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Published: Saturday, April 5 2014 6:30 p.m. MDT

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common sense in Idaho
Pocatello, id

I attended the priesthood session in my local stake center and it was incredibly spiritual. Two of my sons were there in person in SLC. A third watched from his stake center in Missouri. My wife also watched the session on BYU TV at home. All of us were edified.

My wife enjoyed watching but didn't want to be there in person because it was a meeting for the brotherhood of the church. I also watched the womens conference last week on tv while my wife went to our local stake center with our daughter. I also enjoyed the spirit of that meeting but had no desire to be there in person.

Being together as a Priesthood body is important to me. To feel of the brotherhood of the church. Being together as a sisterhood is important to my wife for the same reason. Each of us benefits from instruction given to the brothers or the sisters respectively. But we also enjoy the spirit of these meetings no matter who they are directed to.

I'm a man, she is a woman. Different responsibilities but equal in the sight of the Lord.

Salt Lake, UT

It has been a wonderful conference so far. I am looking forward to tomorrow.

Stephen Kent Ehat
Lindon, UT

Two of the most inspiring talks ever given voicing the word of the Lord about priesthood and authority, about the availability of priesthood blessings to men and women and the opportunities of all Saints to bless others with priesthood authority when those holding keys authorize us to act and serve, and about exaltation through the everlasting covenant of marriage are the two talks given by Elder Dallin H. Oaks twenty-two years apart. The first was given in April of 1992; the second was given this evening.

They should both be a guiding beacon to all who want renewed perspective on the divine roles that women and men have been given by God. Truly He loves us and created us and placed us on earth with divine potential and unique attributes.

The April 1992 talk is titled "The Relief Society and the Church" and can be read and viewed on Lds.org.

Sparks, NV

This talk by President Oaks was profound and I can't wait to read it after watching it again. There were so many powerful concepts taught that I don't think we caught them all the first time. This whole priesthood meeting was profound. I came away rejuvenated and uplifted.

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