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Hi I'm Heather

I'm the Chief Lifestyle Artist and Head Wiper of Things in my home. I'm a mother, a wife and a banjo player. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from Oregon and I tolerate the rain because I love the green everywhere. I have a B.A. in Design, and although I have never yet used it in a professional setting, I have gotten plenty of use out of it in my personal life. I really enjoy learning new things and as a consequence, I have a lot of hobbies. I seem to collect hobbies as a hobby. A few of my very favorites are sewing clothing, making jewelry, owning my own small business, playing the banjo, painting, drawing, and singing in a large local choir. I also really enjoy singing at funerals. I have found that helping people to feel a small bit of comfort in sorrowful times is very rewarding. I also love to read and enjoy non-fiction the most. If I'm going to read I may as well learn something.

Why I am a Mormon

I know where I came from, I know why I am here and I know where I am going. I know that my Heavenly Father knows me very well and loves me anyway. I know if I ask Him for guidance and have some faith, I will receive exactly the direction I need. Personal revelation is a wonderful gift everyone is given if we will just use it. Heavenly Father will tell us anything we need to know, but He won't tell us anything if we don't ask. I know that my body is a gift and that I must treat it well and keep it healthy. I know that my actions/choices have consequences and that I must live with the consequences. I know I am able to have choices to make here on Earth because of the Plan of Happiness set forth for us before we came to live here. It includes being able to decide for ourselves what is good and true and what is not. I also know that part of the Plan was that Heavenly Father would send His son, Jesus Christ to atone for me, to die on the cross for me and to be resurrected and overcome death for me so that I might live with Him again. I am so thankful every day that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me so much they would do that for me. But the really great thing is that Christ's atonement, death and resurrection are for everyone. He died even for those that don't accept it because they have the God given gift to decide what is good and true and what is not for themselves. That is the greatest love ever. I know the Book of Mormon was translated by a young man named Joseph Smith with help from God. I know this because I asked Heavenly Father myself and got an answer. With God, all things are possible, even those things that seem impossible. You just have to ask, He'll let you know. I know the Gospel brings peace to the weary soul and if you are searching for that "something" missing in your life, you will find it through the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I serve at church as an organist. I also serve as a Stake Primary Music Specialist. That's a fancy title for teaching children in my stake to sing songs and making sure their regular Sunday choristers have all the help and support they need to teach them each week. I also try and live my faith every day with the little things like my personal prayers, reading/studying my scriptures, trying to "walk the walk" as best I can at home and in public. I also go to church each Sunday to remind myself about what I am doing here on Earth and how I can improve myself and my family.

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

Heather
Mormon women are a diverse lot. We lead in the church, we serve equally with the men, we run our daily households, we counsel with our husbands, we counsel with the men at church, we go to college, some of us work, some of us stay home, we bear children, some of us have lots of children - others have a couple - some have no children, we speak in church, we teach Sunday School and other classes, we air our opinions, we run our own programs within the church, we get to do EVERYTHING except hold the priesthood. Now, some may argue that that is lopsided and unfair, but not so, says I. If women held the priesthood and did everything else I listed above (plus all of the stuff I didn't list) what exactly would the men do? In all seriousness, women and men are born with different inherent qualities that, if added together, make a wonderful recipe for a great team. Therefore, it makes sense that we work as a team and use our abilities and qualities to their greatest potential rather than work as two separate teams warring against each other for the power of supremacy. Men happen to hold the priesthood. Big deal. Women happen to have access to it at any time that they need it. Show more Show less