This just in: Thousands go to NFL games despite widespread availability on TV
If I could get to Salt Lake City this weekend I would be there in a heartbeat. I
really miss Salt Lake City. I lived close to Temple Square and I have fond
memories of even just the feeling in the air in the days leading up to General
Conference. It was something so special yet hard to put into words. Even just
being in the overflow in the Tabernacle during conference sessions was a great
experience. And what could be better than being surrounded by 20,000 other
people standing and singing the hymns? Or even the 3500 or 4000 that fit in the
Tabernacle. TV just doesn't give one that experience of being there. If gas
prices in California hadn't just sky-rocketed in the last couple of days
and I had more time to plan I would love to go to General Conference. It would
be a long drive, but so worth it. Not to mention seeing wonderful friends.
Since this is about general conference (which I'm very excited for), then
why isn't the tour picture there a tour of the bulding (and even more, the
room) that the conference is held in?
I have been to Conference several times; both in the Tabernacle prior to the
Conference Center being built and then in the Conference Center - I live near
Spokane Washington. It's a long way to go, but always a great
experience.Usually we gather around the screen in the living room
and watch all of the session - except for Priesthood and I make the nearly one
hour round trip to view it there with my fellows. Conference for us is a
special time and we have built family traditions around conference which we have
put into practice for over twenty years. Even here on our little farm, there is
excitement about conference. That said, everyone needs to be able to go to
conference at least once in their lives and sit in the same room with the living
Zona Zone,This just in: There is something special about going to
conference in person that enlivens the spirit and edifies the mind, something
not found by going to a football game.While the idea of 'going
in person' can apply to nearly any event, the benefit of going to
conference in person is a unique thing and worthy of recognition. Some people
spend their lives working, saving, and eventually going on a pilgrimage to a
Holy event to listen to a prophet of God and feel a special closeness to the
spirit of God that they have never felt before. Watching people throw a ball
around sure is a hoot for a lot of people, but not a sacred part of our lives
(at least I hope not, lol).Anyway, placing emphasis on praiseworthy
and virtuous news is something lacking in the media today as people drift from
even knowing what is praiseworthy. That alone I think shows the importance of
this article. Each example in the article was a true experience of lifting the
human spirit and to me- feeling a greater participation and membership in the
Kingdom of God. Words can hardly describe such great blessings.
That's because the spirit can't reach through TV, the Internet or
other methods. You can only feel it if you're there. ;}
Re: RanchHand Huntsville, UTProverbs 14:9 Fools make a mock at sin:
but among the righteous there is favour.
Zona Zone,To clarify, my intention was not criticism but only to
justify the point of this article and my appreciation for it.RanchHand,Prophetic accounts of visions are of profound
experiences, very unlike watching a television program. The spirit of God can be
felt in two places. No one has said otherwise. We're talking of a different
human experience, not the metaphysics of God.Unless you have
something uplifting or in praise to add to our discourse, then you ought not
comment. It is worse to enter a conversation to provoke, mock, ridicule,
criticize, or even disagree, than it is to walk past the conversation and hold
your own.I kindly repeat: unless you will uplift others you are not
welcome nor justified in doing the opposite.
You guys take yourselves way too seriously.Lighten up. Laughter is
the balm of the soul.
I'm amused by the reader comments, which miss the mark. These young ladies,
all of who earned their own way, will have their lives blessed by this "once
in a lifetime" experience. Please such people/leaders as Cecilie
'CC' Lundgreen for following-up on such a prompting! Gen'l Conf
time is the 2 best spiritual feast times of the year. I can't wait to watch
and feel the spirit.
Last time I checked, going to an NFL game will set you back hundreds of dollars.
Not to mention if you plan to eat or drink anything.Going to
conference...priceless and free!I liked the comment by ulvegaard in
WA describe the great tradition his family holds.Mine is much the
same. We fix some of the most amazing breakfasts we eat all year on conference
morning.My kids have taken on the same traditions and now their kids enjoy
conference weekend as a time of family being together, lots of good food and
snacks and experiencing the sweet atmosphere of listening to a prophet of God.
There is something special about attending in person. What a great trip for the
girls from Norway. I'm glad they got to do it.
What a wonderful experience for those friends. I will never forget when Elder
McConkie bore his testimony about never being closer to the Savior than he was
at that time (paraphrased, of course). You can't tell me the spirit
can't transcend time and distance. I was in my kitchen at the time, and
yet his words were electrifying. The spirit manages to touch each of us if we
are ready for it. But I will admit, being there is wonderful. Have a great
time, girls.Our family has a "Conference tail gate party"
between the Saturday sessions. We fix a meal and go to each family
member's home for a quick visit. This became our special time when one
young family member couldn't leave home for health reasons. It was fun.
Just be sure to fix quick and easily portable foods.
Ranch Hand, you are funny. Before reading this Des News article I was typing on
Facebook about the spirituality of the conference. My husband and I were
watching it from our recliners in front ot our big screen TV. What a great
experience it was not to have to be sqeezed into a small seat somewhere up in
the sky watching ant-sized people. We were given very spiritual experiences
from both sessions of conference. You home is supposed to be a place as sacred
as the temple. During conference we could feel the holiness, the Spirit of the
Lord as well as the spirit of conference and the speakers right in our living
@ Rifleman 10:38 a.m. Oct. 5,Yet, it was only the court Jester who
could break bad news to the monarch. Otherwise, Shoot the Messenger was in full
effect.re: RanchHand 11:41 a.m. Oct. 5The true
believers in Zion taking themselves too seriously the 1st weekend in Oct? How
exactly is that news?