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Hi I'm Leah

I am a stay at home, working mom, part time craft-er, photographer, and reader. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother. I am a lover of literature. I am a movie critic. I am a wanna be marathoner. I am a hobbyist photographer. I am a sister. I am an amateur craft-er. I am a sleep deprived napper. I am a piano soloist. I am a burnt offering cook. I am an over-the-top planner. I am a lazy bones. I am a "what shall I learn today"-er. I am a friend. I am a college graduate. I am an artist. I am a shoe collector. I am a nature lover. I am a wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I started out as Mormon because my parents are. I grew up in the church. But that is not why I'm a Mormon today. Over the years I have had many experiences that have spoke to my very soul about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, of Joseph Smith as a prophet and our current prophet as a mouthpiece and representative of our God, Heavenly Father. But if I had to narrow down to one reason why I am a Mormon it would be this, family. This church teaches that families can be an eternal institution. That as husband and wife and children we can be sealed, in our temples by the authority of the Priesthood of God, as families, forever. I have felt the power and reality of this Priesthood authority in my life. I have caught a glimpse of the sweetness and joy that will come from having my loved ones, my spouse, my children, my family, with me for always. I know that in order to be blessed with my family I need to be faithful and obedient to the Lord and his commandments. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I know that President Monson is a Prophet of God. I know that Jesus is my savior and redeemer. However, I am not perfect. Sometimes when life is dark, I doubt my faith, but it is in those moments that I harken back in my memory to those moments when I knew beyond a doubt that the Gospel of Christ is on the earth today and remember that part of that gospel is the doctrine of eternal families. That's when I think, "Well I might not be totally sure today, but I know I was sure then." More than anything I want to be able to be with my family. I want to be able to welcome my children home to our God in heaven when this earthly sojourn is over. So I am a Mormon so that I may bless and guide my children back home to their God and my God, our Heavenly Father, and that I may be worthy to be there to welcome them.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday. I know that people are watching me to see what it is I do and say. I try to live in such a way that everything I do speaks, and says "I believe in Christ. I am a Mormon." I want my children to know exactly where I stand. Not because I've told them, but because they've seen me on a daily basis standing on the Lord's side. At church I live my faith by serving where I am I asked. Over the years I have served as the secretary for the Women's and the young women's organizations. I have served as a teacher in the children's organization. I have served as the pianist for our choir and congregation. No matter what it is I am asked to do. I try to do my best at it. To serve those around me and show the Lord I am willing to give my all. Outside of church I try to have the courage to speak up and share my beliefs about things, even when my beliefs are not the popular ones. I do my best to live my faith apologetically, so that everyone I meet, not just my children will know who's side I'm on.