Friday, September 30, 2011

"Now, brothers and sisters, we are anxious to listen to the messages which will be presented to us today and tomorrow. Those who will address us have sought heaven’s help and direction as they have prepared their messages. That we may be filled with the Spirit of the Lord and be uplifted and inspired as we listen and learn is my prayer."
-President Thomas S. Monson.

Growing up, I didn't really know that there was General Conference on Saturdays! (No offense mom and dad.) This year, we are going to try things a little different. I mean, how do you have your two squirly children get anything out of conference? Well, you really don't, but you plant the seeds.

Here's my plan.

Saturday: Have conference on, and we will listen. I won't make the kids sit down and watch it, but we will have it on as we play in the living room, and hang around the house.

Sunday: Print out these packets for our children to play with while we listen to conference in the morning, which we eat homemade cinnamon rolls. The afternoon session? Probably treated the same as Saturday - have it on while we enjoy each other as a family.

I want my children to grow up with the prophet's voice being familiar, positive, and loving. I want my children to know that there are sessions on both Saturdays and Sundays. I want to have a special date in the evening of Saturdays with my children while the men are at the priesthood session. We have to start somewhere, right?

Enjoy conference! Even if you aren't a member of the church, or haven't gone to church in a long time, you can still watch it online. You will be amazed at how uplifted and peaceful you will be after watching it. Go here to learn more.


Sarah said...

That's funny, I didn't know there was conference on Saturday either until I got married!