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Hi I'm Morgan.

I'm a chocoholic. I'm a night-owl. I'm an artist. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to draw, paint, read, and write, though I can't brag that I'm particularly good in any of those fields (well, maybe drawing...just a little bit). I'm a total music lover, and can attest to true interest in classical music--Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven especially--as well as alternative and jazz. Gotta love that jazz! I love cooking--I'm the reigning Queen of Chicken in my house. I love Disney, Eeyore, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings--basically, I'm a nerd in all aspects of the word. I'm an American and a Texan--I love both my country and my state. I love going to church and learning about church history, and am especially committed to my faith, my family, and my education. I'm by no means perfect, but I'm always striving to improve. About four years ago, I was diagnosed with depression. While I can't say living with mental illness is easy, I absolutely testify that I am not alone. Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ are always with me. Always. I have felt such strength from Them and through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. In Alma 7:12 it says "he [Christ] will take upon him [our] infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities." This scripture has brought me so much comfort over the years. Jesus Christ suffered for my sins so I could repent, but He also suffered for my infirmities. He will help you.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I'm a Mormon because I can't not be. I have felt such peace knowing all I do--simple things, like the fact that I'm a daughter of God, that He loves me, that I can do anything through Christ, I will always be forgiven of my sins if I truly repent. But deeper than that, I have learned over the years that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not just a set of rules. It's a recipe for happiness. There are times when I feel so utterly alone in the world, like my heart is gone from my chest and I'm just empty. For a moment in time I might not feel like I have Heavenly Father and Jesus with me. But I always remember that they are there. What I have felt so many times before--the love and support of my God, my Father, and my eternal Savior--has been what's kept me going in the times I feel alone. I have be so blessed to feel my Savior's love, to know there is NOTHING, literally nothing and can and will ever go through that He has not felt and gone through Himself. When I don't have the strength to move forward anymore, He carries me until I can walk again. I know this so firmly I cannot ever deny it. It is true. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us all, equally and tenderly, more so than we can ever fathom. They want us to be happy, so they gave us a guide to return to them, to return to true, eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

I love how my faith touches every aspect of my life, spiritual or secular. The gospel has helped me gain a better understanding of myself, and in doing so, strengthened my understanding of others. Prayer especially is not just for asking spiritual questions. I pray every time I begin doing my homework, so I can understand the concepts and better apply them to my work. This has helped me see how important an education is by showing me how my learning in school applies to my life. I pray before meals to bless them. I pray when I'm having a hard time so I can learn from it or learn to enjoy it. I pray to love others and be sympathetic to their situations. I pray before tests and quizzes to do my best. I pray to make friends so I can have support and be supportive wherever I go. I pray to complete the things I love--writing, reading, drawing, making videos. And Heavenly Father helps me, always, without fail. I strive to do my best and give the rest to the Lord. He gives me the strength to finish all that I must. Nothing is too little for Him to give me strength to do. Moroni 10:5 says "by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." ALL things. There is never anything you can't talk about or ask about with God. He will help you in all aspects of your life if you open yourself up to him. "For with God all things are possible" (Mark 10:27).