The Petersen Herd

The Petersen Herd

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Conference Take-Aways

Conference is one of my absolute favorite things. So as not to forget the most impressive parts for me I'll write them here (I can't lose my blog right?)President Packer: "John, leave it alone". When I feel wronged seeking justice or retaliation will not help, but may be something I regret in the future. Move forward and forgive.

Elder Oaks: What we really want is what we diligently seek. Desires motivate, so if I'm not doing what I say I want, I must not want it enough - or I must want something else more.

Elder Scott: Don't miss an opportunity to tell your spouse you love them, find new creative ways to express gratitude and cultivate love in your marriage.

Elder (I forgot his name but he's a 70): There is a difference between "Do's" and "Be's". As we parent we should focus on the "Be's" and the "Do's" will change. Praise kids for their "Be's" and correct the "Be's". Change your own "Be's". You can't check your kids off your list.

There are so many more, but since Darla is crying now (right on schedule) I can't think. I'm so thankful to be part of a church where revelation is continuous and abundant. So many times during this conference I felt the Spirit testify of the truth of the message and that the Lord had sent it directly to me, in a way that would touch me because He loves me and is mindful of my very personal and specific needs.


Jason and Michele said...

Couldn't have said it better myself, Toni!! Amen!!

Oveson's said...

Don't you love it. Thank heavens it comes around every 6months. Thanks so much for the anniversary wishes. Life has been a little hectic. But so much fun!!! We sure do love you guys!