186th Annual General Conference – Post-conference notes

That was pretty good. I watched 9 1/2 of the 11 hours of conference (I still haven’t seen the Women’s General Session). I think my favourite talk was President Nelson’s talk from the Priesthood Session about priesthood power. I teach a lesson during our ward/branch conferences about the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood and […]

186th Annual General Conference – Saturday Morning General Session

We’re gathered in our family room. My daughter and I have some maple candies we got at the sugar bush this morning. My one son is drinking some milk and the other son is giving me shifty eyes (I’m not sure why). We’re settled in and ready to go… The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang How […]

183rd Semiannual General Conference – Post-conference notes

Well, another 6 months, another conference, another 10 hours (11 if you count The World Report). I think my favourite session was Saturday morning. President Uchtdorf’s talk inviting people to return was excellent. I personally know some people who that applies to. I hope that some how they get the message. I followed the #ldsconf […]

183rd Semiannual General Conference – Sunday Afternoon General Session

After the last session, we watched some YouTube videos about Stephanie Nielson. What a story… what an example of perseverance! Afterwards my kids played the game of Life and I had a bit of a nap. We’re settled in now to watch the last session… President Henry B Eyring conducted The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang […]

183rd Semiannual General Conference – Sunday Morning General Session

I think that General Conference Sunday is one of the my favourite Sundays of the year. I love sleeping in a bit, having a relaxing breakfast, and then going for a walk with the family. The whole morning is just so peaceful! Yesterday was a good day. President Uchtdorf gave two great talks, Elder Holland […]

Do you know how to receive revelation? Part 2

As I mentioned in the first part, when I was interviewed by Elder Olson and Elder Echo Hawk to be in the Stake Presidency, Elder Olson asked me if I knew how to receive revelation. That, together with the topic for May in the new youth curriculum has given me plenty to think about. “Do […]

My interview with Elder Echo Hawk and our new Stake Presidency

As mentioned before, this past weekend was our Stake Conference. Our previous Stake President, David P Homer, was called to be an Area Seventy (he told us on Sunday that he had been called in November and had to keep it a secret all this time) so we needed a new Stake President. We were […]

“Positive Messages in Movies” Youth Fireside

So, now that I am the YM President, that means I have to come up with interesting/entertaining ways to teach the youth. As you can imagine, this is not always an easy task! I did a fireside with the youth back when I was bishop and it has been long enough that I figured none […]

The Calgary Alberta Temple has been dedicated

One of my sisters lives in Calgary and so they’ve been very excited about the new Calgary Alberta Temple. The temple was dedicated yesterday¬†along with a cultural celebration the day before. My sister posted this picture to Facebook with the comment “Finale brought tears to my eyes!” She then emailed the following to the family: […]

The urgency of the work

I don’t have any cool quotes to share with this, but here are a few thoughts… During my time in leadership positions in the Church, I have found that some people seem to take their time. This may seem like an appropriate thing. We need to ponder/study things out in our hearts and minds and […]

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