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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, and a sister. I'm a writer, a blogger, a friend, and musician. I love to create. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to create. I've always been an avid writer and loved creating stories since I was small. I wrote poetry for years, started writing songs when I learned how to play guitar as a teenager, and wrote for magazines and newspapers. These days I blog about my family, my thoughts on life, and also about projects I create and recipes I make. My family is very important to me. I work hard to raise my two young daughters with the help of my husband, and together we enjoy reading, watching movies, and taking walks with our dog. Everyday we seek out the joy life has given us. I was fortunate enough to earn a BS in English Education, and I currently enjoy reading and analyzing books, poetry, and media while staying home with my young children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born of goodly parents and was raised learning the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a child I enjoyed attending primary, and as a teenager I slowly began to question what I was taught. After making some poor decisions and searching for spirituality in many different ways, I was able to come to the truth for myself. Once I was able to truly accept Christ as my Savior, and I understood that He and Heavenly Father visited Joseph Smith as a young man, I was able to see that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was for me. Sure it was what I'd always been taught, but I finally began to enjoy it for myself. Now, I work to help my daughters learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I struggle with my own imperfections and weaknesses on a daily basis in order to prepare myself to live with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again.

How I live my faith

I currently spend my time coordinating meetings, classes, and workshops for the women in our ward. They focus on personal, home, and family improvement. It is very enjoyable to be involved with these activities and meetings. In connection with the above, I work a lot with other young mothers. We help each other out all the time. We swap babysitting, we discuss problems we have with raising our children, and we spend time creating together. I recently started hosting a kids singing group at my home once a week, where young mothers can come and play with their kids in dance and song. One of my favorite programs of the Church is visiting teaching, where we visit with other women in our ward each month. I have been so blessed by this program, and probably more from visiting others than being visited myself. I have made so many friends through visiting teaching, and I have been able to feel Heavenly Father's love through this inspired program. I have witnessed prayers being answered or been able to answer them.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Sarah
Attending church is a part of our weekly worship. We attend each Sunday for a three-hour block. One hour 15 minutes for Sacrament Meeting, where we partake of the sacrament and listen to talks given by in the congregation; 45 minutes for Sunday School, where we learn more about the scriptures in relation to the Gospel; and 45 minutes for Priesthood/Relief Society, where we study more about the Gospel in light of our specific roles as Priesthood holders or women in the Church. Youth also attend Sunday School classes with others in their age group. The youngest children (from 18 months-12 years) attend classes in Primary. All these classes are taught by those in the local congregation, or ward, in which we attend. Anyone can come to church and learn more about the Gospel plan in the context of their lives. Attending the temple is something which the most dedicated members are authorized to do. They consecrate their lives in order to make sacred covenants with their Heavenly Father and also perform work for deceased persons. Temple worship can be done according to each individual's schedule and proximity to a temple. Show more Show less