There seems to be about three common themes so far today: family, love, and listening to the holy ghost. Or at least it seemed to me that everyone talked about one or more of those things? I think my favorite talk was Elder Bednar’s, when he was describing some of the things his kids would say during scripture reading….”he’s breathing my air.” He gave my kids one more idea of what to tattle about with that one!
I’ve just finished watching the 1st session of Sunday - second session is at 10pm here in South Africa, so will have to download that!!
I went to conference feeling down-hearted and disappointed in myself and came back full of the knowledge that I can choose the right and do better! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
Loved it as well. The only talk that didn’t fire me up, sorry to say, was Sister Dibbs. Can we please talk about the “primary voice” and how awkward it seems to have a huge grin on your face when one is quoting “4 rescuers died…3 were injured…” I am sure she had a very sincere heart and wanted to touch people…but it is sure difficult to take those types of talks seriously. Is someone suggesting this in media training? Or is this just how some LDS women think they need to talk in public church settings to be “spiritual”?
I agree with Teresa. After Elder Holland’s talk all you could say was “wow.” That was an amazing experience to hear an apostle testify so powerfully. I haven’t heard anything like that in my lifetime. Wonderful.
Wow, Brittany. Maybe that’s how she really talks. Or maybe that’s how she talks when she’s nervous. You’re entitled to your own opinion, of course, but I thought her talk was excellent. I’m sure her prophet father was very proud of her as well. We are so judgmental about unimportant things sometimes! I give major props to anyone who can stand up in front of millions of people and deliver a 10-minute talk and still manage a smile.
I have to agree with Brittany, although, I also realize that it was probably nerves creating the smile, but even my kids noticed the awkwardness of her big smile while talking about 4 people dying and 7 others getting rescued.
I in general dont enjoy listening to the sisters talk- I cant seem to get past the sing song “nice” voices to be able to focus on the message they are sharing. however I read them all afterward, and enjoy the message being shared once I have read it. I know Its one my own personal faults, and hopefully someday I will condition my ears to hearing the message and not the delivery. I have such a hard time at womens conference for that very reason.
I REALLY enjoyed Elder Holland’s talk, and Elder Bednar’s as well. My Husband had me listen to two talks from priesthood session which were from Uchtdorf and Monson which really struck home for me too. I highly recommend them even though they were meant for the priesthood holders.