Going to get a little personal here. It’s a little bit more scary to tell you personal stuff than it is to show you a cute project I just finished, but this is a part of my life that is near and dear and so I am sharing.
Hi, my name is Amber and I am a Mormon! Can I tell you a little bit about what that means?
First and foremost, it means that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Many people mistakenly believe that Mormons are not Christians, but Jesus Christ is at the very center of our church and our beliefs. I love him, I worship him and I recognize him as my Savior and Redeemer. I believe that he is God’s son who came to Earth and I believe that I have a loving Heavenly Father who watches over me and knows me and loves me too.
It also means that I believe that the same church that existed at the time that Christ lived on the Earth exists today. That means that I believe in a living prophet of God. I also love this man-President Thomas S. Monson. He is a servant of God who speaks for him on the Earth today. He is kind and loving and he can wiggle his ears. He also serves with a quorum of 12 apostles.
I believe in the Book of Mormon AND the Bible both as holy scripture. They go hand in hand-both as testaments of Jesus Christ. I read from them and I study them:
I also believe in holy temples of the Lord. Just as in old times, there are temples on the Earth today that are sacred houses where covenants and promises can be made with the Lord and families can be sealed together for all eternity. You’ve probably seen one of these beauties. I love temples.
How does this religion translate into my daily life?
It means that first and foremost I serve the Lord Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father. I try to live my life every single day in the way that they would have me live.
This means that family is so important to me. It means that nothing in life comes before them. For me this means that I choose to stay at home with my kids because raising them is more important than anything else to me. (Though I do enjoy being a blogger on the side!) I believe that my family can be together forever-and that is my greatest goal. I try to teach my kids the gospel, I try to teach them to be good people. I pray for them, I love them, I care for them, I teach them. Probably a lot like you!
This also means that a lot of my life is dedicated to serving others. I love that about my religion. We each serve in a position in the church. All are voluntary and we serve where we are asked. Currently I get to serve with the teenage girls and I LOVE IT! It means that every Sunday I am with them for one hour of our three hour church meetings. It means that on Wednesday nights I am with them for fun activities. It means that I think about them and pray for them all the time. I love them!
It means that I take dinner to people because I want to serve. It means that I am kind to my neighbors. It means that I try to be Christlike. It means that I am happy because I know who I am-a child of God-and where I am going and why I am here. It means that when life gets hard (like when your baby boy is in the hospital with meningitis) I have somewhere to turn. I can pray and I can feel the comfort of the Holy Ghost. I am surrounded by love and support from my church “family.”
It means that I am happy. I love my religion and all that it means for my life.
This month a new movie is being release called Meet the Mormons. It’s a peek into the lives of several every day Mormons. (All proceeds from this film are being donated to the Red Cross.) See more about it here:
I joined this group of bloggers because we wanted to tell you our story. Meet all of THESE Mormons!
All of us are telling our story today! Feel free to read through them!
Adrienne | Free Time Frolics , Camille | Chicken Scratch n’ Sniff , Natalie & Rebekah | House of Sprinkles , Kathleen| Fearlessly Creative Moms
Emily | The Benson Street , Staci | The Potter’s Place, Alyssa | Alyssa.Marie , Kristen | Capturing Joy , Aly | Entirely Eventful Day
Katie | Clarks Condensed, Larissa | Just Another Day In Paradise , Camille | My Mommy Style , Candice | She’s Crafty
Anita | Live Like You Are Rich, Landee | Landee Lu , Tara & Devin | Salt & Pepper Moms , Mallory & Savannah | Classy Clutter Kelli & Kristi| Lolly Jane
McKenzie | Girl Loves Glam , Pam & Lisa | Over The Big Moon , Melanie | Forty Eighteen , Sky | Capital B Adell | Baked in Arizona
Andie | Maybe I Will , Shatzi | Love and Laundry , Robyn | Create it Go , Rachel | R & R Workshop
Tiffany | Feel Great In 8 , Katelyn | What Up Fagens? , Brittany | BrittanyBullen , Ginger | Ginger Snap Crafts , Stephanie | Crafting In The Rain
Chelsey | Cee Me Be , Amber | Crazy Little Projects , Kallie | Smitten By, Elyse, Kristen, Lauren, Steph, Kendra & Camille | Six Sisters Stuff Annette | Tips From A Typical Mom
Amberly | Life With Amberly & Joe , Taralyn | Keep Moving Forward With Me , Jessica | What Does The Cox Say? , Lisa | Mabey She Made It , Kiki | Kiki & Company
Kierste | Simply Kierste , Tayler | The Morrell Tale, Jennifer | My Daylights , Cambria | Live To Be Inspired, Danielle | Today’s The Best Day
Amber | Dessert Now Dinner Later, Natalie | The Creative Mom, Bobbie | A Vision To Remember , Becky | Babes In Hairland
Lisa | Pebbles & Pigtails , Mandy | Sugar Bee Crafts , Krista | Reclaim, Renew, Remodel , Wendy | Musings, Miracles, and Mayhem
Nat & Holly | My Sister’s Suitcase, Britni| Play.Party.Pin , Montserrat | Cranial Hiccups , Heidi | A Lively Hope , Ashley & Meegan | Flats to Flip Flops
Alexis | We Like to Learn As We Go, Amy | The English Geek , Mariel | Or So She Says Carriann | Oh Sweet Basil
Kirtley | The Gist of It | Aubrey | Dreaming of Someday, Natalie| The Messanos, Angela | Handmade In The Heartland
Please, if you want to know more talk to me! Email me. Would you like your own copy of the Book of Mormon so you can see what it’s all about it? Let me know and I can send you one!
