Monday, March 28, 2011

My Secret Weapon

I am a...
baby cheeker kisser, pavement pounder, sun soaker-upper, wildlife lover, photography learnin, cookie maker, fly-ball catcher, scripture power reader, outdoor explorer, IBC root beer tastin, baby belly raspberry blower, wrestlin, Tyler lovin', American WOMAN! 
And... I am a Mormon.

I feel the need to get this out there.  I'm not one to plaster my blog with "I am Mormon" bumperstickers, but I want to be perfectly clear about who I am.  And if there's a possibility that this reaches even one person out there in cyberspace then it will have been worth it to me. 

Ya'll know me.  I am pretty much an open book. I'm still not sure if that is a good thing, but it's a thing nonetheless.  I've been wanting to put this out there for a while, but somewhere in my subconscience I've been putting it off until I could masterfully wow you with my beautiful words and knowledge.  But let's face it, that's not going to happen anytime soon so I'm just going to go for it. 

If something AMAZING happened to you... would you keep it to yourself? It's the reason why I'm so happy.  The gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is my ultimate secret weapon. There are about a million things I could say about my religion... how it came to be, who started it, facts and figures...etc... but instead I'm just going to tell you how it has changed my life.

When I was about 13 years old I decided that I really wanted to know if this church that I had been attending my entire life was true.  I wondered if it could all be a big hoax that my parents had been brainwashing me with since I was born. There was only one way to find out, so I got down on my knees and asked my Father in Heaven if the Book of Mormon was true.  As soon as I did, my whole body got warm and tears began to stream down my face. It felt like the Lord was telling me, "Jessica, of course it's true. You've known all along."  There was no denying it.  It was true.  But, of course, I'm Jessica, and there have been several times since then when I got back down on my knees and asked again (just to be sure) and every time it was the same.  The Book of Mormon is true. 
The Lord knows just how I like it... high and fast down the middle, but instead he continues to throw me curveballs.  Why does he have to do that?  I don't know.  The fact of the matter is, life is tough.  There have been things that I've gone through and am going through that I know I could never conquer without the help of my Savior, Jesus Christ.  I know that if anyone knows how to hit a curveball, it's him. I know that my Redeemer lives. 
I KNOW that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true.  I just know it.  Even if you feel like your life doesn't need changing, the gospel will change your life and make it better than you could have ever even imagined.  I promise that this is true.
But there is only one way to find out...

   
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9 comments:

Sylvia said...

You're so amazing, Jessica! I love you and I LOVE your testimony. Way to put it out there...and with just the right words!!

Jeni said...

Aaaah! Made me cry! Very cool sis!

Cari said...

you are awesome. i love this!

Mary Anne said...

Way to go girl! This was great. And I LOVE all the new photos in your header. SO CUTE!

Camille said...

Reading this was a great way to start my day! Thanks for sharing.

Kristen and James said...

Wonderful post! You've inspired me...I want to do something similar to this on my blog sometime. :)

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

You seriously are a great writer! :) I loved this!! Oh, and I love the new blog design...super cute! You have an adorable family!

Pop and Nana said...

Yes, the church is TRUE and I love u!

Jessica said...

thank you for posting this!!!! You are such an amazing person!!!