Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sister's Meeting

On June 15th, the senior sisters joined with women from the Moscow Stake at the Central Building, for an inspired morning of being taught by the wives of our visiting general authorities.
Sister Sorenson traveled by metro together. It is most likely the last time I will have one on one with this special lady, as they prepare to return home to Salt Lake City at the end of the month.
It was a spiritual feast. I sat in a row with several of our senior sisters. These special women have grown so close in my heart. It was nice being together for this special occasion.

I would like to share with you some of the things that I learned from these wonderful women. (wife of Elder Russell M. Nelson, wife of Elder Suarez, presidency of the Quorum of the Seventy and our area presidency's wives, Sister Lawrence and Sister Bennett, and our Sister Sorenson and a few closing remarks by our Stake President Yakov Boiko.

1. - the power of good music to affect and change lives was brought once more to my attention.
2 -  screaming doesn't help but soft and kind words do.
3 -  never give up on someone you love.
4  - being holy doesn't mean being perfect. I came away from the meeting with a greater desire to
      strive to be the best woman I can possibly be, one day at a time, and striving to become a more
      holy woman in my thoughts and actions.
5 -  don't go through life being a life-sized puppet. Who is pulling YOUR strings?
6 - "The Lord will not force you to learn. You must exercise your agency (free will) to authorize the 
       Spirit to teach you."
7 - Stop comparing yourself to others.
8 - When we came to earth, we each had our own "scroll" attached to our spirit, things that we were
      expected to learn, to do. We are not to measure ourselves by someone else's yardstick. We each
      have our own set of circumstances, challenges, talents......
9 - The lost tribes of Israel will come from the North countries. Russia is one of those countries.
10 -  turn off the computer and television and turn to Jesus Christ and to the scriptures.
11 -  the more often we say thank you the happier we will be. Consider keeping a gratitude journal.
12 - "to give up on a child is to doubt the ability of Heavenly Father to perform a miracle."
13 - Wouldn't it be great if children came with an instruction manual? They have! The scriptures
       are that manual!
14 - Faith requires patience.
15 - things are not always as they appear to be.

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