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