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Help for Mothers


“You know the myths--that mothers are always patient and serene, that they always know exactly the right thing to say when those teaching moments come, that they can create homes that are such peaceful refuges from the world that their children will grow up always in tune with the Spirit. These concepts are beautiful ideals that we should cherish and strive for, but they are not accurate pictures of the realities we live in. The belief that we are the only ones in our wards who aren't living the ideals already is what makes these myths dangerous... 

To a woman who is struggling with being a Tuesday make-the-lunches-do-the-laundry-dish-out-spaghetti-and-hugs-and-drive-to-Little-League mother, hearing a lofty sermon on the eternal joys of motherhood is neither very helpful nor comforting. Mothers deserve help--real help--with all of this physical work.”

- Chieko Okazaki
Shared Motherhood, pp. 4-5, 10

Favorite Quotes from Womens' Conference | Fall 2014


I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes from each of the speakers at the Women's Meeting of this General Conference.

( Sister Burton )
"As we prepare our homes to be places where the Spirit is welcome, we will be prepared to feel more at home when we enter the House of the Lord". - Sister Burton

"As we [attend the Temple] I know we will qualify to receive the promised blessings of the fullness of the Holy Ghost and the power of the Lord in our homes and individual lives."  - Sister Burton

( Sister Stevens )
"Covenants with God help us to know who we really are.  They connect us to Him in a personal way, where we come to feel our value in His sight and our place in His kingdom."  - Sister Stevens

Keeping sacred covenants offers peace, power, and protection. - Sister Stevens

( Sister Marriott )
"Temples contain truth and eternal purpose. So do YOU." - Sister Marriot

"(In the Temple) we can learn the reality, the power, and the hope of the Savior's atonement in our personal life".  - Sister Marriot

"Consult the compass of the Lord daily for the best direction to sail with our small fleet." - Sister Marriot

( Pres. Uchtdorf )
"You are ALWAYS a child of God. This knowledge will carry you through the most difficult times of your life." - Pres. Uchtdorf

"[God] not only knows what is best for you, He also anxiously wants you to choose what is best for you." - Pres. Uchtdorf

"Heavenly Father is constantly raining blessings upon us!"  - Pres. Uchtdorf

"Yes, God loves you this very day and always. He is not waiting to love you until you overcome your weaknesses and bad habits. He loves you today with a full understanding of your struggles. He is aware that you reach up to him in heartfelt and hopeful prayer.  He knows of the times you have held onto the fading light - and believed."  - Pres. Uchtdorf

"He knows everything about you. He sees you clearly. He knows you how you really are and he loves you today and always."  - Pres. Uchtdorf

General Women's Meeting tonight!

I'll be listening to LDS General Women's Conference tonight. 
I REALLY need inspired words this week. 

All women 8 years old and older are invited to listen to this amazing meeting.  YOU can listen to strong, spiritual, women sharing inspiring messages of faith, hope and the divinity of God and Jesus Christ at 6:00 pm MST (8:00 pm EST)  by clicking this link...
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