Hi I'm Heather
I'm a teacher, an auntie, an avid democrat, and a household scrabble champion, and I'm a Mormon.
I'm a young newly married woman, finding my guy, I credit all to God. He gave me faith to keep looking, knowledge from books and others to help my own shy awkwardness, inspiration to stick with it, and helped me be in the right place to meet him. About 7 years ago graduated college in English Education. Due to the economic down turn I struggled finding work in my profession, but as I turned my life over to God more fully and volunteered to help in many capacities, I was able to get a full time job as a teacher at one of the best schools in the state. I love to read, write short stories, play board games, crochet, sew, and all sorts of crafts. I enjoy learning about politics and I get involved in my community. I will admit we Mormon Democrats are few, but we are here.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon mainly because I believe it's true. I believe in evolution, but to a point I realize that there is no way evolution could occur without divine help. It's too perfect. I was raised to believe that God is my Heavenly Father, and I embrace it wholeheartedly. It explains so much that happens in this world: I am not a mother, but I do know that many good parents will let life happen to their children so that they can learn and become better people, but I also know that parent will jump in and help if they know their child really needs it. I see God that way. He lets us experience life to learn and grow, but when we need him most, he's always there. Another thing I love about this church is that we believe in both justice and mercy. Just because we love and accept God doesn't mean we are saved and free to do as we please. We have to try our best and do all that is just and good. If we make mistakes we have to repent of them and make amends, but God knows we aren't perfect, so Christ's sacrifice makes up where we lack.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by constantly striving to become a better person. This involves being nicer to others, serving wherever possible, trying to become more educated, and live a healthy lifestyle. In Luke 2:52 it reads "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." It is a common goal to become more Christlike, therefore, as Jesus increased in wisdom, we too must gain knowledge; as He increased in stature, we need to work on being more healthy; as He increased in favor with God, we too need to work on our spiritual well being; and as Christ grew in favor with man, we need to be kind and friendly to those around us. I try to make a goals every year with these 4 parts being the base. I believe this is slowly helping me to be a better person and live my faith.