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I Finally Did This…

I finally completed something I’ve thought about doing for a long time.

I had an idea to do this a few years ago but I just could never settle down enough to do it.  You see, it’s always been a bit of a dream of mine to Continue reading


Justamormonwriter.com Is Closing Down. Here’s Why-

I have a testimony that God reveals things to us “line upon line, precept upon precept.”  Starting this blog has been no different.

When I first started this site I had no idea what I was doing, only that I felt it was something I should do.  I was at a dark place in my life, I was nearing graduating college and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.  This caused me great anxiety.

But I just started writing because I wanted to share the Gospel.  As I did though I started to feel that writing could be the path for me.

And today, I’ve decided to finally go for it. Continue reading

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.

Someone is bound to say something like, Continue reading

10 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Parent


Last night as I spent time with my two kids, I couldn’t help but ponder the things I’ve learned in my journey as a parent so far.  Granted, I’m very young and I have a lot more I’m going to learn, but I wanted to share some of my thoughts.

Here are 10 things I’ve learned since becoming a parent: Continue reading

The Secret Stories of Church Leaders

© Mark Hayes/deposit photos

© Mark Hayes/deposit photos

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few weeks now but for whatever reason it keeps getting pushed to the back burner.  Maybe I’m slightly afraid of how it will come out, or if I can do the concept justice, but none the less, in my own imperfect way I’ve decided to finally decided to put my thoughts to digital paper.  And it starts with… Continue reading

Anxiety Is One of My Personal Demons. What’s Yours?


It was late friday night, I reached my hand into the little bottle to get the last “anxiety” pill before my next refill.  It squished into powder.  Drat.  I can’t take it now. I keep the bottle on the sink so a little bit of water must have gotten in and destroyed my last pill.  Drat again.

I figured I’d just get a refill the next day, but life happened and before I know it, it’s been three days since I’ve been able to refill my medication.

Then Monday hits.  And it hits hard.

If you suffer from any kind of mental illness you know what I mean.  You try really hard to make it through the day but underneath all appearances you’re losing the battle. Continue reading