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Hi I'm Talia

I'm a musician, a writer, and a dreamer who is reaching for the skies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I am taking a year off from my studies to work and will be marrying the man of my dreams in three months. While I was in high school, I attended Denver School of the Arts as a mostly all-around music major (I was, by definition, a band major, but I also performed consistently with the orchestra, so I considered myself a double major even when others would not). Music and writing have been two of my greatest passions; through music, I can share the Spirit I have come to love feeling, and through writing, I can share my story with others, no matter the fashion in which it is shared.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not born into the Church, and it truly has been a blessing in my life. When I moved out from my parents’ home for college, I had no intention of even looking for a church. I felt like God had abandoned me more than once. So many times, I prayed to Him for a friend--not necessarily a romantic friend, but just a friend--and when I finally had one, he was “prayed away” from me, so I felt like God had betrayed me. However, it’s funny how God always pulls us into where we need to be. Some would say that I was in the right place at the right time when my friend mentioned that he was Mormon for the first time. At first, I was skeptical, but I put aside my skepticism and decided to merely observe my friend. When I saw that he was almost always at peace and never troubled. After a couple more of those “in the right place at the right time” moments, where he invited me to church that Sunday, and then to a meeting with the missionaries that same day two separate instances, I felt the Lord impress on my heart that I should go and hear what the Elders had to say. Seven months later, I can honestly say that the Church has been an immense blessing to my life and I do not know where I would be without it.

How I live my faith

Being a fairly recent convert, I've not had as many chances to share my faith as someone who was born into the Church. My family is not exactly completely supportive of the idea, but all I can do is live my faith and the basic principles of the Gospel and hope that, one day, they will also come to know the truth of the Church.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

This is the one question that I've gotten most often from my family. We do, indeed, regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and as the word of God I know that several of my favorite scriptures are not from just the Book of Mormon, or from D&C, but are from the Bible. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

For me, a testimony is something that I never really had at the churches I attended when I was younger. For me, now, it is how I know that this Church is true, because I have seen Heavenly Father work in my life more in just the past few months than I have ever seen him work in my life before. It is also a missionary's best tool not just the words from the Book of Mormon, but their own personal experiences with the blessings it has brought to their lives. Show more Show less