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Hi I'm Wendy

I am a college graduate, I am a mother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, and a quilter. I volunteer in my children's school. I love to read. I love to learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. It's all I've ever known. But there came a time in my life when I had to decide if I believed what I had been taught. A crisis of faith, you might say. I remember spending one night terrified that it had all been a lie, and that I was truely alone. Scared that God in His heaven didn't know me or care about me. That was the darkest night of my life. I was afraid to pray, afraid to get down on my knees, afraid to ask the question. Sometimes God doesn't need the formality of prayer. Sometimes the the pure mental focus, the concentration and deep pondering can be the prayer that is most heartfelt, and most sincere. I don't remember sleeping that night. I remembered all I had been taught, and tried to remember all I had ever felt. When the dawn broke into morning, the darkness lifted from my heart and I remembered an Old Testament scripture I had memorized as a young child: "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7) I knew I didn't have all the answers. But as sure as the dawn, I knew that God called prophets. I also knew that God knew me and knew my prayer, even if I didn't kneel down and pray it. I knew God was in His heaven, and I could turn my worry over to Him. Since then, I have studied the scriptures to find out what He has said to His children. I have read the Old Testament three times, and I plan on reading it again at least every four years. Each time I read it, it gets easier. Each time I read it, I learn more of how God loves His children. Each time I read it, I find peace. The same with the New Tesatment. Although I have read it many more times. Daily scripture study is a part of my life. I miss it when I don't read. My life is not as smooth, happy or peaceful if I don't read the Word of God. I gain strength from modern day scriptures as well. The Book of Mormon has been an anchor for me. Life is tumultuous. I am blessed to know where to go to find answers and peace. I also listen to modern day prophets. I know that God still cares for His children. He cares enough to talk to us through prophets, like He has for thousands of years. He is unchanging. With that knowledge, I can face the challenges that life puts in my path and grow stronger.

How I live my faith

We pray everyday as a family. We attend Church every week as a family. We have weekly meetings at home where we talk about Jesus Christ. Teaching my children is important for me. I believe they will come to a point where they will have to choose to believe too. I want to give them enough of a foundation that their house will stand when the winds blow. I try and live my life so that others will see I believe in Christ. To let the light of Christ shine in my life. To be on the hill, bushel-less. I hang pictures of Jesus in my home and stop and ask my self the question, how would I feel if Jesus was here, seeing what I am doing now? I read scriptures daily and pray daily. I give thanks to God that I know Him and His plan for me. And when I make mistakes and fall, I get back up and say I'm sorry and try again. I am a parent, and I know that parents love their children even when they make mistakes. I have confidence that Heavenly Father loves me in the middle of my tantrums. When I am finished, and rational again, I get back on the path. I believe in repentance and redemption. Hopefully, my tantrums are fewer and farther between. I live my faith, knowing I am His daughter and that He loves me. That carries me through.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are like all women. We want the best for our families. We want to have a happy home. We want to be in happy relationships. We want our marriages to be successful. We want our children to grow up and contribute to society. We want to be healthy. We want to pay our bills. We want to send our children to college. We want to be and feel needed. Mormon women, like all women, have varing degrees of success with these common goals. Some mormon women have obedient children. Some mormon women weep over the decisions of their children. Some mormon women have happy marriages. Some mormon women learn how to live after divorce. Some mormon women attend and graduate from college. Some mormon women dream of higher learning and struggle to make ends meet. Some mormon women live healthy lives. Some mormon women live with pain and disability. We believe women are daughters of God. We are on equal setting with the men, who are sons of God. We are encouraged to live our lives in harmony with the Church doctrine. Some famlies are better than others at living this counsel. Show more Show less