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Hi I'm Emily.

I am a wife, a mother, and a Mormon. I love good words, creating a home filled with love, and teaching the Gospel to my children.

About Me

I am grateful to spend my days with my children in our home. In this season of my life, my most important task is to draw closer to my Heavenly Father and my Savior and to teach my children the Gospel and to serve others. I also love to knit and to spend time outdoors with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

When my family was younger, we stopped going to church. When I was thirteen years old, my father and I went to a ward meeting, and I felt the Holy Ghost there. We kept coming to church, and I realized that I needed to figure out for myself whether or not the church was true. I went to Girls' Camp that summer in the Colorado mountains, and one afternoon I found a beautiful spot where I could be alone. I had been reading the Book of Mormon, and I prayed about it that day - out loud, like the prophet Joseph, which I had never done before. I asked to know if the Book of Mormon and the church were true, and I was answered by a strong witness of the Holy Ghost. I felt an incredible warmth in my heart and I knew without a doubt that Heavenly Father had answered my prayer and that I was doing the right thing by going to church and learning more about Him.

How I live my faith

Every day, I get up before my children wake and study my scriptures and pray before starting the day. I journal my thoughts and feelings as I do this because I think an important aspect of teaching my children is to leave a record of my faith. I keep a separate journal for each of my children where I share my feelings about milestones they reach in their lives and the things I want them to know although they may be too young to understand it right now. I try to share a devotional with my children before my daughter leaves for school. We play and dance and read stories and do our work throughout the day. Every night we eat dinner together as a family, often joining friends and extended family, and my husband and I read scriptures and pray with our children before they go to bed. This quote from Elder L. Tom Perry has given me a lot of guidance as I seek to know the best way to spend my time: "Teaching in the home is becoming increasingly important in today's world, where the influence of the adversary is so widespread and he is attacking, attempting to erode and destroy the very foundation of our society, even the family. Parents much resolve that teaching in the home is a most sacred and important responsibility."

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we do not worship Joseph Smith. We worship our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. However, as the prophet who was entrusted with the restoration of the Gospel - the same Gospel and Church that Jesus Christ preached and organized when He lived in mortality - we revere Joseph Smith and we declare without any hesitation that he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and that he worked according to their will to organize the Church and to translate the Book of Mormon and to teach and restore the great truths that we enjoy today. Show more Show less