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Hi I'm Millie

I'm a mommy, a part-time editor, and a MORMON!

About Me

I'm your typical Mormon girl, born in Utah, grew up in Arizona and Idaho, and a returned missionary! But let me tell you that there is no happier life than the "typical" Mormon life. I love it! I love my family, including every one of my eight crazy younger siblings, and I adore my sweet daughter and husband. I also enjoy making green smoothies and experimenting with dangerous ingredients (like sugar) in the kitchen, singing with anyone who will humor me, plunking around on various instruments like piano and viola, running long distance (long for me), scrapbooking, reading mysteries, studying wise people and their literature, and spending time with people I love.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me so happy to be one, and I know it's right! In spite of human errors, I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a perfect organization, even the very kingdom of God on the earth, led by his son Jesus Christ. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that? And I still remember the time when, as a seven year old girl anticipating baptism, I was asked by my parents to make the decision myself. They encouraged me to read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it really was a true book, and if I should be baptized. I read from the book, arrived at that last chapter, and knelt down by the side of my bed to talk with Heavenly Father. The peace I felt then answered my questions, and is a source I've continued to draw on all my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith first and foremost by continually striving to increase my own personal Christlike discipleship. Everything else I do in the church is just to point me to Him and teach me about Him. Some of those things include different service callings I've held in the church, a full time mission I just finished serving in Houston, Texas, weekly temple and church attendance and worship, and daily family and personal scripture study and prayer.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Millie
A testimony is an assurance of the truth of something that comes from the witness of the Holy Ghost, or the third member of the Godhead. We gain a testimony of some eternal truth, for example that God is our loving Heavenly Father, when we go to Him in prayer and ask Him about it. He then answers us by the power of the Holy Ghost who witnesses to us through the thoughts and impressions that come to our minds and the feelings that come to our hearts. Our minds and hearts become sure of this truth, and we can then say we have a testimony of this truth. Show more Show less