October 2014 General Conference

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SunbeltRed
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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by SunbeltRed » 05 Oct 2014, 11:37

I really really liked President Monson's talk. It was lovely and I felt uplifted.

Not my favorite session ever, but I will probably keep President Monson's talk close at hand.

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by jaboc84 » 05 Oct 2014, 11:50

Dementia or not, I think President Monson hit a home run. Really a great talk.

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Post by DarkJedi » 05 Oct 2014, 12:25

I agree with all those who like Pres. Monson's talk, a home run indeed. I also liked Pres. Eyring's talk, I really do appreciate that he differentiated prophetic/apostolic revelation from that a bishop or stake president might receive which was further differentiated from personal revelation.
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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by NewLight » 05 Oct 2014, 12:30

Great talk from President Monson - very good advice to follow.

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by bridget_night » 05 Oct 2014, 13:11

Ray DeGraw wrote:bridget, read his talk. He took the extreme position on not supporting same-sex marriage - but he said we need to accept it and be gracious if it becomes the law of the land, and I think it's an acknowledgment that it will become the law of the land.

That is not a small step for a statement over the General Conference pulpit.
Thanks Ray. I agree that was good.

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Post by Curt Sunshine » 05 Oct 2014, 13:17

You all probably will want to skip Elder Ballard's talk. It's going to cause heartburn, since it's a classically orthodox, traditionalist presentation.

The second half is better than the first half, and there are a couple of really good things in that half, but I still would recommend most of you skip it.
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Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by GodisLove » 05 Oct 2014, 13:22

Amen Ray! Rough one.
Not one Sparrow is forgotten
E'en the raven God will feed
And the lily of the valley
From His bounty hath its need

Then shall I not trust Thee, Father
In Thy mercy have a share?
And through faith and prayer, my Mother
Merit Thy protecting care?
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Post by Curt Sunshine » 05 Oct 2014, 13:41

Elder Scott's talk is basic and orthodox, but I like the way he addressed it.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Post by Curt Sunshine » 05 Oct 2014, 13:54

I liked Elder Godoy's talk. It was personal and included the statement that making correct, good choices doesn't eliminate difficulty or lead to easy lives.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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Re: October 2014 General Conference

Post by cwald » 05 Oct 2014, 13:58

General conference has been too painful for me since October 2010. I do other things on conference weekend and only listen to select talks recommended by stayLDS/NOM friends.

I Iistened to Oaks and Holland Saturday afternoon talks this morning.

I thought they were good. Exceptional even. I'm not sure will get more universal message from mormons, especially in GC.

I just hope my TBM family members were listening, and that they will follow the teachings of their own prophets.
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