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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a 30-something singleton who loves to write, read, design & laugh. (Not necessarily in that order.) I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up the oldest of eight children, so I spent my youth taking care of younger brothers and sisters. Now we are all adults and they are the most important people in my life. Because my father was in the military, I spent 3 years of my young life in Germany on an Army Base. Later, I studied German in High School and actually visited Germany for a month in 1997. After that, I went to college where I studied Art, German and Creative Writing. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003, and immediately entered the work force. I had always thought that by now I would have a family of my own to keep me busy, but that isn't the way its worked out. So, I work as an exhibit designer at a farming and ranching history museum. In my spare time, I volunteer by helping organize the local county fair once a year. I'm a ravenous reader --- fiction, non-fiction, self-help, photo essay - its all interesting! I just love to learn. I'm also a beginning martial artist. I have been studying Karate and Muay Thai Kickboxing for almost a year and a half. I love the fact that I get a good workout, but I am constantly learning new things. I think I could spend the rest of my life learning and still not get enough!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon household, but that's not why I'm still a Mormon today. All my life, I have followed the rules, but I have often questioned authority. While my sister rebelled by leaving the home to hang out with friends, I rebelled by questioning my mother's ability to lead and run a household. So, I attended church meetings, but there reached a point in my life when I realized I needed to question the facts and the authority of the church I had attended for so long. It wasn't an overnight process, but I put the things of the world to the test and the things of the gospel to the test, and living the gospel won every time. I felt happier, more confident, more satisfied, more loved when I was living the gospel principles, and I loved the fact that I was never chastised for asking questions --- in fact, many teachers encouraged more questions! As I asked those questions and got answers the simple beauty of the gospel and the plan of happiness became more and more apparent. Life has a purpose and there is a simple logic behind why we are here and what we need to learn. And there is the undeniable testimony I have of my Heavenly Father. I can't remember the first time I spoke with Him, but I've always known He is there. One summer while camping, I formally went down on my knees to ask if God existed, if the Gospel was true, and if what I was doing was right. The overwhelming power of that experience will live with me forever. A knowledge - sure and strong came to the very center of who I was and told me that I know my Heavenly Father, that He is a precious person to me, and that He loves me. Over time, I have added to that knowledge an understanding of Jesus Christ as my Savior and His love for me, as well as a knowledge that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God sent to restore the True Church to the face of the earth. If I know what is true and what is right, then I must follow those principles. It is as simple as that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through works. I work within the local leadership of the women's organization to help promote group service projects, inspirational broadcasts, conferences, and training. Once a month, I go with other leaders to attend other congregations (within the same church) to help teach an inspirational lesson and give any needed guidance and direction for the women's organization leaders in that congregation. At least once a month, I go with a partner to visit other women in my own congregation - to talk, pray, share inspirational stories, or do anything that they need. I also try to serve the people and the community around me. I volunteer, and I try to donate to local groups that are really making a difference in my city. I pick-up trash. I recycle glass, plastic bottles, aluminium cans, etc. for places that I attend on a regular basis, and I try to be cheerful to the people I stand in line with at the grocery store.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Many authors wrote The Book of Mormon, but Mormon essentially edited and compiled all their records and notes and then added some of his own writings, which is why his name is on the cover. The Bible is named in a similar way - Bible just means "book" and when King James ordered a compiling of the scriptural texts throughout the ages, groups of scholars got together and translated and edited and compiled those records and created "The King James Bible" or The King James Book. The only real difference is that Mormon was compiling the records of the people located in North and South America rather than of people located in the Middle East, and Mormon did the entire edit and compilation by himself while King James used many various scholars and translators to get his book completed. Show more Show less