We don't know about you, but we are really looking forward to general conference this weekend and gathering together to hear counsel and teachings from our leaders.
We can see all the preparations being made on Temple Square to beautify the grounds for this weekend, and we know that our leaders have been counseling with the Lord and preparing the words that He would have them share with us, and it got us thinking--with all the preparation that goes into the messages that will be delivered this weekend, how are we preparing to receive them? . . .
I always like getting to know the brothers and sisters who are going to address us a little better. Have you noticed that when you read a book by an author you know you read it differently and get more out of it? You take it more personally. As I find out more about the brothers and sisters who lead us I take their messages more personally. I listen differently. The week before conference I always try to find out something I didn't know before about a few of our church leaders.
For example, I just found out that Elder Rasband was a guide on temple square. . . .