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Hi I'm Christy

I’m a wife and a mom. I’m a college graduate and a writer. I’m a florist and an artist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a great teacher because I love learning. I can solve a 3x3x3 cube puzzle in three and a half minutes. I love working with my hands, gardening, and doing all kinds of art. I love animals and travel and baseball. My favorite place to sit is outside in my big comfy chair, where I read my scriptures every morning. I see beauty everywhere. I love camping and hiking and being in Nature and I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of 22. Several of my friends during my growing-up years were Mormons and I admired the way they lived. They always seemed like they knew where the silver lining was, even when they were angry or sad. I thought that was pretty special. I decided when I was a 15-year-old sophomore in high school that I would marry into this church. I sought out Mormons when I went off to college. I didn’t know everything about the Gospel when I was baptized. I just knew that this church had the secret of living a happy life regardless of what trials come along. Over the years since my baptism, I have learned the Gospel because I wanted to know for myself. You have to know for yourself that Jesus is the Christ--the Son of a Loving, Living God. I know Him. He loves me. I didn’t need to see the end from the beginning. I just needed to get on the path that would take me to the answers. That is why I’m a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being nice to everyone I meet. I start people out at 100%. People recognize it, too: rarely do I go anywhere that someone doesn’t come up and ask me something. My children say it’s like there’s a sign over my head that says, “I’m a nice person; come and talk to me.” I live my faith by remembering who I am and why I am here.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

I’ve always been a little amused at how people have painted this big picture of secrecy and mystery over the fact that worthy Latter-day Saints perform temple ordinances. The fact of the matter is that most of what happens in the temple is straight from the scriptures. We are taught about the Creation of the world, which reminds us where we came from; that we are the literal offspring of deity. The divine nature of human beings is sacred, but it is no secret. We pray. Yep--right there inside a holy temple--prayers are said. By the way, anyone can call a temple or ask a friend who may be going to put a name on the prayer roll at the temple. It is a sacred act of service. It is not a secret. We do work for the dead. Maybe that is the mystery; they’re dead, after all. The sacred work, however, is designed to bind our families together for all eternity. We love the Lord. This is probably the most important thing anyone ever needs to know about Mormons. We love our Savior, Jesus Christ. By doing the marvelous work of the temple, all the families of the earth can truly become one fold, with one Shepherd. As for “only some” Mormons being allowed in the temple, we need to be spiritually ready to make sacred covenants. We get ready by attending our regular Sunday meetings and learning more about the nature of God and what He expects of His children. Temple attendance is a sacred privilege, not a big, mysterious secret. Show more Show less