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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a teacher, an auntie, an avid democrat, and a household scrabble champion, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

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.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Heather
We believe in living a healthy lifestyle. The Word of Wisdom states that we should not drink or smoke or put other harmful substances in our bodies. It says we should eat healthy foods like whole grains. Yes, some of it can be a bit ambiguous, but we believe that God trusts us to make many of those discernments on our own. I'm quite sure Meth was created after this revelation, God expects us to figure out that it's not healthy without trying to hold our hand through everything. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Heather
Yes, how cool is that? Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Heather
We believe in the Bible; we believe in Christ. You decide. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Heather
We believe everyone should have a chance of learning about God, and have the opportunity to be baptized. We believe people can decide to be baptized in the afterlife, and to make sure everyone that wants to can we try to do all we can. The person in the afterlife can then decide to accept this ordinance or not. Just because it is done for a person doesn't mean they have to accept it; we have agency even in the afterlife. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Heather
I actually taught a temple preparation class for about a year. This is a class where Mormons who have not yet entered the temple and desire to, can get ready to enter. There is nothing secretive. We basically make promises to God to be better people. Everything we do is already in the scriptures; if you read up on ancient temples you'll know everything we do, but we don't do animal sacrifices; we believe when Christ came he made the ultimate sacrifice, and we do not need to sacrifice animals any longer. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Heather
It is belief and/or knowledge that we have received from God. We believe in personal revelation. This means that we get feelings and impressions that guide us in life, sometimes to let us know that this church is true. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Heather
We get to see our loved ones. Our bodies may die, but our spirits live on forever, and we believe that Christ will come again, and we will regain our bodies in a perfected state. Show more Show less