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Hi I'm Catherine

I'm a writer. I'm a gamer. I'm a constant learner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m an individual that loves to learn. I find many different disciplines fascinating, and nearly anything can pique my interest, and spark my curiosity. I’m also a gamer; I’ve played video games nearly all my life, and tinkered with computers almost longer. Being a wife, I love spending time with my husband. He helps me sharpen my skills, not only through “sweeping the floor with my face” when we play games (which only makes me a stronger opponent next time), but through loving me enough to help me improve other aspects of my life; social skills, homemaking skills, responsibility, maturity, and my relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Having been an Atheist before, I was very skeptical of religion, even to the point of despising it, especially Christianity. But even before that, my Father had attempted to raise me as a Roman Catholic. I was not old enough to understand much of what was taught or discussed, but I believe that at least a small seed of belief in a higher being was planted within me. I persisted in Atheism for many years, feeling intellectually superior to those who follow religion, until I met the man who would become my husband. He was (and still is, of course) bi-lingual, articulate, and intelligent. Not knowing his religious stance, one day I asked him about it. I will never forget his answer. “I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” “So you’re a Mormon?” was my reply, and while initially surprised that I knew that the terms were related, he answered that question and many more that I asked about him and his religion. As I learned more about the LDS Church, things that I knew the other religions didn’t answer or couldn’t explain to my satisfaction were answered and explained as part of its basic doctrines. My heart had finally softened towards religion. The seed that was planted before finally sprouted. I gave up Atheism, something which made sense, for the LDS Church, which made even more sense. I’ve never turned back. I have a testimony that God and Jesus Christ exist and live and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only Church that has the fullness of their gospel.

How I live my faith

I try to be good to people and the environment. I try to recycle as much as I can, and I’m always surprised at how much I would’ve ended up throwing away if I hadn’t recycled instead. In my job, in my free time, at church, wherever I am, if I find someone in need I always attempt to aid them. Sometimes that ‘someone’ is a human, sometimes it’s an animal! It’s a lot easier for me to capture and release outside an insect or lizard trapped indoors than it is for me to take its life, for example. I find myself praying for the welfare of people (and animals) I’ve helped. I know it helps them.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The best part about the answer to that question is that it isn’t dependent on ANY human being. You can know for yourself, directly from Heavenly Father Himself, no middleman required, if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. It’s very easy too. -First, begin a prayer to Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ. -Ask Him if the things you’re learning about are true, with a sincere heart, and an actual desire to know. -The Holy Ghost will speak to you about the truth of these matters. The Holy Ghost speaks to people through feelings and emotions. It usually feels very serene, peaceful and quiet. Comfort, hope, tranquility, and happiness are also emotions that the Holy Ghost can invoke, and any one of these, or any combination of these, can serve as a confirmation of the truth. Someone once said, “You don’t need to eat the whole cake to tell if it was good.” You can read even a small bit about the Church, and pray to know about the truth. Show more Show less