Friday, October 3, 2008

I love Women's Conference...

So, I have to say that I loved watching Women's Conference last weekend. President Uchtdorf's talk really hit home to me. When he said "our splendid sisters sometimes undervalue their abilities—they focus on what is lacking or imperfect rather than what has been accomplished and who they really are." Can I just say AMEN! Why do women do this so much? We are fabulous - or at least I am fabulous - but I am hesitant to admit it!

I also loved what he said about creating. Now, as a teacher, I get the opportunity to make stuff all the time. These are the usual elementary school crafts and colorings - but it gives me a creative release.

Okay, so here is more from his talk:
"Let me first pose a question: What do you suppose is the greatest kind of happiness possible? For me, the answer to this question is, God’s happiness.

This leads to another question: What is our Heavenly Father’s happiness?

This may be impossible to answer because His ways are not our ways. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are [God’s] ways higher than [our] ways, and [His] thoughts [higher] than [our] thoughts.”1

Though we cannot understand “the meaning of all things,” we do “know that [God] loveth his children”2 because He has said, “Behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”3

Heavenly Father is able to accomplish these two great goals—the immortality and eternal life of man—because He is a God of creation and compassion. Creating and being compassionate are two objectives that contribute to our Heavenly Father’s perfect happiness. Creating and being compassionate are two activities that we as His spirit children can and should emulate."