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President Thomas S. Monson said:

Those who live only for themselves eventually shrivel up and figuratively lose their lives, while those who lose themselves in service to others grow and flourish–and in effect save their lives.

Source: Ensign, November 2009, Page 95.

LDS General Conference 2009

Posted in Religionon Mar 31, 2009

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Twice a year, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participate in a worldwide conference called General Conference. General conference traditionally consists of 5, 2-hour sessions, which are broadcast around the world. During the sessions, Church business is addressed, and the leaders of the Church give speeches on various faith-promoting topics.

The October 2009 conference will be the 179th semi-annual conference, held on Saturday October 3, and Sunday October 4. Saturday will consist of three sessions: 2 general sessions at 10am and 2pm (MDT), and a priesthood session at 6pm. Male members of the Church ages 12 and older attend the priesthood session, which is only broadcast to Church meetinghouses via closed circuit satellite. Sunday consists of two additional general sessions at 10am and 2pm (MDT).

General sessions of the conference are broadcast in many languages on many TV, radio, cable, and satellite systems. Additionally, they can be viewed or heard over the Internet.

The textual transcripts of conference will be made available on the Church’s website on October 8.

For more information about General Conference, including how to watch conference, visit the conference broadcast page on

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Updated 13 Sept 2009 for Fall Conference

Here are a few of my notes/thoughts from the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Elder Wirthlin – Learn to laugh.  Leason learned from his mother: “Come what may, and love it.”
  • Elder Holland -Angles are dispatched to help us in times of need.  But not all angles are from the other side of the veil.
  • Gerald Causse – Little children have a great ability to learn and trust… the same qualities help open the door to the holy spirit.
  • Lawrence E Corbridge – Christ offers a well of living water… He is the bread of life.  He is the only way.
  • Elder Christofferson – Building a Zion. Zion is zion because of the attributes and character of its citizens.
  • Elder Bednar – Council in all that we do. Prayer becomes more meaningful as you express heartfelt gratitude.

I’m ready for general conference

Posted in Religionon Sep 29, 2008

Last spring I set a goal to review all the most recent LDS general conference talks before the October conferece, which is scheduled to occur this weekend. Yesterday, I finished that goal.

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Podcasting General Conference

Posted in Religionon Apr 10, 2008

I spent a little time tonight getting the audio and text from the last General Conference linked into This service allows people to podcast the scripture or general conference at a custom rate. You can read more about the update on the blog.

Notes from priesthood session

Posted in Religionon Apr 5, 2008

Priesthood session for General Conference was really good. Here are a few notes:

Elder Cook told about the fire fighting heroes in Southern California and talked about the importance of following the words of the prophet.

Bishop Burton told us about the churches humanitarian efforts. He expressed appreciation for the good Samaritans. He said that in 2007, the church responded and assisted with 170 disaster events in 50 different countries. He said, “The things which you do for others remains your legacy.”

Brother Burges from the General Young Mens Presidency asked, “Do you know who you are?” He also talked about knowing who you are in the Great Plan and as a member of the Church.

Elder Mansen of the 70 talked about young deacons and their potential. He gave an example of the Savior, and what he did at deacon age.

President Uchtdorf advises us about the dangers of being just a few degrees off in course. He told us of the power of self-direction and told us to “Be anxiously engaged in a good cause.”

President Eyring talked on many subjects, including the temple being a place to gain a fullness of glory and eternal increase. He told us to study the word of God. He said that the priesthood is the power that God, through His Son, created the worlds.

President Monson told us to ask ourselves, if we are worthy servants of the Lord. He told a story of him at a meeting where a boy was imitating his every posture. If he would cross his legs one way, the boy would do the same. President Monson said this continued until he wiggled his ears, which the boy couldn’t imitate. President Monson wiggled his big ears for us in demonstration and articulation in his story. (It was funny.) He told this story to help us understand the examples we must be for others. He also said that we should, “Determine to prepare for our time of opportunity.”

LDS General Conference 2008

Posted in Religionon Mar 25, 2008

Update: To see information about October conference, see the Conference Info page on

The 178th Annual General Conference of the Church will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, 2008. Speakers will include the First Presidency and other General Authorities and general officers of the Church. There will also be a General Young Women Meeting on March 29, 2008 at 6pm MDT.

The General Conference sessions will take place at:

  • Saturday Morning, 10am MDT
  • Saturday Afternoon, 2pm MDT
  • Priesthood Session, Saturday 6pm MDT (broadcasted only to select meeting houses)
  • Sunday Morning, 10am MDT
  • Sunday Afternoon, 2pm MDT

Sessions last two hours each, and can be viewed at select meeting houses, select TV, radio and satellite stations, or on the Internet. Video streams are available at, BYU-TV, and audio available at and on KSL Radio.

Special highlights of this General Conference will most likely include the sustaining of President Monson as President of the Church, and the calling and sustaining of a new apostle.

Online text transcripts in English will be available the Thursday after General Conference, with additional materials in English and other languages being made available at later dates.