Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Woman Within Me!

My spirit has been completely edified after this weekend. This was a General Conference that was simply amazing due to the fact that the messages and counsel were direct and every one of the talks, I felt were written for me. As the conference weekend ended, I wasn't ready to step away from the table and be full. So I went to and searched.
There are heavy things pondering on my mind. I feel that I am at a crossroads and trying to decide which path to take at this time of my life. I don't want to go any further than that because these are sacred feelings of my heart and spirit and I am not ready to talk about at this time.
One I will spill a bit is the thoughts of teaching my daughter about her role as a daughter of God and the example I set. We live in a world where womanhood is being attacked all the time and I am asking myself how can I protect myself and my daughter from the fiery darts that try to tear us down? I came across a talk from Patricia T. Holland that she wrote for the Ensign in 1987. This talk struck the chords of my heart as she addresses the problems of women. Even though this talk was written over 20 years ago, it applies today. I will read this talk to my daughter when she is older, until then, I will examine my own personal life to celebrate my role as a mother and a wife.
Here is the link to Sister Holland's talk that I think every woman should read!


{Mo} said...

I too, loved General Conference. I wasn't able to hear all of it, but what I did hear both, uplifted me and motivated me to be better. I'm looking forward to reading the talks and catching the things I missed. ♥ Monica

Mackenzie said...

Conference was fantastic. I sure loved it. It is wonderful to feel the direct connection to the speakers. I especially loved the afternoon session on Sunday. Elder Holland's testimony of the Book of Mormon was incredibly powerful. It was a veritable spiritual feast.

Ann Marie said...

We missed you guys this weekend! I hope Shae feels better now! :)

Conference was AWESOME!
I felt the same way about the talks. President Eyring seriously spoke to me.. and Bednar.. and Packer.. and pretty much all of it.

President Monson's talk had me teary.. but none was as profound as President Hollands. It was so direct.. and good.. and THE best testimony/witness I have ever heard about the prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. I put it up there woth " Beware of Pride" and Bruce R. McConkie's final testimony as some of the best conference talks ever.
I am going to suggest to people to watch it instead of read it.. that missed it. I'm not sure it will be as profound.. or emotional read.

I love Sister Holland. I am grateful you shared this talk.. very inspiring..

Hope you have a good week! Sorry for the novel comment!

Clarke and Kamie said...

ooh, I will read that.
I always think about the way I am raising my daughters and the HUGE responsibility I have as the mom.

Heather said...

I loved conference too. It was incredible. I am with you on teaching our daughters their divine callings, as daughters of god. I felt that heavy on me too, as I listened to conference.

I just have to say Hollands talk was incredible. Which didn't surprise me. I love him. Every time he opens his mouth, the tears start flowing for me. He talks to my soul every time. I love the brethren.

Cherie said...

General Conference was wonderful.
I thought alot of the messages talked about the topic of LOVE and I really loved that.
You are such a great mom for already thinking about what you can do to help you daughter in this crazy world. Thank goodness for the church and the YW program. These go far. But it IS important to educate our daughters on things that are right and true.

P.S. I LOVE that picture at the top of the post - what a neat message it has too.


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