Welcome to my New Blog - A Daughter in the Kingdom
For a long time, I have felt a tug to work more on my spiritual life, and a blog seemed a perfect place to record my journey. It took me a while to find a title as many of my prior choices were taken or otherwise disallowed for some reason, such as "A Peace of My Soul".
I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend, a Christian, a writer, an actress, a craftsperson, a musician. I am also a Mormon.
I hope I didn't just lose most of my audience. There are a lot of misconceptions Mormons, probably the biggest of which is that Mormons are not Christians. The official name of the "Mormon Church" is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
My mother raised me in the Christian Science Church. My father, a chemical engineer by study and trade, did not go to church except on Easter and Christmas. In January 1972, my family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, when my father was transferred by his employer. Dad passed in 1979 while I was a senior in high school, in a play about Lazarus from the Bible; the irony of being in a play where the theme was "there is no death" at that time was not lost on me. Mom passed a year ago yesterday. Although I have not lived in Salt Lake City for many years, I was able to visit her a couple of weeks before she passed and the last thing I said to her was a whisper in her ear, "I love you, Mom. God loves you."
I'm trying to start out this blog with some sort of organized intent. So I thought I would start out the next couple of weeks with covering the 13 Articles of Faith of the LDS Church and how they apply to my life.
Let me end for today by saying that respectful comments from anyone, whether they believe like me or not, are welcome. We're all in this life together. I would love to hear your thoughts.