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Hi I'm Shalae

I'm a mother, wife and artist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom to 6 lively children ages 12 and under. I LOVE being a mom. I feel that it is on the greatest thing I can ever do. I am also married to a really good man in whom I am so grateful to go through this mortal experience with him. I graduated with an associates degree in Graphic Design and a Bachelors in Art Education. I love incorporating art into my homeschooling, and daily life. I also have a passion for family history. Learning about the great people and heritage we came from. When I can incorporate my talent for design and art into family history projects to share with my children I find great satisfaction and joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our faith was something that was always taught in my home and exemplified by my parents. I also come from a very strong heritage of ancestors who were contemporaries and neighbors with the Prophet Joseph Smith. They have recorded their experiences with him as a prophet, the organization of the church their testimonies as they lived through very difficult trials. Their testimonies of the truthfulness of this gospel has given me strength in my own life. Through numerous experiences, I have had personal opportunities for the Lord to let me know that he loves he, he is aware of me and that this is his true church. I have received confirmations numerous times that the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a prophet and did restore Christ's church to the earth again. I know there is a living prophet today. Every day I am so full of gratitude for my faith. It has given me answers to my questions. It gives me hope and strength when life is tough. It gives me direction as to my life and it's purpose. It makes me incredibly happy. It has given me every blessing I have in my life. My greatest blessing being my family and the knowledge that we are sealed together as a family and will always be together.

How I live my faith

In the past I have been serving in the Young Women's program in my church. This has given me a chance to specifically work with the youth 12 - 18. Specifically the young women. I have a chance to teach them to be strong and courageous in standing up for morals in society that has none. I get to teach them and help them see that motherhood is the greatest and most noble calling they will ever have in this life and how it is truly wonderful. I have had the chance to work with them at this tender point in their life where they are personally deciding for themselves what they believe and if it is true. It's has been such an incredible opportunity to serve in this way. I now have the opportunity to serve in the Relief Society organization which has been organized for the Women of the church. Through this organization I get to train and teach the importance of increasing faith, strengthening family and providing relief. I love the Relief Society program and the way in enables me to develop a strong sisterhood with other women. It gives me opportunities to serve on daily basis making meals for someone that is sick, babysitting for a mother who is bedridden, or helping an elderly lady. Through this program I've learned to become more like Jesus Christ who was full of charity towards all men. I also enjoy writing about my daily life and how my faith is just naturally a part of it. You can read about these experiences at my blog https://motherwifeartist.wordpress.com/

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Shalae
God loves all of his children. It would not be fair for him to require baptism in order to be exalted, and then not give every one of his children the opportunity to do so. Throughout the history of time and even now many people die without ever having heard of Jesus Christ or of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many have also been baptized without proper authority. In order for them to meet the requirement of baptism so that they too can choose to accept the baptismal ordinance needs to be done on earth with a physical body. Since they have passed on, it is necessary for one of us to perform that ordinance in behalf of the deceased. They then are free to choose whether to accept or reject that baptism that was done in their behalf. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Shalae
Before we came to this earth we lived with our Father in Heaven. He presented a plan that would allow us to come to earth to receive physical bodies, be tested and prove our worthiness to be exalted as he was. One of the most important reasons we came to this earth was to receive a physical body. We could not be exalted without it. We were to learn how to control the body and it's many desires and urges. Satan was never granted a body and will never receive one and so he tries to get us to destroy ours through addictions, being immoral, defacing it etc. It is a special tabernacle in which our spirit resides. It is to be taken care of and treated holy so that the Spirit of God can dwell within us more. As we take care of it, we will feel the spirit more strongly, will be able to have self discipline and mastery over self, and will one day be able to stand before God with a pure conscience knowing we took care of the body he created for us. Show more Show less