As I sit here in the comfortable familiarity of a Starbucks at the halfway point of the 2016 General Conference, my mind and heart feel like they are swirling around. The past week has been an emotional and spiritual roller coaster. At points I felt so grateful that I was given the privilege to be here and that we have an awesome church that is truly transforming the world. Then the roller coaster would come crashing down and I wanted to bag it all and join the circus! So I thought maybe trying to get some of these thoughts on paper (computer) might help me keep from sending my resume to the Shriners. So here are the Seven Things I’ve observed/learned about myself in the first week of General Conference:
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A Message from the Bishop
During the past 40 days we have been on a journey of self-denial, sacrifice and changing our hearts. We have engaged the ancient spiritual discipline of laying aside those things that limit our lives and destroy our relationships with God, others and ourselves. The ashes of repentance are washed away as we prepare to exclaim with joy: Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Alleluia! May you, your family and your faith community have a blessed Easter. Take the rain to heart.