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Hi I'm McKenzie

I have freckles. My bookshelves are crowded. I like riding my bike in the rain. I play three instruments. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from college with a Bachelor's in English (yes, on purpose). I love a lot of things about life, but a few favorites are: pb&j sandwiches, Idaho sunsets, old books, and music. I also love the gospel of Jesus Christ, because it illuminates all of those things--it illuminates everything--and makes it more meaningful. Because of this gospel, I know who I am and who Heavenly Father wants me to become. And I also know that His plan is possible. 'Tis awesome.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not just because I was born into the church and got baptized at age eight. Of course, that helps a lot, but I don't know who I would be without this gospel. The truth is, it makes me really, really, really happy (that's a lot of happiness, p.s.). It helps me to see things clearly. It gives me comfort in this crazy world. It helps me remember who I am and where I came from.

How I live my faith

Well, by now you've probably guessed that I like to read (*understatement*). If I don't start the day by studying my scriptures (that includes the Bible + The Book of Mormon), then I feel off. Everything feels better when I take the time to do that. Prayer is also important, just like in other religions. However, we believe prayer can be very personal and can lead to inspiration, comfort, knowledge, and joy. So, short version: prayer and scripture study are the bee's knees. I also love going to the temple--it's the ultimate place of peace. Going to church every Sunday helps me to "recharge" and get ready for a new week. These are simple things we as Latter-Day Saints try to do all the time, but they make a huge difference.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Everything good testifies of God and His Son. All things were created by them, so it makes sense that those things would have their "signature" on them somewhere, right? How can you look at a sunrise, or a mountain, or even a human being, and not see the divinity of it? I can't. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is just a compilation of testimonies and teachings from prophets who lived a long time ago (just like the Bible). They all testify of Christ and His Mission. There are also some really awesome stories in it about what they (the prophets and others who lived then) went through and experienced to have those testimonies. Oh, and it's all true. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

I 100% believe that God is a happy person who loves all of His children and won't ever forsake them. One of my favorite quotations says "If you don't feel as close to God as you did yesterday, you can be sure who has moved." Yep. That about sums it up. :) Show more Show less