Saturday evening was a delightful spiritual feast! October 2015 General Conference officially began with the General Women’s Session (yes I know it is still September). We heard from Rosemary M. Wixom, Linda S. Reeves (she has 13 children!), Carol F. McConkie, and Dieter F. Uchtdorf. For a wonderful recap of the evening please read this blog post, Who Am I, Really?
The Women’s Session is for girls and women age eight and older. I love being able to attend with so many of my daughters!
I created prints of some of my favorite quotes from the evening. There are two from each talk as well as a couple of prints of quotes from others that the speakers quoted from.
“Once we begin to see the divinity in ourselves, we can see it in others.” Carol F. McConkie
“Because you are His child, you not only need Him, but He needs you.” Carol F. McConkie
“We cannot play with Satan’s fiery darts and not get burned.” Linda S. Reeves
“I believe that if we could daily remember and recognize the depth of the love that our Father in Heaven and our Savior have for us, we would be willing to do anything They asked to be back in Their presence again.” Linda S. Reeves.
“Everything else in the gospel — all the shoulds and the musts and the thou shalts — lead to love.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“God didn’t design us to be sad. He created us to have joy!” Dieter F. Uchtdorf (I created two different prints of this one.)
You can download the pdf file that contains all these prints below.
One of my favorite poems ever is by WIlliam Wordsworth, particularly this section:
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting
And cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home:
In her talk Sister Wixom said, “We came into this world trailing clouds of glory.”
Sister Wixom also quoted Elaine S. Cannon who said, “There are two important days in a woman’s life: The day she is born and the day she finds out why.” She was paraphrasing Mark Twain of course but it is a great quote nonetheless. I particularly love how this one turned out!
If you enjoy these October 2015 General Conference Women’s Session Printables let me know!