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Hi I'm Danna

I'm from the United States, I'm a young wife and mom and, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mama to my four blessings, wife to my sweetheart, Latter-day Saint, Lactivist, conservationist, hiker, reader, patriot, chef, photographer, naturalist,...

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a part member, occationaly active in the Mormon faith family. I went to church off and on during my childhood, when my mom wanted to go or when a friend would give me a ride. When I was 16 and was able to get my drivers license, I then gained enough independence that I had to choose what path I would take. It was then that I chose to follow my Savior and truly be an active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I knew then that I would truly have lasting joy instead of fleeting happiness if I chose to live my faith. I am a Mormon because I know that is is the path that will bring me true happiness, I don't want what the world calls happiness. I want the happiness and joy my Heavenly Father and Savior have provided for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday, in personal and family prayers and scripture study, in singing my children songs about Jesus, in teaching my children to pray and then listing to their sweet words, "please bless our food that our bodies will be safe" (my sweet 4 year old). I live my faith in my Sabbath worship, in serving the women at church. And in studing and living the words of living prophets!

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Danna
Grace is the beautiful gift our Savior gave us through his atonement. Grace is what will enable us to return to our Heavenly Father's presence and live with Him again. I know often others do not think we have a doctrine of grace because of the oft quoted scripture "faith without works is dead", which is in James chapter 2 in the New Testament. We merely say that you have to do good and keep the commandments in this life and then after all we can do, how ever much that is person to person, Gods grace will fill in. We could never be perfect and we do not have to, Jesus was perfect and he bridged the chasm that was between us and God through his suffering in Gethsemane and Calvary. I really like what our Bible dictionary says, in part; It is through the grace of the Lord that individuals, through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and repentance of their sins, receive strength and assistance to do good works that they otherwise would not be able to maintain if left to their own means. This grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best efforts. Show more Show less

Why don't Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church's law of health and proper diet?

Danna
In the early days after the restoring of the church, Joseph Smith was prompted to ask the Lord about the use of tobacco and alcohol among the members of the church. The revelation he received is now recorded as Section 89 in the Doctrine and Covenants, part of our scriptures. Often the Lord waits until you ask to tell you and I believe this is what happened here, when Joseph was ready to hear the Lord spoke. And so the "Word of Wisdom" as it is called came forth. In it the Lord tells us of all the wonderful things he has provided to keep our bodies healthy, grains of many kinds, fruit and vegetables in their season, herbs, all to be used with Thanksgiving! There are also cautions, Wine and strong drink, tobacco are not for the body. And flesh of the beast and fowls are to be used sparingly, in times of cold, famine, and excess hunger. But as always with the Lord if you keep His word, He promises blessings. Here he promises health, wisdom, and protection. I am thankful for the word of wisdom and the knowledge it gives, this was reveled in 1833 long before anyone knew smoking was bad for you! The Lord knows everything and will bless you when you ask in faith! I have been blessed by the word of wisdom by having a guide to health that comes from the creator of my body, not the latest fad or erroneous idea. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Danna
I think this distinguishes our church from other Christian churches because we do not baptize infants or small children. In our faith the first 8 years of a child’s life are what we call "protected". By the blessing of our Saviors atonement little children are cleansed from all sin. We believe we are responsible for our own sins and not Adams transgressions. Those first 8 years are a blessing that Heavenly Father has given parents, 8 years to teach our children right and wrong, good and bad; before they have need of repentance. And if a child dies before the age of accountability ( age 8), we have the wonderful blessing of peace in knowing that our babies will return to the welcoming, loving arms of our Heavenly Father. When a child reaches the age 8 they have been taught in Sunday school and in the home, they then have the choice to formally join the church and be baptized. Show more Show less