Quotes and Happenings from BYU Women’s Conference Day 1

Whew. I’ve been women’s conferencing since I left my house at 7:15 this morning. I’m the good kind of tired. Before I sign off for the night, I wanted to share some of favorites from the day, courtesy of my Twitter account. Today is seriously the first day I’ve ever really used it for real– to “tweet” about something as it’s happening. Since I haven’t figured out how to cut and paste this in reverse, just note that the top of the list is the end of the day and the bottom of the list is the beginning of the day. Reverse chronological order. Got it?  I’ll be tweeting more tomorrow, but probably not quite as often because 1) I have my book signing for a couple hours in the morning, and 2) it was harder work than I thought it would be.  Behold my glorious Thursday:

(If you click on the links, it will take you to photos, etc.)

Tweets

  1. Hilary Weeks is the goods. Her love song “I Found Me” made me want to go home and kiss my husband on the lips. #byuwc #deseretbookconcert

     
  2. At Deseret Book concert with Sandra Turley singing “For Good” from Wicked #byuwc #deseretbook #wickedthemusical pic.twitter.com/xVd1CSCFFM

  3. When all these groups of women walk across campus, I think to myself, “THIS is God’s Army.” #weareallenlisted #byuwc pic.twitter.com/DRw8UegGbZ

  4. Because God loves us, He labors to make us loveable. #kevinworthen #byuwc

     
  5. Eternal love is so much a characteristic of what makes God God that the apostle Paul taught, “God IS love.” #kevinworthen #byuwc

     
  6. Sometimes when we are stretched by our children, we find that we are capable of doing more than we thought we could. #peggyworthen #byuwc

     
  7. Sometimes we don’t have time to fast and pray; sometimes we only have time to pray fast. #paraphrased #peggyworthen #byuwc

     
  8. Family is ordained of God. It is the most important unit in time and in eternity. #churchhandbook #peggyworthen #byuwc

     
  9. Beautiful piano/cello duet, “Lead kindly light.” Wish you could hear it. #ldshymns #byuwc

     
  10. A loving Heavenly Father listens to our prayers and inspires us what to do to reach a particular child. #sisCallister #pHicken #byuwc

     
  11. Keep in mind that children don’t need perfect mothers; children need human mothers that can manage their humanness #motherstylesbook #byuwc

     
  12. Teenagers speak another language. Like the brother of Jared, pray to the Lord to not confound their language. #juliegowans #byuwc

     
  13. One of the best ways to develop patterns of communication with our children is to build relationships with them. #juliegowans #byuwc

     
  14. If the Savior is my greatest champion, am I His? #AMtoone #byuwc

     
  15. Heavenly Father expects his daughters to use their influence to change the world, one individual and one family at a time. #AMtoone #byuwc

     
  16. Christ gives righteous women more lasting influence than women of the world, especially at the individual and family level. #AMtoone #byuwc

     
  17. Christ demonstrated deep familiarity with women’s lives. He appreciated them and ennobled them. #DMK #annemarietoone #byuwc

     
  18. Don’t measure your worth or your day by society’s standards. #cherylsavage #byuwc

     
  19. This is my stage and my season. I am a warrior. #cherylsavage #byuwc

     
  20. You can’t make children behave better by making them feel worse #heatherstephenson #byuwc

     
  21. “Grant me the patience to deal with my little blessings” #heatherstephenson #byuwc

     
  22. Sometimes your kids don’t need you in their face; they just need you by their side. #aprilmoody #byuwc

     
  23. When we live a righteous life, our presence becomes a powerful influence. #aprilmoody #byuwc

     
  24. I can control what my presence brings to my family.”If you want peace, yours is the responsibility to obtain it.” -McKay #aprilmoody #byuwc

     
  25. Who we are is more important than what we do. Our presence matters. #aprilmoody #byuwc

     
  26. Apparently there are alot of us who need a class about controlling our temper. :) #byuwc pic.twitter.com/jAAxuOjIJ7

     
  27. Embrace and own the lives we are given. Find ways to make them useful. #elainemarshall #byuwc

     
  28. You cannot live your life in Gethsemane. Jesus was already there. #elainemarshall #byuwc

     
  29. The grace is already there; we might as well show up. #elainemarshall #byuwc

     
  30. Elaine S. Marshall: All we have to do is press forward with joy to have the only promise we really need: the Lord is with us. #byuwc

     
  31. I will be live-tweeting from BYU Women’s conference today. Feel free to follow along. It will almost be as good… http://fb.me/25moXRL6K 

     
  32. Sister Linda K Burton: The Lord will be with us even unto the end as we do our part as daughters in the kingdom. #byuwc

  33. Let’s get this party started. Loving crowds of good women. #byuwc pic.twitter.com/vYJQpM1TX0

     

    SEE YOU TOMORROW, FRIENDS.