Or, you can find out lots more at Mormon.org
Hi Amber, just checking out your blog re. Christmas cookies! You have some great ideas. I saw your posting on your faith. You share it very well and you seem to enjoy it greatly. I have two questions for you regarding this, I hope you are okay to answer them 🙂 The first regards your view of the Bible and Book of Mormon. The Bible claims to be the inspired word of God, that one can trust with absolute authority (2 Timothy 3:16). If this is the case, why is the Book of Mormon necessary for your faith? Does the Book of Mormon demonstrate itself to be the inspired word of God like the Bible does? How do you know that it’s trustworthy? Secondary, the Bible claims that forgiveness of sins is given solely by means of faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. The Bible claims forgiveness of sins as a free gift, through faith….nothing that we have done ourselves (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23). Is this what you are only depending on for your sins to be forgiven and to have a home in Heaven when you die? Thanks and have a good night 🙂
Hi there! Yes, I love both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The Bible has a lot of wonderful things in it, The Book of Mormon just has more. Honestly, the Book of Mormon has a lot more straight forward, pure gospel in a smaller book. It’s amazing! Seriously. Just pure truth flowing from it. I know this because of prayer and the power of the spirit that I feel when I read it and live by it. I love both of those books. The Bible does teach us that Jesus atoned for our sins and thus, we are all forgiven of our sins, BUT Jesus also teaches things in the Bible like that man must be born of water and of the spirit (baptism) to enter into the kingdom of God right? So in my beliefs, the Atonement is there for all to accept and take part of, but there are things I need to do in this life to qualify for eternal life-such as baptism and accepting Christ. Does that make sense? I am happy to talk more if you want!
Sondra Dudley says
It has been a long time since the last I saw any of my group. Seeing your site brought tears to my eyes. America needs more people who are not afraid to speak up for God. Thank you for that moment of peace. God bless and keep you all.
Bertie shire says
I just found your site on Pinterest. I am a Mormon living in England
Ok, just out of curiosity I punched around and could NOT find my way back to this particular “Meet” page no matter what I tried, so I had to go in my History on my comp to get here just to tell you that now, that second ad down is not showing that “cupid” ad that I was telling you about, it is showing “Zulilly”…so maybe we can just chalk this up to some odd computer glitch. Just thought I’d let you know. Peace and Blessings.
Ok..that’s very odd, but now there is a “Contact” button right up top that was Not showing before, so sorry, and never mind. Sometimes computers are a trip.
KWAHU DUAH says
fantastic testimony! I know Jesus Christ as my personal saviour, and a member of the church of pentecost. I don’t know much about Mormon. kindly send materials or more information or books. thanks.
I would be happy to. If you want me to can you email me your shipping email@example.com
I didn’t see where else I could post this, as I didn’t see a ” Contact Us” button..so…Just wanted to tell you that while I was enjoying your website, the second ad down was a…well it says it’s for “fillipino cupid dot..you know” and has girls to “date”…and I just wanted to let you know cause from the few minutes I was on here, it doesn’t seem like your type of deal. So I’m sure someone just stuck that in there somehow and maybe you can take it off. God Bless.
