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Ten Things of Thankful: General Conference Edition

Every six months, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds a general conference.  People all over the world can view the sessions (translated into many different languages) in meetinghouses, online at lds.org, or on television.   I spent hours last weekend watching conference, and by the end of the day on Sunday, my spiritual cup was overflowing.  This week's Ten Things of Thankful post highlights some of the words I heard last weekend.  I'm thankful for how each of these statements spoke to my soul:












LInk to most of the images (I was having trouble with a couple of them.)

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Thanks for strength that comes from faith.

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  1. Yes, prayer should be integral to whatever we do. Thanks for reminding us of that!

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  2. Some wonderful sentiments there - thanks for sharing them. Glad you had such an inspiring time :)

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  3. I especially enjoyed a couple of the quotes above... the one about 'doubt your doubts before your faith'... makes sense in a way that seems simple and yet not, the idea that faith is a thing in and of itself, not a reason or an argument (to believe a thing) but it is self-contained.
    and the other one was the '...poverty of discontent' which I believe I have seen in many (very different) contexts, but still the same truth.
    cool

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  4. Some very great thoughts presented here. I know it's a thing that most dislike, but I am not a fan of organized religion. I find too many men force their views, instead of the actual words presented Christ. When asked why I'm no longer Catholic, I stated, "I don't feel I need a middle man." I've had the same conversation with several other denominations. So, I'm either damned, or saved, depending how the man upstairs takes my comments. I hold him inside of my body, which is my temple. Good post to get people thinking! Great job!

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  5. A lovely list of Thankful, and one I can really feel akin to, Kristi :)

    When I study the scriptures each day, and commune with Jehovah God and Jesus Christ in prayer, I never forget to be thankful for the technology available that helps me in my worship.

    Through this technology I am able to listen in as my brothers and sisters in spirit assemble together and, by joining in, even though I am in my home, and they are together in our local Kingdom Hall, I am able to avail myself of the spiritual food provided for us all.

    I truly bless the day that the internet was invented, as it has freed people like myself - someone too ill to join in with my congregation in the flesh - to be able to listen to them, and follow along in our acts of worship :)

    We are truly blessed to have all the information we need at the touch of a button, aren't we? :)

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  6. Lovely quotes, Kristi! Especially like the one by David Bednar - a thankful heart is a happy heart!

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  7. A great way to write your list, Kristi. So many good things to think on. Prayer and service and reading scripture most certainly are integral to a fulfilling life.

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  8. I love the quotes you posted! They are very inspirational!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  9. I love the quote about how each day is a day of decision and that our decisions determine our destiny - so very true.

    A lovely set of sentiments here - some great food for thought. Like the one about family too!

    Best - Louise

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  10. What a great list idea - some really terrific thoughts here.

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