We have living prophets and apostles. LIVING prophets and apostles! It’s amazing.
I love general conference deep, and I think my children are catching on. A while back, Natalie asked me if I knew what her favorite holiday was. I guessed Christmas, and she said. “Nope. General Conference.” I think she’s given it a little more thought since then and decided it’s actually in second place, but still. Happy heart pinch moment.
Next round: Saturday March 31st and Sunday April 1st. I don’t have anything new and exciting to say about getting ready for general conference because I’m just happy with my same old routines. It’s all become tradition, both physical and spiritual traditions, and I look forward to it like an oasis in a busy world.
So I’ll just remind you to start thinking of questions you have for the Lord about your life, your family, your goals, your needs, your potential… and pray about those questions. Watch conference with your questions in your hand and a pencil ready to receive revelation. I promise it works.
Here’s a post with other suggestions to prepare yourself for conference.
And here’s another with suggestions of how to prepare your children.
There are always a plethora of current resources for activities and children’s general conference packets over at Sugardoodle.
I always love to review the last conference before I watch the next one. It makes it easy to recognize patterns and repetition– both tools that God uses to tell us, “Pay attention to this!” Here’s the highlight video from October 2011 conference:
See? Doesn’t that just make you excited?
Also, the tradition of General Conference Book Club will continue after this next conference, but there will be a big change. It will still have all the integrity of studying the conference talks, but there will be a new guest hostess. I’ll post more about that as we get closer.
Feel free to share any of your own traditions and preparation strategies in the comments below. Your idea may feel like a perfect fit to someone else’s circumstances.