PROVO, Utah — A woman of light — one who will be a leader — has strength that will enable her to meet life's many challenges, said Carol Clark Ottesen during the BYU Women's Leadership Conference March 5.
Speaking on Proverbs 31:18, Sister Ottesen addressed the topic "Her Candle Goeth Not Out by Night." As women today "keep their light on," she said, they can find a balance between spirituality, self-development and service.
"Although we can't always control what happens, we can learn from it," she said. "Or we can be swept up in the dark."
During her address, Sister Ottesen spoke of three college friends who were faced with infertility, divorce or impending death after leaving BYU. Each, she said, had three things in common that sustained them and their families in times of trial.
Following their example "will provide a light for you to overcome anything in your life," she said.