by Sherri Schatz
What an excellent conference we just enjoyed. I love conference weekend. I do wish that conference could play continually in my brain. So many great talks with so much great counsel. I was thinking it would be nice to have a certain talk play in my head as the situation arose in life–like instant recall (my recall is getting weak. Time for ginko baloba). Even though I cannot accurately recall all of what was said in conference, I do recall the spirit I feel when I am prepared to feel it. I appreciate that the messages seem specifically designed for us as individuals. I have always been amazed that we all glean something very different from conference. We hear what we need to–a message from our Heavenly Father to us. Words that light my recollection of truths that I recognize. I need the guidance of those uplifting words of hope.
Music has a way of uplifting me and helping me keep perspective–calming me and giving me the strength to go forward. Music, too, has a message for us if we are in tune. Just like the scriptures say something different to us each time we read them, songs can say something new to us each and every time we hear them. We have an exceptional supply of beautiful music. I am exposed to such talented artists, who do not take lightly the power of song.
Every time the conducting speaker announces the conclusion of conference I kind of start to hyperventilate a little. A bit of PANIC overcomes me, and I think, “no tell me more, I’m sure there is more I will need to know before six months is up!” But then I remember the Ensign will be out soon, where I can read and absorb the messages slowly–underline and dog ear. Whew! Thank goodness. Now I can breathe. So … when does the Ensign come out exactly?