Hi I'm Glorianna
I like Jello. I love different perspectives. I'm a Mormon.
Hello! My name is Glorianna (Noni for short). I'm at a point in my life when I'm still figuring out what should comprise the meat of this 'About Me' section, so I'll stick to basics: I'm from Colorado (it's a really excellent place). I have 10 brothers and sisters; We were all home-schooled And we have funny names. I really love to read, I really don't love sports, And I play sub-par ukulele. That about covers it. For now.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up as a Latter-Day Saint. My parents also immersed us in several different faith traditions; we went to church on Sunday, but we also celebrated most Jewish holidays, lodged dozens of Muslim exchange students, ate dinners at the Buddhist monastery near our home, and attended a Catholic university. I enjoyed conversations about God and belief with the friends I've made from these different faiths, as well as with (especially with) my friends with no religious belief at all. I tried to learn about all of these perspectives, while simultaneously deepening my knowledge of Mormonism and the doctrines it teaches. I'm a Mormon because through all of my interactions with thought, belief, and being, I've never doubted the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have questioned it, I have examined it, but I have never doubted it. No matter how much I mature, my understanding of the gospel always grows to match my spiritual and intellectual stride. No trial or new perspective has yet cracked my confidence in this gospel's truth. I don't claim to discern all the wafer-thin theological layers and spiritual intricacies contained within my religion, but I will never stop working to understand them better. What I know now is that God lives and he loves me, Joseph Smith was a prophet chosen and inspired by him, my family is an entity of eternity, and that faith exponentially increases my (still piddling) ability to comprehend all things.
How I live my faith
I live my faith through doing my best to interact with God, make myself better, and serve others. Or, at least that's how I hope to live my faith.