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Hi I'm Abby!

I'm a professional graphic designer, a food enthusiast and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Abby and I work full time as a graphic designer. I love being creative and keeping up on new trends within my field. My dream would be to work as a freelance web designer, and I'm learning to build up my skills so I can make that dream a reality some day! I am also obsessed with food. Any food. Burgers & fries, Italian pasta dishes, Pad Thai, Curry - the list goes on and on. I LOVE finding new restaurants, especially those hole-in-the-wall places. Currently where I live there is a large selection of small, independent restaurants so I am keeping myself busy by checking them all off my list one-by-one. I married my best friend almost 2 years ago. We had been co-workers for several years but we were both always dating other people. Finally when I was moving away to a new job, he finally asked me out and after 2 months of long distance dating, we decided to get married. Best decision of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, however that doesn't necessarily mean that I have always had a testimony. As I grew up and moved away to college, I learned that I had to gain my own testimony. I'm a Mormon because I know that this is God's church on the earth today. We learn in Matthew that "...by their fruits ye shall know them." The fruits of the LDS church are amazing. Because of the church, my family is strong and united, and we grew up learning to love the Lord and to love and respect others. The church helps millions of people around the world with it's humanitarian efforts. I'm a Mormon because I have felt the Spirit of God testify to my soul that it's true. I have seen the gospel work miracles in my life and the lives of people around me.

How I live my faith

Living my faith to me means that I am living my life for Christ. It means that I am learning to not live by the world's standards, but by standards that help me to live righteously. It means keeping the promises I made with God and to my spouse, to be faithful and to keep the commandments. It means that I try to act as Jesus would, and to remember that everyone I come in contact with is a child of God. It means respecting others, even those who think differently than I do. It also means that sometimes life is hard, even when I am doing the right things. It means learning to trust in God's plan, even when it's unpopular or criticized by the media or friends. It's remaining faithful, even when questions arise, and the road becomes difficult. It's remembering that God has a plan, and while it's not always the plan you had for yourself, it's always what's best for you in the long run.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Abby!
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead, which we believe is God, the Eternal Father, his Son- Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost (The Spirit). We believe that they are 3 separate Beings. When we are baptized, we are confirmed and receive the "Gift of the Holy Ghost" which is the chance to have the Spirit to be with us at all times- as long as we are keeping ourselves worthy and standing in holy places. When we receive righteous promptings, it's through the Holy Ghost. Sometimes we receive those promptings through a burning feeling in our chest, or a thought in our mind. Sometimes we receive these promptings through other people, there are many ways we receive promptings from the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Abby!
We don't worship Joseph Smith. In accordance with the 10 commandments, "Thou shalt have no other God before me." We believe that Joseph Smith restored the Gospel to the earth after a period of apostasy, and regard him as a Prophet, teacher and leader. We love him and follow his teachings, but we only worship our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less