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It's Really Frustrating When All You Are Trying To Do Is Write!

Sheesh! Some of you may be aware that I have a column over at HubPages.com and I write in-depth about my beliefs regarding the Mormon Church a.k.a. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints.

I have been writing over there for about two months. Actually, it has gone really quite well. I enjoy being around so many different people. I enjoy the learning that is available on a multitude of topics that are published over there. And I mean multitudes...

Recently, I ran into a problem with of one of my articles being flagged and penalized by the Hub Pages computer as to my article being duplicate content... meaning that the same article or parts of it.... were found somewhere else online. This is a no no, because apparently - the almighty Google will penalize a website for duplicate content.

Why then, would I publish that which would get penalized? Well, frankly - the article that they 'flagged' is totally original.

A lot of people are discussing Mormonism online these days. What I write over on the Hub, is my perspective, opinions and understandings about the LDS Church. I do not cut and paste.

Funny thing, although my content was my own... because they could find the same subject written on elsewhere online... the penalty stuck! Very frustrating!

Hub Pages, rates each article or Hub, upon a 'secret' system. Every article goes up and down depending upon how the system rates its content; also upon traffic it receives... popularity and hopefully Google ratings?

This is good and this is bad.

Good: Appparently, even if a subjet or article that you write is not 'popular' and driving a ton of traffic, becuase of the system

Day of Revelation...

Today, was a great day for me personally. Yes, I know -- it was also a great day in the history of the Mormon Church...

Today was a day of personal revelation, that is the hallmark of membership for those of us who belong to the Mormon Church. It is, I am sure, thought to be a thing of the physical mind; which conjures up the experience that Latter-Day-Saints - bear witness to receiving; by the purely logical mind.

But, Today -- I will continue to stand by this personal and very powerful witness of truth, that comes only through the Spirit of God. For those who know -- there is no need to even try to explain it -- they know. It is not something that I could convince a person to experience. I am certain of this fact.

Today - a prophet of God, one who was chosen, before he was ever born here to mortality; has come to the place for which he was prepared, by God Himself - to be His authorized servant in this last day.

And, Today -- the purpose for which he was prepared, has been revealed through personal revelation, that this which has been done, was always to be.

Today - I remembered, what I knew before I came here. To reveal a thing, is to bring back to our memory, that which we already have known, but has been hidden until the time that we would qualify for having the veil of our minds pulled back.

Today, my mind and my heart were shown -- the will of God; and received assurance in a most powerful way, that the LDS Church, is under His direction.

Today, I know more, of this truth - than I did yesterday.

Today - I feel nearer to my Savior than I ever have before.

Today, my heart if filled with gratitude, for revealed truth in my life; which cannot be known, but only to those who believe.

Today - I believe even more, because of what "I" have seen - and felt - and heard.

I pray that TODAY never ever ends...

For TODAY is ETERNITY to ME!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

LdsNana-AskMormon ~ tDMg

I want to first introduce myself to those who come upon my blog, and wonder... who - is - LdsNana?

First - I am female, obviously. I am a wife, daughter, sister, mother, nana, friend, etc... but most importantly -- I am striving to 'be' a disciple of Jesus Christ.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, otherwise known as a Mormon. I have a deep and abiding testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as it has been restored through the Prophet, Joseph Smith Jr.

He is my hero.

Because of the many truths, that have been brought forth as a result of the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; my life is much different than it would have been -- had I never known of these truths. On occasion, when life gets somewhat complicated, I might briefly entertain the idea... 'What If'?

I am quickly brought back to the reality of what I do know, and at that point, I am filled with such gratitude for having the blessing of truth in my life.

I ponder these truths often, and am astounded at the depth of consequences that have developed in my personal life, as I have either been lax in their application; or having lived firmly upon other principles -- and witnessed the outpouring of blessings that always follow obedience to truth.

It is the doctrine of law -- laws of God -- that intrigue me continually.

Interesting, that most religions today have decided that Jesus Christ, as Law -- is the only person that was required to keep and fulfill the laws of God? In other words, what I hear most often, is that because Jesus Christ came in the meridian of time and fulfilled the atonement; all law as previously taught -- is of naught.

It is kind of like magic if you think about it. First there was law, then there was LAW -- and now; we get to pick and choose law, as it suits various individuals.

Now you see it -- now you don't!

What in the world is that all about? Honestly, I find myself stumped on the justification; that because Jesus Christ came and died for me -- all is well- and nothing but 'desire' is expected.

In fact - for the few, that believe that God is the same yesterday, today and forever -- it is thought blasphemous to consider that God still expects His laws kept, by those who would call themselves a Christian.

That will suffice for tonight...

This is simply a peek of how my mind thinks upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and how it appears to me, that so many are comfortable with their own interpretation of the Gospel -- versus-- what God really does expect from His children who profess their love and devotion to Him.

Also acknowledging, that to think that God has slammed the door on His children at the Last Day; is a great lack of faith IMHO.

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon