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Hi I'm Emilie

I love to make things. Anything. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I can usually be found making something, be it a card, dinner, a painting, or a couch! (actually just re-upholstering the couch.) I'm lucky enough to have a cluttered studio in my basement dedicated to facilitating my creative whims. I also love to read, spend time outside-especially with my husband, and chat on the phone with my sisters. My interest is piqued by ideas that are new to me (like reflexology), and I like collecting information and old things.

Why I am a Mormon

Why not? I love being a Mormon! I come from a long line of Mormons, but I don't cling to the faith because of habit or tradition. In fact, I find comfort and faith in the doctrines taught. I can't imagine not knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who knows me--knows my name!--and who loves me.

How I live my faith

I currently work with teenage girls in my congregation. It is so great to see them explore their identities, see them struggle with everyday problems, and find solutions in the gospel! I also firmly believe that you can't live your faith without living it "in the details," in other words, praying everyday, believing that you are heard and that you have a personal relationship with God; treating others as you would be treated; and finding out for yourself where to find truth.

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

Yes, only some Mormons are allowed into our Temples. I might compare this to taking an advanced-level college class. In order to understand a 500-level physics class, you've got to start with Physics 101. In order to go to the Temple, Mormons must meet a set of requirements. This is to make sure that those who go to the temple are prepared to go and that they'll be ready for the covenants and commitments that they make when they go. There is nothing secret about what goes on our our Temples. In fact, anyone who wants to go to the Temple can go--they just need to meet the requirements in order to enter. Inside the Temple we make promises to our Heavenly Father--we promise to be obedient to his commandments, we learn more about the plan of salvation. We also get married inside the Temple. You may have heard a Mormon refer to "eternal marriage" or "sealing." This means that a marriage is in effect even after death, and the Temple is the only place where this is performed. We also have the opportunity to be baptized by proxy for our ancestors who never had the chance to get baptized. This is why Family History is so important to Mormons. For me, the Temple is just about the most sacred place on earth. I feel God's love and presence there more than anywhere else in the world. Show more Show less