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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a wanna-be famous blogger. I'm a lover of fashion, cupcakes & all things kitties. I'm a convert & a newlywed... I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a 28 year old convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Being the only member in my family has been a blessing. I am a newlywed-- my husband and I were sealed [married] in the San Diego Temple. I grew up in California and have also lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and currently reside in Utah with my wonderful husband. My work in restaurants has grown in me have a love for food-- eating it!! I stay up late baking cupcakes, blogging or reading Young Adult Literature. I would rather be outdoors biking or playing in the water than inside watching tv. I love the gospel so much I sometimes wish were held more than once a week!

Why I am a Mormon

The day I decided to be baptized I cried on the phone with my missionaries, as a girl had made fun of me for taking lessons from Mormons. Sounds like typical school bullying, right? I was 25. During that phone call I realized I was so upset by the actions and words of this girl because she was making fun of people who were simply trying to share with me a happiness they have always been blessed to know. They knew the truth and fulness of the gospel and were only trying to teach me an understanding and appreciation for Gods love. I'm a Mormon because that day I stood up to that girl and defended something that, though I hadn't realized it just yet, I knew in my heart to be true. I'm a Mormon because when I made that choice to be baptized I chose to start living my life rather than merely existing among so many others in the world. The comfort the world gives is no comparison to the love and comfort our Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I'm a Mormon because I always felt this life had to be about purity and goodness; my faith gives me an understanding that this goodness is from God. And God gives me the strength to live it.

How I live my faith

I attempt to live my faith every minute of every day. Our church is not a "Sunday Church" because the gospel is not a seventh day gospel. When I first joined the church I didn't want to be expressly known as a "Mormon" because of certain negative connotations which were attached to that term. I am a free thinker and did not want to be categorized in any group. As my love for God grew so did my love for my Mormon community around me. I began to see what people who were not a part of our church had noted before-- they were right when they said we have a certain light in our eyes, a brightness in our faces and a bounce in our step. I began to want to live as Jesus had lived while he was on earth. I question my actions everyday, asking if what I am doing is what I should be doing. Because I am still fairly new to the church it is important for me to ask questions to grow my testimony and gain a better understanding of gospel truths that can bless my life. I live my faith by opening my heart to allow the Spirit of Christ to live through me. Because it is through Him that I can live up to my full potential and be an example to those around me.