I remember hearing Linda K. Burton deliver her talk about Certain Women in April of 2017. Not to be confused as a reference to a specific woman, her message rang true to women who were certain in what they knew to be true.
What a fun discovery to find her talk as a beautiful hardback book. Full of bright colors there is an immediate feeling of hope. I loved each page with its gold edges and beautiful artwork as well as the fun geometric cutouts with colors peeking through. With the Christ-centered theme, it would be a perfect addition to anyone’s Easter celebration or as a Mother’s Day gift.
Am I a Certain Woman?
When I was given the opportunity to review Burton’s book I went digging for my notes from her address. These are some of the words I jotted down: A certain woman is centered in Christ. Sometimes it means making sacrifices. What is on my “can” list? Am I a certain woman?
Certain is defined as free from doubt or reservation, confident, and sure. When using this word to refer to women who are assured of who they are, firm in their beliefs, and convinced of their purpose, I think of so many of the wonderful influential women in my life. In much the same way, Sister Burton also thought of women from the scriptures, from the restoration, and from her own life who set an example of what it means to be certain of the truths they know to be true.
As we consider the meaning of our Easter celebration this year, let us reflect upon what we are certain.
I am certain of my divine worth as a daughter of God, of the love my Savior Jesus Christ has for me individually, and of His atoning sacrifice. For this knowledge I am grateful!
If you have the opportunity, check out this beautiful book.
Linda K. Burton
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah Burton has traveled the world. She lived for three years in New Zealand as a teen and three years in Korea as an adult. Having served in various capacities within the auxiliaries of the L.D.S. church, she most recently served as the Relief Society General President (2012-2017). She is the mother of 6 and grandmother of 29.