No internet. Kill me now. My modem sounded like the garbage disposal. Probably won’t be online until later in the week. (I’m dictating this post to my sister over the phone.)
General Conference book talk will be, “Helping Others Recognize the Whisperings of the Spirit,” Vicky F. Matsumori (Conference Ensign, page 9).
Hopefully back on-line soon. Have a good week.
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Well, I would leave you a very witty and wonderful comment, but you won’t read it anyway.
I miss my computer so much when it dies or takes a hiatus!
We’ll see you soon- hopefully you will be mega productive with the computer off your list of ‘to-dos’!
Yikes! I feel your pain! Hope your computer troubles get sorted out. I would be crying-gnashing-my-teeth-crazy until then. But knowing you, you’ll be reading Gen Conf talks and putting your off-line time to good use. 🙂 You are a better woman than I.
Ditto to the above comment!
I’m cracking up that you dictated your post over the phone. There’s an example of sisterly love!
Love your personality. “Kill me know”? Classic.
I hope your technical difficulties are short and that you are back soon!
Sister Matsumori’s talk was a special one for me. We need to be constantly aware of receiving the whisperings of the Holy Ghost and helping others to recognize when that same Spirit comes to them. As mothers we should be ever vigilant in helping our children be in situations to feel the Spirit and to recognize how it feels. “The challenge for each of us is in providing an environment where the Spirit can be felt daily in our homes and weekly at church. One reason we are to pray and read the scriptures every single day is that both of these activities invite the Spirit into our homes and into the lives of our family members.”
The challenge of setting aside quiet time seems easy in principle but is a challenge in reality. Our modern conveniences, although important, can be the very things that deprive us of our quiet time. But in that quiet time “we allow that still, small voice an opportunity to provide personal revelation and to whisper sweet guidance, reassurance and comfort to us.”
What a beautiful promise!
Okay, you may not get this for a while, but that picture of your kids on the top of your mom and dad’s Christmas letter is THE most ADORABLE thing ever. So sweet. I want to just scoop them up and eat them. Seriously.
That’s horrible! I am so dependent on technology it’s almost ridiculous. Hope you get your internet back soon!
Oh my, if my computer was having issues…..I cannot even think about it, I am not sure what I would do.
I have to confess that I have been so good at reading the conference talks over the past 3 weeks, but have never gotten to the computer. I am trying to do better, I am starting this week to be better. I LOVED this talk. I think that as mothers it can be the hardest thing to allow the spirit in at every moment. There have been so many times when things are going so well and then something throws me off and then that spirit just runs. I want my kids to recognize the spirit and they can’t if I am always chasing it away. I need to not sweat the small stuff and allow such a beautiful thing to happen for my children.
I also agree with Janice about the quiet time. It is so important to allow time for that. It is so easy to allow the world to get in your way. As Janice quoted, it is worth repeating. But in that quiet time “we allow that still, small voice an opportunity to provide personal revelation and to whisper sweet guidance, reassurance and comfort to us.”