As a way to get ready, I have decided to read and study a talk from the April 2013 Conference each day between now and General Conference. I am using lds.org and signing in and taking notes. I really need to work on application--something I continually taught in Seminary and try to teach in my Sunday School lessons. I do not want to just feel these were just "great talks", but I want to take the messages and apply them to my life and work on these areas where I could do better--which is just about all of them!!!
We are so blessed to have these wonderful talks and such inspired leaders to help us.
Just curious--how do you get ready for Conference?
Sidenote #1: Speaking of "Preparing"--did I mention that me and some members of my family are signing up for next year's Ragnar!!!! We are pretty excited. Some wish it was sooner--frankly, I am grateful I have until June. I know one member is glad since he blew out his calf!!! I am finding it difficult to run with this dumb cast.
Sidenote #2: Pretty excited that my grandson will be heading out for his mission next week. I have been sending him a "spiritual thought" each week for the past three weeks. When we were together at our family reunion, people wrote words of advice or encouragement. They were so wonderful. I put pictures of him with the person or family that wrote the words and sent it to him. He loved it. I hope it will help him feel the love of his family while he is away. One of my favorites had to be from Dash and Baron--the dogs: "We will miss you even more than everyone else, due to the 14 dog years to 2
people years ratio. Walk as much as you can, eat at least 2 meals a day (don’t beg for food though), rest when you can, and always stay clean. We love you.
Sidenote #3: I am trying not to think about the fact that Kyle will be leaving in a little over a week. It has been so GREAT to have him at home. When the kids call, he will comment, "Didn't they already call you this week?" Kyle has a habit of calling every Sunday evening--which I love, but now he's thinking he needs to call more often. I told him he can call whenever he wants to ; )