Sunday, November 02, 2014

for personal revelation

It was a perfect day to walk to church. The sun was warm and the day was bright and breezy. Like the rest of Arizona, we had Stake Conference today - a special broadcast from Salt Lake City this time. As I sat in the noisy Relief Society room, watching the broadcast on the little tv screen, I listened to the inspired words of our church leaders and my heart was full. Today I am grateful for personal revelation.

For the past month or so, I have had some worries laying heavy on my heart. Nothing major, but they have troubled me just the same. Little by little, through words I've heard in church meetings, or things I have read in the scriptures, or in conversations I've had with close friends, those worries have been made light. They have been replaced with direction and peace. This is possible because of the power of personal revelation. I believe that our Heavenly Father is loving and kind. He knows each of us, just as we know our own children. He knows our hearts and the things that trouble us, and He wants to bless us with His peace, if we will but seek for it.

I've started taking notes during my church meetings. I've found it to be incredibly helpful as I try to incorporate the things I've heard into my life. I like to flip through my notes and remember the way I felt when I heard those things. I am feeling grateful for the notes I made during this morning's meeting.


  1. I have been taking notes in church meetings and classes for a little over a year now, and it has made such a difference for me. I do it when I study my scriptures too. So many little epiphanies I get from when I learn from others, and I don't want to forget them.
    Love you all!

  2. "He wants to bless us with His peace"... I loved that line. And I will continue seeking it in the days & weeks to come.

  3. I loved Christofferson's made me reflect and pushed me forward in a good way. I got notes of all the talks except for Uchtdorf...I had a 4 year old in my lap. I'd love a copy of your notes for that talk if you're willing to share them.

  4. I don't take notes at church, but I do during General Conference. As you said, I love looking back at my notes and remember the feelings I had. Re-reading my notes motivates to do and be better.

  5. Love this blog post--definitely needed it right now. Thanks!


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