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Hi I'm Ranee`

I'm a mom, a wife, and a writer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm one of those typical Mormon moms...sort of. It's true. I stay at home with my two amazing, but sometimes crazy little boys. I blog. And even scrapbook, but I do it on Adobe Photoshop because I hate dragging out all my traditional scrapbook stuff! I'm also an aspiring writer. I'm working on getting my first book published. I dream of someday getting my masters in English or History--I change my mind daily. I love staying at home--even on the days I'm pretty sure I want to go back to work--and I know I'm lucky I love it so much when so many other moms struggle.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon, so I don't exactly have a 'conversion' story. My 'conversion' has been little by little, day by day. Each day brings a new experience that strengthens my testimony. By looking around me, I see how my life is different because I have the teachings of the gospel to guide me. My husband and I work daily on our marriage because we have been sealed in the temple and know we will be together forever. We are blessed to hear living prophets speak, and know that by following their words we will be happy. I am Mormon because I have faith that Jesus is my Savior. I have felt his love and know that he carries me a little bit along each day. Sometimes he lightens my load. Sometimes he bears it all for me. Sometimes he makes me stronger so I can carry it.

How I live my faith

In a blessing I received as a teenager, the Lord said I would receive "calls of singular importance." I consider being a mother exactly that. I live my faith by staying at home with my boys and trying to teach them the best I can. I also serve as the Primay Music leader teaching music to the young children. I love this calling!

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

As Mormons we believe that the gospel has been restored to the earth after being taken away for a period of time. Because we have the truth, we feel it is our responsibility to share the message with all of God's children.   Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Some people think that Mormons don't value women because we're encouraged to stay home and raise children. I don't believe I'm undervalued at all. I know that I'm a daughter of God, and that together with my husband we have the responsibility to raise children in the gospel, to teach them about Jesus, and help them build testimonies of their own. The husband's role is to provide for our family and to lead us, but we make our decisions together with Heavenly Father to know what is best for our family. Show more Show less