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Hi I'm Shiloh

I am from California, I am a Massage Therapist, and I am an artist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to work with wood. Especially when making tables, cabinets, and jewelry. I am naturally a builder. Some of my other hobbies are to swim, run when fit, make spoon rings, hiking, camping, football, rugby, basketball, soccer, drawing, pottery, gardening, cooking, walking, and people watching. I do admit I am a 6'6" softy. And I am proud of it! I like to watch what you would call "Chick flicks". And I like to watch other movies that have action, comedy, romance, fantacy, and all of the above so long as the movie is appropriate. I always like to try new things so if there is a food or some activity I have not partaken in, I most likely will try it as long it is appropriate! I am told this is how I am and for the most part I would agree. I have a tender heart, I don't cuss, I don't talk bad about others, I am sensitive to people's feelings, I respect my parents, I love children and family in general, I make beautiful crafts, I am polite, I am laid back, I love those around me even if I don't get along with them, I like to listen to people and want to hear what they have to say, I am very patient, I am thoughtful, kind, loving, and I am a comforter to those who are lonely. But the greatest comforter of all is our Savior Jesus Christ and I believe that is something most of us forget most of the time. He went below the lowest of us so that he may know how to succor his people. Jesus Christ is my Savior and I love him!

Why I am a Mormon

I have not found any other "faith" that gives such warm feelings and that feels right all the way around doctrinal wise. I know this is the right church for me because of the Holy Ghost, he testifies to me everyday that this is the true church upon the earth today. I know it can be confusing in the world today to find that one church to call your own but that is why there are missionaries abroad to help you find your way. I had a friend once ask me whom is an Athiest, "how do you know there is a God?" How could one not know there is a God that loves us?! He shows his love for us in our everyday lives! Even the deaf, blind, and mute of us humans knows that there is a supreme creator! These things I know that there is a God, that he does love us, and that we all may come to know him by doing the simple things he has asked us to do in the holy scriptures and by the mouths of his holy prophets!

How I live my faith

How does anyone of any faith supposed to live their faith? By doing. By doing the things they have been taught in church, in the Bible, and in The Book of Mormon. There is a difference between those that go to church and Sunday worshippers. Those who go to church, not only go to church but remember and do the things they were taught in church the rest of the week and the rest of their lives. Those who are Sunday worshippers go to church and get their spiritual uplifting for the week but then they don't apply those things to their lives. Ponder on this: Knowledge is facts and things learned. What is intelligence? Applying the knowledge we learned for righteous purposes! And this is exactly what I try to do my best on every day. When we apply the things that we learn in church, the Holy Bible, and The Book of Mormon; we then become intelligent!

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Shiloh
"Physical intimacy between husband and wife is a beautiful and sacred part of God's plan for His children. God has commanded that the sacred power of creation be expressed only between a man and a woman who are legally married" (Law of Chastity pamphlet). Being chaste applies to both men and women. "It includes strict abstinence from sexual relations before marriage and complete fidelity and loyalty to one's spouse after marriage" (Law of Chastity pamphlet). We obey God's command to stay sexually pure by controlling our thoughts, words, and actions. Jesus taught, "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: but I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath commited adultery with her already in his heart" (Matt. 5:27-28) Having said that, how can a man or woman keep their thoughts straight when the person of the opposite sex is wearing clothing that is revealing body parts?! "Satan leads people to believe that sexual intimacy outside of marriage is acceptable and desirable" (L of C pamphlet). God wants you to return to him as a pure daughter or son of God. When you stay chaste you will: -invite the Holy Ghost into your life, -develop greater self-respect as you exercise self-control, have greater confidence in your relationships, and -increase in love for those around you! Some ways that we can teach the younger generation to stay chaste is by setting the example in what we wear, talk about, and act. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Shiloh
The definition of cult is really those who follow and worship a man. I know for a fact if I knew that the lds church were following a man this whole time, I would not have served a mission. I would not be going to any church for that matter. For really all or most of the churches around the world follow a man in one way or another. But I know that the Latter-Day Saints follow a prophet of God who leads and guides the church under the authority of God. A cult is when mankind follows someone who does not have the authority of God. How do I know? The Book of Mormon! If the Book of Mormon is true then Joseph Smith really was a prophet of God, The Book of Mormon really is another testament of our Savior Jesus Christ and a companion to the Holy Bible, and The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints really is the Lord's kingdom established on earth! Show more Show less