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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a music librarian. I'm a singer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 My faith and my family come first in my life, but I'm also passionate about the performing arts, singing and dancing as much as I can, even if it's just in my kitchen. I blog about my adventures and my perspectives on faith at http//thebookguardian.blogspot.com. I also love traveling, reading, and spending time with people I love.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family of faithful members and have long enjoyed its blessings in my life. Now that I'm out on my own, I've come to understand what it means specifically to me and not just to my parents. Having faith in Jesus Christ and in our Heavenly Father's plan gives my life direction and meaning. I am so grateful for the daily blessings and miracles I witness as a member of His church.

How I live my faith

 I serve as my congregation's music director, coordinating the hymns and special musical numbers for our worship services. I also serve as a visiting teacher, getting to know my fellow sisters, and try to be the best friend, sister, and daughter I can be.

What is faith?

The apostle Paul said, to the Hebrews "Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." My favorite definition is from the Book of Mormon prophet, Alma, who said "faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things, therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." We're not expected to know every aspect of the Gospel, but learning of the principles and then acting on them with faith is how we come to know whether or not they are true. Faith is like the wind. Or even love. We can't see it, but we can see its effects and power in our lives and know that it's there. We can even harness its energy and use it to our benefit. Also like love, it's more of a verb than a noun. It requires choice and action to be most effective. I, for one, choose to believe.  Show more Show less