?




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11 comments:

  1. Oh Kristi, those are absolutely BEAUTIFUL QUOTES!!! All so inspiring. Thank you for this boost on a Monday morning!!

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    1. You are welcome. I probably could have come up with at least double that number; General Conference is just filled with inspirational messages!

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  2. This is a wonderful idea, Kristi!

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    1. Thanks. I was trying to figure out someway to connect the messages of conference with Thanksgiving. :-)

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  3. What a wonderful and creative idea! My favorite is the one that ends " ...because families are forever! "

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    1. That is a great reminder, isn't it?

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  4. "A puddle of pessimism" is one of the best things I've read in a long time! Nice post!

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    1. Even though English was not his first language, he has a poetic command of it. In another talk, he said, "But those who set aside the bottle of bitterness and lift instead the goblet of gratitude can find a purifying drink of healing, peace, and understanding."

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  5. HOW DID i MISS THIS ONE! THIS WAS GREAT!

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