I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I joined back in 1964 after a long struggle with faith. I had loved the Savior ever since I could remember, but the church of my youth deserted me as it moved into the intellect movement of the 60's. Without spiritual guidance, I fell away. The Lord distinguished between the words of my mouth and the longing of my heart. He knew that I wanted to believe and so he sent a young woman who told me the story of the Restored Gospel. She bore her testimony of Jesus Christ and promised me that I could know for myself and have my own testimony.

Now forty-six years later I can only thank her from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to the church. Indeed I do have my own testimony. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, called to restore Christ's church to the earth. We have a prophet today who leads and guides us. I am so grateful for Latter-day scriptures that bear testimony of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is the Word of God. It stands as another witness of the Savior and it's truths have touched my life in very personal ways.

I hope that my poetry reflects the growth of my testimony and my love for Jesus Christ.

My Life is a Miracle

Difficult times come to all of us.  There is no way to escape that fact.  What I have learned from those times is that God is real.  He knows us intimately and loves us beyond comprehension.  He wants to comfort us and to help us through whatever life may bring.  He wants us to find joy in life's journey.  I know this because He has been the friend who was with me every step of the way and in the ways that only those who have found Him know, He has held me in His arms and made His love known to me.  My life is a miracle and a testimony of the power and Atonement of Jesus Christ. 

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