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Hi I'm Sarah

I am a writer, editor, social media manager, and web producer. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

My love of productive online content and social media grew from my teenage years spent sick with a debilitating and incurable illness. I used the internet to research my health problems, to maintain a social life, to complete my education, and to find employment despite being disabled. It took 8 years but my miracle finally happened and my health is now restored. I learned that while God is a God of miracles, we do not usually get miracles on our time table, but on His. I am now married, working full-time, and live in Texas.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been asked, "What if it isn't true?" I have thought about it in great detail and you know what? Even if that were the case, I would still choose to live my life according to the gospel. I would still choose to live with Christ as my example. I would still choose to avoid alcohol, drugs, and other addictive substances and behaviors that rob me of my freedom to choose. I would still choose to live the law of chastity. I would choose the gospel even if there were no eternal reward. That realization alone tells me it is true. I have seen others take alternative paths and while you’re young you don’t always realize what could happen. As an adult, I see how the gospel has kept me safe, has preserved my ability to think and choose for myself, and has given me peace, hope, and joy. I am so grateful to have the gospel in my life. I am grateful for the freedom of religion that allowed me to choose for myself to accept the gospel.

How I live my faith

What I love about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that we all have opportunities to serve. We have no paid clergy, no paid teachers, no paid nursery workers; it’s all unpaid, voluntary service that is requested of the church members through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. I have served as a nursery worker, as a music chorister, as a specialist in emergency preparedness, and many other opportunities. When you actively participate in your church you feel a special connection much greater than just showing up to listen. Listening is good, but listening AND serving is even better.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

YES!!! Visitors are always welcome! You can expect to attend Sacrament Meeting where we partake of the Sacrament and then listen to the gospel taught by the members. That’s right, we don’t have just one person talk every single Sunday, we get to hear from different people every week, both men and women. We also sing hymns and begin and end each meeting with a prayer. Plus, we have two additional meetings on Sundays for the purpose of scripture study and gospel discussion. These classes are wonderful opportunities to meet the members, make friends, and learn about the gospel even more. Join us and try it for yourself! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

When you die you go to the Spirit World, which is a waiting place. We do not believe that people are sent to Heaven or Hell upon their death. Those decisions will be made at the Judgment, which is much later on. You have probably heard the terms “Spirit Paradise” and “Spirit Prison” which are terms also used in the Bible describing the Spirit World. Keep in mind that while these terms sound harsh, old English communicates in harsh terms. Today our modern English would probably refer to these places as “Spirit Teacher’s Lounge” and “Spirit School.” Those that accepted the gospel in this life become teachers (missionaries) and those that did not hear the gospel (or chose not to accept it but are mercifully given another chance) will have the opportunity to learn of it in “Spirit School” from the teachers. Judgment will happen much later on, after we’re all dead, then resurrected, and after everyone has had the opportunity to choose for his or her self whether they will follow Christ. Show more Show less