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December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas??? I hope so….

Filed under: faith,happiness,Jesus Christ,LDS,life,love,Mormons — by steffielynn @ 12:34 am
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This Christmas has been extremly sad and difficult for myself and my children with my husband being so far away. 

It’s also hitting me a bit harder when people comment here regarding my faith in my Savior, whom I hold so dear to my heart.  Because it is Christmas, I want to be happy and focus on the Savior, without being told that I am not a “Christian”.

The reason I started this blog was to help people understand that Mormons are great people, who try there best to live according to what they know to be true. 

But instead people come here and try to tear down our beliefs. 

 My hope was that people would want to hear us.  Instead they close their ears and talk over us.

I used to be anti too, but one day I figured it was only fair to hear what an actual Mormon had to say, rather then listen to all the non Mormons preach about what Mormons believe.  I’m so glad that I did. 

 My hope is for all God’s children (which is EVERYONE) will have the kind of peace that I have found.  I will always hope for this, even when others are hateful and mean. 

Because of the sadness I feel right now, I have decided to shut down my blog.  I will be opening it back up after the new year.  Hopefully this will give everyone a break, and we can start fresh.

 My hope will always stay the same, that people will find that the LDS faith is true and wonderful, that the church has been restored, that God loves His children and He still talks to us. 

I know that my Savior lives, because of his sacrifice my burdens have been lifted,  I have peace in my heart, and happiness in my soul.   I love Him with everything inside of me! 

If anyone wants to reach me you can email me at slbluvssdb@yahoo.com

All my love to all of you!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Until next year…

🙂    steffielynn  🙂

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December 19, 2007

The Three Degrees of Glory, and the Plan of Salvation

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Should Heaven and Hell be so black and white?  Is there no gray area?  What about those people who do not know about Christ?  There are too many “what if’s” to mention here. 

So let’s get into what the LDS view of  What Heaven and Hell is.  And something we call the “Plan of Salvation”.  It’s VERY exciting stuff!  (click on the link above to get a full picture)

Here is a great definition of the “Degrees of Glory” found here http://scriptures.lds.org/gs/d/19

“Differing kingdoms in heaven. At the final judgment, each person will be assigned to an eternal dwelling place in a specific kingdom of glory, except those who are sons of Perdition.
Jesus said, In my Father’s house are many mansions, John 14: 2 (Ether 12: 32). There is one glory of the sun, and another of the moon, and another of the stars, 1 Cor. 15: 40-41. Paul was caught up to the third heaven, 2 Cor. 12: 2. There is a place of no glory and everlasting punishment, D&C 76: 30-38, 43-45. There are three degrees of glory, D&C 76: 50-113; 88: 20-32.”
I hope this helps you understand the basics. 
I love this plan, because it makes sense and it shows that our Father in Heaven loves us. 
He does not want ANY of His children to be lost, so He has prepared a way to return to Him!  🙂 
I just love Him XOXO

December 15, 2007

Inspired by feelings…

Filed under: faith,LDS,life,love,Mormons — by steffielynn @ 1:23 am
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I just got home from the movies, and I am so inspired.  People always knock me because of my “feelings”.  But today I remember how very grateful I am for those feelings!

Ok, I know it is only a movie, but it brought something out, something I sometimes forget. 

The Movie is called August Rush.  It’s about a boy who wants to be found.

It was so well done, so beautiful.

It made me remember when I was lost, and I knew that I would find my way one day, I just knew.  I didn’t know how, and I didn’t know when.  I just hoped, and lived and I waited….

Sometimes I think my feelings are a curse, because sometimes it’s hard to shut them off.  The happy feelings are wonderful, but the sad feelings are so terrible.  Both are so powerful.

But I would never want to trade them.  I know my Heavenly Father has given me a great gift.  I feel sorry for those who cannot feel, and those who only feel a little. 

I know this post is about a movie, but I feel insired to tell you that because of my feelings, I know there is a God, and without that knowledge I would be alone, and lost. 

He is there, and He does love me, and He does love you, I just know it! 

And I have been found.

December 11, 2007

Disturbing

Filed under: life — by steffielynn @ 11:19 pm

I’m so very upset right now.  This has nothing to do with religion or politics.  

Sunday night my children and I got home from church.  There were 4 messages on my answering machine.  I pushed play and I was completely horrified at what I heard. 

 A boy from my daughters class (a 10 year old mind you)  was yelling into the phone.  He said “i’m going to kill you, your stupid, I hate you”, and then a bunch more but I could not understand, and then 3 more messages in like manner.  I’m going to beat you up, your ugly…your a B****h. 

