Welcome Aboard Seven C’s Cruise
Sarah Cleveland – Nauvoo Female Relief Society • Discussions about the word “relief” • John Taylor – “Benevolent”
Eliza wondered if “relief” might convey “that we intend appropriating on some extraordinary occasions instead of meeting the common occurrences”
"We are going to do something extraordinary-when a boat is stuck on the rapids, with a multitude ... on board, we shall consider that a loud call for relief-we expect extraordinary occasions and pressing calls." (Minutes of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, 17 Mar. 1842.)
From that time women have been doing ordinary things with extraordinary results.
Too many are like a ship at sea without sail or rudder, tossed to and fro (as the Apostle Paul said) until more and more of us are genuinely, rail-grabbingly seasick. • Where is the sureness that allows us to sail our ship--whatever winds may blow--with the master seaman's triumphant cry, "Steady as she goes"? • Pat Holland, The Soul’s Center, BYU, Jan 13, 1987
Mortality is not a pleasure cruiseCarlos Asay A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are made for. William Shedd
#1 Get on boardGather • We need a community of sisters • healing wounds • Stilling souls • Sometimes He calms the storms • Sometimes He calms the child
“Mr. President, when the mariner has been tossed about for many days in thick weather on an unknown sea, he naturally avails himself of the first pause in the storm, the earliest glance of the sun to take his latitude and ascertain how far the elements have driven him from his true course… • Quoted, Carlos Asay, Stay the True Course, Ensign, May 1996,59
An island of time to… • #2 assess your current position • #3 make needed course correction • Carlos E Asay, Stay on the True Course, Ensign, May 1996, 59
#4 reaffirm your destination D&C 123:16-17 • You know, (sisters), that a very large ship is benefited very much by a very small helm in the time of a storm, by being kept workways with the wind and the waves. • Therefore, dearly beloved (sisters), let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.
“Keep Workways with the Wind and Waves” D&C 123:16-17 It’s a night out with the women. Join us for an Enriching Evening on the Seven Cs Consume: Dinner Chocolate: Dessert! Compassion: Humanitarian Cope: Jessica Peterson File Folder Games LDS Family Services Create: by talented Akron Stake Women Culture: Musical Prelude Counsel: RS Broadcast