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Hi I'm Keziah

I was born and raised in small-town Iowa. I am a lover of Broadway, roadtrips, and cats. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Like I said, I've lived in Iowa my whole life. I graduated high school and went to a community college for one semester. As of now, I am currently working at a retail store and will be returning to my hometown in August. Hopefully, in the near future, I will be placing my foot on Utah ground, where I've be longing to live. I am also an aspiring author. I started to write a novel when I was in 7th grade and have dabbled on and off with it. I finally started a blog and now I'm writing again and it feels great. I love music. I sang all through middle and high school and do it whenever and wherever I can. I love all genres, but I adore Broadway the most. I have about 5 stations on Pandora dedicated to Broadway musicals, so yeah, I'm a nut. I also love roadtrips. While I do love travel by plane, I'll always prefer the long car trips. Sure, it gets cramped and boring at times, but there's always more to see when you're on the road. And there always has to be music playing, or course. And, finally, I absolutely and unconditionally love cats. My family have been the owners of at least 20 cats. While I love all animals, cats will always have a special place in my heart. There you have it, that's my absolutely absurd life. :)

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both converts to the church. My mother was Catholic and my father had been all over the religion map. They both joined when they were married. My siblings and I were all raised in the Church from birth. I can definitely say that growing up in the Church has had one of the biggest influences of why I'm a Mormon. It's all I've ever known and have been taught. It wasn't until I got to high school that I really began to think about my position on the Church. There were many times when I became confused and unaware. I developed many questions about my faith and whether God really was there. However, I started asking myself one simple question that kept my faith alive: What are the odds? I applied that to my own personal life and faith. What are the odds that you were born into the Mormon faith? What are the odds that both of your parents were converted to this religion? While the Mormon community is growing in size, we're still considered a minority. In my eyes, the fact that I was brought up in the Church was not something of chance or luck. It was all part of God's plan for me. The main reason, though, that I choose to be a member of the Church is because it makes my life better. I know for a fact that I would not be in a good position in my life if I didn't have the Gospel. The commandments and teachings have influenced my life in a way that keeps me hopeful, faithful, and happy. I have a testimony that God is real, and that he sent his son, Jesus Christ, to the Earth to save us all so we could be reunited with our Heavenly Father. I have a testimony of Joseph Smith, who wanted to know the truth and was answered by The Lord and Jesus Christ, and he restored the Gospel for all. I have a testimony of The Word of God, the Bible and The Book Of Mormon, which speak truth and enlightenment. I know these things to be true, without a shadow of a doubt.

How I live my faith

I've always believed that the best way to live my faith is to just.... live it. If one truly wants to succeed in anything they do, they just have to buck up and do it. However, the most important thing about living the gospel is CHOOSING to live it. I am choosing to pray every day. I am choosing to read my scriptures. I am choosing to go to church every Sunday. When I make these decisions for myself, I can see the results and the blessing that the Lord is giving me in my life. When I fall behind in any way, I can sense it in everything I do and say. It can be a challenge to live with such standards, but the outcome will always be greater than anything ever imagined. I love living my faith and I know that Heavenly Father loves that I choose to live it. He knows I'm not perfect. He knows that I slip up every now and then. He knows when I need his guidance and comfort. I know I'm not perfect. I know I slip up. I know that Heavenly Father is always there for me. The least I can do is be there for Him by living his Gospel.