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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Monday Motivation-less becomes more

Today was the CrossRope JRPC Event 4: 500 Single Under jumps with a 2 pound rope. I was all excited for this challenge until today when the hours flew past and it was actually time to go to the box to get it done. 

The battle for my workout mind took place between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The subliminal whining began at 5 p.m. and never let up until I was down to the last 150 jumps. Well, maybe that was the last 120 jumps. It took me thirty minutes just sitting around to get to my rowing warm-up, and I love to row, normally.

But not today. 

Actually it was not until the last 60 jumps that I finally felt my heart and mind align for a moment, just to hear, then believe, that I could push through to the end with gusto!

Thanks be to Heavenly Father for hearing my prayer to help me focus and not quit. It was His spirit touching my heart to move forward with that wonderful push through at the end. 

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