Dave has been out of town this week.
And for some reason when he's gone, I am totally compelled to stay up all night doing projects...especially since I'm trying to tie up loose ends on a couple house things. So the other night while I was up late doing some painting I turned on the Saturday Conference session I missed while we were at Elle's soccer game.
Oh my word I was so inspired I had to keep putting down my paintbrush and picking up my notepad to take notes. Every talk was so great, but man oh man, Elder Uchtdorf's was my favorite. I loved how he talked about love and how the way we love should be what defines us, as Mormons, as individuals, and as sons and daughters of God. My favorite quote was this:
"God doesn't need us to love Him. But oh, how WE need to love HIM. What we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are, and who we will become."
I join Elder Uchtdorf in hoping that people who are not part of our faith will learn from our actions that we are truly striving to be true Christians. That we believe with all our hearts in a loving Savior and that we are striving to love as our Savior loves.
I think you can listen to it here if you'd like to be seriously inspired today.
I adored Elder Bednar's talk too. I loved his three points of how to become "more diligent and concerned at home." Each of those points hit home to me so much as a Mother. If you want to listen I think you can click here.
I am so thankful for the opportunity we have to formally listen to our spiritual leaders twice a year at Conference time. I love the rejuvenation I feel from those words washing over me and helping me to become a more dedicated friend, daughter, mother, and wife.