I’ve been thinking about adding a few features to the blog, so I’m throwing out a new one for you today.
I’d really like to see more discussion here; I really hate it when my inbox echoes. I know there are sisters out there who have opinions, who have questions, who have things they’d like to talk about–and it doesn’t always work to chat with someone in the hall on Sunday.
So, I’m going to try and start a new feature. I think we’ll call it “Thought-Provoking Thursday.” I’ll start this week looking for some feedback from conference. And I’ll welcome sisters who want to suggest topics for this column (you can e-mail me at email@example.com if you want to talk to me about it), I’ll welcome sisters who’d like to guest post this column on occasion. I’m also looking for guest posters on just about any topic that interests you and you think might interest your sisters–just drop me an e-mail. Really.
So, conference was a couple of weeks ago. By now, most of us who have the internet have had a chance to review at least a conference talk or two. I didn’t watch all of conference, but I’ve been working my way through the sessions that I didn’t see (I love my DVR) and there were some pretty amazing messages. We certainly have heard some chatter online and some feedback about some of the “bigger” topics, like marriage and service, among others.
President Uchtdorf’s talk “Waiting on the Road to Damascus” was one that made me stop and think. I’d like to think I’m pretty good at providing service, but in reality, I know that I’m much better at it when it’s convenient for me or when I’m “in the mood.” And as far sharing the gospel, I’m really not as good at that as I could or should be. I’m definitely media savvy, and I have the opportunity, so I’ve been pondering a lot on why it is that I don’t share more and thinking about what I need to do to make some changes in my life.
What stood out to you at conference? What talk really made you think? Was there something said that has prompted a change in your life? Was there something said that caused you to say “what?!” Did you hear something really unexpected and you’re still trying to process it? I’d love to hear from you.
And if you think this is the dumbest idea you’ve heard all week — I’d still like to hear from you.