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Hi I'm Briton

I am a registered nurse in rural Georgia. I love world religion and slam poetry. I am new at this adult-thing, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an RN (registered nurse) at a hospice in Southern Georgia. My love and commitment has always been with those experiencing the end of their life and helping them through the labor of the dying process. I always tell my patients' families - we are only midwifes for their transition from this world into the next. And I truly believe and know that to be true. I love to read philosophy and search for new, colorful, contemporary art pieces. If I had it my way, I would go to school at a university forever and never stop learning. I am grateful that the gospel promises that we never have to stop learning into the eternities because "the glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth" (Doctrine and Covenants 93:36). My family is scattered around the southeast and the northwest, so I spend time with friends, other members of the Church, and people I meet in the community. I am learning to cook and have recently adopted a cat. I am proud to be a cat mommy!

Why I am a Mormon

Our generation is offered a myriad of ways to express ourselves - but this temptation to explore ourselves can lead us into dangerous places. Even the admonition to be careful of what ideologies we trust can appear bigoted on first glance. I am a Mormon because our identity as children of loving Heavenly Parents is the only enduring identity we will have - and it is the most beautiful, dynamic, and inspiring title we could receive. Being a Mormon is more than a culture, a stereotype, or the misconceptions inherited from family and the media. Being a Mormon is living the fullness of the Christian life. A life with the Restored Gospel, the ordinances that seal families for the eternities, and living prophets that guide us as the people of God were guided of old. I am grateful that I prayed to know of the Book of Mormon's truthfulness. I invite you to do the same and to ponder it's message. The Spirit will visit you in these tender moments, and you will never regret it.

How I live my faith

The book of Titus tells us that Jesus Christ "gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works" (2:14). I live my faith by obeying the commandments - the Law of Chastity, the Word of Wisdom, the commandment to tithe, and the commandment to love God and my neighbor - so that the Spirit will be with me always. I am most charitable, kindest, funniest, and most peaceful self when the Spirit is with me. I have always been a "peculiar" person, and I choose to live my faith by expressing my individuality and loving myself - flaws and all. I have a testimony that our differences, even those we might feel ashamed of, have the power to be consecrated for our gain (2 Nephi 2:2). This means that all of our unique qualities, flaws, virtues, and vices, can become a blessing to others and show our faith when we decide to follow the commandments.