I will never forget this general conference. It will always hold a special place in my heart because of the age requirement change for the missionaries. What a blessing is has been in my life. Whitney submitted her papers two short weeks after and had her call by Halloween. The Lord had prepared her for this journey and it has been beautiful to see her grow and serve. You can read her letters here.
I love to paint, simple watercolors, while I listen to conference. The papers are different sizes and I just scanned the images as is so there is no uniformity. I printed them off on 4x6 photo paper to give away, it's not perfect but it worked.
Last January President Thomas S. Monson taught Brigham Young University students that their student days should include “the matter of spiritual preparation,” including service to others. “An attitude of love characterized the mission of the Master,” President Monson said. “He gave sight to the blind, legs to the lame, and life to the dead. Perhaps when we [face] our Maker, we will not be asked, ‘How many positions did you hold?’ but rather, ‘How many people did you help?’ In reality,” President Monson concluded, “you can never love the Lord until you serve Him by serving His people.” (as quoted by Dallin H. Oaks, “Unselfish Service,” Ensign, May 2009, 93–96)
James E. Faust, "The Lifeline of Prayer," Ensign, May 2002, 60–61
"As a people, aren't we grateful that family prayer is not an out-of-date practice with us? There is no more beautiful sight in all this world than to see a family praying together. There is real meaning behind the oft-quoted 'The family that prays together stays together.'"The Lord directed that we have family prayer when He said, 'Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed' (3 Nephi 18:21)."
Thomas S. Monson, "Come unto Him in Prayer and Faith," Ensign, Mar. 2009, 5
Thomas S. Monson, "Dedication Day," Ensign, Nov. 2000, 64
Thomas S. Monson, "School Thy Feelings, O My Brother," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 68
"Near the end of his life, one father looked back on how he had spent his time on earth. An acclaimed, respected author of numerous scholarly works, he said, 'I wish I had written one less book and taken my children fishing more often.'"Time passes quickly. Many parents say that it seems like yesterday that their children were born. Now those children are grown, perhaps with children of their own. 'Where did the years go?' they ask. We cannot call back time that is past, we cannot stop time that now is, and we cannot experience the future in our present state. Time is a gift, a treasure not to be put aside for the future but to be used wisely in the present."
Thomas S. Monson, "Dedication Day," Ensign, Nov. 2000, 66
“Life is a sea upon which the proud are humbled, the shirker is exposed, and the leader is revealed.” Thomas S. Monson, “Great Expectations,” CES fireside for young adults, Jan. 11, 2009