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Hi I'm Danielle

I am a Utahn, web editor, student, and a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah, and I love it here. I went to college in Idaho and missed Utah too much so came home only after a year. I traveled by train across country to see what New York City and everything in between was all about. I gained a broader perspective of the world, and realized I still love the large skies and mountains of the Wasatch Front more than anything. I came home, fell in love with the man of my dreams, and married him. We tried living in California, but again, Utah sang out to me, and we returned just as quickly as we left. We bought a home in shambles, fixed it up, turned it in to something beautiful, and filled it with a cat and a dog. I am expecting my first baby any day now. I got an amazing job as a web editor. Life is fantastic to the extreme.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the covenant, but it took me a long time to be fully converted. When I was a teenager I questioned everything, and when I graduated I explored those questions more, and I always came back to the Mormon faith. A good amount of my friends fell away, some of my family fell away, but through it all, the church rang true. I prayed and read my scriptures and was always honest about my faith, and in the end, I always received a witness that I was choosing the correct religion and worshiping God in the way he laid out for my to worship. God's hand is evident in my life, and I return that guidance by being the kind of servant he wishes me to be. I love my LDS faith, and I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I attend church weekly and currently don't hold a calling (besides a Visiting Teacher), since I am expecting my first baby any day now. I am readily available to serve in any capacity. My husband and I participate in the service activities. I pay my tithing and read my scriptures. Everyday it is difficult, and every day I make a conscientious effort to serve the Lord.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

God is justice and mercy. He is perfect and His plan is perfect. If it is true that you must be baptized to be saved, then of course God would allow as many as His children to receive this opportunity. If someone lived and died without the opportunity to be baptized, a just god would not condemn that person because of circumstance, a circumstance that God can control. Even in death, His work continues. We do the work here, since here is where God has set for it to be performed, and in the spirit world, that individual you did the baptism for can accept the ordnance or deny it. God is perfect and full of justice and mercy, and we can rest assuredly that He is thoroughly running things. Show more Show less