Simply Beautiful and Beautifully Simple

 This post is by Jess McKenna.



















I think that is the best way to describe my experience with General Conference this weekend.

I was taking notes during conference this weekend, and enjoying each moment to learn from the living prophets and apostles. My sister and her family joined us for the last session.  This added a 6, 4, and 2 year old to the mix. And I found myself feeling.... Well, a bit distracted to say the least.

My 6-year-old niece came and sat by me, inquiring as to what I was doing. I told her I was taking notes of the things that made me feel Heavenly Fathers love or things I needed to do, so I wouldn't forget them.  After the first talk I asked if she would help me. Being an eager learner who loves to write, she excitedly said yes.  She asked what she should write.  I told her to write down the words she liked or the words that made her feel happy.



What followed for the duration of conference session helped me understand the messages taught at conference are truly needed by all and can be understood by all, with the help of the Spirit.  You do not need to be a Gospel or scripture scholar to feel of God's love or know of the truthfulness of His Gospel, you simple need to listen and feel. And, as she recorded, just "let go" of your worries, doubts, and fears, and let God teach you and lead you, and encircle you in the arms of His love. It doesn't have to be as complicated as we (I) make it sometimes.

The following are some of the words or phrases she wrote (with spelling corrections):
Baptize
Neighbors
Scriptures
Strength
Blessings
God
Teacher
Testimony
Joseph Smith
Agency
Holy Ghost
Service
Receive power
Goodness
Learn to listen
Listen to the Spirit
Let go
Power
Savior
Sacrament
Primary
Prophets
Believe
I will never forget
Feel His love
The beloved song I am a Child of God
Family
You are a son or daughter of God
We can enjoy
We can repent

Did you feel the Spirit as you read that list?  I did.  I was taught not only by prophets of God this weekend, but by a faith-filled child, able to learn from the Spirit.

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