Conference weekend provides truly uplifting television


Every week I scan through the Twitter feed to see what’s happening in the entertainment world for my blog and column. I get on the top news websites and read the articles. I watch, review, or read about the top TV shows and films. I talk to friends and family about what they see and hear.

And I must admit, right now I am sick about most of it.

What’s trending now? In France, two topless model protestors from the activist group Femen jumped on the runway during the Paris Fashion Week and were punched in the face by British Hollie-May Saker who was modeling for fashion designer Nina Ricci.

The finale of the violent hit show “Breaking Bad” was “epic” and “exhilarating.”

And Miley Cyrus’ new documentary “Miley: The Movement” comes out Wednesday following Cyrus’ transformation from “wholesome Disney entertainer to a 20-year-old doing whatever-the_she wants.”

I’m not exactly smack-dab in the middle of the entertainment world right now, but I’ve been around it enough to know what it’s like to live in “that world.” Everyone is always trying to be the “next big thing”, and for some reason, that usually involves something raunchy, violent, shocking, or provocative. I’m finding it more and more difficult to watch or listen to anything “popular” anymore, as so much of the media and music that is big right now is garbage.

Not all of it. But a lot is.

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is one thing I am very much looking forward to watching this weekend, and that is General Conference. I know many of my readers are not members of the church, and that’s just fine. You do not need to be a member to listen to or watch conference. The talks and music that will be shared this weekend are nothing but beautifully inspired, comforting, and relevant messages of hope, love, and better things. I always come away from conference weekend feeling like I can face the world with faith and courage. I always receive answers to questions and concerns I have in my heart. I learn how to be a better parent, wife, mother, citizen, neighbor, woman and daughter of God.

With all the junk and filth that is always making headline news, I am looking forward to writing about something that is truly of good worth.

Conference airs this weekend, 10am and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday October 5 and 6 as well as a special priesthood session for the brethren Saturday evening which will be the first general priesthood session to be aired on television.

I invite all who need a little “boost” in their lives to tune in. I promise it will worth your time.

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