Thursday, March 27, 2014

General Women's Meeting

To All Women & Girls 8 Years Old & Up!

Come, join us for the General Women's Meeting 
Saturday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m.  
Richardson Stake Center

Refreshments will be served after the broadcast.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Come, Join With Us


Our discussion this Sunday will be based on Elder Uchtdorf's talk from October's conference - "Come, Join With Us."  His message remind us that regardless of our circumstances, personal history, or the strength of our testimony - there is room for us in this church.  

As you read or listen to this message, please ponder on the question posed in his introduction, "Why would anyone want to join such a church?"

Please consider how you would personally answer that question if asked. What drives you to do the many things the Lord has asked of us? What about this faith and organization encourages you to continue when trials or responsibilities may seem overwhelming and too much to bear?

I pray our discussion will allow us to support each other in our efforts to endure faithfully to the end and open our arms to those around us and invite them to come, join with us.  

Annie Reid

Sunday, March 16, 2014

10 Accomplishments

Relief Society has accomplished many great things since its organization in 1842. As we celebrate Relief Society's birthday this month, let us remember how forward thinking & community building this organization has always been.

GB Hinkley Quote On Relief Society

This month marks the birthday of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As President Gordon B. Hinckley once said at a National Press Club Appearance, "People wonder what we do for our women. I'll tell you what we do. We get out of their way and look with wonder at what they're accomplishing."

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Stake Conference

Stake Conference This Weekend!
March 15 & 16

Saturday Evening Session for Ages 12 & Up:
7:00 - 9:00 pm 
Richardson Stake Center

Sunday Session:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Richardson Stake Center


  Even though The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints does not celebrate Lent, I will always be a Louisiana Girl at heart. As latter-Day Saints, it's kind of Lent all year round as we invade the blessings of the atonement through fasting, prayer, and personal repentance.  It is important to take a memento to pause and reflect on the life of the Savior. The Lenten season has always been a time of self-examination for me.  Lent is a time to work on that one annoying habit that just need to go.  

  This year, my focus will be two-fold; first, we will be spending more time as a filmily in the "physical wilderness" through camping and hiking to remind us of the Savior's 40 day fast in the wilderness.  Second, I will be spending more time in my own "spiritual wilderness" by increasing my temple attendance.  The scripture that keeps coming to my mind is Doctrine & Covenants 88.  There is so much material jam packed into this one section of scripture.  My personal commitment is to read Doctrine & Covenants 88 morning & night every day during this time to increase my faith. Here are two often quoted verses from Doctrine & Covenants 88:
49 The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not; nevertheless, the day shall come when you shall comprehend even God, being quickened in him and by him.
50 Then shall ye know that ye have seen me, that I am, and that I am the true light that is in you, and that you are in me; otherwise ye could not abound.

Rachel Roark

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Faith & Repentance (Chapter 5)

President Fielding Smith taught, "The forgiveness of sins comes through faith and sincere repentance."  He said that, "it is necessary, not merely that we believe, but that we repent," and he also taught that when we perform good works in faith until the end, we will, "receive the reward of the faithful and a place in the celestial Kingdom of God." With a desire for all people to receive this reward, he testified of Jesus Christ and preached repentance throughout his ministry.

Sisters, please come to class with examples from the scriptures that have increased your faith, given you an answer to your prayers, or inspired you to action.

Karen Armstrong

Thursday, March 6, 2014

General Women's Meeting
March 29, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
Will be held at the Stake Center & the Wylie Building.
Dessert will follow.
For all women, young women & girls, age 8 and up.
Enjoy the Spirit of Worldwide Sisterhood!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Social Media In The Home

"Computer tablets, gaming systems, smartphones, and handheld devices -- digital technologies are proliferating faster than you can say, 'There's an app for that.' And, like a nuclear reaction that can power whole cities and level them -- they have vast powers for good and ill." - Jan Pinborough Spiritual Safety On the Web
We live in a time where the world is truly at our fingertips. The ways in which we communicate are changing faster than ever imagined. Elder Bednar said, "I raise an apostolic voice of warning about the potentially stifling, suffocating, suppressing and constraining impact of some kinds of cyberspace interactions and experiences upon our souls." - Things As They Really Are [Ensign 2010]
"So how can we harness technology's awesome potential while protecting ourselves and our loved ones from its potentially devastating ill effects?" -  Jan Pinborough
On Sunday, I am excited to lead our discussion on ways to keep our families and homes on the safe side of social media and technology!

Kristi Chesnut