My Heartfelt Invitation to You

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Dearest Readers and Blogging Friends,

This upcoming weekend, a very special semi-annual event is taking place in my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which we call, General Conference. This is a time when, instead of attending our regular church meetings on Sunday, we gather together across the world, in our homes, in some of our chapels, and in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, to hear timely and inspired messages by our living prophet and apostles and selected general authorities. These messages contain wisdom, counsel for our day, peace, hope,  love, and testimonies of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

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It’s a spiritually-uplifting weekend for us and our friends of other faiths are welcome to join in. If you’ve ever wondered what Mormons truly believe, or you’ve ever wanted to hear from our living prophet and apostles, or you just need some spiritual nourishment, and if you enjoy the music of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, this weekend offers something comforting for each of our souls. I invite you to tune in to at least one of the four general sessions (there are two on Saturday, and two on Sunday; each session is two-hours in length and features different talks and music) which will be broadcast and streamed-live. (My family likes to connect my PC to our television so we can watch and listen together in the comfort of our living room, with snacks on hand. 🙂 )

For specific details, including how to watch each session live, please click here and here. There is also an LDS General Conference You Tube channel you can check out.

I want to take this moment to thank you for your support of my blog. I hope you will consider this heartfelt invitation as one way I can share my faith with you as you have shared your faith with me through your posts, inspiring me to be a better person. I truly believe our faith is a treasure meant to lift one another up as we walk this journey of life together. ♥

Sincerely,

Camie

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Trying to Be Like Jesus

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This song sums up the unspoken theme at church today. My husband and I both gave talks in Sacrament meeting (our family meeting where we partake of the sacrament). My talk was on Christ-like patience. His talk was on Christ-like love. I wrote a little about my talk on my family blog, here. Then in our Gospel Principles class (Sunday School), we discussed Christ-centered homes.

Some of my thoughts:
The key to Christ-like patience is love more than anything else. If we want to be more patient with our spouses and our children, if we want to be more patient with our neighbors and our friends, if we want to be more patient with strangers, or even ourselves, than we need only to love them as our Savior loves them.

We can demonstrate Christ-like love when we see one another as children of God and remember that we are God’s hands here on earth. We are all in this life together so we should lift one another up and help bare one another’s burdens.

We can create Christ-centered homes by praying together as a family, spending quality time together as a family, working, learning and growing together as a family, and by following our Savior’s perfect example of unconditional love, ready forgiveness, patience and compassion. When we teach of Christ in our homes and try to live as He did, than our homes become a safe-haven from the storms of the world.