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Monday, August 7, 2017

Continuing the report of the Fair Mormon Conference: Address given about role of religious faith

As the above title implies, I am focusing this post on another address given during the FairMormon Conference. That address, given by Daniel C. Peterson, highlighted the importance of faith (particularly in the gospel and the various aspects thereof) as a grounding force against doubt, discouragement, and a whole host of worldly ills. While I do not feel I could do a better job of summarizing Brother Peterson's remarks, I do want to testify that I know for myself what a grounding force my faith has been as I continue an ongoing battle with depression, anxiety, and a whole host of other challenges. Some have criticized me for spending so much time on blogging about such trivial things when my time could be better spent elsewhere (such as taking care of my family through employment). However, at times when I have felt overwhelmed by my health and the associated conditions thereof, getting lost in Church news and passing it along to loyal readers has indeed kept me from becoming too overwhelmed by the enormity of what I am feeling. So I know that Brother Peterson knows what he's talking about. I have always used study of the gospel (and developments related to that) to help me cope with things, and while I cannot do much with my days right now (by the standards of others who may not have so much to deal with), my blogging about subjects close to my heart, like this one, definitely has helped and improved my perspective on things. So again, thanks to you all for the ongoing interest and support, including the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish you all the best.

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