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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a student, employee, occasional food blogger, and aspiring programmer. I'm an average person with lofty dreams. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated in Dietetics and am returning to school for Computer Science. When I'm not working or studying, I love to play the piano, cook, write about food, read, and watch movies. My favorite thing to do is to have fun with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be! I find true peace and happiness by trying to live the principles taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been taught the doctrines of this faith my entire life, and after studying the gospel for myself and praying about it, I know it to be true. I know this is the true church of Jesus Christ. My life has taken many unexpected turns, but my faith in Jesus Christ and His church is the one thing that has remained constant and that I have always felt certain of. As a member of the LDS church, I know what my life's purpose is: to seek the help of my Savior Jesus Christ in overcoming sins and weaknesses so that I may return to the presence of our Father in Heaven. I know Heavenly Father loves each of us and wants us all to enjoy eternal life with Him. I love the LDS Church because it teaches me that even though life is difficult, Heavenly Father wants us to be happy, and He has provided a Savior to help us overcome all difficulties and unfairness.

How I live my faith

I get to attend church each week with about 200 other people in my community who believe the same things that I do. I am strengthened as I hear them share their knowledge of true principles and their experiences of living according to that knowledge. I try to be a better person each day, and I'm grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ, which makes it possible for me to improve and leave behind my mistakes. I believe that God is the literal Father of our spirits and that by praying to Him, reading His words, and obeying His commandments given through ancient and modern prophets we can have peace and joy even during stressful times.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Emily
As Latter-day Saints, we believe in modern day revelation, and one of the revelations we have received is called the Word of Wisdom, which counsels us to avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, and tobacco. The Word of Wisdom also tells us that we are to eat meat sparingly and to eat grains, herbs, and fruits. We believe that our bodies are sacred and that they house our spirits. Because of this, we try to avoid anything addictive or harmful that would handicap us physically, and as a consequence, spiritually. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Emily
We believe that the Godhead consists of three separate beings: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The Father and Son have bodies of flesh and bone as we do, but the Holy Ghost is a spirit being who has not received a body yet. The Holy Ghost testifies of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and can speak to our hearts and minds to tell us what is true. After baptism, people can receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. This means that they can have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost as long as they keep God's commandments and repent when they make mistakes. The Holy Ghost can guide us to do what is right, bring knowledge to our remembrance, and verify the truthfulness of things so that we are not deceived. Show more Show less