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Hi I'm Giselle

I'm a wife, food network fan, designer, party planner, traveller, Hoya, Tarheel, & dentist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

* I am a lover of uplifting & thoughtful quotes. * I am a student of delicious, healthy, natural cuisines. I prepare Barefoot Contessa fare whenever I'm in the mood for something especially sapid. * I thoroughly enjoy the matchless beauty of nature. * I delight to pour over inspiring books of great minds. * I am particular about what is important to me. * I floss every night. * I dabble in hiking, biking, walking, jogging, pilates, yoga, kickboxing, weights, sailing, dancing. * I have a yellow laborador & have been known to make food especially for him. * I was born & raised on the east coast & have lived in France. * I know who I am. I know my goals. I know my purpose. I know where I want to go. * I multiply my joy in life infinitely as I bask in the vicarious joys of all people around me. * I love creating my life as I live it.

Why I am a Mormon

• I took the promise in the Book of Mormon to heart, and, through sincere prayer, received an answer of its truthfulness. "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask of God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." Moroni 9: 4 • I know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Savior’s church. I have received a heavenly witness and am determined to live according to the light and knowledge that I have. • Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a constantly invigorating challenge to personally become better every day in every way possible. • My faith grows in the gospel and I progress as I live it. Every gospel principle that I apply in my life gives me greater joy, understanding, compassion, appreciation of blessings, optimism, peace, love for others, love for and faith in the Savior and confidence in myself to continue to progress. My membership in the Church and testimony of its truthfulness give me purpose and direction and enable me to become my best possible self. They mean everything to me.

How I live my faith

• I pray & read scriptures. • I look for every virtuous and lovely thing in life & seek after it. • I attend church meetings on Sundays. • I visit members of my church in sickness & health. • I attend the temple & it reminds me that the best perspective in life is an eternal perspective. • I garden. • I cook. • I clean. • I exercise. • I select nutritious, wholesome foods for our home. • I endeavor to inspire my husband to optimum health & strength. • I tell my husband that I love him and that I am thankful for, proud of, & impressed by him. I endeavor to live so that he knows these things to be true. • I read uplifting and inspiring books of amazing minds. • I continue to learn. • I make sure my husband flosses before bed. • I enjoy sunsets and the beauty of the earth. • I am ever striving to better myself. • I am inspired by the good I see in others. • I delight in the joy of others. I am sorrowful to see sadness in others. • I hope to be an influence for good. • I endeavor to stand in holy places. • I value my marriage. • I delight in truth. • I contemplate eternity. • I count my many blessings and am ever thankful for each one.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Giselle
* to have joy * to progress * to live by faith * to prove our obedience to the commandments of God * to choose and be accountable for our choices * to prepare to return to our Father in Heaven * to experience or prepare to experience marriage * to have or prepare to have families * to experience difficulty in order to gain the strength, knowledge, faith & joy that every difficulty affords Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Giselle
My husband worked to pay for his 2-year mission. Church members are very supportive, so under special circumstances, family & church members may help fund a mission. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Giselle
no Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Giselle
The Holy Ghost is the comforter of which Jesus Christ spoke. I liken the Holy Ghost to an internal spiritual compass. We may receive personal guidance, greater faith, understanding, comfort, increased capacity for love, knowledge of truth, answers to prayers and other spiritual blessings by the power of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Giselle
Jesus Christ Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Giselle
Jesus Christ is the Son of God & this is what we believe. We believe that there were prophets all around the world not just in and around Jerusalem who prophesied of His coming. We believe that there are written records of these prophecies, some of which were uncovered and translated by the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Book of Mormon is one of these records. We believe that the Savior visited the Americas after His resurrection, and that the ancient inhabitants of the Americas were some of those to whom the Savior referred in Jerusalem when he spoke of His "other sheep". We believe that the ancient inhabitants of the Americas made written records of His visit. Some of this record is also contained in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another witness of the reality of Jesus Christ's life and mission as Savior. This is why it is so precious and offers such spiritual strength to those who believe in its truth. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Giselle
The first prophet of the restoration. He restored the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. He saw the Father & the Son & was instructed by them. He translated the Book of Mormon from a set of ancient records engraved upon gold plates. He also received the priesthood authority from the ancient apostles Peter, James & John. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Giselle
We believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ, and that we should follow his example. Baptism was such an important ordinance that the Savior, needing no cleansing of sin, was baptized as an example for us. He taught "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3: 5- King James Translation We believe that all people who ever have or will live on earth, are children of a loving Heavenly Father who desires all of his children to have the opportunity to return to live with Him in heaven. Many people have lived without learning of the Savior's teachings, or an opportunity for baptism by priesthood authority. We perform the ordinance of baptisms for the dead so that those people may choose to accept or reject this most precious opportunity to "enter the kingdom of God". This is something we do to give all men and women equal opportunities for the same heavenly life after which we seek. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Giselle
Jesus Christ Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Giselle
* marriage ceremonies where couples wish to be married throughout time and eternity * baptisms for the dead * making covenants with Heavenly Father to live righteously Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Giselle
An organization of the women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Relief Society endeavors to provide relief to those in need of anything from prayers, comfort, someone to listen, someone to talk, spiritual strength and friendship to food, clothing, shelter and more. Relief Society members meet every Sunday around the world. They also hostess quarterly celebrations to include Christmastime in December & the birthday of the Relief Society in March. Show more Show less