Monday, October 22, 2012

All Women are Daughters of God

Do you ever wonder what your relationship, as a woman, is to God? 

Who are we and who are we meant to become? What is our purpose and our destiny?

All women are daughters of God, and as such we each have divinely inherited qualities and a unique purpose in life. I rejoice to be a woman and cherish the opportunities to express my femininity and learn to be more loving by serving those around me in my family, community or even online.

 Jesus has a special place in his heart for women. Some of his best friends were women. He was quick to bless and teach and honor the women in his life, especially his mother, Mary.

"The world's greatest champion of woman and womanhood is Jesus the Christ."

--James E. Talmage in Daughters in My Kingdom, page 3

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that I belong to has an organization for women called the Relief Society. It is the oldest organization of its kind in the world. The motto for the Relief Society is "Charity Never Faileth." (1 Corinthians 13:8). All women who are members of this church are also members of the Relief Society. Women of other faiths who attend Relief Society are warmly welcomed and encouraged to participate.

The Book, Daughters in My Kingdom, published by the Church, explains more about the history of the Relief Society and what it is all about. A link to the book can be found {HERE}. It is available free to download or read online.

For anyone interested, the most recent General Relief Society broadcast can be found {HERE} to listen or watch for free online. I encourage any woman to view this; I found it absolutely inspiring and I felt the spirit of God as I listened. It is meant to teach and inspire any woman!





Friday, October 5, 2012

We Interrupt This Month to....

...bring the world to your doorstep! The world of giant trees, that is.

Instead of beginning school like most kids in the U.S., for the month of September, our family took an extended vacation to the Redwood forests of California and visited the Pacific Northwest. Nothing like starting off the year with a little time immersed in nature, especially while the weather is nice.  :o)

Some links about the Redwoods:

Exploring Redwood Forests
Redwoods with Kids
California's Redwood Coast

Have a great weekend!

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Photos my husband took:
Redwood National Park Redwood National Park Redwood National Park Redwood National Park Redwood National Park Looking up at Redwoods
  
 God's beauty abounds!