My Thoughts on the General Women’s Meeting

I loved the General Women’s Meeting last weekend. It is always so wonderful to hear the leaders of the church speak specifically to girls and women!

The main message I got from this session was that I am a daughter of God, and He loves me! This is so reassuring to me. One of my favorite questions, posed by Rosemary M Wixom, was “I am a child of God, therefore what?” I’ve loved pondering what this means for me. What difference does this knowledge make in my life? I’ve had too many ideas to cover here, but maybe I’ll compile them into a post sometime in the next few weeks. I especially loved President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s remarks. His talks are always full of great one-liners. Perfect for quotes ad printables 😉 So here are a few I’ve come up with! I have a frame on my wall that is just begging for a quote, and I’m trying to find the right one, so I’ve been Photoshopping like crazy lately. These are a product of that craziness.

 

love, Marybelle| With such a glorious future, why get swallowed up in the past? Dieter F. Uchtdorf

love, Marybelle | faith will fortify every footstep along the way. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Feel free to use these if you like them! (please just give credit where credit is due if you use it on the internet.) Sorry this week’s post is so short. Between morning sickness (yep, I’m pregnant! Woohoo!) and getting ready to host a brunch before General Conference tomorrow, I’m very busy. If you want to know what General Conference is (of which the General Women’s Meeting is a part) feel free to ask me, or follow the link above. If you want to watch with me, go to lds.org tomorrow or Sunday if you want to watch live, or any day after to watch the recording.

Also, if you ever have any questions about what I believe or my church, you are more than welcome to contact me! I love to talk about my faith and am always ready to answer questions.

3 Comments on “My Thoughts on the General Women’s Meeting

  1. Hello! I have been watching and reading a lot of the remarks from the General Conference and the General Women’s Meeting on my phone over Christmas break, and I remembered this blog posting. As I watch/read the Conference remarks, I feel so inspired and I know in my heart that the church is true. I have been praying to my Heavenly Father every night for about 5 months, and over time, my feelings have steadily grown. I have attended church twice with a friend, and met with a wonderful sister missionary over the summer. The problem is that my parents (well just my dad, really) are adamantly opposed to the LDS faith. Also, the few friends that I have confided in have either laughed or just looked at me like I was insane. I feel so alone and I am not sure what direction to take. The sister missionary I met with over the summer was transferred to another place, and the friend who invited me to church went off to college and is involved with his college life. I could really use some advice, but I’m sorry, I don’t feel comfortable leaving my name and email. Maybe you could post something on this blog? If not, I totally understand. Either way, merry Christmas and happy new year!

    • Hi, Friend! I’m so sorry that I didn’t see your comment earlier. I’m sorry that you’re having such a hard time. My mom was in a very similar situation to you when she was about 17 and while my parents have always been supportive of my faith, I definitely know how it feels to have friends look down on me for my religious beliefs. Also, I know it can be tough when a missionary you are close to moves away, but there are other missionaries that come to take their place, and they are called by God to be there, maybe specifically to help you, so don’t be afraid to reach out to them. (they should still have the same phone number as the missionaries you knew this summer) Don’t give up. Have hope. I know that when we are faithful and prayerful, we will be strengthened and eventually the blessings we ask for will come! I really admire your faith and perseverance. Thank you for reaching out to me.
      I’d love to post something here for you, and even more I’d love to find a way to talk to you. If you’re worried about anonymity you can always send me an email (marybelle@lovemarybelle.com) so we can talk privately, you could even make a new email if you don’t want me to know your name. God bless you, sister!

      • Thank you so much. Your kind words mean a lot. I am praying every day, and I feel hopeful. I am trying to work things out with my dad. The future is not clear, but that’s okay. God bless you!

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