is one of the things I take into consideration when writing this blessed blog. It is certainly not the only thing (duh!), and it’s also not necessarily the most important thing either. But it still clearly holds clout in the court of Kat’s mind. It is a priority. A major one, too. And it’s not that I’m afraid of being called in to my Stake President for chastisement when I occasionally employ a pseudo-swear or playfully tease my viewers with the exposure of a juicy shoulder. Not even close (I do not fear excommunication or any other lesser form of Church discipline). It’s just that I have many different identities. One of them is Mormon. One of them is disciple of Jesus Christ. Those things are not necessarily exactly the same, but there is definite overlap, huh? :) And those particular identities strongly influence (but do not completely dictate) my choices. And my outfits. And my words. And my puns. And my music. And my song lyrics. And my pictures. And my jokes. And my videos. And my topic/subject matters. And my posts. And my entire blog! And although the Church is merely a vehicle through which to fully live/experience the gospel, it is a vehicle we must help keep clean.
(check out that last General Conference link/ talk: it’s BOMB! and it is heavily influenced (or even appropriately plagiarized) by the Great Mormon thinker Eugene England. Also, after my vehicle metaphor, I realized I need to vacuum my car this week…)
“Maybe once a year, I think I’ll clean my car.”
~Gavin Degraw (Listen to this song, too. SO GOOD!)
So back to the main point of this post. Just remember this:
Katherine Cares about the Church.
And although I am still pretty new to this whole blogging thing, I am conscious of some of the repercussions I may cause (and am causing!), in whatever small/medium/big (or completely microscopic) way . Mormonism is my mother tongue, my homeland, and, although I love to travel, when it comes to my faith, I ain’t never leavin!
So hopefully the Church’s image isn’t hurt when I post pictures like this:
And I think now would be an excellent time to remind you that Mormons no longer practice polygamy (if they do, it’s some off-shoot brand that is not recognized by the Brethren), and also that I wrote a smashing article about a girl who was born into a polygamous family, then later joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Check out the published piece of pie! Oh, and just so you know, Vilate’s story has gotten even wilder. Like, out of this world crazy. In a good way, though. Stay. Tuned.
Gotta take Taylor Swift’s example and go burn all my bikini pix now.
And for my beloved readers, how clean do YOU keep the image of your church (or family name/affiliation, etc.) How clean do you keep your literal car? And which is more important (trick question…)?