Monday, April 16, 2012
My girls stayed entertained with some coloring sheets I printed off, and Emma even had her own little Conference Journal where she colored in the tie pattern of all the Apostles and wrote a sentence about what they spoke about.
I always love conference. This time was no different. I had some very specific and personal questions on my mind when I went, and they were all addressed very clearly. Basically, I need to stop expecting so much of myself on the secular front. I am getting too caught up in guilt about not having a clean enough house, healthy enough meals, and big enough contributions to our bank account. However, I need to start expecting much more of myself on the spiritual front. I need to visit the temple more frequently, hold FHEs on a more regular basis (we always have a family night, but it isn't always structured- I need to PLAN them), and pour my efforts into my callings and service. This shift should make me much happier and closer to the Lord.
I also want to integrate the Conference messages more fully into my life. I hope to read or listen to at least one talk every day. These words are current revelation meant for us right now, so I really should take better advantage of that, especially since so many of the addresses were so pertinent to my current struggles and needs.