I was sick and in shock.  My daughter is about the sweetiest child in the world.  She is caring and loving and so very compassionate.   The poor thing heard all of it.  She was so hurt, and of course I was pissed, and then worried.

The next day, (yesterday)  I called the school first thing in the morning to ask what I should do.  The principal informed me that there was nothing she could do and I would have to speak to the school cop (SOR), oh but he will be gone for a week.  This lady was so rude to me you would think I had been the one threatning somebody!  So I hung up the phone and called the local police Dept.  An officer was at my house within the hour.  I played the messages for him and he called his “superiors” who told him they were taking this as a “serious threat”.  He left and went to the school.  At 2pm the principle called me (because I had left a message that I wanted a follow up with her)  and told me the officer had come by.  I asked her if he or she had spoken to this child.  She said she could not tell me.  I was getting REALLY upset with this women.  But when I get upset I cry, and I become a blubbering idiot.  I asked her why, and why nothing was being done.  She told me because it did not happen at school it had nothing to do with her.  I asked her what she would do if someone from her childs class called and said they were going to kill HER child.  She said her child would know that they would need to stand up for themselves, and if something was going on to tell the “proper authorities”  And all the children at $%&%&*  Elementary were taught this.  I was totally discusted.  My child’s life was threatened.  The only time she sees this boy is at school.  The principal also said that she would NOT move either child from the class (and I did not even ASK her to, or mention this as an option) 

So what do I do?  what action can I take.  I’m pissed that a little boy can do this to a child and the school will do NOTHING about it! 

We all watch the news.  We all see what kids are capable of.  And we are all told to watch for warning signs.  Well I think a message stating “I going to KILL you” is a pretty clear warning!

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  😦

December 9, 2007

Who is Jesus Christ!?!

How many times do we hear this statement…”but Mormons believe in a DIFFERENT Jesus”.  It’s frustrating and very very sad.  My hope is that this post will clear up any confusion, and that those who think this will see that we believe in Jesus Christ, the one and only, the Son of God, the Savior of the world!

This is what I know about Him. 

I know that He is God’s Son.  He was choosen to be the Savior of the world.   He taught us how to live, and He suffered and died for each and every one of us.  He sits at the right hand of the Father, and He will come again, and I look forward to that day! 

 I know the love of Christ.  When I met my missionaries I could see His love shining in their eyes.  I know that, because of Him, I have been forgiven and my sins and my burdens have been lifted from me.  I could never express my love and gratitude towards Him.  He is my Savior and I look forward to the day that I meet Him.  People can say all day long that I do not know Him, but what THEY say means nothing, because HE knows that I know Him.  HE knows that I love Him.  My heart has been healed and it is because of my Heavenly Father and because of His Son Jesus Christ!!!!!!  

And I will end by quoting my favorite verse of my FAVORITE song

“I believe in Christ—my Lord, my God!
My feet he plants on gospel sod.
I’ll worship him with all my might;
He is the source of truth and light.
I believe in Christ; he ransoms me.
From Satan’s grasp he sets me free,
And I shall live with joy and love
In his eternal courts above.”

I BELIEVE IN CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

December 6, 2007

Mitt Romney’s faith speech ROCKED

Filed under: faith,LDS,Mitt Romney,Mormons — by steffielynn @ 8:36 pm
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Oh my gosh did you watch it?  It was inspiring !  It was everything I hoped it would be!  (and more) All I can say is that I had tears in my eyes, because I am Mormon and because I am an American!!!!!!!!

 Here is a link to read the speech and here is a link so you can watch it!

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Dec06/0,4670,RomneyText,00.html

 http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/06/romney.speech/index.html?iref=mpstoryview#cnnSTCVideo

So read and watch and tell me what you think!

The Christmas Spirit!

Filed under: faith,happiness,Jesus Christ,LDS,life,love,Mormons — by steffielynn @ 3:07 pm
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dscf1017_2_7_2_010.jpg  Merry Christmas, from my family to yours!!!

My hope and prayer is that all who read this will feel the love of Christ, and that you will know that you have a Father in Heaven who loves you.  He loves you so much He sent His Son Jesus Christ to live and die for you.  I hope that all will have a wonderful Christmas, filled with love, happiness and family.  Merry Christmas to you ALL!!!!!!!!!! XOXO  🙂

December 2, 2007

WHO are you voting for and WHY?

Filed under: LDS,Mitt Romney,Mormons — by steffielynn @ 2:51 am
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I’m curious to know who you like and who you don’t like.  It’s probably obvious that I LOVE Mitt Romney.  I was able to meet him last summer, and I think he is just great!!!  He has the morals and the strength that this country desperately needs!  (and he’s Mormon, what a plus!) 

 So lets discuss some politics!  This should be fun   🙂

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