Women of the Scriptures: Knowledge

woman-holding-book-candle-rane-183369-galleryHuldah   2 Chronicles 34

Now here is an obscure figure for you. In the Old Testament, King Josiah found some troubling prophecies in scripture and was desperate to have them interpreted. So his servants sought out the prophetess, Huldah. She read the scriptures and explained them to the king, adding in further inspiration that she received from the Lord. What makes her story so cool, other than the fact that the King sought out the help of a woman to educate him on the meaning of scripture, is that she used the gifts of intelligence that God had given her and then relied on the Lord for further guidance. When we seek knowledge, we should follow the pattern set forth by Huldah: use our gifts, but do not forget from whom those gifts come.


farewell_my_stripling_warriorMothers of the Stripling Warriors   Alma 56:45-48, 57:21

This group of women was not always righteous. They used to be part of a fallen and ruthless people. But when the gospel entered their lives thanks to the missionary work of Ammon and his brothers, these women forsook their sins and lived the teachings of Christ. They treasured the light they had received and made sure they taught their children everything they knew. So great were their teachings and examples that their sons were exactly obedient and had iron-clad faith in God which led them to victory. The mothers of the stripling warriors valued the knowledge of Christ and made sure that their children grew up in and were strengthened by that knowledge. May we treasure the knowledge we have and then spread that knowledge to benefit those around us.


La Festa della Donna

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Mimosa Flowers

“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.”
Ellen DeGeneres

“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.”
Faith Whittlesey

“The reason women don’t play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.”
Phyllis Diller

March 8th – Happy Festa della Donna!  International Women’s Day.  Though this is a United Nations established holiday, and the entire world should collectively celebrate this fine jubilous occasion (I suppose the US considers Mother’s Day enough of a celebration), Europe has a special passion for it – especially Italy.

Here, let me have Ashley tell you about her time in Italy – take it away, Ashley!

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It Was Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there!

I would like to pay tribute to my amazing mother – the biggest influence, example, and inspiration in my life. She has made me the woman that I am today, and I owe everything I am to her.

She spends her life serving her family and everyone else around her, devoting all the time and energy she can muster.

Since I was a child, she has taught me the importance of service, a sense of humor, knowledge, strength, and faith.

She is my mentor, my confidant, my comforter, and my best friend.

I love you, mommy. Happy Mother’s Day.




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