Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Am A Mormon

I've never written my beliefs down on this blog. Not because I wasn't sure, or was ashamed or avoiding, but because I'm usually silly or sarcastic on this blog and there is nothing silly or sarcastic about my testimony. However, I attended an institute class the other night led by a director of the More Good Foundation. He talked a lot about the LDS presence on the web and the importance of having positive LDS websites and discussions to counteract the anti-Mormon stuff out there. They're making huge strides in youtube, facebook and lots of other sites, but he encouraged everyone to play some role. It inspired me to do my part, however small. So.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that I am a child of God, my Heavenly Father. He knows me personally. He knows who I am, what I want to become, what I feel and He wants the best for me. I know I can talk to Him through prayer and that He will listen to me because He loves me and cares for me. I know His Son, Jesus Christ, is my Savior and my brother. He came to earth, He established His church, He performed miracles, He gave us the greatest example of all, and then He chose to suffer for my sins, for my pain and for that of all the world. Because He loves us. And He wants us to return to live with Him again. I know that His church exists on this earth today and is led by President Thomas S. Monson who receives direct revelation from our Heavenly Father to teach us and guide us through this life. I know Joseph Smith was the Prophet of the restoration and it's because of his faith and his work that we have the Church, the Book of Mormon and all the blessings that come with it. I know my family can be together forever; not just in this life but in the life to come and we can receive that blessing in the temple.

I know I am a Child of God. I am important to Him, and I have a role on this earth.

28 comments:

T said...

you are awesome, you know that? way to be a force for good :)

sara said...

Good job doing your part. Am I allowed to say ditto to a testimony? Probably not huh? I'll just say I agree with you!

Kristen Miner said...

Maybe it's because I am preparing my Book of Mormon lesson for tonight's class or maybe because we are listening to MOTAB sing in the background or maybe because the kids are playing quietly, but the Spirit touched me while reading your testimony. It was so beautiful. So simple and perfect. Thank you for sharing and posting this. I loved reading every word (and agreed whole-heartedly too). Thank you for providing that tender experience.

Kristina P. said...

Lovely, Barb.

LisAway said...

Amen.

Rachel Sue said...

Love it. Inspiring me to be better.

Smart Helm said...

I looked up that "More Good Foundation" and it looks pretty neat. Thanks for sharing.

Becky Dayton said...

Amen!

rocslinger said...

Amen sister Barb. Good job and in a non-silly-sarcastical way.

Nana said...

Good job! I was going to say Amen sister but, I saw that was taken.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Wonderful! I haven't done this on my blog yet either. You're a good example!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Wow you are amazing. It just felt so awesome reading this.

I also love your new look! Seriously love it!

Homer and Queen said...

Well ya just brought a little tear to my eye! Since I can't marry Jimmer will you please?

You rock sister friend!

Emily said...

<3

Boy Mom said...

You're the best!

Garden of Egan said...

Thank you my friend. That was beautiful and very inspiring.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Chris and Sara Waldron said...

What a great idea- thanks for sharing!

Lara said...

Wonderful. Amen.

Kimberly said...

Thanks for sharing Barb. This really was a great post. And a great reminder to me that we all have the capacity to do good, no matter how seemingly small or simple.

Also, I love the new look on the blog. That picture is perfect!

Jennie said...

Perfection. Love it!

Elder LeeMaster said...

Thanks for your testimony! The More Good Foundation has recently started helping my mission to gain more publicity and help us to think of new ways that we can share the Gospel online. Small world that you've met them too! It's great that we all can use the internet for good.

Kristen and Alex said...

Thank you for posting your testimony! You are an awesome lady. What a great way to be a missionary!

wendy said...

Oh Barb, that was so lovely. Thanks for sharing your testimony with us.

It is weird, although I am classified as "not active" my testimony is strong and unwavering. Does that seem odd.
Without the knowledge of this gospel, I would never survive the death of my son.
Without this gospel, I would not survive ...PERIOD.

I have many friend who are not LDS and it is interesting to hear their faith......first we start with SOME kind of faith I guess. We have differences.......yet similarities........and one day in the end, it would be glorious to all be UNIFIED.
My best friends hubby is rather an atheist and always speaks of Nastradamas (sp??) and I say, ah phooey, whatever, I will just listen to the Prophet
and he smiles
and we love
move forward
and I want someday that UNITY

Erin The Great said...

That's awesome! I feel spiritually uplifted, Which is great because it snowed in Dallas and they canceled Institute tonight. Thank you for this :)

***In case you didn't know, I am LDS too :)

Becka Babe said...

I love hearing your testimony. You have such a wonderful spirit Barb, Thank you for sharing. :)

Cherie said...

Wonderful wonderful for you to share your testimony on your blog!!

Connie said...

Beautiful testimony. Thanks for sharing!

Heidi said...

Good for you! Also, didn't you do a portrait for Mormon Women: Who We Are? It's part of the More Good foundation. If you didn't, let me know if you want to do one.