Stephanie Nielson, survivor of a near-fatal plane crash, shares her story of a beautiful life centered on faith in Jesus Christ and love of family. I love her inspiring story!
Stephanie has helped women around the world to exercise more faith, to have more courage, and to count our blessings. Her genuine goodness and lasting beauty are part of all she does.
BYU Women's Conference is a feast in so many wonderful and very real ways!
The 2014 talks will be available before long. Until then, here are transcripts of some of the excellent presentations from previous years. Hope you enjoy them!
2013 BYU Women’s Conference Transcripts
2012 BYU Women’s Conference Transcripts
2011 BYU Women’s Conference Transcripts
2010 BYU Women’s Conference Transcripts
Mother's Day celebrates moms who gave us life and taught us how to live.
This Mother's Day let's remember it was mom that brought us into the world, mom who cared for us, and mom who showed us what love is and can be.
Motherhood truly is a gift, both to those who have the privilege of being moms and to those who have the privilege of having moms.
As moms, we ofter wonder, and even worry, about falling short. Are we doing all we should? Can we do more? This short, reassuring video helps put things in perspective.
"First of all, I want you to be proud you are a woman. I want you to feel the reality of what that means, to know who you truly are.
"You are literally a spirit daughter of heavenly parents with a divine nature and an eternal destiny.
"That surpassing truth should be fixed deep in your soul and be fundamental to every decision you make as you grow into mature womanhood. There could never be a greater authentication of your dignity, your worth, your privileges, and your promise.
"Your Father in Heaven knows your name and knows your circumstance. He hears your prayers. He knows your hopes and dreams, including your fears and frustrations. And He knows what you can become through faith in Him."
"Be a woman of Christ. Cherish your esteemed place in the sight of God.
He needs you. This Church needs you. The world needs you."
Jesus Christ is our Savior. Because of Him, we can change for the better and live again with God.
This Easter season we celebrate His life and Resurrection and invite all to share His miraculous story.
One of our favorite family Easter traditions is going to the Mesa, AZ Easter Pageant, "Jesus the Christ."
It presents the life, ministry, and mission of Jesus through incredibly beautiful music, dance, and drama.
What a beautiful, testimony-building experience for the thousands of visitors who come each year!
Every day, every hour, every minute is a new beginning.
Starting today we can live the live we were meant to live. We can live each day with faith and purpose.
We can trust that every experience can be for our good. We can live as never before because of how one day started 2000 years ago.
As we experience the trials of life, we do not face them alone.
The Savior walks with us, strengthens us, helps us bear our burdens, and heals us.
Beautiful song with a powerful message!
Happiness is not the absence of pain, but the presence of God.
Gina Ashby shares her journey of healing after her brother’s suicide.
Her message is filled with faith, hope, and peace for all of us.
Loved this historic, inspiring General Women's Meeting!
So wonderful we can watch it as often as we would like!
"As individuals we are strong. Together, with God, we are unstoppable." ~Rosemary M. Wixom
"There is no age barrier when it comes to Christlike service." ~ Bonnie L. Oscarson
"Our true identity is that of a disciple of Jesus Christ!" ~ Linda K. Burton
"Because He loves you, He will provide the help that you need." ~ President Henry B. Eyring
"While Satan is attacking sisters at earlier ages, the Lord is lifting sisters to higher and higher levels of spirituality." ~ President Henry B. Eyring
"Every generation has noble, charitable, faithful, holy women. Although few of these women are well known to history, they are all well known to God, which is all that ultimately matters.
"As Eliza R. Snow put it, 'There are many of the sisters whose labors are not known beyond their own dwellings and perhaps not appreciated there, but what difference does that make? If your labors are acceptable to God, however simple the duties, if faithfully performed, you should never be discouraged.'
"Each of us in our own small or large spheres has the opportunity to add our stories to the pages of the history of Relief Society. It is now our turn, as Joseph Smith urged, 'to live up to our privileges.'"
“To be sure we have trials; but what are they? I want to ask my sisters now a serious question.
"When you are filled with the Spirit of God, and the Holy Ghost rests upon you—that comforter which Jesus promised and which takes of the things of God and gives them to us, and shows us things to come, and brings all things to our remembrance—when you are filled with this Spirit, do you have any trials?
"I do not think you do. For that [Spirit] satisfies and fills up every longing of the human heart.... When I am filled with that Spirit my soul is satisfied, and I can say in good earnest, that the trifling things of the day do not seem to stand in my way at all.
"But just let me lose my hold of that spirit and power of the Gospel and partake of the spirit of the world, in the slightest degree, and trouble comes; there is something wrong. I am tried, and what will comfort me? You cannot impart comfort to me . . . but that which comes from the Fountain above.
"And is it not our privilege to so live that we can have this constantly flowing into our souls?"
~Eliza R. Snow
Read More: Legacy of Relief Society
"We are all brothers and sisters. I imagine that every person on earth has been affected in some way by the destructive spirit of contention, resentment and revenge.
"The spirit of envy and hatred has led to some of the most tragic stories in history. Perhaps there are even times when we recognize this spirit in ourselves.
"We are not perfect. The people around us are not perfect. People do things that annoy, disappoint, and anger. Though we cannot look into another's heart, we assume that we know a bad motive or even a bad person when we see one. This topic of judging others could actually be taught in a two-work sermon. When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following: Stop it!
"Haven't we all at one time or another meekly approached the mercy seat and pleaded for Grace. Haven't we wished with all the energy of our souls for mercy to be forgiven for the mistakes we have made and the sins we have committed. Forgiving ourselves and others is not easy. In fact for most of us it requires a major change in our attitude and way of thinking even a change of heart. Consider the following questions as a self-test.
"Do you harbor grudge against someone else?
"Do you gossip even when what you say may be true?
"Do you exclude, push away, or punish others because of something they have done?
"Do you secretly envy another?
"Do you wish to cause harm to someone?
"If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to apply the two-work sermon from earlier: Stop it! There's enough heartache and sorrow in this life without our adding to it through our own stubbornness, bitterness, and resentment.
"This mighty change of heart is exactly what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is designed to bring about. Let us be kind, let us forgive, let us talk peacefully with each other, let us do good unto all men.
Allowing us to see others the way our Heavenly Father sees us, as flawed and imperfect mortals, who have potential and worth far beyond our capacity to imagine.
"Because God loves us so much, we too must love and forgive.
"Remember, in the end it is the merciful who obtain mercy."
Read More: "The Merciful Obtain Mercy" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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Expressing their love and appreciation for the sacrifices of pioneers who have served over the years without counting the cost, nearly 12,000 LDS youth smiled, sang, and danced in the rain, with the light of the gospel shining in their faces.
Their performance was beautiful and stirring. Hope you enjoy!
Al Fox, like so many other converts to the Church, is a courageous modern-day pioneer.
Her inspiring conversion story is full of faith, honest prayer, and overcoming obstacles.
Like Al, each of us can make choices each day that affirm our faith and strengthen our testimonies.
When we turn to God, he strengthens us and helps us overcome our daily challenges.