Yesterday I had quite the opportunity…
Myself, along with a few amazing bloggers, were invited to meet at Deseret Book where we met some impressive people who run that great corporation.
What good they do!
We arrived to find a table full of yummy cake balls, courtesy of the Lion House Cookbook… (which by the way, their new cookbook comes out this weekend). And although I have this aversion to sweets (thanks to this little guy/gal growing in my belly), they sent me home with one and I snuck a try… and all I can say is that your family will love you if you make them. The end.
As the meeting progressed, Sheri Dew (CEO of Deseret Book and former 2nd counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency) came in and joined in the meeting. She was just as I expected. She is a powerful, capable, articulate woman with a strong vision and the skills to lead people there. Isn’t that what you would expect? And in case any of you are wondering… she is completely personable. You just want to talk and talk with her. I so appreciate that she has been such a strong voice for the women in the church. I really resonated with her when I first heard her speak – and I have admired her from a distance for years and years.
One of the questions that was asked her was, “how does it feel to be Sheri Dew?” And I just loved her answer. After laughing off the question, she responded that she was proof that the Lord can use anybody. And that if you show him that he can trust you, he will use you. And she works really, really hard to let the Lord know that he can trust her.
I love that.
That is all I want to write about today, because I think that is something we can all think about. I don’t suppose that any of the men who we are about to listen to this weekend, ever thought they would be an Apostle. Nor do I think that Moroni ever thought he would be the last surviving Nephite. We just don’t know how the Lord is going to work miracles in our lives. But one thing is sure… we all have the capacity. And perhaps it is more prideful to say we can’t than to see that we can.