If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know that my blog is all about sharing. I enjoy sharing with you my life and everything that I love about life – food, parties, crafts, my family,everything pretty and delicious. I love that you take the time out of your busy daily lives to share some of it with me.
Something I do not actively share on on my blog is my religion. But my religion is a large part of my life, it is my life. It is not just something I do on Sunday. It effects every aspect of my life -my attitude, my lifestyle, my choices, my mothering, my marriage etc.
Through all of this sharing you have probably figured out that I am a Mormon (a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) There has been a lot of “Mormon” talk in the media lately because of a particular presidential candidate. (I don’t blog about politics either) Much of that talk has been good, some of it not so good and I realize there may be a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about what we as Mormons, truly believe. Whenever I have a question about a certain topic I like to go to the source. When I have a legal question I don’t ask my doctor just as when you have a question about Mormons you shouldn’t ask your Catholic friend, you should ask your Mormon friend and I hope that I am your Mormon friend.
Recently I joined together with an amazing group of women bloggers, who also all just happen to be Mormons. You may recognize some of them on the list. Many of my favorite bloggers are on this list. There are a lot of Mormon bloggers out there. Every wondered why? You may find this post by Mormon Blogger Sydney of Daybook interesting.
In an effort to combat the negativity and uplift and inspire and help answer your questions about Mormonism, Mariel from Or So She Says asked a group of Mormon bloggers to share their testimonies about the church and a few of our most favorite scriptures. I am honored to be part of that group.
If you’ve ever wondered why I’m Mormon—or why anyone is Mormon—now is your chance to find out. Because this project involves thoughts and stories dear to our hearts, we are making it available only to those who truly wish to read them. On that note, please respect our beliefs as I promise to do the same.
If you are genuinely interested in learning more about why many of your favorite bloggers are Mormon, send an email with your name and address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also just ask me a question that I will be happy to answer in an email or you can receive the packet we have put together.
Due to the nature of this post, please keep your comments upbeat and kind. We are lucky to live in a free country where we are able to share our feelings and thoughts, whether or not we all agree, so let’s please encourage one another and help each other along this journey of life
Please feel free to privately email me any questions you might like an answer to.
If you’d like to receive the packet here’s what you’ll receive:
A packet filled with the personal thoughts of the following bloggers:
Along with the blogger packet, you will find our favorite scriptures and a free copy of The Book of Mormon. Why a copy of The Book of Mormon? It would be pretty difficult to truly understand us without it. It is, as we like to say, the keystone of our religion. From Mariel:
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is the ancient records of prophets who lived in the Americas before, during and after Christ’s time on earth. Honestly, I think it’s the coolest book ever.
And FYI, if you do request a packet, I will not use your address for any purpose other than sending your packet. No strings attached! If missionaries show up on your doorstep, blame it on or thank someone else.
Also, this weekend is kind of a big deal for us Mormons. Twice a year we are able to enjoy General Conference. We get to stay home, in our jammies, and watch and listen to the leaders of our church provide us with counsel and guidance on TV. It is truly one of my favorite weekends of the year. If you get BYU TV (Channel 290 at our house) you too can tune in and listen. The Mormon Tabernacle choir will be singing!
General sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. MST
Here’s a quick little video that explains a little more about General Conference.