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Conference Wordles, April 2012

By: Ardis E. Parshall - April 09, 2012

It’s that time again! A week past Conference, and time to try your hand at recognizing Conference events in their wordled form.

The texts of Conference talks, hymns, and other events (any session, any event) have been run through the program at Wordles.net, generating these word clouds. Words that occurred frequently in that talk appear in larger type; words that appeared more seldom appear in smaller type.

Rules:

As always, please solve ONLY ONE puzzle, for now. If puzzles remain unsolved after a few hours, I’ll open it up to solving more.

Please give both the name of the speaker and the title of the talk. See here for the list of speakers, talks, and hymns.

Ready? Steady! Go!

[UPDATE: All puzzles have been solved now; there is a complete key in comment 27. Thanks for all the fun.]

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28 Comments »

  1. #7 Julie B Beck – The Vision of Prophets Regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief

    Comment by andrew h — April 9, 2012 @ 6:38 am

  2. #12. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Sunday morning session.

    Comment by Carol — April 9, 2012 @ 7:23 am

  3. #11 Ye Elders of Israel – Priesthood session.

    One of my favorite songs to sing!

    Comment by Chocolate on my Cranium — April 9, 2012 @ 8:15 am

  4. #5 – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland – “The Laborers in the Vineyard”

    Comment by EmiG — April 9, 2012 @ 8:19 am

  5. #18- Church auditing report.

    These are beautiful this year. Thanks, Ardis!

    Comment by HokieKate — April 9, 2012 @ 8:21 am

  6. #12 Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing–oh, someone already got it. But Pres. Eyring introduced it as Come Thou Font etc. An easy enough slip to make, since we talk about fonts a lot more than founts in the church–in fact, nobody talks much about founts anymore.

    Comment by Mark B. — April 9, 2012 @ 9:04 am

  7. #15 Isn’t that a hymn? Redeemer of Israel. Did they really sing the verse with “myriads” in it?

    Comment by Mark B. — April 9, 2012 @ 9:07 am

  8. #16 is President Uchdorf, “The Merciful Obtain Mercy.”

    I always love these; thanks for the wonderful tradition.

    Comment by Ben P — April 9, 2012 @ 9:37 am

  9. #17 – The Powers of Heaven, Elder David A. Bednar, priesthood session. Poor wordle, that was a tough text to compute; priesthood and authority, period.

    Comment by ChadF — April 9, 2012 @ 9:39 am

  10. (Hymns were wordled from the text available at a hymn wiki — they may include verses not actually performed at Conference [this sounds like a legal notice, doesn’t it?] and I certainly didn’t try to control for the particular arrangement a choir sang when they repeated key lines — I remember they did that with “Praise to the Man” and may have done it with others.)

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 9, 2012 @ 9:39 am

  11. #6 – “Sacrifice” by Dallin H. Oaks, Saturday Morning Session

    (#18 made me laugh!)

    Comment by David Y. — April 9, 2012 @ 9:42 am

  12. Recap:
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5. Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Laborers in the Vineyard”
    6. Dallin H. Oaks, “Sacrifice”
    7. Julie B. Beck, “The Vision of Prophets Regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief”
    8.
    9.
    10.
    11. Ye Elders of Israel
    12. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    13.
    14.
    15. Redeemer of Israel
    16. Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Merciful Obtain Mercy”
    17. David A. Bednar, “The Powers of Heaven”
    18. Robert W. Cantwell, “Auditing Report”

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 9, 2012 @ 9:53 am

  13. #1 Quentin Cook – my daughter recognized the phrase “tone deaf”.

    Comment by Karen T — April 9, 2012 @ 11:46 am

  14. #14 – Elder David Baxter. The Scotsman!

    Comment by Alison Spring — April 9, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

  15. #3: L. Tom Perry: The Power of Deliverance.

    Comment by Coffinberry — April 9, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

  16. We’re getting there — some hard ones left!

    1. Quentin L. Cook, “In Tune with the Music of Faith”
    2.
    3. L. Tom Perry, “The Power of Deliverance”
    4.
    5. Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Laborers in the Vineyard”
    6. Dallin H. Oaks, “Sacrifice”
    7. Julie B. Beck, “The Vision of Prophets Regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief”
    8.
    9.
    10.
    11. Ye Elders of Israel
    12. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    13.
    14. David S. Baxter, “Faith, Fortitude, Fulfillment: A Message to Single Parents”
    15. Redeemer of Israel
    16. Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Merciful Obtain Mercy”
    17. David A. Bednar, “The Powers of Heaven”
    18. Robert W. Cantwell, “Auditing Report”

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 9, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  17. #13 is President Monson in Priesthood Session about the wounded marines and the letters to servicemen as a bishop.

