Sunday, May 3, 2009

Celebrating US!!

I got this great article From my Time Out For Women email. I just loved it! Especially the quote from the book by Elder Ballard which explains the kind fo women that we need to be! Just great! Have a Happy Mother's day if i dont talk to everyone before then!

Celebrating US!!
Everyone's talking about us this month.Have you heard it?They are celebrating women. Oh, sure…everyone’s calling it “Mother’s Day”...but we know what it really is. It’s a celebration of women…every single one of us. We really believe that. All women are represented here at TOFW. Those that fit the traditional "mother’s day" card recipient and those who do not. And while we will all take time to honor and thank OUR moms, really, we want this year’s holiday to be about all of us. And so, this Mother’s Day we celebrate…
The service we give.
The time we sacrifice.
The love we share.
The lessons we teach.
The examples we are.
The SWEET ASSURANCE we bring to the lives around us.
This is a holiday about each of us...for each of us.

Elder Ballard’s new book Daughters of God shares some of the most powerful counsel from a latter-day prophet given on the subject of women. He specifically shares what we should be focusing on as we strive to become "a woman of influence."

"More than ever before we need women of faith, virtue, vision, and charity, as the Relief Society declaration proclaims. We need women who can hear and who will respond to the voice of the Lord, women who at all costs will defend and protect the family. We don’t need women who want to be like men, sound like men, dress like men, drive like some men drive, or act like men. We do need women who rejoice in their womanhood and have a spiritual confirmation of their identity, their value, and their eternal destiny. Above all, we need women who will stand up for truth and righteousness and decry evil at every turn and simply say, "Lord, here am I, send me." (p. 64-65)So let this month be a celebration of all the women in your life...but mostly, let it be a celebration of YOU. "

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