by Terri Wagner
After plowing through Isaiah I decided to change my scripture study to something more pondering than researching. If you have ever studied Isaiah you will totally understand that statement. I had a strong feeling to study the latter-day prophet teachings so I began with October 2015's conference and am working my way backwards reading what President Monson (and then Hinckley, etc) said as I go. I also decided since I'm so distracted these days to write down the conference and the gist of the talk in a short phrase. Eventually I plan to tape that list to my mirror or wall or somewhere I can see it. I also take advantage of the "Notes" section on lds.org to write out my thoughts for that particular talk.
In the beginning, I actually considered the opening and closing remarks as separate talks. For October 2013, I read all the remarks our prophet made and saw a thread in them. This is a new way to study our day. So if I may, here's what I have so far. Enjoy!
• Go to the temple to find peace (Sunday am)
• Angels can be our companions (Priesthood)
• Chart a course of righteousness (Priesthood)
• Walk as Jesus walked (Sunday am)
• Invoked blessings on us (closing)
• Be courageous in the face of ridicule (Priesthood)
• Love is the essence of the gospel (Sunday am)
• Fill your home with love, kindness, and courtesy (closing)
• Support the missionary fund (opening)
• Be a shepherd to those you home teach (Priesthood)
• Trust in God when bad times come and accept they will come (Sunday am)