Updates and Inspiration -- JRCLS Happenings Volume 13: Issue 2




The 2012 JRCLS Annual Fireside will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. MST in the Little Theater of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City.  Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy will be the featured speaker.  The fireside will be broadcast to various locations.  Please contact your local chapter for details, or visit this website for more information about how to watch it live in Salt Lake City: http://www.jrcls.org/firesides/.


JRCLS Annual Conference -- Register by Thursday

The 2012 JRCLS Annual Conference will take place at the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California February 16-18, 2012.  Speakers will include former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael Leavitt, Judge Thomas Griffith, Michael McConnell, and Elder Lance Wickman.  Visit this website for more information and details regarding registration: http://jrclsconference.com/.  Register today! Prices will increase after January 26th.


Called to Serve

William Monahan, J. Reuben Clark Law School Class of 1980, and his wife have been called to serve as mission president and companion beginning July 1, 2012.  If you or a fellow JRCLS member has been called to serve as a mission president, temple president, or General Authority, please e-mail us at announcements@jrcls.org.


Inspirational Thought

"How we do it all, I think, brings us back to what we started with.  We're talking about balance and the three particular elements we discussed tonight: family, church, and work.  Most of the world doesn't worry about that middle component, namely church.  But for us it's a critical part, and I submit that it is the part that makes happiness in the other two things possible.  Imagine not knowing the fullness of the restored gospel.  Most people live their lives in a box: they're born and they die, and it's only what happens in between that they are aware of.  We have the blessing of an eternal perspective, a prism that can look back and look ahead, and with that level of understanding we treat what happens in the box a lot differently.
"So, how can we achieve balance?  Because we understand the principles of the gospel and know the purpose of being here, we can apportion our time more wisely.  It's a blessing to have the responsibility of knowing about the Restoration, of understanding these priciples, and as we apply them, I believe, we are empowered to carry out the balance of family, church, and work as effectively as the Lord could expect from us.  We know why the family is important and that dictates our decisions.  We know why Church service is critical, and that influences our decisions.  We know how important it is to provide for our family and to be honest with those who have hired us.  It's the best way to live, and it's certainly not a burden.  It is a blessing."


Elder Keith K. Hilbig
Balancing Family, Church, and Profession, JRCLS Annual Fireside, January 19, 2007


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