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Ten Things of Thankful: General Conference Edition

Drexel watches the TV screen during General Conference

Last weekend, instead of going to a church building, I (along with millions of other people) worshipped from the comfort of our own homes by tuning into General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm thankful that twice a year I have that opportunity, and that I could gather with family to watch and listen. There were many great talks, but for this week's TTOT, I've selected a few quotes that stood out to me. 

A person sits alone on a bench. Caption: [Don't] let our eyes, our ears, or our fears mislead us but open our hearts and minds and minister freely to those around us as He did.--Chistophe G. Giraud-Carrier

Four individuals hold their hands over their hearts. Caption: You will never be happier than you are grateful.--Gary B. Sabin

A girl writes on a chalkboard. Caption: Our words are one of our superpowers and family members are like human blackboards. --Tamara W. Runia

A woman's hands are folded in prayer. Caption: Stand in holy places. Stand with holy people. Testify of holy truths. Listen to the Holy Spirit.--Gary E. Stevenson

Jesus Christ holds out a loaf of bread. Caption: Our covenants are not merely transactional; they are transformational.--Joaquin E. Costa

A man perches on a rock formation against a setting sun. Caption: Do not misunderstand or devalue how important you are to your Father in Heaven. You are not an accidental by-product of nature, a cosmic orphan, or the result of matter plus time plus chance. Where there is design, there is a designer. --Alan T. Phillips

Painted arrows on a road. Caption: Our direction matters more than our speed.--Tamara W. Runia

A Christus statue in front of statues of the twelve apostles. Caption: The hero--our hero, now and always--is Jesus Christ.--Bishop W. Christopher Waddell

Clouds in a blue sky. Caption: Mortality is a master class in learning to choose the things of greatest eternal import. . . .So think celestial.--Russell M. Nelson

Did any of those resonate with you? What are you thankful for this week? Be sure to check out the other bloggers TToT entries at the Ten Things of Thankful blog!



  1. Always look at everything from the perspective of eternity, that's what I've been learning. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

    1. Perspective really helps weed out what's important and what's not.

  2. Ah ha! (To the Comment/Reply above) on of my favorite concepts: perspective!
    The willingness to accept that reality may be more than what we 'know'. And realize that adding to our perspective does not necessarily diminish or eliminate our original experience.
    ( Excellent time/synchronicity with my choice of post photos.


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