Date: September 17, 2010 10:37AM
Anyone see the Utah County mega stake conference last week ? While visiting we went to keep peace in the family.
Last Sunday was a total Utah County. Heber City , Midway mega take conference via satellite with
Julie Beck and Boyd K at the wheel. Lots of stats and numbers off attendees thrown around to impress.
I will paraphrase her talk but much like her famous "Mothers Who know talk" This one was titled
"YOU ARE DOING BETTER THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE" .....JB went on and on about how we are not giving ourselves enough credit for the good works and obedience
and good lives we are living. We need to be credited for being so faithful, good, optimistic , great, speshul etc. The talk was Praise, Praise, Praise and then when everyone thought .... hey I guess we are doing GOOD ! we got the long silence and ....................................
" BUT YOU DO KNOW YOU COULD BE DOING A WHOLE LOT BETTER ! "..
she then harped on that for the remainder of her talk.
Once again the unobtainable expectation of Mormonism is alive and well. You can never do enough, pay enough, pray enough and give enough for these out of touch leaders. Horrible talk in my opinion . With all the depression, job loss ,foreclosures and suicide at an all time high in Utah she throws more fuel on the fire. Even my TBM spouse thought it was a horrible talk.
Gotta say Julie Beck IMO is a major contributor to that 20% figure posted from the SL trib of Utah women who are depressed .
* Maybe to get over my angst I'll go to the new multi billion dollar mega mall to Desert Book and buy Monson's $36 book "To the Rescue" for some guidance.. since he talks with GOD