Come Unto Me,
My Yoke is Easy and My Burden is Light
Simon Dewey | Used with permission | Altus Fine Art |www.altusfineart.com
August 8-9, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Chris Williams
- Chris is the author of Let It Go, A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness.
- Chris is a featured speaker for 2014’s Time Out for Women
- Watch an interview with Kathy Aiken: Mormon Times: A Testimony of Forgiveness
- When half of his family was killed in a drunk-driving accident, Chris Williams made the
most important decision of his life: to forgive. The results impacted him, his family, the
driver, and their whole community. This is his story. Read more from an article from
LDS Living in 2012
- Watch an interview with Glenn Beck “Let it Go” The Inspiring True Story
about Forgiveness with Glenn Beck on GBTV.
Emily Clawson and Deborah Raymond
Mary Ann Johnson and Jodie Palmer
Kaisie Alba and Kelli Poll
Rebecca Akester and Jennifer Konold
Grace Edwards and Ali Eisenach
Audrey Rindlisbacher and Bonita Sutton
Becky Edwards and Celestia Shumway
Jan Ostler and Renae Zentz
Janette Wagner and Emily Bryar
Melanie Ballard, Founder and Director
Tammi Michaelis, Director
Kelli Poll, Director
2014 Inspiration Opportunities
Most of “Additional Insights” come from Elder David A Bednar’s April 2014 General Conference address. Any quotes will be sent in full with the weeks writing questions, but on this page they will be noted with a link to the talk and the paragraphs cited. (For numbering reference, there are 37 paragraphs in this article)
Week 1: June 8th
What is a burden? What are my burdens?
What does a yoke mean to me? Who or what am I yoked to?
Additional Insight: Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease, paragraph 16
Week 2: June 15th
What does it mean to “Come unto Christ?”
What do I need to do right now to more fully come unto Christ?
Additional Insight: Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease, paragraphs 13-17
Week 3: June 22nd
What is my vision/desire for an easy yoke and a light burden?
What is the Lord’s vision/desire for an easy yoke and a light burden? Are they different and if so, how?
Additional Insight: Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease, paragraphs 11 (1st 2 sentences) and 21-25
Week 4: June 29th
What is the purpose of His yoke and His burden?
How will they change me?
Additional Insight: Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease, paragraphs 1-10, 36
Week 5: July 6th
How does the Lord want me to bear His yoke and burden?
How does that look and feel?
Week 6: July 13th
What burdens or yokes do I have that I am not meant to bear?
How do I give them up?
Additional Insight: Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease, paragraph 11 (3rd sentence)
Week 7: July 20th
What burdens of others am I supposed to help bear? (Mosiah 18:8-9)
How might I fulfill my role with Christ’s help?
How is my role in bearing others burdens different than Christ’s role in bearing others’ burdens?
Additional Insight: Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease, paragraph 26-27
Week 8: July 27th
How has Christ carried my burden in the past? Was it different than I had desired or expected?
How do I “drop [my] burden at His feet and bear a song away”?
Additional Insight: Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease, paragraph 29-32
Week 9: August 3rd
Review all your journal entries in preparation for the Moms’ Retreat and then ask “What else does Thou want me to know?”
Additional Insight: To Acquire Spiritual Guidance, Richard G. Scott, Oct ’09, paragraph 14