I lose direction in my life sometimes. It tends to make me wonder if maybe I’m not as close with God as I once was. Then I worry that I haven’t found answers to my prayers in a while. It’s discouraging and distracting. And then General Conference happens.
And in one weekend I find direction and answers. I remember all over again how aware God is of me. I feel found. Grounded.
I’ve been spending some time reading and listening to my favorite talks to prepare for General Conference this weekend. Here are a few of my favorites from past sessions:
An High Priest of Good Things to Come — Jeffrey R. Holland
Don’t give up, boy. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—a lot of it…You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.
Of Regrets and Resolutions — Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Many of the deepest regrets of tomorrow can be prevented by following the Savior today.
Baskets and Bottles — Chieko N. Okazaki
God has given us many gifts, much diversity, and many differences, but the essential thing is what we know about each other—that we are all his children.
Mountains to Climb — Henry B. Eyring
Now, I wish to encourage those who are in the midst of hard trials…The Savior has promised angels on our left and our right to bear us up. And He always keeps His word.
Lord, I Believe — Jeffrey R. Holland
Hope on. Journey on. Honestly acknowledge your questions and your concerns, but first and forever fan the flame of your faith, because all things are possible to them that believe.
P.S. I get to work again with those two beauties featured above at conference this weekend! Woot woot!
P.P.S. One time I ran into Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife, Harriet, in Jerusalem. Talk about a trip highlight.