Virtual Oases 4/1
In the Blogs:
- From Amelia: A great story about interational adoption and generosity
- From Ana:“Women in My History”
- From Maralise: “Sometimes, I feel that the weight of the contradictions and the beauty of the nuance is too much. But I am continually enamored, confused, and awed by women like my great grandmother. I want to know the secret of their lives and their faith. I want to know what their silence says.”
- New-to-me blog: Courtney’s Meandering Thoughts of Yentruoc
- FMH wraps up women’s history month with an interview with Carol Lynn Pearson and a post on women in church history by Claudia Bushman.
- I’m not sure how I stumbled upon this paper online, but it’s an fascinating read (and she credits Caroline’s husband on the front page):Gaining a Testimony of Motherhood”: LDS Response to Changing Gender Norms, 1940 – 2006
- Finally, a friend from my college-ward days has put together a great website for the culinar-ily inclined (or the disinclined who need menu ideas!). Looks great, Jane!
From General Conference:
- Change in General Relief Society Leadership (with a conscience effort to increase diversity of life experiences, it seems): Our prayers, hopes and best wishes go out to them
- Two articles about last week’s Young Women’s Conference: Here and Here. Key quotes:
President Hinckley encouraged young women to garner as much education as they can. Although some young women may plan on getting married, he said that is not a certainty and “education will be of a great benefit.” . . . “We live in a highly competitive age, and it will only grow more so,” he said. “Education is the key that will unlock the door of opportunity.” . . . . “If you will take control of your lives, the future is filled with opportunity and gladness,” Hinckley said. “You cannot afford to waste your talents or your time.”