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Hi I'm Meghan

I grew up in Utah. I love '3D' art, I make stuffed animals and soap carvings. I am a Latter Day Saint, The Church of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I love to sew by hand, I barely know how to use a machine. I make stuffed animals and wall hangings. I love to carve candle wax into animals, ans bars or soap in houses with candle-lit windows. I want to own a school/community center/library/trading center/homeless art center, all combined into one amazing place. I can make this work! I can do anything I put my mind to with the Lords help.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I loved attending. As an early teen I had trials I didn't know how to overcome on my own, and I struggled to see how God was helping me. So I became inactive. I was much less happy then than I had been before. After about 3 years I realized that all I wanted in life was to find happiness again, and I realized I couldn't do it on my own. The scripture that changed my perspective, though it was originally exactly what I had doubted is 1 Nephi 7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. I have seen that God allows trials to be in our lives so that we may grow. It is tough to believe what we haven't seen happen yet. Faith is belief in something we can not see, but have hope that it is true. I have found freedom in this gospel, peace and joy in my soul. A quote I found that describes how I feel: "The feeling of love from our Heavenly Father is like a gravitational pull from heaven. As we remove the distractions that pull us toward the world and exercise our agency to seek Him, we open our hearts to a celestial force which draws us to Him. Nephi described its impact as ‘even unto the consuming of [his] flesh’ (2 Nephi 4:21). This same power caused Alma to sing a ‘song of redeeming love’ (Alma 5:26; see also Alma 5:9). It touched Mormon in such a way that he counseled us ‘to pray … with all the energy of our heart,’ that we might be filled with His love (Moroni 7:48)."—Elder Paul E. Koelliker, "He Truly Loves Us" In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I visit the temple when I can. I read my scriptures and pray daily. I set goals to improve myself bit by bit. We are here on this earth to learn and improve and discover who we are, so I believe constant goals are the way to use this time wisely, I can relax when I set goals. And what is nice is that I do not have to accomplish everything on paper, the idea is to write it down and work towards it, but be flexible and see what happens. Sometimes what was important is no longer important for the moment, I can't see the future, so being flexible to change is how I breathe and grow with what life gives me.