This weekend we had General Conference. Usually I love Conference because it is such a nice break–we just sit around listening to church leaders talk all weekend, eat a lot of family meals, and take lots of naps. I did love Conference, but I felt so physically wiped out that I honestly slept through most of the talks. Good thing I can still read them online!
I did love the talks I heard, though. Elder Nelson gave a great talk reminding us that the atonement itself is no powerful amorphous entity. Instead, it is Christ who is the source of cleansing power, and we should not use the terms “atonement” or “enabling power of the atonement” in place of referencing Christ directly. It’s doctrinally incorrect. I loved this clarification. And, of course, I loved Elder Holland’s denunciation of material inequality and exhortation to care for the poor better. I am so, so, so guilty of self-indulgent behaviors, and it is always helpful to hear these reminders about what really matters in life.
When we weren’t sitting in front of the TV and radio listening to awesome talks (or sleeping through awesome talks…yikes!), I spent a lot of time reading Gordon B. Hinckley’s biography. It is astounding. I am in awe of what this humble, great man accomplished through prayer and hard, hard work.
We also spent some time outside. Here are pictures from the weekend: