Saturday Afternoon Session Open Thread: “There is room for you here.” Edition #ldsconf #twitterverse

(UPDATE: Due to technical delays at the start of the conference, I will not be posting my notes. However, I will open the post for comments)

I really enjoyed this morning’s session, especially the talks by Elder Dube and Pres. Uchtdorf.

We re-fueled on some In N Out Burger between sessions and we are ready to go!

I will be updating my notes here in the body of the post and adding comments below as well. Please join me in the comments! All are welcome.

I would invite you to register with Disqus. Otherwise, it will have to approve each individual comment…and that can be tedious for everyone.

I want to thank Blake for joining me this afternoon! Blake is a Yankees fan, recent law grad, from Idaho, and currently a Gospel Doctrine teacher. Despite all of that…I love him and appreciate his willingness to chime in.

Here we go!

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  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Cradles are more important than Congresses. But the decisions made in legislatures do have an impact on those involved with the cradle.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    “Perhaps we have starting to take you influence for granted.”

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    “Some feminist thinkers…” Actually not the important theorists. That is more a straw man of what feminist thinkers have actually written.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Abortion comment! I am actually agree as a pro-life leftist.

  • Blake Surerus

    So the takeaway is moral authority of women is the cure to society’s ills.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Jane Addams would agree.
      Hey, verify you Disqus account. You should have gotten an email.

  • Blake Surerus

    We need more women of faith.

  • Blake Surerus

    This talk sounds very similar to the talk Elder Christofferson gave a few conferences ago in Priesthood session.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      I think so. I think his talk will be one of the important and substantive ones we will re-visit.

  • Blake Surerus

    Need to know someone’s face before you know their heart.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Pretty good advice!

  • Blake Surerus

    As a father to two girls, I really appreciated Elder Christofferson’s talk.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Is being a father of two dads different than having two dads? :) (You meant daughters) Oh, and I agree.

      • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

        Oh, you fixed it! :)

  • Blake Surerus

    I always wondered why the phrase “small and simple things” was used to describe our efforts. Now I realize it is because the Lord is the one who does most of the work.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela visited a WY Stake this past June (with Elder Bednar). I love his sense of humor.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    I love that picture.

  • Blake Surerus

    “As they went in faith, the miracle ocurred”.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    “Thy faith hath made thee whole.” Those words are power.

  • Blake Surerus

    “Laying down weapons of rebellion” was something my mission president always preached.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Hmmm, I will use that on my kids. :)

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    “All the is unfair in life can be made right by the atonement of Christ.”

    • Blake Surerus

      Somehow. It will be miraculous to see that take place.

  • Blake Surerus

    Thank you Elder Holland!!!!!

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    “I think this whole talk is for the Henrichsens.” My wife on Elder Holland’s topic.

  • Blake Surerus

    No shame in acknowledging mental illness, much like one acknowledges high blood pressure. Now, how to do that?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      He is doing with straight forward language and directness.

  • Blake Surerus

    Lost my uncle to mental illness last year. Sure wish he could have heard this talk.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      I hear you.

  • Blake Surerus

    This is amazing! Elder Holland acknowledging that he too has suffered with depression. This is what makes Apostles’ talks so powerful.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      I am still scared to write about mine.

  • Blake Surerus

    Step 1 to overcoming mental illness…Keep doing the simple things.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Elder Holland’s talk is important. This should be widely shared.

  • Blake Surerus

    Hope is never lost.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    A Priesthood blessing AND the best medical help available.

  • Blake Surerus

    “We are infinitely more than our limitations or afflictions”

  • Blake Surerus

    Elder Holland gives a shout out to the “Mommy Bloggers”

  • Blake Surerus

    I sure hope my Stake Presidency chooses Elder Holland’s talk for 4th Sunday lesson.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Totally!

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Three important talks today so far: Uchtdorf, Christofferson, and Holland.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    I am a bad member missionary.

  • Blake Surerus

    Definitely had the fear of praying for fear out of receiving promptings.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      It seemed so much easier as a full-time missionary.

      • Blake Surerus

        Exactly! Somewhere along the way I started caring about what others thought about me.

        • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

          You have more to be worried about as a father and husband.

  • Blake Surerus

    Mormon Missions: Turning introverts into extroverts

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Ha! Yeah, I think being a teacher did that to me even more.

  • Blake Surerus

    Here is the invitation….Reach out to one person before Christmas. Good thing my next door neighbors are not members.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      We invited some friends to Geneva’s baptism. Now the next step. :)

  • Blake Surerus

    I don’t remember a session of conference that made me ball more…and President Eyring didn’t even speak.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Elder Holland will get you like that. :) Thanks Blake!

      • Blake Surerus

        Normally he leaves me feeling guilty and ashamed.

        • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

          Really? He is my warm and fuzzy talk person.

          • Blake Surerus

            It is probably because he tends to be very direct and pointed.

          • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

            That will pay off with today topic for sure.


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