Why are so many bloggers Mormon?

I hope you don’t mind, but today I’m going to get a little personal with ya.

As most of you now, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka, Mormon). I’ve never really tried to hide it. In fact, I talk about it a lot with projects and activities that I do with my kids and family, and have even done several LDS-related tutorials.

With that in mind, though, I haven’t really talked about it too often because I believe religion is a very personal topic. Due to recent exposure of our religion in the media because of Mitt Romney running for president and because it has blessed my life so much, I have decided to join a group of my favorite LDS bloggers to share with you a little of what I believe, and perhaps shed some light onto why so many Bloggers are Mormon.

I hope you know that I, in no way, am trying to push my religion onto anyone. Heaven knows how much I hate sales men, but when something has blessed and changed my life as much as my Mormon faith, I want to share it with as many people as I can so it can possibly bless their lives too.

So, here is how this works…

I will personally send you (for free) a packet filled with the personal thoughts of the following “Mormon Mommy Bloggers”:

Leigh Anne ~ Your Homebased Mom
Megan ~ Brassy Apple
Reachel ~ Cardigan Empire
Caroline ~ Armelle Blog
Carrian ~ Sweet Basil
Melissa ~ 320 Sycamore
Shandra ~ Deals to Meals
Kristyn ~ Lil’ Luna
Kelli ~ Lolly Jane
Stephanie ~ Somewhat Simple
Becky ~ UCreate
Arianne ~ Still Parenting
Shawni ~ 71 Toes
Lindsey ~ The R House

Along with the blogger packet, you will find our favorite scriptures, the ones that have personally touched our lives, along with a free Book of Mormon.

Why the Book of Mormon too?

The Book of Mormon is a major part of our religion, and we believe that it is another testament of Jesus Christ. It doesn’t replace the Bible, but it acts as a second witness or reference leading to Jesus Christ. The Bible has sound doctrine, but as you can see with all the religions in the world it can be interpreted so many ways. As in geometry it takes two points to form a line and give you direction. It can’t be done with one piece of information alone. That’s what I believe the Book of Mormon does with the Bible being one point and the Book of Mormon being another. It helps clarify and give direction to the principles found in the Bible. 🙂

I truly believe that with this packet and a free copy of the Book of Mormon, you will have a better idea of why being Mormon is so special to us. I will be sure to send out these packets at the end of each month. And don’t worry – I won’t be sending your information to missionaries to track you down. Your information will only be used to send you the packet as promised. 🙂

To request a packet all you need to do is send an email to me at: mylilluna@gmail.com telling me you’d like to receive the packet along with YOUR NAME and MAILING ADDRESS. Pretty easy.

I’m not trying to offend or elicit a debate. I just realized that everyday, through my blog, I try to share some wonderful and helpful things that I’ve come across. Today I just wanted to share with you the MOST wonderful thing that has blessed my life. To finish this post, I just wanted to create a list of the most important ways that my religion has blessed my life, because, after all, as the Savior said in Matthew 7:20, “By their fruits ye shall know them.” 😉

Here are some of the fruits that I have tasted from being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints:

~ A knowledge and the ability for me to be together and sealed with my family, not just til death do us part, but for all eternity

~ An understanding of where I came from, why I’m here, and where I’m going

~ A reassurance that I have a Father in Heaven who knows me personally and loves me

~ The ablity to pray to that loving Heavenly Father whenever I need to and the knowledge that he does hear me and does answer these prayers – a two-way communication

~ The reassurance and the blessings of having the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost, be with me at all times

~ The ability to find answers to questions to current problems through prayer and personal revelation, like “Should we take this job?,” “Should we move here?,” or “Should I marry this tall red-head guy?” (He has never steered me wrong!) 🙂

~ A perfect knowlege of what is true and what is false in a world where no one really knows anymore

~ An understanding of how important families are and how to help our family grow

~ The ability to ask for Priesthood blessings like you find in the Bible when you are struggling with health or personal problems. These truly are miracles!!

