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Hi I'm Jill

I'm a blogger, singer, artist. I'm a mother of two and a wife of one. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom that "works" while my kids are napping or in bed. I have two blogs and blogging sometimes feels like a full-time job, but my family always comes first. Once upon a time I thought I would be a professional singer. Living and working in New York City. Seeing my name in lights. I learned all too soon that environment was not conducive to being a wife and mother. I wouldn't trade my life for a lead on Broadway. I love to knit, crochet, anything that works with yarn. I never considered myself an artist, but this a way for me to feel artistic.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because that's what my parents were. But the reasons I stayed one were entirely my own. I had read the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I attended Sunday and weekday church meetings. I did everything my parents wanted me to do. But there came a time when I had to know for myself if what I had been living was true. So I prayed. This was my answer: You already know. And you know what? I did know. I had known all along. I didn't need some miraculous visit from an angel to prove it. I had had answers all along the way. They came as little spiritual "nudges". I still get spiritual "nudges". They serve as reminders that God loves me. That Jesus knows me. Everything He went through during his ministry, death and resurrection was for me. He is real and His love is all I will ever need.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday, I get to work with our children's classes. My favorite is hearing them sing out about Jesus and his life. About being a good friend and example. About prayer and faith. Things that I need to work on! I always leave my Sunday meetings feeling like I can tackle the world if I can just have the same faith as those children. I also visit other women in my congregation at least once a month to see how their doing and share an inspirational message. It gives me the "grown-up" time I need and we're able to learn from each other.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Oh, yes! Family is central to our Heavenly Fathers plan. He sent us to this earth so we could live and learn in families. Because families are so important to Him, family relationships can and will continue beyond this life. It's our job to live in a way to make that possible. Part of being worthy of being together forever is by making commitments not only to each other as a husband and wife, but together with God. This happens in Mormon temples. When I married my husband, it wasn't "until death do you part". We were promised that if we are obedient to God's commandments and are faithful to each other and our children, we can live as a family in this life, and in heaven. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We do not worship him, we revere him. We appreciate his faith and the sacrifices he made so we could be a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today. We view him as a prophet and a man. Nothing more. Show more Show less