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Hi I'm Heather

I 'm an actress, I'm a Mother, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was a Bulgarian linguist , then a Counterintelligence and felony-level Criminal Investigator while on active duty in the Air Force. I am now married to an amazing active duty AF man. I have Bachelor's degrees in History and Psychology and my Master's degree in National Security Affairs. I am the Mother of two girls and a boy and am now a stay-at-home Mom by choice. I LOVE acting, on stage and in film. I love to read and always have my nose in my Kindle. I read everything from Harry Potter and Twilight, to Crime and Punishment and FBI Serial Profiling.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent thirty years of my life with no organized religion. I searched other religions but there was always something missing. I had developed my own relationship with God, which included prayers; and I read the Bible. One night I asked my friend why he didn't drink at my parties. He said it was because of his religion. I asked, "what kind of crazy religion is that?" He invited the missionaries to come to my house for some discussions. It wasn't like I was learning about a new religion, it was like I was "remembering." I joined the church with no hesitation. I believe in the doctrines and beliefs 100%. It is a church that just makes sense in a spiritual and practical way.

How I live my faith

There is a story about a church of crows. The crows all walk to church every Sunday. One Sunday, the pastor crow teaches the congregation how to fly. The crows are all ecstatic and fly around the chapel. They just can't believe how great they feel and how amazed they are at what they have learned. After church, all the crows walk home. This happens so many times in church. We learn what God wants from us and how to do it. Then after we leave the church, we fall back into our old ways. We have several programs in our church that help us live the faith we are taught. For example, we are each assigned a companion and asked to visit two or so other members of the congregation once a month. We share a short spiritual message, prepared by the Church. This gives us a chance to really come to know the people in our church and know of their needs so we can serve them. Recently a young woman that I visit, called upon me in a time of need...she didn't know where else to turn. I was grateful that she knew I was there for her. I love to serve others and I really belive that "when you are serving your fellow man, you are serving God."

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Heather
We celebrate Christian and secular holidays (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Birthdays, pretty normal stuff). We do dress up for church, it is really a reverence thing...we want to dress to respect God, so we wear our best clothes. Some people can't afford fancy dresses and suits, so they wear what they can manage. We do try to have women wear dresses or skirts and men usually wear a shirt and tie with a nice pair of pants. Basically, Moms ask their kids..."what would you want Jesus to see you wearing if he came to church today?" Show more Show less

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

Heather
We believe that there are three separate individuals, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. We look at Heavenly Father or God, as the one who created our spirits. We belive that Jesus Christ is God's son, and our spirit brother. We believe that Christ and all of us were sent to earth to receive bodies, and we learn how to return to live with God by following Jesus' example. We believe the Holy Ghost is a spirit that didn't receive a body so he is not bound by it, and can be everywhere at once. We believe he serves many purposes. Examples of which are: providing comfort to us, acting as our "conscience" and protecting us by warning us of danger. We believe everyone on earth can have the Holy Ghost, but we believe only those who have been spiritually cleansed by Baptism can receive him as a CONSTANT companion. Show more Show less