This weekend I was preparing for the lesson and came across something that stopped me in my tracks and I would like to share it with you:
Hope you have a great week. ❤
I am shaking my head about this, but I feel it needs to be written for no other reason but for clarification purposes. I hope that you all will either get a good chuckle about this, or say to yourself, “Oh man! I had no idea. I’m glad I read this.” 🙂
I saw one of my mannnnnnny doctors a while back and she said something to me at the end of my appointment that was really surprising. She knows I attend this church and in our conversation she said, “Now be sure to tell them you go to the Church of the Latter-day Saints.”
Now, she didn’t say “The Mormon Church”; which I could have easily corrected her, respectfully and lovingly, by telling her the name of the church is: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”. (For some reason, people seem to gloss over the Jesus Christ part! Why? I don’t get it.) Even NPR‘s “Fact Checker” didn’t do any research as I have heard it stated on air the same way my chiropractor mentioned it.
I was just so taken aback that I didn’t get a chance to say to her, “You accidentally left out the most important part: Jesus Christ.” On all the logos, missionaries badges, etc., the name of Jesus Christ is BOLD because it’s THE MOST IMPORTANT PART.
I know I am not here to change the world. I can only do what I can do on this tiny part of the Internet. I just want YOU to know that I believe and worship in Jesus Christ. He leads the church I attend.
Some of you know I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I have written several posts about being a member of this church, and as I looked at the calendar I knew exactly what I wanted to write about today:
Twenty-seven years ago TODAY I made the choice to be baptized. I was 15! As they say, “Where has the time gone?!” Geez, I could wax philosophical. But, I won’t. I have a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel and I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. I know it. I have a testimony of Family History work and the importance of seeking out our kindred. Just this week I was working on the Family Search site and searching for sources on one of my mom’s line. I found one of my ancestors listed on a U.S. Census but who was not listed on the website. Which means no one had any record of her! Quickly I did some more
digging searching and was able to verify who she was via the sources (I LOVE the sources!) And this was all in a matter of less than 1 hour!
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have been quite lucky to travel to several Temples over several states. The following is a list of the ones I have been to and I hope to add to this list soon!
(Click here to read about why Temples are built.)