Receiving, Remembering, Renewing

So much has happened in the last twenty-four hours. With the tragedy in Las Vegas unfolding I wanted to post something of hope, those sacred things to focus upon.

Press Forward Saints sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. (I love this hymn!)

Elder David A. Bednar – General Conference, October 2017 

I love listening to Elder Bednar. He speaks so that I have to be focused on, really listening to, the words and phrasing he uses in his sermons.  This sermon is no different and I remember being excited to see his talk summary posted so quickly after he spoke. However, what I truly look forward to is the entire text of this particular sermon being posted here.

What strikes me about this sermon today is that it was delivered in the Sunday Morning Session of General Conference yesterday.  

 

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General Conference: Robert D. Hales

This was one of those best General Conferences weekends ever. Even with the passing of beloved Elder Robert D. Hales between today’s sessions, it was a weekend filled with great rejoicing. Truly he is no longer suffering the limitations of his earthly body and he will, no doubt, be moving freely on the other side of the veil. 

Elder Neil L. Andersen was the concluding speaker. As soon as his remarks are posted I will post a link to them. They were beyond touching. His was an incredibly powerful sermon as he refreshed our memories through the words of the living prophet and the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

What a marvelous day. Truly a day of joy and gladness. Today was a day of hope, of peace, and prayerful thanksgiving as so many witnesses shared testimony of a loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, His Beloved Son.

Alleluia. Halaluyah. Hallelujah. 

From MormonNewsroom.org

Elder Robert D. Hales Dies at Age 85

Elder Hales was called to the holy apostleship in 1994

News Release

Elder Robert D. Hales died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the hospital at age 85 from causes incident to age. He was surrounded by his wife and family at the time of his passing.

Robert Dean Hales was born in New York City on August 24, 1932. He was a graduate of the University of Utah and held a master of business administration degree from Harvard. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet fighter pilot. He married Mary Crandall, and they have two sons. 

Here is the link to Elder Andersen‘s sermon but it looks like lds.org is updating the site so I am not sure if it will look right until the update is complete.

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Best Sermons for #LDSConf so far

Every conference is the best conference and all of the talks are inspiring and yet there is always something that speaks to my heart the most. What I really love is how quickly things can be posted so quickly following a conference session.

First the notes of the talks are posted almost immediately after a speaker has completed his or her sermon.

Then shortly thereafter so are the entire video’s for individual speakers.

I have mentioned in social media before, and through the years as things so rapidly have changed, my amazement because 30 years ago, while living in Germany, I had to ask family or friends in Utah to VHS conference (VHS had taken over Beta by then) and snail mail it to me because it would be months and months before getting the talks compiled in magazine form let alone being able to order one on VHS.

Then a few years later DVDs became available but we still had to wait months to get a copy, even once we were stateside but by then cable access became an option as more carriers began to add BYUtv to viewer packages.  

Moving forward, the timespan started to narrow until internet viewing became an option but the replay was not available for several weeks. (Funny how impatience in waiting to retrieve information also shortened through the years.) 

But now. Now we have almost instant access post conference. It is truly amazing to me. 

Okay, enough retro yammering and onto reveal my first watch favorites. Once conference concludes tomorrow and I go back over all of the talks online and then read them, something else will probably speak to me. But for today here is what has touched my soul:

Sharon Eubank   Sharon Eubank – Turn On Your Light

Joy D. Jones   Joy D. Jones – Value Beyond Measure 

Neill F. Marriott   Neill F. Marriott – Abiding in God and Repairing the Breach

Dieter F. Uchtdorf   Dieter F. Uchtdorf – Three Sisters

Dallin H. Oaks   Dallin H. Oaks – Saturday Morning Session

Jeffrey R. Holland   Jeffrey R.Holland – Saturday Morning Session

Russell M. Nelson   Russell M. Nelson – Saturday Afternoon Session

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