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Hi I'm ali.

I'm an author, a wife, a mom. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've done lots of things in my life, from getting a university degree, singing opera professionally, and running my own photography business, to homeschooling my two boys and writing novels. I used to have this BIG LIFE with lots of outside things. Now I enjoy the simpler things. My children. My husband. My friends. My writing. And over and through it all, my love for my Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I had a hard life growing up. Pretty much all the yucky stuff you can think of has happened to me. I could have given up on life--surely there were enough reasons. But even at my darkest times, there was this little voice, like a warm breeze skipping through my heart. The whisper said, "You are loved." Nowhere in my life was there love. It seemed so foreign to me. But here were these words, convincing me, improbably, that somewhere in the world there was love for me. As a young girl I started searching for that love. I looked in lots of wrong places, but when the missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints found me while I was attending university, it all just clicked. That was over twenty years ago, and I haven't had to look for love again. I found all I needed from my Heavenly Father who I now know how to talk to, how to listen to. It was His voice, the voice of the Spirit, that told me so long ago that I was loved. Now I have joy and happiness and peace, because I know who I am--a daughter of God. I know God loves me. I know my place and my purpose in life--to return to Him.  I am a Mormon because God loved me enough to send his Only Begotten Son to rescue me.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon shapes my daily life. Prayers bookend the day, and are sometimes scattered in between. My faith, and all it entails, is never far from my heart or mind.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Mormons believe that families can be together forever, and that every individual has the opportunity to go to Heaven. In fact, because God is the father of our spirits, he wants us to come home to Him, and He's given us lots of instructions on how that can be done. I am so grateful to know that I can have more than one life with my husband, children, and all the members of my family--because this one lifetime isn't enough. I want to be with them always, and because of the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I know I can. Show more Show less