My Ensign is covered in color... multiple colors... and has handwritten thoughts/ notes. Others in my ward seem to always want to look at my Ensign and I have tried to hide it. I thought it would make others feel bad because theirs didn't look like mine. At the same time, I didn't want my ward members to think that I was better than anyone else because of how much I had read it.
Today in Relief Society, our disscussion was on the talk from Elder Neil L. Anderson. I LOVE this talk!! Possibly even one of my favorite quotes in the whole magazine is from his talk. If not absolute favorite quote, it is definitely high up on my list. As we were sharing "Action Plan" ideas, I encouraged others to join cover2cover and to finish it before the next conference... which is in just a few weeks. (I'm soooooo excited and grateful that conference is quickly approaching. I can hardly wait to listen again!)
The action plan that came to me though was I need to be brave and share my Ensign. I need to let my testimony help strengthen others. I decided to take a few pictures (which grew into a lot... trust my I kept cutting out quotes and trying to make this post shorter... just skim it! Lol!) of my favorite quotes and lettering throughout the magazine. Truthfully, I love the entire magazine, cover2cover and I could take a picture of nearly every page and post the entire magazine. I did try to limit it though to my very favorites.
Please see my notes and markings as ONE way to read Conference. This is certainly not the ONLY way!! Each person who reads and marks their own copy, should realize that each marking will reflect ones own personality.
And my honest hope... in the next few weeks, I will find more to underline, draw connections and write in. I hope that before Conference starts that my magazine will be loved even more than it is today!
|I didn't realize that my scriptures were in the background when I took the picture.|
It makes sense because I read them together.
Instead of cropping them out, I decided I LOVE them together.
Elder Brian K. Taylor, "Am I a Child of God"
|This quote is not a part of his actual talk... |
But if you read the footnotes, the idea of this quote was mentioned in his talk.
|This is the quote that might be one of my very favorites in the entire magazine!|
Elder Dale G. Renlund, "Family History and Temple Work: Sealing and Healing"
Pres. Russell M. Nelson, "Ministering with the Power and Authority of God"
Elder Larry Y. Wilson, "Take the Holy Spirit as Your Guide"
|And I do love this quote too!|
Sis. Reyna I. Aburto, "With One Accord"
Pres. Henry B. Eyring, "His Spirit to Be with You"
Pres. Dallin H. Oaks, "Small and Simple Things"
Pres. Russell M. Nelson, "Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives"
|This is another one of my favorites!!!|
It is this simple one sentence thought thrown in the talk.
And it could easily be overlooked.
|Umm... taking a picture of the entire page was just easier!|
Elder Ulisses Soares, "Prophets Speak by the Power of the Holy Spirit"
Pres. Russell M. Nelson, "Ministering"
Bishop Gerald Causse, "It Is All about the People"
|Blessings from Pres. Nelson to each of us personally.|
There is no catch. Or something we have to do to obtain them.
They are just given to each of us freely.
(I promise I really deleted some of the picture quotes I had... I was trying to delete more but all of these are just so good that they had to stay!)