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Hi I'm Madison Belle Murphy

I grew up in Utah. I love reading, writing, and editing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the type of person who obsesses over whatever interests them. Korean Media has been my most recent obsession. K-pop and K-drama are basically mine and my older sisters favorite things. However, while I adore this obsession there is one hobby/obsession/fascination that will always beat the 'current' one. I love reading. There is nothing else that can compare to a good book. I could curl up and read anywhere at anytime. Although, I warn you that if you interrupt me, while I am in this mindset, I may not be entirely responsive. When I am reading a book I am part of the book and my mindset becomes less of a person who is reading and more of a person who is living a second life. I believe that there is a lesson to be learned from every person, whether living, dead, or fiction. Every person has a story, and every story has a purpose worth revealing. My passion for reading will most likely carry through my life. I am still not entirely sure what I want to do with my education and invocation. However, I have a feeling it will have something to do with reading, writing, and editing.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church. When I was a child I went to church because my parents did. However, I had many experiences growing up where I grew to understand the principle of Agency. Agency is the right to choose for oneself and to be held accountable for the choices made. When I was about thirteen years old I admit that I questioned what I was doing. I even stopped going to church for a month or so. However, I noticed that my life lacked peace and happiness. I realized that I had taken happiness for granted. I always assumed my life was happy because life was simply that way. I had many trials my first thirteen years but they were made easier by my religion. Having become slightly less active I noticed an immediate difference, especially when I observed the way my older and younger sisters were as they still attended. I prayed, somewhere during this time, and through a series of experiences discovered a scripture found in Mosiah 2:41 it says: "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it." It was then that I realized if I want true happiness in my life I need to keep the commandments. This scripture became the root of my testimony and it has been ever since. I am Mormon because I believe there is a God. I believe he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, down to earth for the sole purpose of bringing us happiness. and I believe that that happiness can only be achieved through, first: believing the commandments are a freeing agent and not a restriction, and second: acting upon that faith.

How I live my faith

The fact that I believe in the stories of individuals is one reason that I am excited to embrace my future. I am about to embark on my own journey. I am about to reveal my own story, but also I am about to help others find their own. I am leaving my home and my family to serve a Mission in the Dominican Republic. I have always loved serving. I have long been a part of youth organizations within the church. I love aiding others, no matter their age as compared to my own. I love speaking, and I love learning.