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We can know of God’s love for us
And  that we never walk alone
Pray and read from His scriptures, thus
For that is how He makes things known

#PresMonson   1 of 2 poems, see the label: we never walk alone 


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What do LDS women get?
But every chance to shine
Endowed with spiritual gifts
As God’s daughters, divine

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We become
So much more
When we work as one
With the Lord

Thoughts from listening to Relief Society … on BYUtv during half time Sunday Conference

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A very small flower in a garden of many
Waited all day to be named
Feeling insignificant, it would take any
Quite forgotten, it felt so ashamed

The sun had set, light would not last
In despair, it cried from its low place
“Forget-Me-Not” …someone walked past
stopped, looked down, and parted a space

There in the shadows the blue flower stood
Hidden by the foliage of a buttercup
Ah, He said, “You have finally understood
You have worth and limited time to speak up”

“In your sweet plea… you have named yourself
The weakness of your size none shall forget
For we all need to be noticed and are in need of help
From you, the least, we learn great things come if we let!”

“This is the first of five lessons I want to share
Things we all need to remember
One for each petal you so beautifully wear
As I wish happiness for each flower member”

“The second desire comes of my heart
As I recognize talents and gifts
Sacrifices are many but the best impart
A stirring of love that uplifts”

“The third to hold to is found all around
And is easily thought less of
That is finding joy in all that surrounds
The greatness of life is love

The fourth is so easy to overlook
As we each have so much to do
But we should focus on the “why?” as we look
Up…for warmth and bright light too

The fifth is the hope of what is to come
The potential that lies within
The knowledge of what we each can become…
We are much more than this life we are in

Sweet little blue Forget-Me-Not
You’re the symbol for what we should learn
If we are to grow, these five things should be sought
And from them we should never turn


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Diversity and Strength of Mormon Women Highlighted in New Relief Society Book

With tears streaming down my face
I marvel- what’s been given me
A book to search through and embrace
That’s uplifting and strengthening

I am never alone
To complete each role
In womanhood I am shown
What I need to be whole

We need it Sister Beck. Sometimes
it is so hard to hold it all together.

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>She gives relief to the poor
The needy and the distresse
For souls she does so much more
According to how she’s impressed

She knows a heavenly mandate
Has been given to her to lead
Women of the wolrd to a more divine state
Through her grand example indeed

As evil and darkness threaten
She holds her lamp brightly lit
And speaks of God in heaven
That she and others will profit

I’m visiting teaching today-
thoughts from:
From Our History
At a June 9, 1842, meeting of the Relief Society, the Prophet Joseph Smith taught the sisters that their society was “not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls.” 1 This statement of a spiritual as well as a temporal purpose has characterized Relief Society throughout its history. In 1906 President Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) taught: “[Relief Society] has not only to deal with the necessities of the poor, the sick and the needy, but a part of its duty—and the larger part, too—is to look after the spiritual welfare and salvation of the mothers and daughters of Zion; to see that none is neglected, but that all are guarded against misfortune, calamity, the powers of darkness, and the evils that threaten them in the world.” 2 In 2001 Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reiterated, “Every sister in this Church who has made covenants with the Lord has a divine mandate to help save souls, to lead the women of the world, to strengthen the homes of Zion, and to build the kingdom of God.” 3

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