Monday, June 23, 2014

Belated General Conference Printables - April 2014

It can't really be the end of June already...can it?? I had so many plans to get these General Conference quotes up during conference weekend. Sigh. Unfortunately, moving across the country with two toddlers consumed my life for the last few months! Oh well! Better late than never, right?
I am very grateful for living prophets and apostles who guide us in this crazy world that we live in. I trust that they have our best interests at heart, and I trust that they will approach the Lord to receive the teachings we need in our day and in our time. I know that God lives and that Christ is the head of the Church, and that He reveals His doctrine through the living prophet. I feel blessed to have been able to listen to conference and learn more about all of the things I should be doing better in my life, and to restore my hope and faith in my Savior and His plan for me and my family.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the April 2014 LDS General Conference (in no particular order):

"Pure Christlike love flowing from true righteousness can change the world."

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Henry B. Eyring - A Priceless Heritage of Hope
" hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can now imagine."

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Neil. L. Andersen - Spiritual Whirlwinds
"Families are the treasure of heaven."

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President Thomas S. Monson, quoting Jabari Parker's father -
"Just be the same person you are in the dark that you are in the light."

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Dieter F. Uchtdorf - Grateful in Any Circumstance
"Gratitude is a catalyst to all Christlike attributes"

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(I'm hoping to post some more quotes soon...but don't hold your breath. My memory is shot these days with my pregnant brain!)

What were some of your favorite quotes that I missed? I'd love your suggestions~!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bad Days Will Come to an End

Hello friends! It has been awhile since I have posted a printable--sorry! Life has been so crazy and busy and full that I have not had much time to sit down and ponder on my next free print. My husband graduated from college and we moved across the country for an internship, so I'm in a new place with new friends and a new lifestyle, and I haven't quite gotten a routine down yet! A new friend of mine found out that I was the woman behind LDS Printables, and chastised me (humorously) for not posting for such a long time. So here I am again, with a brand new print and some thoughts on a wonderful talk by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.

In a talk given to BYU students in 2008, Elder Holland shared his thoughts, testimony, and feelings about Liberty Jail and the prophet Joseph Smith's experiences there. I don't know about you, but every time I hear or read something written by Elder Holland, I can feel his testimony. It is so profound and so real. I loved this quote about how our own "Liberty Jail" experiences can bless each of us:

" can have sacred, revelatory, profoundly instructive experiences with the Lord in any situation you are in. Indeed, you can have sacred, revelatory, profoundly instructive experiences with the Lord in the most miserable experiences of your life—in the worst settings, while enduring the most painful injustices, when facing the most insurmountable odds and opposition you have ever faced."

I believe that this is true. I have been in some of those horrible settings, and I have experienced some of the most sacred and beautiful spiritual moments and joys during them. At this point in my life, I am not living in a "miserable" experience, but all times in life can present their shares of hardships. It is reaffirming to me to know that I truly can still have amazing experiences and receive great revelation when life isn't perfect.

Also in this talk, Elder Holland bears a wonderful testimony, which is the quote on this printable today: "I testify that bad days come to an end, that faith always triumphs, and that heavenly promises are always kept."

I am so grateful for living and past prophets and apostles who have taught us the Lord's true gospel and way for obtaining eternal happiness. I know that God WILL keep His heavenly promises!

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