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Hi I'm Ryanne

I am a NY girl born and raised, now living in California, and I am a mormon.

About Me

I like... Special K with strawberries. Swimming. Blogging. Autumn. Christmas music. I love...God.My Husband. My Family. My Friends. The Ocean. The Mountains. Working with kids with disabilities.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I choose to be. I am a mormon because I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I strongly value my intuition and my heart and often make choices based on what I feel my spirit is telling me. Being a mormon for me is a result of what my spirit tells me is true. It is a result of prayer, of having my prayers answered. It is a result of many experiences that confirm to me my choice and my direction in life is correct. Being a mormon for me is a decision based off of my heart and my mind and the natural truth that has always lived within me. The truth that we are children of a loving God, that we lived with him before we were born, and that we are given chances on this earth to learn to become like him, and that we return to him after we die.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do good unto others and striving to love and care for those around me as Jesus would. It's a big task but I try the best that I can everyday, praying for God's help all along the way. The church gives us great opportunities to serve and grow as we participate in callings prayerfully assigned to us by the Bishop of our ward. This may be leadership positions, teaching, working with children, planning activities, etc. Through my various callings at church I have been able to serve my fellow brothers and sisters in the gospel, and I have been able to develop various talents as well.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

There have been "big" moments in my life that have shown me there is a God. But mostly, I see my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's hand in my everyday life. In the beauty of a sunrise. In the crisp fall weather of NY. Of watching the waves come in and out on the coast of California. Some may call these reminders, these tender mercies of God's love, mere coincidences. The green light when I am running late, the note from a friend when I am in need of encouragement, kindness from a stranger, whatever it may be. When one truly looks for the Lord's hands in their life- they will find it-everywhere. Wherever I am I feel my heart continue to tell me that God is ever present in my life, that he is aware of me, and that he loves me. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Mormon temples are used to bring all of God's children closer to him. We consider our temples to be the most sacred structures on earth, the house of the Lord. Because we view temples as such a holy place, one must have a temple recommend and live high moral standards as a member of the church to enter in. In the temple we are taught and instructed about the eternal nature of the human race and learn of our purpose. In the temple we make covenants, or promises, with God that we will live a high standard of moral cleanliness and devote our lives to him. In return we are given marvelous blessings and promises the Lord will fulfill to us. In the temple we perform ordinances such as baptism by proxy for our ancestors who have passed on without the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Since we also believe that the family unit is the fundamental unity of society, and eternity, we perform what we call Sealing ordinances that bind husband and wife together for eternity as well as join children and parents together. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe that families can be forever, we can be together in heaven after we die. This is made possible through sealings in the temple. The temple is a special place. It is a place of beauty and peace. My husband and I love going to the temple and try to go as frequently as possible. We find it to be a rejuvenating and sacred experience that we thoroughly enjoy. Show more Show less