Today we had a Stake Women's Conference. I had never been to a women's conference before but was excited to go. The theme for this conference was "Live Up to Your Privileges". It was based on a quote from Joseph Smith "If you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates."
We had six class options. They were:
"Live Up to Your Privileges: Look to the Temple"
"Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Exercise: True & False, Always & Never, What's a Gal to Believe?"
"Dare to Eat Your Food Storage"
"Courageous Parenting in the Digital Age"
"Receiving, Recognizing And Responding to Revelation"
"Making a Good Marriage Better"
We could chose to go to three of them. It was hard to chose because they were all wonderful topics. I chose to go to "Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Exercise..", "Dare to Eat Your Food Storage" and "Making a Good Marriage Better". They were very good.
I thought I would share just a couple things from each class. From the Nutrition class I really liked how they quoted President Ezra Taft Benson who said "There is no question that the health of the body affects the Spirit..." (Ensign 1988). That alone made me feel better when I take time to go on my jogs alone. Jogging for me is a destresser. I unwind and am always in a better mood when I get back. It is "me" time. It is nice to know that it also affects the health of my spirit.
The challenge that we were given was not to eat while standing or driving. We need to sit and eat. When we are standing it is usually in front of the fridge or the cupboards. For exercising we need motivation and something that we like to do.
I went to the food storage workshop because I have been working on my food storage and need all the help I can get. I have started couponing and have started building up my food storage but I think I needed a little direction. We were told about www.tipjunkie.com, www.funwithfoodstorage.net and www.foodstoragemadeeasy.net.
She talked about making a menu plan for a month and then writing out all the groceries that would be needed for the month and multiply that by 3 and those are the groceries that you would need for 3 months worth of food storage. You could even make other meal plans so you have more varieties throughout the year.
She also commented that we should put things in our food storage that we would eat and that we should be rotating our food storage so we should be eating them now. We never know when we will need to live off of our food storage so we should be willing to eat it.
The last one that I went to was "Making a Good Marriage Better". This one was really interesting because she really pull things out of the scriptures and showed us how wives in olden times were taught to be better wives even if their husband's weren't that great. She put it better than that. I have a wonderful husband but there are still things that I can be doing that will make our marriage better. The example in the scripture had to do with a bad husband who wasn't living up to his potential.
It was so nice to spend time with the other sisters learning new things and getting motivated in all areas of life. I just wanted to share it with you all. I hope that you all have a wonderful Saturday evening.