About a week after I heard this podcast I heard one on Conversations by President Russell Ballard and Sister Ballard. I was at my mom's house on a blow up air mattress trying to sleep...without much luck...when I heard President Ballard say this...
"We have to speak out individually and correct misconceptions but do it in a wise and in a loving and gentle way but with facts with reality with what we know to be true...get involved and be involved in answering these criticiszims on the internet. Be involved on blogging... and Twittering...and Facebooking and anything else to be sure that we are telling the world who we are and not allowing others to tell the world who we are."
I immediately thought..THAT'S IT!! I immediately had ideas rolling through my head! Needless to say I had a very hard time sleeping that night and wanted to get up right then and start this...knowing I had to be up early the next day for my newest nephew's blessing the next day I tried to roll over and put it out of my mind until I could do something about it.
When I returned home I got on my laptop and typed in the name that came to me on the car ride home...not thinking it would be available and I would have to come up with something else. To my surprise and excitement...IT WAS AVAILABLE! Was this a sign or what?!?!
I hope that I can do as President Ballard said and share what I know and believe in the way that would be pleasing to my Heavenly Father! I am so glad I was in tune to the Spirit and was able to find my way to this blog!
I believe in this gospel with all of my heart and soul! I know that my Savior died for me and that because of that I will be able to live with Him and my Heavenly Father again. I know that the words that are in The Book of Mormon were translated by Jospeh Smith for me and all who will read them! I am thankful for my family and the support that they are to me! I wouldn't be ME without them!
Monica...an ordinary MORMON MOM