Each General Conference has points of strength, focus, and themes. One of the elements of General Conference that I took away was the level of clarity that came through from the presenters. Each speaker left little room for the liberal interpretation that is so common to the words of General Authorities. With the priesthood session of general conference, specifically with Elder Holland and President Monson, the level of clarity and direct instruction is undeniable.
Elder Holland asked a very clear question, "Who's on the Lord's side?" The context of the talk was geared towards remind each of us that we should be committed to accomplishing the Lord's work, not our own. I have found with political elections, and other social agenda's we push for issues and feel great passion about agenda's that matter very little to God. Perhaps that is why I feel comfortable with candidates like Herman Cain. When Romney and Obama are fighting over medical insurance, Herman Cain is trying to secure our nation, build our economy, and is to do so without a careers worth of political backdoor promises to fulfill. Rather than burden the people with the agenda of secret combinations, he seems to want to serve the people more than the other candidates that I have seen.
I am not saying that Herman Cain is on the Lord's side (not saying he isn't)... looking back that last paragraph seemed to jump subjects in an unintended manner. In any case, General Conference was a great lift to me personally. It was also nice to see clarification, multiple times, that the church is not an organization that is driven with the winds of social change. Morals do exist, and we are to be the Lord's standard bearers to the world on moral issues.