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Hi I'm Heather

I love to laugh. I homeschool my 3 cute kids and I love to eat cereal. I love the Lord with all my heart! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and a mother. I'm completely in love with my hubby of 17 years and my favorite thing to do is being a mom to my 3 beautiful children, that I thought I would never have due to the infertility I struggled with for many years. It was worth every struggle to finally get my 3 cute kids here and to have the great blessing of being a mother. I homeschool my kids, can't keep a clean house, and I love gospel music. I love to laugh and make others laugh! I love to watch John Wayne movies and I love Charlie Brown cartoons. I love to read & learn about history, my favorite book is Uncle Tom's Cabin - I especially love the Civil War and the great leaders of that day! I love to learn of Christ and share his love, life is BEAUTIFUL!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been taught this gospel my whole life. As a small child, I remember being in church along with my family feeling so safe there, and feeling a connection with the principles and teachings taught there-it's always felt like I was home. I can say I never doubted what I learned as a child, but as each of us needs to do at some point in our life, we have to find out for ourselves what we truly believe. I've never had any one marvelous experience that has testified to me the truthfulness of this gospel-the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but it has been the little things that have made it so I cannot deny what I know is true! It has been the swelling in my heart when I listen to a living prophet of God speak of our Lord and Savior. It has been the tears that come to my eyes as I read the testimony of Joseph Smith in the introduction of the Book of Mormon, and the powerful witness that the Book of Mormon is true, and is another testimony of Jesus Christ. As I read from the pages of the Bible and the Book of Mormon I know that they stand together as witnesses of Christ and I am taught and strengthened and brought closer to my Savior and friend. That's what this gospel is all about, it is coming to the Savior of the world, and remembering who we really are as children of one God, our Heavenly Father, who loves us & has an individual plan for each of our lives. It is coming to know that it is only through Jesus Christ that we are saved and able to return home to our Father in Heaven, imperfect and broken - but rescued and redeemed because of the love and grace and mercy of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw. I know that Jesus Christ's church has once again been restored to the earth just as it was during Christ time here on earth, with Jesus Christ at the head of this church to lead and direct it. Restored with all of the gifts and blessings of the priesthood of God. God lives, and this is his church!

How I live my faith

I love going to church and feeling the unity and love that abides there. I get to attend a class every Sunday, surrounded by women of all ages. I get the great blessing of teaching a class with these wonderful women once a month, I learn so much and grow from the strength of these women, my sisters. I recently had the blessing of leading a choir of about 60 teens in learning songs of the Savior that we sang for a special conference and it was such a beautiful experience! Seeing all these young adults stand and sing of the greatness of God, in such a world that we live in today, was so uplifting and inspiring. There is much good in this world and I marvel at the glories of God all around us each day!

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Heather
I take this directly from our Bible dictionary that is found at the back of our King James Version, in it the definition of grace is this... "It is through the grace of the Lord Jesus, made possible by his atoning sacrifice, that mankind will be raised in immortality, every person receiving his body from the grave in a condition of everlasting life. It is likewise through the grace of the Lord that individuals, through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and repentance of their sins, receive strength and assistance to do good works that they otherwise would not be able to maintain if left to their own means. This grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best efforts. Divine grace is needed by every soul in consequence of the fall of Adam and also because of man's weaknesses and shortcomings. However, grace cannot suffice without total effort on the part of the recipient. Hence the explanation, "it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do". (2 Nephi 25:23 in the Book of Mormon). It is truly the grace of Jesus Christ that makes salvation possible. Show more Show less

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

Heather
The light in the eyes of my children, their goodness, and child-like faith! The blue skies, the sun in the heavens, majestic mountains to the simplest song of a bird. The sweetness that comes from kneeling in prayer & talking with my Father in Heaven and knowing and feeling his awareness of me. The power and gift of the Holy Ghost that reminds me and gives me a feeling of what is right and wrong, and always leads me to do good and serve others. Life all around me testifies to me of my loving Father in Heaven who loves me and watches over me. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Heather
Absolutely not! We are all children of the same God, which makes us brothers and sisters. We should look after each other, serve one another, love one another, and help each other along this journey of life the very best way we can. It is our duty as disciples of Christ, a disciple being someone who loves God and devotes his life to serving him, that we love and serve one another as Christ himself would serve each one of us if he was in our presence. We are the Lord's hands, and as we serve him by serving all of our brothers and sisters, our hearts are brought closer to Him. Show more Show less