Monday, May 21, 2012

Saturday morning

We were in the car during the Saturday morning General Conference session.  Our plan at first was to listen to it streaming on my husband's phone.  Unfortunately we were driving in the middle of no where, and the streaming wasn't quite up to 3G capabilities. Which meant I was super excited to read The Ensign when it came out this month.  This are my two favorite quotes from Saturday morning, that I shared with the girls I visit teach. By the way I loved Boyd K. Packer's talk, in my opinion it showed a different side of him than some of his other recent talks.

The ultimate end of all activity in the Church is to see a husband and his wife and their children happy at home, protected by the principles and laws of the gospel, sealed safely in the covenants of the everlasting priesthood. Husbands and wives should understand that their first calling—from which they will never be released—is to one another and then to their children.
And a Little Child Shall Lead Them by BOYD K. PACKER

The Father’s plan designated the pattern of the family to help us learn, apply, and understand the power of love. On the day my own family was organized, my sweet Ann and I went to the temple and entered into the covenant of marriage. How much I thought I loved her on that day, but I had only begun to see the vision of love. As each of our children and grandchildren entered into our lives, our love has been expanded to love each of them equally and fully. There is seemingly no end to the expansive capacity to love.
The feeling of love from our Heavenly Father is like a gravitational pull from heaven. As we remove the distractions that pull us toward the world and exercise our agency to seek Him, we open our hearts to a celestial force which draws us toward Him. 
He Truly Loves Us by PAUL E. KOELLIKER of the Seventy

Spring 2012 General Conference

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