Thursday, October 02, 2008

Conference Week!


It's Conference Week, it's Conference Week
Take off your coat and have a seat!
Sit right down and listen up because...  

Forget it.  It's already lame.  

Let me start this edition of Conference Week with a reminder that honesty is always the best policy.  On the way home from shopping today I got pulled over for a very blatant traffic violation.  When the officer asked me why I made this egregious traffic violation,  I simply and honestly told him "I was trying to get home faster."  He laughed (I didn't even think it was that funny).  He appreciated my honesty and gave me ticket for a much lesser charge.  Yay!  So today's lesson...be honest!  Although he wasn't being honest since he gave me a ticket for something I didn't even do...so the lesson is to be honest so that someone else can be dishonest in your favor?  I sure hope the Brethren clear that one up this weekend.

Anywhooo... today's talk is one of my all time favorites from one of my all times favorite speakers, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.  


This talk is entitled An High Priest of Good Things to Come.  I wanted to spotlight this talk in honor of my friend Molly and NieNie's family, and anyone going through a particularly difficult time.  Here's a quote from Elder Holland's talk: 

To any who may be struggling to see that light and find that hope, I say: Hold on. Keep trying. God loves you. Things will improve. Christ comes to you in His "more excellent ministry" with a future of "better promises." He is your "high priest of good things to come." 

You can read the rest of it here.  For some reason the audio link is not working but please take a minute to read this talk or send it along to someone you know who may be in need of some uplifting and encouraging words.   


4 comments:

  1. love the story and i love your conference week. thank you.

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  2. M kay, loved the little ditty you started composing at the beginning there. Plus I love Elder Holland. He completely rocks. His talks have gotten me through many a hard time.

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  3. That mean old officer giving you a ticket! I am so glad it's conference weekend. It's so nice to get that big testimony boost. It's great timing for Josh's family who just lost the grandma of the gang. There is always a great message that seems personalized to you in what you need.

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  4. Em--thanks for the CW love.

    Andrea--you always get my humor...and yeah Holland talks are like spiritual life saver floaties.

    Terese--Exactly! There's always a message that you think "I don't care what anyone says, I know that talk was written specifically for ME!"

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