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Hi I'm Brynn

I am a survivor. I am a writer. I am a baker. I am a teacher. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I write constantly and can't ever be too far away from a pen and notebook. I love to study people, and am a self-taught "psychologist." Travel is something I live and breathe rather than something to simply do. I also make a mean batch of chocolate chip cookies.

Why I am a Mormon

I have come to a sure knowledge of the various aspects of the Gospel--this knowledge is a deep-rooted, quiet sort of conviction. Many who know me may believe that this knowledge came as a result of the cancer I battled for three years. This is not so--the real trial of my faith came a few years after, as I was dealing with a changed body and finding my place in a world that seems to big to understand. After many, many prayers and many, many attempted withdrawals from the Church, I always ended up coming back. One day it hit me--in a still moment--that I do not merely believe that Joseph was a prophet, or that the Savior died for me. I know it. The very simple truth is that you can know it too. The tricky part is that it isn't tricky at all. The only thing it requires is a soft heart and a mind willing to accept truth. I know that the Spirit will speak to you as you seek answers to your personal, heartfelt questions. I know that this Church has the fulness of the Gospel, and I know it in a way in which I never can deny it or give it up. This is where you will find happiness, peace, and above all--knowledge.

How I live my faith

Here in the heart of Mississippi, the Church is very small--my ward consists of about 40 people. I serve the children in the ward, leading them in singing from the Children's Songbook and teaching lessons about Jesus Christ and the principles of the Gospel. I believe having a fulness of the Gospel should impact the rest of the way you live your life, and I try to practice that in the way I treat my students and the friends I meet in my community. Knowing the Savior suffered, died, and lives again for my brothers and sisters as well as for myself gives my life clarity.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes! This is one of my favorite parts about the Mormon faith! Our prophet speaks to us continually, and gives us guidance. The current prophet is Thomas S. Monson, and I know that he is truly called of God. When the last prophet died, the Brethren (Quorum of the Twelve Apostles--just like in the time of Jesus Christ), met together and prayed about who should be the next prophet. I had loved the previous prophet so much, I didn't know if I could ever love or believe in another in quite the same way. I had to pray about it, but as soon as I turned to the Lord for answers I received them. He is called of God--just like Moses! Show more Show less