Saturday, March 7, 2009


by Gale Sears

This morning I attended a Women’s Conference. The speaker was Ardeth Kapp; a woman of strength, service, faith, and gracious inclusion. She’s one of those speakers with the ability to pull you into her stories as though you’re the only one to whom she’s speaking. Somehow, you just forget about the other 200 women in the room.

The theme for the conference was ‘Steadfast and Immovable’, and was a topic which clearly resonated with all our hearts. We are weary and careworn by the conditions of our country, and concerned for the unsettled aspect of the world, so, as women of faith, it is imperative for us to stand strong and immovable in our standards and commitments.

In word and song it was a rousing call to service, and it’s safe to say that we all answered, “YES!” Yes, we’ll stay faithful. Yes, we’ll endure challenges and not falter in our testimonies. Yes, we’ll hold up the struggling soul, and yes, we’ll pass on our witness and standards to future generations.

I left the gathering feeling uplifted, fortified, and encouraged. I also left with a huge amount of gratitude for the hundreds of good (actually GREAT), women I know.

I wish to share one quote from Sister Kapp’s talk. “One woman is helpful, ten women are influential, one hundred women are powerful, and one thousand women are invincible!” And you know, that’s exactly how I feel when I’m in the presence of great women—invincible!

So, to all the great women of the world, thank you.


Jennie said...

Gale, I think we're soul mates in our views concerning the power of women. Great blog.

Cheri J. Crane said...

Wonderful post, Gale. =)I loved the quote by Sister Kapp about the power of women in the world. Words to live by.

Michele Ashman Bell said...

This is such a powerful message. If women would just stop and ponder about it, then exercise the faith in the divine truth of it, we, as women, could literally move mountains. I love inspirational nuggets of truth. Thank you!

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Thanks for your post, Gale. Good reminder!!