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Hi I'm Mauri

I am a single member of the Church who loves to read and write, and I am an editor professionally.

About Me

I love the English language, and I have spent the past few years working as an editor for different publications. I recently finished a graduate degree in communication, and I love studying language, communication, and literature. My favorite part of being an editor is finding the strengths and potential in a writer and helping them communicate the message they want to communicate.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have continued to be an active member of my faith because I have seen the limitless love of my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in my life and in the lives of others around me. The gospel of Jesus Christ is all about love—Christ's love for us in his willingness to atone for our sins and weaknesses, Heavenly Father's love in enabling our families to remain families beyond this life, and Heavenly Father's love in giving us a living prophet who has the power to speak truth in a tumultuous world. I have had many experiences where I have been strengthened in troubling times by our Savior, Jesus Christ, and I have seen miracles in my life when the Lord has stepped in to help me when things couldn't have worked out without a little divine intervention.

How I live my faith

I believe living my faith is a daily occurrence—something I try to apply in every aspect of my life. When I was in college, I had a mentor tell me that editors have a great amount of influence because they had the power to choose what people read. I felt becoming an editor was a great way to use my influence for good, and I have been able to work on published materials that are uplifting and useful to others. I also love the academic world, and while some believe you can't be a religious person and also be an academic, I have no problem reconciling academic research with religious faith. I love a quote given by one of our apostles, Neal A. Maxwell, who has now passed away. He said, "For a disciple of Jesus Christ, academic scholarship is a form of worship. It is actually another dimension of consecration. Hence one who seeks to be a disciple-scholar will take both scholarship and discipleship seriously; and, likewise, gospel covenants. For the disciple-scholar, the first and second great commandments frame and prioritize life. How else could one worship God with all of one's heart, might, mind, and strength?"