While not a complete list, here is quick short list of a few highlights, one-liners and slogans that I can remember. I tried to get one from each of the speaker's talks.
- Announcement was revealed to the church to have 18 year old Elders and 19 year old Sisters serve missionaries.
- Two new temples will be built in Arizona and Peru.
- Enjoy the journey.
- Don’t have your faith falter despite adversity or church history.
- Two tragic stories of loss (a 8 month old baby, and a tragic accident of a 21 year old daughter)
- Ask the Missionaries. They can help you.
- I Know it, I Live it, I Love it.
- Importance of marriage, family and children.
- Honey contains all the essentials food to sustain life. One bee’s contribution 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey
- Plea for the Lamanites/Native Americans/ Remmant to read and reread the Book of Mormon
- Would I sell my soul for 5 cents or a championship game?
- Perfectionism in the Temple with no grit on wall or crooked square glass windows.
- Rise up Men and Boys (and these are my words… and “grow a pair”)
- Courage to stand as a witness at all times and follow promptings like leaving a party before being found guilty by association.
- Beware of falling rocks on the steep highway carved into the mountain.
- Whether you are in a Piper plane or F-18 plane ward, immerse yourself in church service and feel heavens embrace
- See others not as they are but rather as what they can become.
- Mandate to share the gospel.
- Pray to know the gifts that I have been given and help others find the gifts they have been given.
- As I am soaring through the clouds on an airplane, don’t complain about the peanuts.
- Look for the Lower lights to help guide in storms.
- First Observe than Serve.
- Seeing the face of the Lord....only at the Judgement Bar?
- Become a more Christian Christian.
- Surf the “Celestial” Web.
- Feel good stories and examples of following the promptings of the Spirit.
- Don’t pick a few things to eat, but eat from the whole buffet of the gospel.
- A Testimony will not be enough..it is essential to be Converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Joseph Smith Farm House Dream
TPJS, pp. 393-94
Section Six 1843-44, p.393
"While I viewed the desolation around me, and was contemplating how it might be recovered from the curse upon it, there came rushing into the barn a company of furious men, who commenced to pick a quarrel with me. "The leader of the party ordered me to leave the barn and farm, stating it was none of mine, and that I must give up all hope of ever possessing it.
"I told him the farm was given me by the Church, and although I had not had any use of it for some time back, still I had not sold it, and according to righteous principles it belonged to me or the Church.
"He then grew furious and began to rail upon me, and threaten me, and said it never did belong to me nor to the Church.
"I then told him that I did not think it worth contending about, that I had no desire to live upon it in its present state, and if he thought he had a better right I would not quarrel with him about it but leave; but my assurance that I would not trouble him at present did not seem to satisfy him, as he seemed determined to quarrel with me, and threatened me with the destruction of my body.
"While he was thus engaged, pouring out his bitter words upon me, a rabble rushed in and nearly filled the barn, drew out their knives, and began to quarrel among themselves for the premises, and for a moment forgot me, at which time I took the opportunity to walk out of the barn about up to my ankles in mud.
"When I was a little distance from the barn, I heard them screeching and screaming in a very distressed manner, as it appeared they had engaged in a general fight with their knives. While they were thus engaged, the dream or vision ended."
Both Joseph and Hyrum bore a faithful testimony to the Latter-day work, and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and prophesied of the triumph of the Gospel over all the earth, exhorting the brethren present to faithfulness and persevering diligence in proclaiming the Gospel, building up the Temple, and performing all the duties connected with our holy religion.
The Steamboat Dream
Almanac for the Year 1863:
Being the Thirty Fourth Year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
(Great Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News, 1862), 28-29. From William W. Phelps,