General Conference & the burger bar.

2 04 2011

Leah got tickets to General Conference through her work. (Utah Valley Magazine) The tickets were awesome because they came with a parking pass that let us park right across from the Conference center for free!

The morning session was great and it is always special being inside the Conference center with so many different people from all over the world gathered together to listen to the prophets and apostles.

I didn’t get a lot out of the morning session. I know, I know – shame on me. The session was great, but nothing really stood out and really caught me. I know why, but first let me tell you about our trip to the Burger Bar. Burger Bar was featured on the Food Network’s show; Diner’s, Drive-in’s and Dives. We decided since we were in SLC already, it wouldn’t be too bad to drive up to Roy, Utah to try out this little shack.

It was good. I got an Elk burger (it was good, but not great). However, the shake and fries were great. We both really enjoyed them. Would I drive back up to Roy just to partake? Nah. I’ll stick to Smashburger (my current favorite burger place).

Ok – so back to my inability to take anything away from Conference this morning. My problem was that I didn’t go with questions in mind. Tonight I went to priesthood with 3 very specific questions that I have been struggling with for the past few months. As I sat down in the stake center by myself in the very back I begged Heavenly Father to help me receive the guidance I needed.

This is only the second time (that I can remember) where I have entered a meeting just begging to receive something. Both times I have received more than I ever imagined I would. There were VERY specific things said tonight that I literally felt I was in a room one on one with the speaker having my question answered and my heart filled with peace and comfort.

I know that when we are earnest in our desire to improve and receive inspiration on how to do that, that Heavenly Father will open the windows of Heaven and we will be receive exactly what He knows we need. I needed specific counsel tonight and I am amazed and grateful that I received what I needed.
“Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing that ye shall receive in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it.” (Enos 1:15)

? What has been your favorite Conference talk so far?


permission slip.

7 10 2010

Remember when you were a kid and you had to have your parents sign a permission slip so that you could go do something fun?

As a kid you pretty much have to ask for permission to do anything…

Can I go to my friends?
Can I drink a soda?
Can I go play outside?
Can I have a piece of candy?
Can I have this cool toy?

I have come to the conclusion that marriage is like being transported to your childhood.

Permission must be granted before you can go do the fun stuff…

I think I have asked each of these questions at least once since I’ve been married (which has only been 5 weeks now).

I’m currently trying to convince Leah that I need a jacket and a coat.
The jacket will cover me through Fall and the coat is for when the Winter really hits!

Much like my childhood, I have begun to bargain for the goods I would like.
I remember asking my parents what I needed to do in order to qualify myself for a certain treat or toy.

Many years later, I am right back here bargaining again (good thing I got a lot of practice as a kid)

Think about how many times you have gone to Heavenly Father in prayer trying to get a spiritual permission slip signed…

Sometimes we probably go to Him with things we don’t actually need and maybe sometimes things that are outright wrong for us to have.
But we beg…
And we plead…
And we bargain…

And sometimes He says….

Joseph Smith asked, asked again and asked again to let Martin Harris take the translated section of the plates. The Lord said, no, no and finally agreed.

Harris lost them.
Joseph was rebuked:

“For, behold, you should not have feared man more than God. Although men set at naught the counsels of God, and despise his words—
Yet you should have been faithful; and he would have extended his arm and supported you against all the fiery darts of the adversary; and he would have been with you in every time of trouble.” (D&C 3:7-8)

In his case – getting the spiritual permission slip signed was not such a good thing…

In my case, getting a jacket and coat – definitely a good thing!

? Do you ask for permission to do or have certain things?

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