This past weekend some friends and I were able to go to Deseret Book's "TIME OUT FOR WOMEN". It was a fantastic meeting. Not only did we get a day and a half out of the house, but we got to do it with friends and family to laugh and be uplifted.
If you ever get the chance to go, GO!! It was amazing.
The musical talent was out of this world. Jenny Oaks Baker was phenomenal. It was rumored that to see that kind of performance from her would have cost $200. She was amazing. Of course the name Kenneth Cope says it all. He was the main musical performer and he also gave his "ins and outs" to his songs. It was very spiritual. The last performer we had was Cherie Call. I had never heard any of her songs, but she was excellent too.
There were several speakers as well. First off was:
She spoke to us Friday night. What an amazing woman. She talked about our communication with our Heavenly Father as well as our communication with others. Alma 7:11
CHARGE YOUR BATTERIES!! (by doing the following)
1. Thoughtfully ponder - listen to the spirit
2. Earnestly Pray - Talk in prayer
3. Carefully prune - What we make time for in our lives and what we can cut out.
4. Wisely Plan - plan with a purpose. "What do we want to have happen" It takes patience.
Mary Ellen Edmunds
I have a soft place in my heart for her because she is a family friend. My favorite over all!!
She spoke about being a peacemaker in our relationships.
"The Prince of Peace is the only one who can heal our hearts".
Don't be contentious; it's the opposite of being a peacemaker.
Avoid contention - slow to act; slow to speak
"Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me"
She has an amazing way of making you laugh one minute and cry the next.
Sin vs. Weakness
God is the author of weakness and Satan is the author of Sin. Our response from weakness should be humility.
PONDER - prayerfully
PRIORITIZE - which one to work on first
PRACTICE - Work at it.
PROP - ask for help from others.
Sin CAN be eliminated from our lives but Weakness CANNOT (in this life).
The rest of my notes were very scattered, but all the "presenters" were very good. It was a very uplifting meeting.