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Hi I'm Sally

I grew up in Wisconsin, went to college in Iowa and live in Nebraska. I'm a Midwest Mormon.

About Me

I have a bachelor's in English and work for a health insurance company, selling Mary Kay on the side. My family includes my mom, my dad, my sister and brother-in-law and a younger half sister. Most of my extended family are Catholic, but there are some Lutheran, some non-religious and an aetheist. I enjoy reading, biking and crocheting, even though I'm pretty slow at all of them. I used to curl and still would if there a place around here to do it. (I promise I'm not close to being old enough for AARP.) My favorite books are Bridge to Terabithia, O! Pioneers and the Princess Bride. My favorite movies are I.Q., It's a Wonderful Life, Young @ Heart, and the Princess Bride. I like to listen to Whadd'ya Know? and Wait, Wait....Don't Tell Me! on Saturdays on NPR. As far as music goes, I'll listen to anything as long as it doesn't glorify sex, drinking or violence. I like everything from 3 to Third Day to Three Days Grace to Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised LDS, I chose to go to a Catholic college. It was close to my dad's family and had an LDS chapel less than a block away. When I went to church in college, I would walk. I went inactive for a year in high school and a couple of years in college. It was just before General Conference in April of 2006 when the elders and another ward member came to visit with me and extended the invitation to go to church. I went for the Sunday afternoon session and haven't missed more than 2 Sundays in a row since then. Because of something that happened to me in early 2006, I was ready to accept the healing power of Jesus Christ into my life. After I graduated college, I was faced with the decision about where I wanted to go from there. I chose to move even farther from my mom's house so I could be closer to the Lord's house-the temple. I knew that if I went back where I came from, I would have regressed spiritually and I didn't want that. It was a tough decision, but I knew it was right. I know for myself the healing, loving feeling of the Savior's arms around me. I know that He has felt every feeling I have and then some. He reaches my reaching and matches me tear for tear, whether they are tears of joy or sorrow. I know He does that because He loves us. Our Father in heaven knows each of His children by name and loves them each the same. I know the more I choose to try to be like Him and His son, Jesus Christ, the better and more joyful my life becomes.

How I live my faith

In addition to the regular meetings on Sunday, I attend scripture study classes during the week at the LDS Institute of Religion. I also go to the temple with my Young Single Adult ward (a congregation for unmarried members between the ages of 18 and 31) once each month. We go to be baptized and confirmed on behalf of people who have died without having that opportunity. I also participate in Nebraska's Bike MS Event, which raises funds to research Multiple Sclerosis.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Sally
No, but you may hear the phrase "every member a missionary." That just means that each member is to remember to share the Good News with others. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Sally
A temple is something that is created for a sacred purpose. Our bodies were created for the sacred purpose of procreation. Our body is one of the greatest gifts we receive from our Heavenly Father and we should never take it for granted. I do a Bike MS event every year, and each training ride adds to my appreciation of my body, even though it isn't perfect. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Sally
We respect and revere him in much the same way we do the prophets in the ancient scriptures, like Moses, Noah, and Abraham. Show more Show less