Hi readers. I am scared to write this, but today I felt a very strong prompting to bare my testimony on my blog. If you know me or have read me for some time, you may know this is an uncomfortable subject for me. I worry I’ll come off as a preacher, that I will scare you off, or that you may think I’m being judgmental. But because I know the Lord gives promptings, I can’t ignore this.

I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I know it with all of my heart.
I know the Lord knows me well. And I know He knows you, loves you, and is always watching over you. I know He is waiting for you to kneel down and pray. He misses you. He loves you.

I know that my happiness comes from knowing God loves me and keeping his commandments. My life is not perfect. I am constantly bugged by things. I grouch about my neighbors. I roll my eyes. I complain. Sometimes I think I’m better than everyone. But I know the minute I start reading my scriptures and read with an open heart, I am filled with so much love for the Savior and I see all of the lovely people around me and I remember how wonderful life is.

Please know that if you aren’t happy or if you are confused with your life or religion or anything, know that you have all the power and the choice to be happy. Don’t throw away that choice. I know that if you kneel and pray to Heavenly Father, and pray with an open heart, he will help you. He is listening. He wants you to be happy. He wants you to live the life you want and would love to give you that life if you just believe in Him.

I also know that if you read the Book of Mormon with an open heart, you will be filled with blessings and joy. I know this book is true. I know there is great power in reading the Book of Mormon.

I say this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


  1. Anne, you are awesome. (This is Stanton’s wife Julie, by the way). I read all of your posts and so enjoy hearing your thoughts about life. You’re a great person! Thanks for sharing your testimony.

  2. Lovely, honest, just like you, dear Anne. Kisses from your grandpa.

  3. This is lovely (no preaching whatsoever).

  4. This is right on with what I was feeling yesterday. Doctrinally, I can get myself all twisted up and so confused. But what keeps me going is the good feelings and results that have come with even a small measure of effort to live what the gospel teaches.

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