Monday, April 4, 2011

Don't Let Your General Conference Air Seep Out!!!

You know what I am talking about...that feeling you get while watching Conference that just makes you want to burst out of your seams and be better and do more and....and...and then, a few short days later the air starts to seep out of your skin and normal routines and life happenings take over and before you know it General Conference is 6 months behind you and wait, what was I going to be better at?  What was I going to change?

Well, nope not this time. Not me.  I want my air to continue to buoy me up and not seep out but expand and grow and make me better clear to that 6 month mark where I can receive another series of air to refresh and carry me along through another 6 months.  Oh, you gotta love General Conference.

So how am I going to do this? I am finally going to officially join Steph over at Diapers and Divinity in her General Conference Book Club.  She selects one talk each week and posts it on Sunday.  You have all week to read it and leave a comment of your thoughts on her post and to read all of the wonderful and inspiring thoughts of others.  So good.  She already has week one up and rolling.  What a great way to hold ourselves accountable for reading and to learn from others.  I am excited.

And of course I have many goals derived through Conference that will hopefully keep my mind firmly and constantly on the messages given.  Here are a few of my thoughts:  Align my desires with my actions. Make a “to be” list and smaller goals to do and eventually become better. Serve. Serve. Serve. And involve my children in it. Read and Study all of the talks. Be more supportive to my husband and express my love more. Seek and prepare for personal revelation daily and willingly accept correction from the Lord and SEEK after it. Be more patient with my children.

How do you plan to keep General Conference alive over the next 6 months?

Here are a few General Conference links you may want to check out:
  • If your wondering when all of the General Conference materials will be ready to delve into again you can visit THIS page which outlines all of the timelines for various types of media.  I can't wait for the Ensign to come because I love a good, hard copy rather than a computer screen.
  • The Church has also already come out with great highlights from the talks given that are wonderful for the youth.  Direct your kids there if they want a refresher or to see some highlights of moments that they may have missed that might be uplifting to them.
  • Also, I read this in the Deseret News and thought some of you may be interested:  Mark Davies' "Corpus of LDS General Conference Talks" — found at corpus.byu.edu/gc — contains the 10,000-plus addresses given and more than 24 million words spoken during the past 160 years of semi-annual general conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The BYU professor of corpus linguistics has created the free-access, web-based database allowing users to quickly search conference talks from 1851 to the present day.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the idea of a 'to be' list. That would make a great FHE activity to get family members thinking about what characteristics they want to work on individually, and what we could work to foster as a family in our home.

If you have a second, would you add this post to the mormonwoman.org link list? We are trying to gather posts about Conference as a way to share with others what Conference means to us.

http://mormonwoman.org/2011/04/04/share-your-thoughts-on-the-april-2011-lds-general-conference/

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

So glad you're joining us. I'm looking forward to your insight!

As Sistas in Zion said...

It is hard to keep the same strong feelings you felt at conference going through the next six months. We're hoping to keep up with all the goals we set during this session, the book club is a great thing too.