Jodilean

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  1. Ten years ago I became inactive because I thought living the Gospel was too hard--it required too much of me. I had a long list of "commandments" and I had such a hard time keeping all of them, I gave up. I thought I was free. I thought I was happier. Then last January, my non-member husband expressed an interest in the church. He took the discussions, and I sat along with him. I decided to read the Book of Mormon cover to cover. I had read it before, but this time it was different. I had never felt that way before. I became truly converted--my heart, my soul, all of me. Now I know that I am happy. Not living the gospel actually made me pretty miserable. After counseling with my Bishop, the freedom and PEACE I felt was like nothing I had ever felt before. I only wish everyone could experience this....because I do notice now that so many seem as if there heart is not into the gospel. They are just going through the motions. For instance, I read another forum last night where lots and lots of women did nothing but complain about garments. 10 years ago, I would have used that as an excuse to join in the bad mouthing. Now, I look at it as an opportunity to be thankful for my testimony, and to pray for those who do not have a testimony. Thanks for letting me share, Jody
  2. Whoever told you that you did not have a pretty face is jealous. You are a very cute girl.
  3. I did not say the movie was factual. I don't believe we know where the Nephites or Lamanites lived (which was made clear by the producer of the movie.) I found it interesting, however, that many people have no idea who the Hopewell Indians were, and how advanced they were.
  4. Just saw a movie produced by Steve Smoot about a lost civilization in America as advanced as Roman and Greek society that was demolished by early settlers and "hidden" by the Smithsonian. Anyone heard of this? They included evidence of Egyptian and Hebrew religious sites as well--like the Middle Eastern type temple in Tenn. Interesting film, I recommend seeing it if you have an interest in Archaeology.
  5. Welcome, good to see you have power there in Mass.
  6. I appreciate the warm welcome.
  7. Hello, My name is Jody. About 10 years ago while living in the Midwest, I left the church (long story and unimportant), but now I am "back". Basically, I've been called to repentance, and have reaffirmed my belief in Jesus Christ and His gospel. What brought me back? The example of some LDS friends I have who never asked questions and never judged me. I'm reading the Book of Mormon, praying, and even my non-member husband is planning on being baptized!!