PS- I am glad to see that Kwahu Duah is a believer of Jesus Christ. I wish that Kwahu’s information was left here so that we could let Kwahu know too. But even so, cause I rarely check emails..….God Bless
Good to know. I will tell my ad guys! Thanks!
This is one of the most well written, truthful, and sincere posts, about being a Mormon, I have ever read. Thank you for sharing!
gigi Dussere says
Hi I am a mormon too, and I write from France. I am a mother of five (stay- at home) and a grand mother of 9 ! I write from France. I am 1st counselor in the Young Women presidency in our stake.
I have a blog in french” Retour à la Vertu” in english : Return to Vertu ! Because it’s important to have modesty and vertu in our life. I enjoy to be a member, I know that the Church is true, and Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God. Thank you for your blog and for your example ! With my love
Thank you Amber for sharing your love for Christ with us, what a mighty God we serve! My husband and I are going through some tough times at the moment, and even though you know the Lord will see you through them you still tend to get a little low. Having read your declaration and feeling the love flow through your words has lifted my spirit and I thank you. God bless and lots of hugs my sister in Christ xxx
Hi Amber… I’m Dina from Indonesia, just a new visitor on ur blog (like it!)
I’m Christian & amaze on how fluent u shared ur faith here. I believe u & other mormons are nice people. Keep digging The Truth from The Bible, Gbu.
Love & hugs
Ruth Doten says
I am brand new to your website. I came across it as I was looking for instructions on a zebra hooded towel for my granddaughter who will be 1 on Thanksgiving (I am using parts of the reindeer instructions and my own imagination.) I am also LDS. My husband, daughters and I were baptized in 1991, and it has changed my life is so many wonderful ways. Even though our daughters are not active, we remain prayerful for their return to the Gospel. Thank you for sharing your sweet testimony.
Sharon Collins says
Thank you for sharing. I have many friends who are Mormon. It breaks my heart to have them bashed on Facebook as non – believers, I always fire back. My husband is Morgan but does not attend. I know what they believe because we have had many discussions about the Bible. I was a member of the church of Christ for over 40 years. I converted to Baptist in July since it is my family’s religion now. I still look to find & learn more about God.
I love your story. I am thinking of starting a blog and I came across your blog about how to get started and I found your lovely dedication to your life and faith. I am so intrigued. I know you’re busy, but I yearn for more information. I believe Christ is my savior also, I want to know more about the Mormons. Please contact me. Thanks
Sending you an email right now! 🙂
Heather S says
I am a recent convert to the Mormon Church. I was raised in the Baptist Church. I was taught many things as I was growing up about the Mormon Church that simply weren’t true! Long story short, my husband was raised in the Mormon Church although their family wasn’t very active. I have known him since Highschool. I always knew his parents were Mormon but I didn’t know he was. We finally got together about 5 years ago. The missionaries found him a little over 2 years ago and started teaching us both. He knew about as much about the church as I did (except the silly things I “thought” I knew). We were soon married and then sealed in the temple a year later. We have never been happier! This gospel is such a blessing and now I know what I have been missing all of these years! We LOVE this church! Thank you so much for sharing your testimony! You seem like a very kind person! I look forward to following you blogs!
Kassy Klunker says
I’m brand new to the sewing world and today I clicked on your darling apron pattern, that was in an email. It’s the first pattern I’ve looked at. What I know about sewing is what I’ve learned from Pintrest & YouTube…
The reason I’m sharing this with you is I was born and raised in the LDS church, however I’ve been inactive for years and years.
I think about how many patterns, blogs and websites are out there and the very first one I look at, a darling, brave, strong, intelligent Mormon mom, woman, sister and friend is the creator of this darling apron!
It was exactly what I needed today. Our Heavenly Father will never fail me. Thank you for your open heart!
Thank you for sharing this!!!!
Sarah @ Bombshell Bling says
You are brave. I love your testimony and I love you! xoxo
Gracias!!!! I’m a mormon too!!! 🙂 i love all your projects!!! Thanks for sharing
That’s beautiful, Amber. Beryl well said and a lovely expression of your heart and who you are. I am a Christian woman with Jesus Christ at the center of my life and I know how scary if can be to share that so openly. I love that you shared this so openly and I love all your projects too!
Lol…that was supposed to say VERY WELL said. Forgot to proofread.
Thank you for this!!!