185th Annual General Conference – Sunday Morning General Session

The baptism was beautiful this morning. My daughter was thrilled to be baptized and confirmed, and the turnout from the ward was great. The entire service was probably only about 40 minutes long, and then we had some light refreshments until about 11:30. We’re all back at home now to watch the first Sunday session. […]

185th Annual General Conference – Saturday Morning General Session

We had a nice morning. We slept in a bit and after breakfast spent a couple of hours cleaning the house, and then the kids The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang Press Forward, Saints President Henry B Eyring conducted. He opened by noting the passing of Boyd K Packer, L Tom Perry and Richard G Scott. […]

185th Semiannual General Conference – Pre-conference notes

Well, here we go again! I didn’t do write-ups in April as I was travelling, but I’m back in the swing of things for this conference. There are some exciting things happening… we will get some new apostles, and my daughter is being baptized tomorrow morning! I’m looking forward to some good messages, and hope […]

184th Semiannual General Conference – Sunday Morning General Session

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again… I love General Conference Sunday! Normally I’m up at about 6 am, but this morning I slept past 7, and didn’t get out of bed until after 8. We had a nice breakfast of eggs, waffles, bagels, bacon, and sausage patties, then we played the Game […]

184th Semiannual General Conference – Priesthood Session

My son and I were picked up by my father to go to the Church for the semiannual sub-sational. We enjoyed the food, and it was great seeing my son enjoying himself with the other YM. We then watched the session at the Church. Following the session, we headed to Boston Pizza for some more […]

184th Semiannual General Conference – Pre-conference notes

Well, here we are again… another General Conference. Strangely, I’m off work, so I’ll be at home with the rest of the family. Today also happens to be my daughters birthday, so we’ve had a lovely morning of homemade waffles, hot apple cidar, and gifts. What a great way to start General Conference! My son is […]

April 2014 General Conference word clouds

A few years ago word clouds, or “wordles” were all the rage. This is a way to show the content of an article. The most commonly used words are bigger, and the least used words are smaller. At a quick glance you can get an idea of the main topic of an article. On Wednesday […]

184th Annual General Conference – Pre-conference notes

Well, here we are again… another General Conference. Once again I am at work for the first session, so I’ll watch it from there. Then I’ll be home for the rest of the sessions. This is the last General Conference before my oldest turns 12. My father and I are going to watch the priesthood session […]

Upcoming 184th Annual General Conference

I know I haven’t blogged much at all for months, but I’m getting back into it. I will have my regular conference summaries up at the end of each session. I haven’t seen much speculation this year about announcements for General Conference.  I don’t generally join in the speculation myself, but I certainly enjoy reading […]

George Albert Smith suffered from depression

Once again referring to Elder Holland’s talk from the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference, he mentioned that George Albert Smith suffered from depression. I’m fairly well versed in Church history, but didn’t realize how sever it was until I followed some links online. Apparently while an apostle he had a 3-year battle that at […]

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