Friday, October 10, 2014

Meet This Mormon

My personal relationship with my Savior has grown slowly, over my whole lifetime. I have drawn nearer to Him with every heartfelt prayer, every moment I've spent in the scriptures, every prompting to serve that I have heeded. But I have never felt closer to Him than I have in the midst of my darkest days. Many of those days came though our journey with infertility, foster care and adoption.

 I can recall in perfect detail moments of complete heartbreak, when the only prayer I could utter was, "Please...".  I couldn't voice my pain, but He knew my sorrow and despite the overwhelming grief I felt, His peace filled my heart.  I felt reassured that our prayers would be answered, and our hearts would be healed.  And they were.  I am constantly astounded by the love I feel from Him.

I am by no means the perfect disciple. I often hurry through my time with God, I'm not very good at turning my will over to Him and I long to be able to see the end from the beginning.   But I know that He is real.  I have felt His love and guidance in countless ways throughout my life.

Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I am able to try every single day to be better: to develop the talents He has blessed me with, to be a more loving wife, a more patient mother, a more giving friend.  Christ set the perfect example for me to aspire toward and He has not left me on my my own to achieve that goal.  When I do my best, He makes up the difference.

I am grateful every day for a loving Heavenly Father who sacrificed His only begotten Son, so that I can repent of my many mistakes and start afresh.  This knowledge brings me joy.  Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes my life joyful, strengthens my family and allows me to have peace amidst the trials I face.


Now, get ready to meet these Mormons:

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We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints otherwise known as "The Mormons". We are proud of this part of who we are! We are excited to team up with over 65+ of us strong... to extend an invitation to see a film. A film entitled "Meet The Mormons". This film is not meant to be an "in your face" - you must join our church film. It is simply designed and produced to uplift and inspire you through six stories of those of our faith who have followed promptings to follow Christ more fully in their lives. We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy this film. We hope your hearts are made light as you feel the goodness that comes from following our Christ and Savior. All proceeds from the film will be donated to The American Red Cross. So not only will you be uplifted and inspired, your money will be going to an amazing charity!

 We also would like to take a moment and share our personal testimonies, stories of our own personal conversions, and our own stories of how following our Savior, Jesus Christ has changed our lives. The light of the gospel of Jesus Christ offers a joy and hope that only following him can provide. We hope as you click through and read our stories and testimonies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, you will feel uplifted and encouraged. We are by you! We love connecting with our readers, that is why many of us do what we do! Please be kind and considerate in your comments. It takes great bravery for us to open our hearts and our mouths to share with you such a tender and personal part of who we are. We share because we feel strongly the need to share the peace and the hope that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I'm A Mormon #1
Anita | Live Like You Are Rich, Landee | Landee Lu , Tara & Devin | Salt & Pepper Moms , Mallory & Savannah | Classy Clutter Kelli & Kristi| Lolly Jane
McKenzie | Girl Loves Glam , Pam & Lisa | Over The Big Moon , Melanie | Forty Eighteen , Sky | Capital B Adell | Baked in Arizona
I'm a Mormon #2
Andie | Maybe I Will , Shatzi | Love and Laundry , Robyn | Create it Go , Rachel | R & R Workshop
Tiffany | Feel Great In 8 , Katelyn | What Up Fagens? , Brittany | BrittanyBullen , Ginger | Ginger Snap Crafts , Stephanie | Crafting In The Rain
Chelsey | Cee Me Be , Amber | Crazy Little Projects , Kallie | Smitten By, Elyse, Kristen, Lauren, Steph, Kendra & Camille | Six Sisters Stuff Annette | Tips From A Typical Mom
Kierste | Simply Kierste , Tayler | The Morrell Tale, Jennifer | My Daylights , Cambria | Live To Be Inspired, Danielle | Today's The Best Day
I'm a Mormon #3
Nat & Holly | My Sister's Suitcase, Britni| Play.Party.Pin , Montserrat | Cranial Hiccups ,
 Heidi | A Lively Hope , Ashley & Meegan | Flats to Flip Flops

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