Sunday, October 21, 2012

H O T WOMEN

Yesterday I attended a Woman's Conference.  One of the classes I signed up for was entitled, "HOT Women."  I must admit I was quite curious on how an old out of shape pleasantly plump middles aged woman like myself could become a "Hot Woman."
The speaker was very engaging and funny and true kindred spirit to me.
She started out with explaining how she first heard about "Hot Women."
She had been invited to speak at BYU Hawaii a few months ago and she had time Sunday morning before she flew back to attend a local meeting.  Since she loved the young generation of the church she chose to attend the local "collage ward."  She commented that particular Sunday was a Fast and Testimony meeting.
She was thoroughly enjoying the testimonies of these young bright students when a young man stood up and started bearing his testimony.  Three times he mentioned how 'grateful he was to his Father in Heaven for allowing him the opportunity to attend BYU Hawaii and be surrounded by all these Hot Women."
Each and every one of us responded as she had.  We gasped and were horrified that in the middle of a testimony of all things this young man would make references to "Hot Women."
The speaker said she about fell out of her chair and to her utter amazement everyone else was smiling.
Each time this young man would mention "Hot Women" she would say to herself, "Heavenly Father, please help this young man sit done, how could he even mention "Hot Woman" in his testimony.  This is not the place or the time."
As he wound down his testimony this young man then explained, "for those of you who are visiting or are new to the ward I would like to explain to you what a "Hot Woman" here means:

              1.  A Woman filled with Humility   

2.  An Obedient Woman 

       3.  A Temple Worthy Woman




As she was resting her head upon the plastic airline pillow to sleep she said just as she thought she was going to drift off to sleep, a smile came to her face and she found herself thinking, "Heavenly Father, I want to become a "Hot Woman."
Like this presenter I also would like to become a "Hot Woman."  But where to start. 
For me that was going to the scriptures and looking up tips on Humility:

Micah 6:8:  "He hath shewed thee, o (Wo)man what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee/(me),
but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.

Matthew 18:4:  "Whosoever therefore shall humble themselves as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven."


Tips on Obedience:

Exodus 24:7:  "And he took the book of the covenant and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient."

One of my favorite scripper's in regards to obedience is found in D&C 82:8-10:
"And again, I say unto you, I give unto you a new commandment, that you may understand my will concerning you; or in other words, I give unto you directions how you may act before me, that it may turn you for you salvation.  I the Lord and bound when ye do what I say; 
but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise."




Last but not least, Temple Worthy Woman.
In another class I attended this dear sister closed with this amazing quote of Charity
 by Elder Marvin J Ashton:


"Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, 
when we don't judge or categorize someone else.
When we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remaining quiet.
Charity is accepting someones differences, weaknesses and short comings.
Having patience with someone who has let us down or resisting the impulse to become offended
when someone does not handle something the way we might have hoped.
Charity is refusing to take advantage of anothers weakness
and be willing to forgive someone who has hurt us.
Charity is the best of each other."

His statement truly summarizes all the above, Humility, Obedience and Temple Worthy.
I personally hold a temple recommend and I will not do anything to jeopardize my holding of that beautiful little card; but alas I continue to be a work in progress and some days I am just not filled with humility as my Savior was and there are some days I'm just not as obedient in keeping my Father's commandments, which truly breaks my heart because He has said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."   
Thankfully He has been gracious enough to allow me another day of trying to be like Him.  
Each and every morning I thank Him for allowing me another day and through His teachings and scriptures He has given me the template on how to become more "Savior like thee."  
Another great blessing which he has abundantly bestowed upon me is being surrounded by Hot Women who I am blessed enough to call friend.  Not all are LDS but each and every one of them share the beautiful attributes of a HOT WOMAN.  Daily every one of them inspire and enrich my life in so many wonderful ways that words cannot even begin to express my great love and admiration for them.
So, my dear friends may we all have a desire to become HOT WOMEN, not as the world suggests; we have  plenty of those but let us become HOT WOMEN that would make our Father in Heaven smile and with loving tenderness say, "this is my beloved daughter in whom I am well pleased." 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Stagnant Body

Have you ever found yourself feeling like a stagnant stream of water, not flowing, advancing or developing?  You feel like you are just standing in one place getting dark and stinky cause you unable to flow.

We have a stagnant body of water close to our home.  It is a dark pool full of dark yucky stuff .
Each weekend my husband goes out with a shovel and tries to open a pathway so that the water can flow out into the empty field but it gets backed up and then just stops advancing.
A couple of weekends ago I was watching him as he attempted to create a flow of water.
As I watched the water attempt to squeeze into the little row he had made I observed lush greenery where the water had flowed and then looking back I observed the dark dank pool of none flowing water.
I then looked out and observed the field was dry and would appreciate a good drink if my husband could keep the water flowing but each weekend we observe an obstacle of some type has prevented the water from flowing and completely stopped its advancement.


As I have been reflecting on what I had observed I started thinking about where I was at this time in my life.
I came to the realization that I too like that small body of water had become stagnant and was no longer advancing or developing.
 I too had hit some obstacles that had hindered and completely stopped my advancing.

Fortunately Heavenly Father always opens a window in which He allows you the to see the missing link.
As I gazed out that window I found myself wondering what I could do more to get me flowing once again.
Once I had made that decision, a new door of opportunities opened up to me.
It required some sacrifice on my part but I have always known in whom I have trusted and I know He is aware and with His wisdom and counsel all will be well.

I am now once again advancing and developing.
 I have even caught myself humming my favorite hymns through out the day.
It has been to long since I have hummed my favorite hymn.
My step is even a little lighter and my outlook on life is again brighter.


There is once again laughter and joy in my heart.
I am finding myself anxiously looking forward to the new day and the exciting challenges it brings.
I am actually visiting with my Heavenly Father, not just talking at Him.

I now have the time to spend quality time
 with family and friends.
Time with our loved ones
 is truly our greatest blessing.

I am in hopes that I will not in the future find myself stagnant but that I will continue to flow, advance and develop into the divine daughter that would make a  Father Proud