Mormons Rock

November 15, 2007

To ALL you super awesome Mormons!!!!!!

I have had so many amazing mormons comment on my blog.  There have been so many comments that I am so behind in my reading and I have not been able to respond to even 1/4 of your comments!  I apologize, and I want each and everyone of you to know how very thankful I am!  The name of my blog is “Mormons Rock” and you have all just proven it!

I’m a bit overwhelmed (in a GOOD way) Your comments have brought me so much comfort and joy. 

People can say what they wish about the people and the religion, but I know that Mormons are the kindest, most loving, most amazing people in the world!

Knowing the Gospel is true is the most amazing gift I could ever be given.   I would not trade it for all the book smarts in the world     🙂 

Thank you all for comming here, thank you for your comments, thank you for sharing your stories, and thank you for going at it with Brad and EJ      🙂 

(I actually feel a bit sorry for them! ) 

 To all non Mormons out there, My purpose in my blog is to share with you what I have found.   I have peace in my heart, and a knowledge that my Father in Heaven LOVES ME!  My wish is for EVERYONE to have what I have! 

So to all my Mormon friends, and to all my Non Mormon friends, I love you all SO very much!!!!!!!!

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18 Comments »

  1. Hey Steffielynn – We love you too !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Ron — November 15, 2007 @ 9:21 pm |Reply

  2. Ron, 2 more days and you’ll be an official MORMON!!!!! Yipee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    I’m doing my sweet dance right now 🙂

    Comment by steffielynn — November 15, 2007 @ 9:31 pm |Reply

  3. Steffie,

    I’m glad you found happiness in the Gospel. It truly is the greatest thing in the world.

    Comment by Daniel — November 15, 2007 @ 9:51 pm |Reply

  4. We come back day after day cause you rock girl!!!

    Comment by cowgalutah — November 15, 2007 @ 10:45 pm |Reply

  5. Steffie, anyone who has the patience to put up with what was thrown at you and continue to smile through the whole thing has my utmost respect and admiration. I added your blog to my bookmarks and returned simply for that reason. YOU rock!

    Comment by Ray — November 15, 2007 @ 11:32 pm |Reply

  6. “Thank you all for coming here, thank you for your comments, thank you for sharing your stories, and thank you for going at it with Brad and EJ 🙂 “

    Not sure if I should be offended or take it as a compliment that I wasn’t included on the adversary list

    Comment by CoventryRM — November 15, 2007 @ 11:38 pm |Reply

  7. Coventry, after reading a lot of your comments I agree with Steff (if that’s what she was saying) that you are in a different category. I have hope for you.

    Comment by MCQ — November 15, 2007 @ 11:59 pm |Reply

  8. Coventry,

    You and I are different. We disagree with the TBM, but yet defend at times and are civil most of the time…well you are anyway.

    The only reason EJ is on the list is because he’s British and can take it. The truth is Steffie adores EJ. I find his comments hilarious. I’m not sure if it is a British thing or if EJ just has an uncanny knack for comedy. He brings up good points and makes me laugh at the same time. Steffie puts up with his brashness because she likes him so much.

    Comment by Bishop Rick — November 16, 2007 @ 12:05 am |Reply

  9. I have hope for all of you as well!

    Comment by CoventryRM — November 16, 2007 @ 12:06 am |Reply

  10. Yes, that is what I am saying, they are in a different category.

    Coventry don’t be offended, I think you have figured things out from experience, and even though you disagree with me you don’t go round and round making silly remarks. When you first came to my blog you made an exit and I thought you would never return, but for some reason you did, and you you have stayed around, and I am glad. I know that you are trying to help me to see things in a different perspective, and You have succeeded somewhat. And my hope is that you will return to the church and be on fire for the gospel! Unrealistic, maybe, but i’m a dreamer!

    I think you are slightly guarded, but everyday I think the walls are coming down, just a little bit.

    Bishop Rick, well, obviously I have the same hopes for you, I hope that in a few years you will be like our friend “happyman4” and return to the gospel with a faith that is like nothing we have ever seen! You always have kind words for me, and you always stick up for me!

    I adore you both!

    Now EJ, yes he is another story, if you look back at Jay’s blog, you’ll see that I was REALLY offended by him. I can see others on here feeling the same way! He is extremely offensive and so silly. But he has grown on me and Bishop Rick is right, I adore him! And of course I am still hoping and praying that the Lord will touch his heart and he will be baptized on December 4th!!!!! ( I often wonder what his missionaries are like and what they must think! I wish I could contact them! I bet they have some stories!)

    And Brad, well he is another story! He has yet to grow on me, and he takes some cheap shots. I don’t like the rudeness as you all know, but again my hope is that his heart will be softened!

    Also there are other people on here who pop up and put there two cents in, you know, the “mormons are going to hell” guys. And I do seem to get a lot of them for some reason!

    I’m so grateful for all the LDS who have come here in my defense. And coventry you have to be loving it! They are so much more interesting and knowledgeable then I will ever be!

