April 2019 General Conference
September 2019

“April 2019 General Conference,” Ensign, September 2019

My Conference Notebook

April 2019 General Conference

Home, a Heavenly Place

“We hope and pray that each member’s home will become a true sanctuary of faith, where the Spirit of the Lord may dwell. Despite contention all around us, one’s home can become a heavenly place, where study, prayer, and faith can be merged with love.”

President Russell M. Nelson, “Closing Remarks,” Ensign, May 2019, 111; emphasis added.

From Panic to Peace

Not long ago, my day-to-day struggles to keep up with work and Church responsibilities were overwhelming, and I felt a sense of panic instead of peace.

Then one day I was listening to a recording of President Dallin H. Oaks’s priesthood session talk from April general conference. He quoted from his own earlier conference address “Good, Better, Best”: “We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best” (see “Where Will This Lead?” Ensign, May 2019, 61). His words seemed to speak to my exact concerns and helped me regain a feeling of peace, proper priorities, and order in my life.

Arthur A. Hovley, Utah, USA


“Small acts of faith are required to ignite God’s promises.”

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Abound with Blessings,” Ensign, May 2019, 71; emphasis added.