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Hi I'm Katie.

I am a blogger, a runner, and a Canuck living in Yankee territory. Most importantly, I am a wife, a mother and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Canada and lived in the same small city for my entire life minus a year that I lived in Toronto. I met my husband online. After we had all of my immigration things set up we moved to Utah. 3 days after I moved to the USA, we were married. We had been married for 14 months before we got pregnant and now we have a beautiful little girl. I love to run and write. I have a blog that serves the purpose of keeping my family and friends up to date with our lives in Utah. In 2013, after struggling for four years with depression, I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder. Depression is only a symptom of bipolar 2 disorder - yay, I'm more crazy that I initially thought. This has been my greatest trial in life. But I know that it is mine, and I have it for a reason. It'd be great to know that reason, but for now, I have faith that I'm going through this for some greater purpose. More importantly, I am a devoted wife, a dedicate mother and a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it is the only true church upon the earth. When I grew up Catholic I had a lot of questions like, "Why aren't there prophets on the earth today?" My religion teachers would respond with, "Because things are just different now." And I would say, "But it says right here that God is the same yesterday, today and forever." Needless to say, my religion teachers didn't like me very much. I have always been very curious. My husband and I were invited to one of his friend's weddings while we were dating and I thought, "Perfect, all I know about Mormons is that they don't drink tea or alcohol and they don't have more than one wife." He told me about the Mormons and had answers to all of my questions. Now I am a Mormon because I know that Heavenly Father lives and that He loves me. Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and my brother. I know that after Jesus Christ was crucified and all of His apostles died, the whole truth of the Church was lost. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he restored the truth that was lost. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is true and I know that the sole purpose of that wonderful book is to testify of Jesus Christ. I know that when I read my scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, I feel closer to my Savior and to my Father in Heaven. Having this knowledge is not always easy, but it has made me a better person and has made my life more meaningful.

How I live my faith

Being Mormon is sometimes difficult. Because of our faith, we are constantly watched. And to be honest, I am not always perfect. Nobody is. But that is the beauty of the true Church. You can make mistakes and that is okay. That is why the Atonement is so very crucial. I have found that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the perfect church of imperfect people. I live my faith by going to church on Sundays, trying to keep the commandments, praying daily and trying to read my scriptures daily (I am not perfect at this by any means). I also follow the Words of Wisdom and pay my tithing. I have callings in the church that I fulfill (ex. teaching 7 year olds the Gospel on Sunday). I also try to put myself in situations and give people the impression that they can ask me questions about my faith. Several times I have had people come up to me and ask me questions about Mormonism and being Mormon. It has opened up many teaching opportunities.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Katie.
I knew that Mormonism was true as soon as my husband taught me about how Mormons pray. It is such a marvelous experience to pray a prayer from your heart and not a memorized prayer. It makes the relationship between you and your Father in Heaven a personal relationship. Prayer was such a huge part of me getting baptized. Also, in the back of the Book of Mormon there is a beautiful promise in Moroni 10:4-5. If you read the Book of Mormon and then sincerely ask Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon is true, then you will feel it in your hearts. And I promise you, after reading the Book of Mormon, you will know that it is true. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Katie.
We worship God and Jesus Christ, not Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith restored the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ back onto the earth. We respect him. He made it possible for us to be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint. We are forever indebted to Joseph Smith, but we do not worship him. He was an instrument in the hands of the Lord to bring about goodness, just like all of us can be. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Katie.
The greatest, most beautiful and amazing women's organization… ever! You learn about how to be the woman that God knows you have the potential to be. It's super great! Show more Show less