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Hi I'm Christianne

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, AKA Mormon.

About Me

 I love learning about life. I enjoy hearing other people's story's and their philosophies on life. I am always curious about life's lessons, and why I do the things I do! I am a seeker. I have a great love for the natural environment and strive to have it a part of my life. I enjoy a great laugh and tasty food! I find great solace when near or in water, like the beach. Sunshine is food for my soul. Above all, I am a daughter of God. My greatest comfort, compass, and strength in my life is The gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

 I asked for the truth. To a God that I knew was up there, in some form, who created the sun that fills my soul, and the wind that whispers peace. I needed to know the truth. I relapsed on alcohol after 3 years of sobriety. As part of my desire to stay sober, I knew I needed the help of a power bigger and more powerful than myself--I was willing and ready to know the truth. I sought out many different religions and ideologies, and all seemed to have bits of truths that testified to my soul, but I always felt that something was missing--that there was more. Before I knew it missionaries were knocking on my door. I later heard a women share her testimony-her conversion. I knew it was true. The rest is a beautiful history. Today, I have a testimony of my own. My life has been blessed in ways I never even realized I could have or needed blessings in. It's the answer/truth I've been looking for.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by action. I actually didn't realize that until I started writing this! I do my best to adhere to taught principles by leaders and/or faithful members of the church. A lot of my adhering, at first, was on obedience. "Okay, I am going to pay my tithing, only because I know it's the right thing to do," Kind-of-thing. I've grown. My faith and trust in the Lord has grown, and it has taken time. I didn't trust the Lord at first. There were a lot of things that needed to be worked out. The Lord has been ever so patient and kind to me. I see that now...I've learned a little at a time along the way during the daily routines of life and tribulations. Today, my faith is strengthened, and it's been through betting on trust...betting on what leaders or a trusted friend have shared with me--that The Lord will come through. I've watched it work in my life, and it has taken action, even when it seemed to scary or impossible to do. Now, I have my own experiences to draw strength from to have faith when the next trial arises. I feel less powerless, alone, and scared, and that is a way of life I chose to keep living.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Christianne
 You know when you hear a proverb or a saying, like "One Day at a Time" and you nod your head that you understand it and may be even trying to live it. And then one day, it's like a light-bulb goes on and you really understand it--like the point has been driven home---to your heart. To me that's what a testimony is. It's taking a principle, questioning it, studying it out, learning of it, and having a desire to know of it for a surety, and the moment arises, just for you...The connection has been made from logic to the language of the heart. And it can never be taken away from you. Because you know. You've received a witness-- deep a personal revelation unto yourself what it really means and looks like to actually live, "One day at a time." It's no longer "talk." There is meaning behind it. Show more Show less