Monday, September 29, 2008

Don' t want to forget these...

Our annual Relief Society Broadcast was very nice last Saturday, but also somewhat "generic" as some have said. It was good to be reminded of what we know. And I have listened to President Uchtdorf's talk twice since the first time. He had some excellent quotes I do not want to forget, so here they are:

"In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair. Let us feel the silent prayers of those around us and let us be instruments in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers."

"As we lift others, we rise a little higher ourselves."

And he quoted Spencer W. Kimball:
"The more we serve others in appropriate ways, the more there is to our souls. As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness."

He also quoted Lorenzo Snow:
(My friend Pam told me this morning this one is her favorite from his talk.)
"When you find yourselves a little gloomy, look around you and find someone who is in a worst plight than yourself. Go to him, find out what the trouble is, then try to remove it with the wisdom the Lord bestows upon you. And the first thing you know,
gloom is gone.
You feel light.
The spirit of the Lord is upon you and everything seems illuminated."

I can hardly wait for General Conference this weekend!!!


Anonymous said...

Your post is better than mine. I guess you are more righteous than me and more in tune with things. Maybe I should steal some of yours and put it with mine.Ha Ha Anyway you are awesome as always.

Some of you on here have posted on my new site. I love it. If you know Jill you must be wonderful so I want you at my site too.

darlene said...

Good stuff!

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for those quotes. I didn't get a chance yet to hear the broadcast, but plan on it today with the wonderful link. I HEAR you about G.C this weekend! YES!!!

Dad and Susan said...

You have a wonderful way of summarizing Jill. I admire you so much. You definitely have a talent to zero in on the core issues/thoughts and to share with others. Your number 1 fans: Dad and Susan

The Gage Cage said...

President Uchtdorf's talk was my FAVORITE! I couldn't take notes fast enough. There were so many quotes I need to post around the house. I am so excited for conference. It's one of my favorite things!

Jan said...

I didn't get to attend, and it didn't come on my television on BYU for some reason. I really appreciate you sharing some insights of what was shared. Powerful and true. I really enjoy Him so much. He speaks to my heart often. I love all these quotes. It is really true. Thanks Jill.

Amy Nielson said...

I enjoyed the broadcast very much too. I always need to be reminded of what I need to be doing and hearing our leaders speak just gives me an extra boost to keep going. Thanks for sharing those quotes.