    I’m kinda in shock, like I want to pinch myself to see if this is all just a blogging dream 🙂 I feel very loved right now, so lets just let me enjoy it!!!!!! 🙂

    Comment by steffielynn — November 16, 2007 @ 1:15 am |Reply

  11. well you rock too!! Thanks!

    Comment by mo mommy — November 16, 2007 @ 2:39 am |Reply

  12. Stephanie,

    Wow- you are a magnet! I guess you always have been, I still remember first meeting you in 2nd grade and just wanting to be your friend. Thinking back I wish that we had kidnapped you because then I would have had such a amazing best friend all through school. The weird thing is that I never had a best friend after you (until I met my husband, of course) and it was always a hard thing for me. I think we are just kindred spirits, you and I.

    It seems that many are like me, we all love you and your friendly, charismatic, loving nature. Thank you for sharing your testimony over and over again.

    I want to add mine to yours in that I too know that the Church is true. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father, who knows each of us and loves each of us for who we are. His Son Jesus Christ walked on this earth, lead a perfect life, and died for each of us that we can be forgiven and find that peace, and joy, and happiness that he wants us to have. That same peace that you have described.

    We love you (my husband Art and I) and thank you for being
    so sweet and such an example, and for giving so much to all of us.

    Comment by Sierra — November 16, 2007 @ 6:36 am |Reply

  13. Stephanie, keep up the good work, and help spread the Gospel far and wide!

    Many good wishes, Geoff B

    Comment by Geoff B — November 16, 2007 @ 10:22 am |Reply

  14. Sorry Steph – you are getting this posted in 2 places – I was on the wrong post the first time I posted this…
    Wow Steph, I can’t believe how this post has taken off. I was following links this morning and I came across a couple of people that had posted to one or more of your posts. It is amazing !!!!! Do you have any idea how many people are being touched my your kind words. Steph you rock,,,
    You already know how you have touched my life and that of my family. http://ronsjourney.wordpress.com/
    Thanks Steph for sharing and being you.

    Comment by Ron — November 16, 2007 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

  15. Hi Steffie– What a great site! I’m glad that you know you are not alone in the world, or the blogosphere. I encourage you to check out the other Mormon blogs found on http://www.ldsblogs.com, and also the Mormon Mommy blogs–we’re out there, I promise, and, if I do say so myself, we are a lot of fun.

    You are amazing. Thanks for sharing and being such a great example to the rest of us.

    Comment by Heather O. — November 16, 2007 @ 3:15 pm |Reply

  16. Hey Steffie, thanks for sharing your testimony. I think we have a lot in common—I was raised Lutheran and joined the LDS church when I was 18. I’m 37 now and still going strong.

    The biggest LDS group blogs get a lot of traffic and can be hard to keep up with, but there are a lot of smaller ones and personal LDS bloggers out there too. Heather’s group Mommy blog is a wonderful one, you should check it out.

    Comment by Susan M — November 16, 2007 @ 4:21 pm |Reply

  17. Steffie

    ” I have peace in my heart, and a knowledge that my Father in Heaven LOVES ME! My wish is for EVERYONE to have what I have! ”

    Mormonism hasn’t brought me any peace in my heart whatsoever.

    Its brought me heartache .

    I don’t agree that mormons are are the kindest, most loving, most amazing people in the world!

    I agree some of them are amongst the kindest, most loving, most amazing people in the world!

    I’ve been branded ‘ offensive ‘ 😦 But thats ok … telling the truth and raising the real issues is never popular .

    Look at what Joseph Smith did with women and other peoples marriages . Look at what Brigham Young did and said about women about blacks etc and I don’t feel too bad .In fact I feel great about myself 🙂

    I have spent two years with Mormons and have read the BOOK of mormon .

    I didn’t find mormons any different to my friends and family .In many cases I found alot worse and shocking things .

    And the standards ? are not good enough really .I would prefer honesty from the church as an organistaion and also those in the know in church .They chose to hide things from me 😦 even when I asked which is very sad really .

    Comment by elder joseph — November 17, 2007 @ 2:17 am |Reply

  18. ej, I respect you – and you are so not like a certain other now-departed commenter – and I have no authority whatsoever on this blog – etc., etc., etc. So, ignore this completely, if you desire. I really don’t want to threadjack this wonderful discussion, but I also have to share a word of advice – for whatever it is worth.

    Please find it in your heart to respect Steffie enough to not rain on her parade. Personal blogs are personal blogs – much like others’ opening their houses to strangers and inviting them over to talk. I’m sure you wouldn’t like to invite someone over for dinner and have them spend their time trashing the place. I’m sure you would be outraged.

    I admire Steffie more than I can express adequately. She seems to be an uncommonly patient and loving and charitable person. I know you do not find peace and joy in Mormonism, and I know you personally feel shafted by your experience. I can’t and won’t criticize that feeling, since it is yours and obviously real to you. All I will submit is that this is not the proper place to continue to harp on it – even if you do it in a much more controlled way than others have. You have mentioned it; everyone understands it; now please let it go and help Steffie make this the joyful blog she so badly wants it to be.

    Comment by Ray — November 17, 2007 @ 3:03 am |Reply


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