~ Having a support group in my church of Christian people, who are not perfect, but are really trying to be

~ Opportunities to serve that teach me charity and selfless-ness

~ In these troubled times, I have guidance from a living prophet of what I should do to prepare my family for the future

~ More peace and harmony between my spouse and myself and our kids in the home

These aren’t all of the blessings, but some of my favorites. Now can you see why I’d want to share this with you so much? 🙂

ENJOY! 

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. I have always loved your blog and I suspected STRONGLY that you were Mormon. 🙂 I am, too. I think this is a fantastic post and a great way to shed a positive light on our religion. I just posted this in our ward’s Facebook page. Good for you and thank you for letting your light shine!

  2. I am an avid fan of your blog and many of the wonderful, talented ladies on this list. I will tell you, I always wanted to know why there is such an abundance of you terrific Mormon bloggers, but I didn’t want to ask and take the chance of offending anyone. So, I am so excited to hear all about this topic straight from these inspirational women. I will be sending you my address. Thank you for sharing His light in all that you ladies do, your work has touched my life in so many ways and I wish I had more Mormon girlfriends, like each of you!

  3. LOVED this post! We too are LDS and support you wholeheartedly. Just found your site and LOVE it and am checking out every single other blog you listed. Thanks so much!
    Deb

    1. Thank you for your words, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I love this gospel and what it teaches us. I hope and pray that through your post alot of great wonderful women will be able to learn more about our church. I to have been so blessed by this religion. Such a great way to share our gospel. I wish Good luck to you and may the lord bless you for spreading our Gospel through your wonderful Blog, which I truly love.

  4. Why are there so many Mormon bloggers? Because they got rid of homemaking night! Seriously I think Mormon blogging has become the reinvented homemaking night of the 21st century. I love all the wonderful blogs out there. I have to thank you too for your temple block craft. Thank you for antiquing the Atlanta Temple. We had a fantastic turn out to our activity (back in 2010) and it was a great project to do right before the Temples re-dedication. Thank you for all you do!!

    1. funny, I was wondering this exact thing! I wonder if you will also answer why so many Mormons blog? (as opposed to why so many bloggers are Mormon!) I think it’s great that you have such a great online community and support group. I am Jewish and have found very few other Jewish bloggers.

  5. That’s very nice of you to offer. 🙂 At first I was surprised that so many good bloggers are Mormon, then as I got to “know” your personalities through your blogs, it made sense.

  6. What a fantastic idea! I’m a Mormon blogger too. If you ever do something like this again, I would love to be involved. Thank you for sharing your faith (and mine, too!).

  7. I have never posted a comment…ever. But I wanted to thank you for this post. As a member myself, I am proud to see this positive tribute to our church. Thank you for your courage to share the gospel in such a public way. I have admired your site for a while for its clever crafts, and now I can say that I admire you as a fellow member. Thanks again.

    1. Such an interesting title and I applaud your boldness to share so openly. I have admired the Mormon community for a long time as I went to school with many friends who were Mormon and I saw the strength within that community. I love your blog. It is very fun, creative and helpful. I’ve made many things I’ve seen on here in the past few months.
      I do however want to make one simple statement in hopes of encouraging you to look deeper into the Bible. The only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ and Christ alone. The Bible, alone, is God’s Word for us. Any thing added to that is in direct opposition to the Bible.
      I do thank you for blogging and sharing such great ideas.

      1. Natallie, I was beginning to wonder if there were any ohter Christians following Mormon Bloggers. I also believe that Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven. I love the Mormon people, and their creativeness and their sencere belief that they are following the Jesus of the Bible.
        Unfortunately they have been deeply deceived. I pray for my Mormon friends and family daily, as prayer is the only way to break the
        power that has deceived so many. We do not need another testament of Jesus. Everything we need is in the Bible. To think such thoughts only means you believe God made some mistakes and left some important stuff out. My God is bigger than that.
        Jesus died for our sins, he was crucified because he called himself God. The I AM God. The Jews knew exactly what Jesus was saying, and that is why they wanted him crucified. They said he commited blasphemy. Jesus did not commit blasphemy, he knew exactly what he was saying. To think anything else, we be saying that Jesus died a liar.

  8. I also am LDS. I am so proud to see so many amazing, talented bloggers embracing and sharing the beliefs we hold so dear. What a great way to share with someone who may be curious! Love your blog!