October 2, 2011

Sunday Thoughts: General Conference Weekend

Conference Weekend is amazing. I feel such a renewed vision of where I am, what I am doing, and where I am headed. I feel blessed by the gospel in so many ways and I have such a love for the dear leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Sometimes I just have to stop, and say to Heavenly Father, "I thank thee oh God for a Prophet."

I was overcome with emotion when the Provo Tabernacle Temple was announced. I have a love for the great city of Provo. Fire and destruction cannot halt this Work. His Plan is always rolling forward.

“Our missionaries are going forth to different nations . . . the Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.” (Joseph Smith Jr.)

I can't tell you how often I repeat this quote in my mind. As a missionary in Seattle, Washington, our mission recited this at every meeting. It is special to me and I feel such a power when I say it. It is true. We are involved in the most powerful, beautiful and important work there is. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is being carried to the entire world.


The Peterson House

Fall is here.
The kids listened pretty well.
Activities really helped!
Cinnamon Rolls were delish.

Every talk was AWESOME. I love our Prophet.

Sawyer's new big boy undies arrived in the mail 
and he had fun trying them on and playing with them.
I am in trouble. Potty training is not fun.

German Pancakes.
Really Yum.

Kate and I made baby headbands during the last session of conference.
WE have a shortage of little girls around here so we had to use the baby boy.
Wyatt was a good sport about modeling these headbands.
Scott didn't know about this little modeling session and will 
not be thrilled when he finds out about it.

Now it is your turn.
Let's hear your Sunday Thoughts.


Abby said...

Erin, you have such a beautiful family, thanks for your sweet comment. I hope you had a wonderful Conference weekend.

Jill said...

Wow, I can't believe there are printables with quotes from conference already!! I love "It's better to look up!" and may need to find a place for it in my house.

A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman said...

What a sweet post! And thank you for sharing my link: )

Kathryn Skaggs

Curls said...

Thanks for the link up!

Also I LOVE german pancakes, and those headbands are so cute.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Love your photos. What a great weekend.

BusyB said...

It was a great weekend. Thanks for the link up on your Sunday thoughts.

Tiffany said...

The announcement of the Provo Tabernacle was electric for me. Goosebumps galore. :) We were so overcome. What an amazing weekend! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!