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“I will stand as a WITNESS of God at all times, and in all things, and in all places.”

Screen shot 2013-08-03 at 11.20.58 AMThis was a significant part of the theme I would state every Sunday in Young Women’s.  It comes from this passage in the Book of Mormon.

I am not an official spokesperson or representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (But check out more about Michael Otterson here-he’s one of my faves)  But I still do believe it is important (AND GREATLY DESIRE!) to stand as a witness of God, even, and especially when it comes to this blog.

Now I am not perfect by any stretch.

Screen shot 2013-09-02 at 4.05.18 PMYes!  (hard to believe I know…)

Screen shot 2013-09-02 at 4.07.21 PM(“um,” I will continue, thanks John…)

And is there sometimes a bit of possible tension between my 3 fold identity of Mormon, woman, and human?

Absolutely. 

But has there ever been a clash that I believe could

hurt the image of the Church or cause major confusion?

No. 

And if there ever was, I don’t believe I would expose it, at least not completely.

Plus it’s not like I’m super famous anyways so even if I did I’m not sure anyone would care.  🙂

I’m only one voice in a million, but you ain’t takin’ that from me!

Screen shot 2013-09-02 at 4.19.06 PM(in case you are too lazy/prideful to click on that above link,

it is from this wonderful waving woman…)

love this song, it reminds me of Fiji.  It will change your life. 

LISTEN TO IT!

Girl, get back to your thesis

ANYWAYS, just wanted to express that I am conscious of the fact that this blog in some small way represents not only myself, not only my family, not only my friends, not only the LDS Church, but also Christ himself.

Christ!

Is that blasphemous or arrogant?  No way, Jose.  Peace out!

PS.  I’d give my bangs (first picture!) a B+ that day.

Screen shot 2013-09-02 at 4.03.08 PMREADERS!

What are you a witness of?

And please don’t stop reading my blog because I

ended that last sentence with a preposition…

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A Simple Mormon Math Problem

15% of me wants to see “The Book of Mormon” musical,

while 85% of me does NOT:

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Pretty simple which one will win out. 

People have strong feelings about “The Book of Mormon” musical.  A ton has been written about it.  Here are (in my intelligent opinion) 3 of the best insights:

Michael Otterson’s article.

Official LDS spokesperson.  I simultaneously admire and envy this man (and his career) so much.

Plus I could listen to him read the phone-book.

The writers of the musical (South Park guys) said they researched the faith for 7 years.  Brother Otterson talks about all the things the Mormons actually DID in Africa in those 7 years.  Cool!

David Brook’s article.

He is a Jewish writer for the NY Times whom I admire very much.  He talks about how only strict doctrinal religions (like Mormonism!) can survive.  All other half-heartedly, generic attempts don’t really do any good.

Alaska Dispatch article

This piece points out that it shouldn’t be acceptable to ridicule Mormonism.

#we’re all a little curious

#the percentages might change a little bit if someone paid for my theater ticket, airfare, and lodging to NY.  I could write a review of it and put it on this blog.  just sayin’

🙂

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I often fear that I will never love a man

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as much as I love all the goodness that IS Natasha Bedingfield.

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and I don’t mean that in a kinky way.  I’m no homophobe, but I’m totes straight.  Plus she’s married, anyway.

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“I will stand as a WITNESS of God at all times, and in all things, and in all places.”

Screen shot 2013-08-03 at 11.20.58 AM

This was a significant part of the theme I would state every Sunday in Young Women’s.  It comes from this passage in the Book of Mormon.

I am not an official spokesperson or representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (But check out more about Michael Otterson here-he’s one of my absolute faves!)  But I still do believe it is important (AND GREATLY DESIRE!) to stand as a witness of God, even, and especially when it comes to this blog.

Now I am not perfect by any stretch.

Screen shot 2013-09-02 at 4.05.18 PM

Yes!  (hard to believe I know…)

Screen shot 2013-09-02 at 4.07.21 PM

(“um,” I will continue, thanks John…)

And is there sometimes a bit of possible tension between my 3 fold identity of Mormon, woman, and human?

Absolutely. 

But has there ever been a clash that I believe could hurt the image of the Church or cause major confusion?

No. 

And if there ever was, I don’t believe I would expose it, at least not completely.

Plus it’s not like I’m super famous anyways so even if I did I’m not sure anyone would care.  🙂

I’m only one voice in a million, but you ain’t takin’ that from me!

Screen shot 2013-09-02 at 4.19.06 PM

(in case you are too lazy/prideful to click on that above link,

it is from this waving woman…)

ANYWAYS, just wanted to express that I am conscious of the fact that this blog in some small way represents not only myself, not only my family, not only my friends, not only the LDS Church, but also Christ himself.

Is that blasphemous or arrogant?  No way, Jose.  Peace out!

PS.  I’d give my bangs (first picture!) a B+ that day.

Screen shot 2013-09-02 at 4.03.08 PM

READERS!

What are you a witness of?

And please don’t stop reading my blog because I

ended that last sentence with a preposition…

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