Category Obedience

… in all patience and faith

On a number of occasions in the past few months, the subject of Joseph Smith- and by extension, the leadership of lay ministry- has come up as I’ve met with women in my stewardship, and other friends and acquaintances. I think on words uttered as a promise and warning from Moroni to Joseph at their […]

The Sealing Ordinance

[Preface]   I love the nature of the First Sunday of the month in Relief Society. It’s a time when we as a presidency get to pray together and reason together about what we want to teach. We base the topic on something that we feel the women in our stewardship may be in need […]

He did straighten them in the wilderness

I love the way Nephi teaches of Moses’ people as they journeyed in the wilderness (1 Nephi 17):   Nephi has an opportunity to liken the Jews’ toil in the wilderness to that of his brethren, who also find themselves absolved from a land of tribulation (Jerusalem) and left to be rule-makers themselves. Though the […]

Virtue and Pitfalls

Linda S. Reeves, who serves in the General Relief Society Presidency, spoke at Women’s Conference on living virtuous lives. I loved the perspective she lent to the topic, and how inclusive she was of women in the pitfalls and dangers of the modern-day attack on virtue. The female journey through the dreary world is as […]

A God of Miracles

in Relief Society today we learned about the nature of miracles. It was a brilliant class, and our teacher, my wonderful friend Ferne, emphasised that miracles are not necessarily always mountain-moving occurrences; but they can be even small things that are sprinkled in our lives. As she taught, I realised how dangerous it is that […]