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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a new mom and a creative writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I am learning how to be a mother and cope with all of the challenges and demands that come with it. When I have spare time, I devote myself to my second passion -- creative writing. I love singing, dancing, floral design, playing the saxophone, cooking, reading, painting, playing Frisbee and volleyball, and hanging out with my friends. But my favorite thing to do is spend quality time with my husband and my son.

Why I am a Mormon

I never had a spectacular a-ha moment when I knew that this was God's true church. It had always been there for me, ever since I was born. When I was in high school, I began to question whether or not I really knew that the church was true. I prayed, read the scriptures, and asked a lot of questions. It took a while, but I realized that I had always known that it was true, and I felt God's loving assurance that I was where I was supposed to be. I am so thankful now that I am a Mormon. There are a lot of tough decisions that I have to make during this stage of my life--what to study in college, what profession to go into, where to live, who to marry. While everything else in my life seems to change, the Gospel remains constant. It is my anchor. God is my anchor. He doesn't change. He is always there for us, and He has given us His Gospel so that I can be happy and have peace even during the storms of life. It is comforting to know that God is there, and He answers my prayers. I can receive personal revelation from Him to direct my life. We have the restored priesthood, the power of God on earth. Through this power, I can be baptized and make other covenants with my Heavenly Father. If I keep these covenants, I will be abundantly blessed here in this life and live forever with my family afterward.

How I live my faith

I attend our sacrament meetings every Sunday and additional meetings throughout the week. The biggest manifestation of my faith is daily prayer and scripture study and service to those around me, most especially my own family. I am a ward missionary, so I look for opportunities to serve ward members as well as extend invitations to my neighbors, friends, and acquaintances to come unto Christ and learn more about His gospel. I am also a visiting teacher, so I visit with two other women in the ward once a month with a partner. We discuss a spiritual message and catch up with what's been going on in each other's lives. We offer service to the women we visit. It's a great way to strengthen each other in the gospel and reach out to befriend new people.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Heather
It is important to take care of our bodies because they are miraculous gifts from our Heavenly Father. One way to show our love for Him is by treating our bodies with care and respect, just as we would treat a treasured gift from a mother or spouse. Our bodies are compared to the temple of God because just like ancient and modern temples are houses for God, our bodies are houses for our spirits. When we treat our bodies well, we are healthy, and when the Holy Ghost speaks to our spirits, we can listen and obey. When we abuse our bodies with things such as drugs or alcohol, we are no longer masters of our lives, we become unhealthy, and we can no longer hear the Holy Ghost when he tries to speak to us. Show more Show less