What’s Behind A Mormon’s Testimony?

sunrise-with-man-760278-galleryEvery 1st sunday of the month, LDS Churches everywhere hold a meeting called fast and testimony meeting.  This meeting is an opportunity for members of the Church (or in some cases, non-members) to share their testimonies and thoughts with the congregation.

It’s what I affectionately call, “Open Mic night for Mormons” (although it doesn’t really take place at night…but you get the idea…)

Typically you’ll hear a lot of personal stories, things people are grateful for, and ALWAYS, without a doubt, you’ll hear the phrase, “I know-”  in conjunction with an aspect of the gospel.

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10 Things I Learned in 2013

1. Changing the way you say your prayers can change your life.  For a long time I prayed as if trying to conform Heavenly Father to my will, but once I stopped and started seeking what He would have me do and not what I would have Him do, things changed for me drastically. Continue reading

VIDEO: “How Mormonism Saved a Life” Conversion Chronicles Part 3

Truth be told, I’m not the biggest fan of the term “Mormonism”, but since it’s a term that is used by many to identify the principles of the Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter Day Saints, I use it.

But semantics aside, the truth is that the foundational principles of  “Mormonism” involve coming unto Christ and partaking of His glorious Atonement.  Coming Unto Christ is “Mormonism”.

In regards to this, I saw this video yesterday and I just had to share it.  It’s beautiful.  It’s the conversion story of a young woman who found the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it changed her life.  As a matter of fact she writes in the description of this video,

“What Saved My life”

I’d have to agree.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has saved mine as well.

Anyway, please watch this video, it’s incredible.  Thank you Charlotte for sharing your story.

My Conversion Story

Conversion Chronicles Part 2:

This is another conversion story I found on WordPress. I love reading and sharing these!

Little Mormon Dipped in Chocolate

Before they missionaries came a-knockin’ at my door one hot summer day, I knew nothing about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In fact the only ideas I had about the church came the cheesy old commercials from the 80’s. (Check out this link to see a few of these commercials-too funny: http://www.normons.com/the-best-old-school-mormon-commercials/ )

My missionaries, Sister L and Sister R, were so incredibly awesome and I think the friendship we built during my investigation played a big part in building my testimony. The first time I prayed about the Church and the gospel, it was confirmed to me that I had found something wonderful. When I finally had an opportunity to attend a Sacrament Meeting at the local ward, I was hooked. I have never been in a place with so many peaceful, spiritual, genuinely pleasant people. I was welcomed with open arms by the members…

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The Most Basic Principle of a Life Worth Living

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I apologize for the lack of posts lately, but I’m nearing the end of my final semester of college and life has been insane.  In just one week I’ll be completely done with my bachelors degree.  Whewf.

I wish I could properly capture the roller coaster that has happened to me in the past few weeks, but I’m afraid that would take up a thousand blog posts.  I’ll spare you the novel.

But, I do want to write about something that has been on my mind a lot lately.  It’s the most basic and one of the most important principles of a life worth living.

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What To Do When Things Just Don’t Work Out

I think we all know what often happens to our best laid plans.  Sometimes things just don’t work out how we’d hoped.

Whether it’s  a relationship turning south, a class needing to be retaken, a job not offered or any other wide variety of stumbling blocks, one thing is for certain-

Set backs are challenging.

This week I’m relearning what to do when Plan A goes astray.

Since it’s Thanksgiving break I had Continue reading