    Comment by Grant — April 9, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

  18. “Willing and Worthy to Serve” for the properly assigned title on President Monson for #13

    Comment by Grant — April 9, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

  19. I’m glad there are still a few puzzles left.
    #4 if Mountains to Climb by Henry D. Eyring.

    Comment by Maurine Ward — April 10, 2012 @ 12:43 am

  20. I’m glad there are a few left!

    #9 Elder Christofferson, The Doctrine of Christ

    Comment by Paul — April 10, 2012 @ 7:10 am

  21. Right, right, and right!

    Let’s open this up now to solving a second puzzle. Remember, too, as we get down to the last, hardest ones, that these wordled talks can come from any session of the recent conference, not just the obvious sessions. And all those that are left come from either First Presidency or Quorum of the Twelve talks.

    1. Quentin L. Cook, “In Tune with the Music of Faith”
    2.
    3. L. Tom Perry, “The Power of Deliverance”
    4. Henry B. Eyring, “Mountains to Climb”
    5. Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Laborers in the Vineyard”
    6. Dallin H. Oaks, “Sacrifice”
    7. Julie B. Beck, “The Vision of Prophets Regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief”
    8.
    9. D. Todd Christofferson, “The Doctrine of Christ”
    10.
    11. Ye Elders of Israel
    12. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    13. Thomas S. Monson, “Willing and Worthy to Serve”
    14. David S. Baxter, “Faith, Fortitude, Fulfillment: A Message to Single Parents”
    15. Redeemer of Israel
    16. Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Merciful Obtain Mercy”
    17. David A. Bednar, “The Powers of Heaven”
    18. Robert W. Cantwell, “Auditing Report”

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 10, 2012 @ 7:16 am

  22. #2 is Elder Neil L. Andersen’s talk from the Sunday afternoon session, “What Thinks Christ of Me?”

    Comment by Alison Spring — April 10, 2012 @ 9:14 am

  23. Sorry, my bad, that should have been #8!

    Comment by Alison Spring — April 10, 2012 @ 9:14 am

  24. I see “GPS” in number 10, which means that it’s Elder Ballard’s talk “That the Lost May Be Found.” (And I thought that coming to the game at this late date, only hard ones would be left! : )

    Comment by Amy T — April 10, 2012 @ 9:50 am

  25. All correct … which leaves just one (#2) needing a solution. And remember, I said these could come from ANY session … is that a strong enough clue?

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 10, 2012 @ 9:54 am

  26. #2, Thomas S. Monson. Believe, Obey, Endure.

    When I first saw that wordle, I thought to myself, that sounds like a Young Women’s talk… but totally forgot that the Young Women’s conference was part of this Conference.

    This was the talk my 13 year old daughter liked best of the bunch.

    (About the Wordle, I would have expected those words to be bigger. Maybe you don’t have to say the same things many times to be memorable after all.)

    Comment by Coffinberry — April 10, 2012 @ 10:10 am

  27. Then that was the right one for me to pick out for this puzzle, Coffinberry.

    And that’s all she wrote, folks. You’ve solved them all, sometimes by recognizing a single key word, and other times by noting a collection of related ideas. See you again in October!

    1. Quentin L. Cook, “In Tune with the Music of Faith”
    2. Thomas S. Monson, “Believe, Obey, Endure”
    3. L. Tom Perry, “The Power of Deliverance”
    4. Henry B. Eyring, “Mountains to Climb”
    5. Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Laborers in the Vineyard”
    6. Dallin H. Oaks, “Sacrifice”
    7. Julie B. Beck, “The Vision of Prophets Regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief”
    8. Neil L. Andersen, “What Thinks Christ of Me?”
    9. D. Todd Christofferson, “The Doctrine of Christ”
    10. M. Russell Ballard, “That the Lost May Be Found”
    11. Ye Elders of Israel
    12. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    13. Thomas S. Monson, “Willing and Worthy to Serve”
    14. David S. Baxter, “Faith, Fortitude, Fulfillment: A Message to Single Parents”
    15. Redeemer of Israel
    16. Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Merciful Obtain Mercy”
    17. David A. Bednar, “The Powers of Heaven”
    18. Robert W. Cantwell, “Auditing Report”

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 10, 2012 @ 10:58 am

  28. I hate that I missed this! It’s the epitome of good clean fun. I am totally going to remember to come back after next General Conference to give it a go. Great post Ardis!

    Comment by Stan Way — April 11, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

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