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Thursday, November 7, 2013

the joy and moral force of woman

over a month ago, i was privileged to listen to the prophet and apostles speak at the general conference of the church of jesus christ of latter-day sainsts (or, lds church). if you missed it, want to remember all the great words, or just want to check out what i'm even chatting about, check it out here.

out of all the great and amazing talks given, Elder Todd D. Christofferson gave one that i have reread and listened to countless times in the past month. it is titled the, "The Moral Force of Women" and it is beyond good!

in his talk that you can read or listen to here, Elder Christofferson actually quoted former young women general president Margaret D. Nadauld saying,

"The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity."

Love love love this quote! What i love even more though is the original talk that this quote came from. Sister Nadauld's talk, "The Joy of Womanhood", was printed in the november 2000 issue of the ensign (lds magazine). I mean she starts out by saying,

"It is remarkable blessing to be a daughter of God today."

and ends with,

"Sisters, regardless of your age, please understand all that you are and must be, all that you were prepared to be in royal courts on high by God Himself. May we use with gratitude the priceless gifts we have been given for the lifting of mankind to higher thinking and nobler aspirations, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

How can you not read all of her words and feel so incredibly inspired and blessed to be a women here on earth? i know i still have a lot of work to become the best women, friend, wife, and daughter of god that I know i can be.