I sat down to work on a little something tonite at my computer and remembered that Sister Beck gave the CES fireside message tonight, so I thought I would go to byu.tv to find and listen to it while I was at my computer.
I love how plainly she speaks, how bold she is about the things that matter most, how unafraid to repeat and repeat again her messages about the importance of family roles -- and the doctrine behind them. She certainly is not teaching anything new, but rather is invoking the law of witnesses as she repeats and underscores the teachings of latter-day prophets.
In short, all that we do and should be doing should be done with God's eternal plan for families in mind. We should always remember and seek the promises of Abraham that are tied to the fullness of temple blessings that come through the sealing ordinances. She expressed ways that single members of the Church can be doing this now, with the hope of forming an eternal family, but her message is certainly applicable to any of us.
(Archives will soon be available at lds.org, or you can use the Move Media player at byu.tv and go to the CES fireside at 6:00 p.m. on March 2.)