Friday was a long day. I worked on thursday night..not so much sleep. The amazing thing was that I did stay awake. Imagine that. It was so good. I wish evey weekend could be a Time Out!
The theme this year was Choose to Become- "All things are possible to him that believeth." MARK 9:23
My thoughts from Friday's session-
Jason Wright (Author of Wednesday Letters, Remember Charles, Christmas Jars)- Jason's father had passed away when he was 16 yrs old, something I can relate to. He shared some lessons from his Dad. Living your life with small moments of service everyday. Living your life "with eyes wide open". Billboard moments- also known as life defining moments, being in the right place at the right time. Jason had shared some experiences with his dad where he acted on the spirit. Whether it be helping a couple who was having a fight at the side of the road or the random stranger in his path..he had his eyes wide opened. Jason also shared a personal experience earlier this year while he was on a book tour a husband approached just as he was finishing the evening and had asked him to visit his wife who was in the hospital. And at the time, Jason had said he was really tired and he couldn't make it at this time. Something told him (the Spirit) told him to check on this woman and found out that she took a turn for the worst and passed. He was filled with regret and that was another example of being in the right place at the right time.
Heidi Swinston- ( Author of President Monson's Biography and Trail of Hope)
Becoming better- You can handle your obstacles, no matter what is thrown your way, when the Lord is with you.
D&C 84:88 " And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts and mine angels round about you, to bear you up."
The more we become like him, the more he is Right There!
"Be of Good Cheer and Do Not Fear, for I the Lord am with you and will stand by You." (love this)
We are the angels that will influence someone else's life.
Sister Swinston talked about how personable President Monson was..when she was overwhelmed and tired while writing the biography, he curled his index finger like to say come here, and had her come in the office to ask how she was REALLY doing. I just love President Monson.
We heard from Jenni Oaks Baker also tonight, here's a clip , she's amazing.
We wrapped up the evening...and we (ME!) Was starving..hehee! So we went here for our afterparty.
And it wouldn't be a Time Out..if I didn't get sucked back at the Deseret Book products, right?
But look what I got.