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Hi I'm Emily Kay

About Me

I live in Michigan with my husband and daughter. I love to run, read, work garden and do photography. I also love to blog.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, so I grew up learning about the church. However, there have been several times in my life where I needed to choose if what I had learned was what I wanted to live. Each one of those times was a growing experience for me. Now, as an adult, I am a very different Mormon than when I was a child, or a teenager. I've had too many prayers answered to doubt that God lives and knows me and loves me as an individual. The gospel to me is a living thing, that renews itself in my life on a daily basis.

How I live my faith

I work with the youth in my ward. I get play sports with them as well as cook, do service projects, and learn new skills. Every week is something new. I also love to go visiting teaching, mostly because I love to chat! But beyond that, it's a fabulous way of making friends. We get the chance to talk about our lives, our religion, and anything else that is important to us.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Emily Kay
As a woman, I wear dresses or skirts with a nice blouse to church. I don't feel like this is old fashioned. If I were to visit someone very important, I would choose to wear my best clothes. This is why I dress formally at church; I am visiting the Lord's house. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Emily Kay
 When you see it, you have to speak up and say "I don't want this." Too many of us just shrug our shoulders and say, Oh, well. . . that's just how it is. But we need to use our voices and say how we feel. How can our voices be heard if we don't speak up? Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Emily Kay
A ward is a congregation within geographical boundaries. A stake is made up of several wards. Each ward is set up pretty much the same as the next. We meet for three hours every Sunday, starting with Sacrament Meeting. After that, we move to different classes. I just have to say that I LOVE my ward. They are so much like a family. It amazes me how much love I feel for so many people of different ages, personalities, and back grounds, not to mention the love I feel from them. Show more Show less