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Hi I'm Casey

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a new but older mom of a delightful 2-year-old boy, expecting a baby girl this winter former corporate lawyer professor. Love the outdoors, music, bicycling, Dr. Suess...

Why I am a Mormon

One example: today I visited a Church exhibit of photographs from the Hubble Space telescope. The incredible scope, depth, and complexity of the universe is just one evidence to me of God's vast handiwork. Mormon theology teaches us that the vast universe we barely begin to see and comprehend in these Hubble photos is all part of God's design: "And as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof even so shall another come and there is no end to my works, neither to my words. For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." Moses 1:38-39. The more I learn of the world, the more all I learn supports my personal testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and the revelations of the restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

Right now I am in charge of the nursery at our church. Nursery takes place during our second 2 hours of classes after our Sacrament Meeting which families attend together. Nursery is for kids ages 18 months to 3 years. I heard another nursery leader once say that nursery is the best place to be because if the Savior came to visit, this is where He would come first. I agree! Christ loves His little ones, and it's easy to tell why when you come to nursery. This is one of the outward examples of living my faith. Of course my faith is also an integral part of my entire life: beginning each day with morning prayer, ending with evening scripture study and prayer and lullabies about Jesus for my little guy.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Casey
No. We worship God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. However, we appreciate and celebrate the role Joseph Smith played as a prophet in translating the Book of Mormon and helping the Lord to restore His Church. My study of Joseph's life leads me to this conclusion: here is a man who was great not because of natural gifts of genius here is a man who was great precisely because he was a plain, ordinary guy who was willing to serve as a tool in the hands of God. Joseph Smith is a great example to me of how God can use any of us to do his work. Often we talk about our great love for Joseph Smith, for the work his did, etc. which sometimes leads people to think we worship him. But we simply honor him the way we honor the great work of other men and women: people like John the Baptist, Peter, Abraham, or Mary. Show more Show less