Being a convert to the L.D.S. Church, I’m always impressed with our brothers and sisters who attend General Conference. Everyone always looks so nice and neat. Which is in contrast to my memories of the many Pentecostal Conventions I attended in my youth. My mother would go through great pains in search of the perfect hat, dress, and shoes, and that was just for us kids.
On the other hand, my mother took a totally different approach with her outfit. It was all about being and looking “blessed and highly favored by the Lawd”. If her dress was store bought then her hat was hand made, if her hat was store bought then her dress was tailor made. My mother, like most women, wasn’t willing to “run into herself,” and the thought of that happening would create enough stress to make her switch outfits 3 or 4 times to be sure that she was going to look unique and fabulous! I want you to know that during Convention the women put the “D” in Dress and the men put the “S” in Sharp! At Convention, looking nice and neat simply won’t do!
Now I know that there are so many other things that I need to be focused on during General Conference. However, my thoughts were on the wives of the many General Authorities that line the stands this Conference. I also wonder about the thoughts of the many sisters who are seated in the congregation. Did they frantically run around SLC in search of the perfect pink blazer? Did some of the women make a mad dash to ZCMI looking for the perfect purple dress?…oops that was the Mo-Tab. Anywho, I wonder if there will ever be a time when the women in our church will decide that “nice and neat” is no longer an option. I wonder when we will decide that it’s time for us to really dress up for Jesus. When will we decide to step up and step out SHARP!!!?
Oh my… Where has the time gone? Here I’ve let my thoughts get the best of me, and I’ve missed most of the speakers. I’m so grateful for the Ensign!