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Hi I'm Erin

I've been skydiving. I love my birthday. I'm a Wife, a Mom, a Triathlete... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home Mom, with 2 little boys. It is a hard job, but I love the time that I get to spend with my children. I take time out for me too- I work out a the local gym everyday, and recently participated in my first triathlon! As a Health Science major, healthy eating and living an active lifestyle are important to me. 

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in the 4th grade, I became good friends with another girl in my class, who happened to be LDS. Our families became close friends over the next couple of years. When my aunt was killed by a drunk driver, my parents had a lot of questions about what they had heard our LDS friends call "Eternal Families." My parents met with the missionaries and learned about all that the Mormons believed. The missionaries asked my parents to read the Book of Mormon and pray to ask God if it is a true book of scripture. They did what the missionaries asked them and felt the Holy Spirit testify to them in their hearts that it is true. At that time I was 11 years old. My parents asked the missionaries to teach my brother and I about the gospel of Jesus Christ. They taught us many things that were so exciting & familiar to me, such as: I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me, I can pray to Him and receive answers to my prayers, etc. My parents, my brother, and I all wanted to become members of the Mormon church and to obey the commandment to Repent and Be Baptized. We were baptized on Feb. 11th, 1995.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is not a Sunday activity, it's a lifestyle! It totally consumes my life in the best way possible. I live life differently because I know where I came from, what I am doing here, and where I want to go. Everything I am working for, every "strange" commandment that I obey such as not drinking coffee or watching Rated-R movies is for a purpose. I love that I live my life in a way that is not confusing to my children. I never have to explain why I can do things that they can't do. Everything that I do is safe and acceptable for my children to do.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Erin
I really love the Word of Wisdom. Most people have heard that Mormons don't drink alcohol. We do not drink coffee or tea either. The Word of Wisdom also prohibits the use of drugs, including tobacco. It also tells us that bread and grains are the staff of life, that animals are for the use of man, and to eat fruit and vegetables that are in season. The Lord also promises health, protection, knowledge and wisdom to those who obey this law. I know that the Word of Wisdom is a commandment and a blessing from our loving Heavenly Fathers. Our bodies are a great gift from him & through the Word of Wisdom he has told us how to care for them. Notice that the revelation was given over 100 years before scientist discovered the harmful effects of tobacco! Moreover, can the Spirit of God dwell with a person who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I don't see how it can because the Lord "does not dwell in unholy temples" Helaman 424. The temporal promise for obeying the Word of Wisdom is They “shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones … they shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.” D&C 8918, 20. The spiritual promise “All saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, … shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures.” D&C 8918, 19 Show more Show less