A warm welcome to many of the new friends that joined in the Book Club conversation last week. I hope you stick around for the whole ride.
I wanted to start this round with one of my favorite talks from General Conference. It offered many answers to my own prayers about how to best prioritize my time and efforts, especially in regards to my family. Elder David A. Bednar gave this talk, “More Diligent and Concerned at Home,” during the Saturday morning session of conference. He emphasized three important keys to achieving eternal goals in our families:
- Express love— and show it.
- Bear testimony— and live it.
- Be consistent.
Those suggestions in and of themselves were enough to remind me of some important things I needed to hear, but the rest of the talk is excellent. I look forward to reading your comments and insights. You can find the talk here:
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(and a little p.s.: Thank you for your sweet comments and suggestions the other day as I was suffering from my temporary post-conference funk. My parents came to visit, I successfully carried out several long-overdue home organization projects, and I had opportunities through my calling to teach and bear testimony, and all those things helped me get my “groove” back. That old adage “Forget yourself and get to work” does wonders.)
Oh, and tonight’s the last night to submit a lullaby for the poetry contest, so get composing.