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Friday, November 4, 2011

Look Up

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The General Conference edition of the Ensign came to our home today. I love being able to read and reread these wonderful talks.

I stayed awake through all of conference this year. But, I did miss most of one talk when I needed to slip out of the room for a moment. It was the talk given by Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy titled: "It Is Better to Look Up."

In this talk he tells of an experience he had shortly after being called as a general authority. On a day when he was feeling particularly overwhelmed by his new calling, he learned a great lesson from our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. Elder Cook had been looking down at the floor of the elevator he was in when President Monson joined him asking, "What are you looking at down there?" He replied, "Oh, nothing." Then smiling, President Monson said to him while pointing heavenward, "It is better to look up!"

I would continue paraphrasing his great talk but then you would have no need to read it yourself! So, go read it. It will be well worth your time. I have a testimony that by looking to the Savoir, Jesus Christ, our burdens will be made lighter and we will have more motivation to continue our journey in this life. I know He lives and I am grateful for his guiding hand in my life.

If ever you are feeling particularly overwhelmed, remember, it is better to look up!

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 
And lean not unto thine own understanding. 
In all thy ways, acknowledge Him, 
And He will direct thy paths. "
~ Proverbs 3:5-6


  1. Emma I love you! thank you for your uplifting and enjoyable posts! They make my day all the better :)

  2. Thank you Holly! I am so glad you enjoy them. Miss and love you :)

  3. i just read that talk!! i was so impressed.
    it's almost fun to miss some things during conference so when you hear the talks the second time around, you are surprised :)

    thanks for sharing!

    ps i found your blog through the hot chocolate on a stick - what a darling idea

    pps i used to live in logan... and i love that temple!!

  4. Marla, I am so glad that you found our blog! I hope you will stop back again sometime :)

    Logan is a great place to live. We are very happy here.

    Thank you for your comment and be sure to let me know if you try Hot Chocolate on a Stick!