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Hi I'm Maggie

I am a disabled grandma, a student and a writer. I'm a recent convert in my late 40s. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A year and a half after my baptism, in spite of severe physical and psychiatric disabilities, I was impressed to continue my education. I was able to capitalize on my previous community college programs and parlay the credits I earned into a Bachelor's Degree program. This was an answer to a prayer and a life-long dream of becoming a writer. I will graduate with my Bachelor's in general studies with a focus in nonfiction writing in the summer of 2017. I love to help others. One of the ways that I do that is through writing and educating about healthcare issues. My website is MaggieSlighte.com where I share my writing for magazines as well as my other sites. When I am not travelling, I enjoy growing my own food and medicine and spend as much time as possible with my children and grandchildren. I love the life God gave me and helping others.

Why I am a Mormon

In my journeys across the country, I found myself stopping and pondering God in front of temples I had no clue even existed before happening upon them. I would stop and pray, thanking Heavenly Father for the opportunity to feel His Spirit. Here are a few facts about some of my beliefs that finally found their home: The fact that Jesus Christ and God are separate, immortal beings and the Holy Ghost is a separate spirit entity. That God did not cease communicating with us through prophets in the time of the bible. We have a living prophet that receives revelation for the church in these times; his name is Thomas S. Monson. We have the right and the obligation to ask for personal revelation in prayer and to listen to the small still voice that is the Holy Spirit. I finished reading the Book of Mormon for the first time less than 2 months after my baptism. I believe it to be another Testament of Jesus Christ. I prayed, and was impressed with the knowledge that it is. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only church that has ever felt like home. My children and my mother know how long I have searched for the truth. Many of my closest friends have seen my search as well. I am finally at home.

How I live my faith

I began sharing my experiences with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints before my baptism with a social media audience who had been following my writing for some years. During this same time, I stared a blog. I don't write as often as I would like, but I try to share my testimony at SlightelyMormon.org where I share my experiences with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, The Book of Mormon and The Holy Ghost, as often as possible. I have been travelling for much of the last 7 years. During the time since my baptism, then my Endowment a year later, I have had the opportunity to visit many Wards and Branches throughout the country. I have been pleasantly surprised to find that a Ward building across the country has the same Holy feeling as my own Branch. But that is all how I live my RELIGION. I live my FAITH by constantly reading my Scriptures and asking Heavenly Father for his guidance. When I am in doubt, I seek out a Temple and get quiet and keep asking until I feel an answer. Heavenly Father has been guiding me for years, He is who brought me to His Church through an impression given to me after I humbled myself on my knees and asked Him how to become closer to Christ. My life has been Blessed since the moment I followed up on that impression.