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Women’s Conference in 1 Day


A typical meetinghouse of the church

A typical meetinghouse of the church (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

It’s only 1 day away!

 

I have shared many thoughts and ideas about the General Relief Society Meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I guess now it’s time to share my feelings with you.

 

This women’s conference is a great blessing, and is available to all of us.  Whenever I have attended a broadcast at my local Stake Center, I have felt the sisterhood of the other women who also attended, enjoying their love and friendship.  We were there for a common cause – to be uplifted, to be spiritually fed (as well as physically fed as they usually have a dinner beforehand), to renew acquaintances with those we don’t see very often, and to sit at the feet, as it were, of the Savior and hear His guidance, advice, and words of wisdom specifically to us through His spokesman, the prophet.

 

We are also inspired by the things shared by members of the General Relief Society Presidency.  These women have experienced the same trials, hopes, and joys that we have, sometimes more that what I have had.  As they share how they overcame problems in their lives, I feel hope that I can also overcome mine.  They share their successes and the joyful times in their lives, I feel happy and remember the good times in my own life.

 

And as they share the things they did to strengthen their faith in the Lord, improve their dedication to Him and to following His path, Heavenly Father‘s Spirit whispers to me the things I can improve in my own life to find the answers I am seeking.  I feel the comfort and warmth of that Spirit and am lifted up to joy and rejoicing, heartened to continue striving to do that which I know is right.

 

I have always been glad I went.  And my life is just a little easier afterwards, as always happens when I do things the Lord’s way.  He blesses and strengthens those who live as they should.  It’s a natural result of living that kind of life.

 

You can enjoy all these blessings too!

 

And you can always go online and see or review the conferences whenever you want.  Need a pick-me-up?  🙂

 

 

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Women’s Conference in 3 days


English: First page of the January 1917 issue ...

English: First page of the January 1917 issue of Relief Society Magazine, organ of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah. Source: http://www.archive.org/details/reliefsocietymag04reli (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So yesterday I shared a REALLY cool statement that was shared at a previous women’s conference!  You are probably starting to think about how great this event can be.  So, how do you participate?

There are several options:

  • The General Relief Society Meeting will be live in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It is, of course, free but you need a ticket to get in.  They may be full-up, but you can check with your local LDS friend or the missionaries (the young men in dark suits, white shirts, with name tags, and always found in twos, or the young women who also are found in twos, dressed tastefully, also with name tags).
  • If you are in the Salt Lake Valley you will be able to watch it live on TV, or listen to it live on the radio!
  • Almost anywhere in the world you can watch the broadcast at the local LDS Stake Center.  Again, check with an LDS friend or ask the missionaries for more information.  The advantage to this is that you will be with many other wonderful women.  You could make some new friends!
  • You can watch it on TV in your own home if you have cable or satellite.
  • You can watch it over the internet, from the Church’s official website http://www.lds.org.  As a matter of fact, if you go there now, it will tell you exactly when it starts.

However you choose to participate, it will be well worth your while.  It is a spiritual feast.  A warm, loving, caring, feel-good couple of hours.

Let me know how you watched and what you think of it!  🙂

Here’s a website I ran across with more info on how to watch it:  http://www.yourldsblog.com/2012/10/04/mormon-general-conference-7-ways-to-watch/

Women’s Conference in 4 Days


Gordon B. Hinckley from GC Conference Oct 2007...

Gordon B. Hinckley from GC Conference Oct 2007 (zoomed from very far away 🙂 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Have you caught the vision yet of how wonderful the women’s conference will be?  I’ve already given you several reasons to participate in it, and given you an example of what you will hear there.

 

This annual General Relief Society Broadcast by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is always wonderful and inspiring.  The leaders of the church share with women everywhere God’s love for them and His plan for them.  And in the September 23, 1995 meeting, the President of the Church, Gordon B. Hinckley shared for the first time a proclamation inspired by direct revelation from God about families!

 

The Family: A Proclamation To The World” explained in plain, simple, and clear language that all can understand how our Father in Heaven feels about the importance of the family.  Read it for yourself:

 

 

 

THE FAMILY


A PROCLAMATION TO THE WORLD

The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of theChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

WE, THE FIRST PRESIDENCY and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

IN THE PREMORTAL REALM, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

THE FIRST COMMANDMENT that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.

WE DECLARE the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.

HUSBAND AND WIFE have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

WE WARN that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

WE CALL UPON responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

 

 

 

LDS General Conference 4/2013


English: The perform in the during General Con...

English: The perform in the during General Conference of . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Did you catch any of the LDS General Conference over the weekend?  It was absolutely inspiring!

 

You can watch it, or any part of it, at http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2013/04?lang=eng.  I hear they’re setting up a site where you can catch any of the past General Conferences: gc.lds.org.

 

Meanwhile, maybe we can discuss some of the talks that were given.

 

The music was also wonderful.  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang for 3 of the sessions.  They always do such a heartfelt and touching performance.  Students from BYU sang at the other general session.  They were wonderful as well.

 

At the close of conference, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang, “Come, Come Ye Saints“:

 

“Come, come ye saints, no toil nor labor fear

 

but with joy wend your way.

 

‘tho hard to you this journey may appear,

 

grace shall be as your day.

 

’tis better far for us to strive

 

our useless cares from us to drive.

 

Do this and joy, your hearts will swell,

 

All is well.  All is well.”

 

Words to live by.  🙂