Hello! It is Friday and I am glad! This week has been a rather long one, and I am sure I’m not the only one. While I am always glad for a Friday, I am a little more glad for this one.
If you have followed this blog for a while, or taken the time to look around and get to know The Smithocracy, you would have discovered by now that we are Mormon.
A lot of people have been hearing about Mormons lately, mostly due to Governor Mitt Romney making a go at being President.
Or you may have seen the “I am a Mormon” campaign. If not, here is a small sample.
You may have heard about them, but still not get what they believe. Well I am here to tell you that we are not as weird as the media likes to make us out to be. In fact if you have been following/reading for a while, I can gauruntee you that I have yet to shock you with some crazy idea or philosophy. I think the weirdest thing I do is preferring Oreos with water, rather then milk. Hey don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
I am not going to try to explain my whole religion to you, but if you are curious about what I believe, you can follow the brown button in the sidebar (on the main page) that says “I am a mormon.” This will lead you to my personal page that describes a little bit about me and what I believe. I don’t expect you to convert or anything, but it is a way to get to know me and my family a little bit better.
“What does this have to do with Friday Tannie.”
Excellent question Dear Reader, and I was just about to get to that.
So twice a year our church has, what is called, General Conference. This is where all the leaders of our church gather and speak to all the members of our church. Or at least those who decide to attend physically, by radio, television or internet. There are over 14 million members world wide, so it is quite a gathering. The Smiths will be enjoying it online in the Manly Man Cave.
If you are curious what the leaders of my church preach, then you might be interested in tuning in. If you are just looking for a little inspiration, then it is totally worth tuning in. I can tell you that a lot of what they say applies to most religions or beliefs. So anyone can benefit from it. It is always uplifting and we leave the weekend ready to be better and kinder to the world.
So this is my invitation to you to join us this weekend. You can follow the link and watch at the lds.org website. Tune in Sunday October 7, 2012 at 10am.