Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Sisterhood of Strength

I adore my sisters.  I have a lot of them.  I have three sisters by birth.  We share memories, DNA, and family quirks.  One of those sisters has moved to heaven and I miss her.

I have other sisters.  We share different things.  Sometimes we share beliefs.  Sometimes we share experiences.  We can share laughter.  We can share tears.  Often, we share diversity.  It goes without saying that we share our love.
My sisters and I share divine nature.  We are daughters of God.  We want to nurture.  We want to serve. 
Diony George has captured some of our divine nature  in A Sisterhood of Strength by sharing true stories of service.   Every sister has a story to share.   You will be reminded of your own stories, and your own divine nature as you read how some of your sisters have served each other. 

"Experience for yourself the pure love that inspires ordinary women to serve and accept service in a truly extraordinary manner. This inspiring collection of true stories from the lives of women just like you is told with heartwarming sincerity. Perfect for sharing, this remarkable book is sure to uplift, encourage, and cheer any woman, whether it’s her turn to serve or be served."

I am excited to share this book with you, and I'm delighted to say that two of the stories included in the book are mine.  I hope that you will be strengthened as you read this book, and that you will enjoy sharing it with others. 

I have included a few of my favorite quotes from the A Sisterhood of Strength following this post.
Linda Garner

Diony George is a wife, stay-at-home mom of seven, grandmother of two, a motivational speaker, and the author of three books. Through her writing and public speaking she loves helping others draw closer God.

An avid reader whose favorite genre is romantic suspense, Diony also loves to travel, sew, and bake—especially pies and homemade bread.

Born and raised in Alaska, she currently resides in Salt Lake City with her husband and family. Mrs. George can be reached through her personal website at

Love is an interesting thing. We love our family and our friends. We love our neighbors, especially those who are agreeable. We love those who love us, and sometimes we love those who are hard to love. I didn’t know if we could love strangers, but my sisters showed me that we can. They showedme that love has no borders.

It can be argued that it is not humanly possible to keep track of all the people who come and go in our lives. But the Spirit will never fail to guide us to where we are truly needed if we will but heed the call.

How do women—of no relation other than friends—become like sisters? It is the passion and charity women inherently receive as a gift from God.

That’s how it’s supposed to work; we uplift and help each other, so that we can return back to our heavenly home—together.

Our strength can be found in our differences, not just our alikeness. If we were all intuitive, what would we do for logic? Our Father in Heaven made us different so that we could balance each other, strengthen each other, and learn from each other. Through my dear friend, I learned to appreciate differences. Now I celebrate them!

Even though it has been difficult, we have never felt alone or abandoned. In fact, the angels around us in the form of friends, sisters, and brothers are evidence that Heavenly Father is aware of us, answers our prayers, and loves us more than we can comprehend.

The Lord truly is able to have his love extend to us through loving sisters—angels here on earth. Through them, we’ve been uplifted and have received answers to our prayers during a time when we weren’t sure anything could help us heal or feel joy again.

When we have the courage to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost, even when we don’t always immediately understand those promptings, we have the opportunity to bless the lives of others and strengthen our own testimonies in the process.

1 comment:

Diony said...

Thanks for sharing, Linda!