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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to the best guy in the world and am the proud mom of 3 girls. I love photography and being in nature. I'm really looking forward to the day I actually finish all the home improvement projects I've started.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of Mormons. My ancestors sailed across oceans and walked across continents for their faith. As I learn more about these people, I realize that they are not that different from me. And I've learned that they were Mormons then for the same reason I am today. . . the Mormon faith sustained them-- it sustains me. It fortifies me. It gives me strength. It gives me hope. It makes me better. It brings me joy.

How I live my faith

Jesus taught that to "find ourselves" we must first "lose ourselves." I try to live my faith by serving others. That service begins with my family--Not always easy when it's 10:30 at night and I've got a teenager telling me (again) that she needs something from the store for a school project that's due the next day. But I'm finding that when I forget myself and serve others. . . that's when I really feel centered.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Some people think that since Mormon women don’t hold the priesthood, we must not be ‘equal’ to men. This isn’t true. Women hold an amazing power—the power to create life. Since bearing children is so commonplace (after all, women are having babies every day all over the world), I think this creative power is often overlooked and isn’t seen as being that “important.” But I continue to be amazed that just as the Lord had the power to create our world, only women have the power to create life. Even women who don't physically have the ability to bear children have a unique power and ability to nurture and build the human soul. I also think it is amazing that after all the effort that went into creating our world. . . the sun, the moon, the land, the sea, the plants, the animals, and man—only then did God create woman. (no—she was NOT an afterthought). I think that no one taught the value of women better than Jesus himself. I've been studying the New Testament, and I am moved again and again when I see how Christ involved women in the major events of his ministry—his first miracle, the annunciation of his ministry, revealing himself as a resurrected being. . . I don't think it is an accident that women were so central to his life and his love. I believe that being 'equal' to a man doesn't mean being 'the same as' a man. I feel like the Mormon faith recognizes women as unique and as having gifts and powers that are vital to our progression. Being a girl rocks! Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

When Jesus was on the earth, he gave his apostles power to act in His name. After he was gone, his apostles continued to work miracles, baptize, and do great things with his power. Sadly, all the apostles were eventually killed and Jesus’ power was no longer on the earth. But I believe this power—the priesthood—has been restored to the earth today. The priesthood has done so many amazing things in my life. It has healed me when I’ve been sick and calmed me when I’ve been scared. But here’s what I think is the best part about the priesthood. Just as Jesus gave the apostle Peter power so that “whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. . .” this power to is used in holy temples to seal family relationships forever. When my husband and I were married, we knelt across an altar in a Mormon temple. Christ’s power was used to seal us together, not just “’till death do you part,” but “for time and all eternity.” Best day of my life! Show more Show less