I’m going to be posting every day in December.

I won’t see Cody for another 19 days, I will be stuck in the middle of the nowhere until January 7th and I will be stuck here with 5 nephews who happen to embody everything I fear about boys and children in general.

Ah, the holidays.

I need this blog like Clive Owen needs to be in more movies.

Mmm, Clive Owen….

*ahem*

I should also mention I have one niece but she’s less than three months old so I doubt she’ll be giving me much grief except the occasional fallopian twitch.

So there.

Every day.

And since I’ll be doing this every day and today is Sunday, the day I proclaimed to be all about making us Mormons a little less misunderstood, I’ll be sharing a little something we like to call a testimony.

I know that OxyClean works. I know without a doubt that OxyClean is the absolute best stain remover there is out there for my purposes. Yes, there are other cleaners that do a bang up job and some that may even work better for you and your own personal cleaning needs, but for me it’s OxyClean. I hope you’ll all understand my love for OxyClean and not write it off as some crazy product hawked by a bearded man on late night TV. OxyClean has made me the stain free clothes wearing person I am today.

I know that God lives. I know without a doubt that I belong to a church that is the absolute best church out there for my purposes and goals in life. Yes, there are other churches out there that do a bang up job and some that may even work better for your own personal religious needs, but for me it’s The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I hope you’ll give the LDS church some understanding and not write it off as some crazy religion brought to Earth in these latter days by a 14 year old boy in 1820.

I know what a difference it has made in my life, I know that above nothing else the message of the Savior is love. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me, knows my struggles, knows my weakness and knows exactly what I need. I also know that He knows every single person out there, whether they know Him or not. I know He’ll be there for anyone who may need His guidance and love. I’m thankful to have Him in my life, I’m thankful for the gifts that He’s given me and I’m thankful to all of you, the faceless people who leave me kind words that keep me going everyday. (Okay, so I know you all have faces, pretty ones at that. But I don’t see them, get it?)

Any blessing in my life is because I (try to) keep Christ in my heart and follow the example He left for me, every single day of my life. I try. That’s all anybody can do.

Okay.

Well.

See you here tomorrow?

Comments

  1. Great post Casey. Good on you for being so out there with your beliefs a lot of people hide it away because they’re afraid of being attacked or ridiculed which is sad. I’m also very very glad your blogging daily in December!

  2. Girlie…I am a Religious Scientist. Who am I to think LDS is some crazy religion? I think probably even Scientology has its merits and if it works for Tom and John, then who am I to say any different? It doesn’t work for me, but hey, John Travolta sure can dance.

  3. Great post. You’re so much braver than me! As for the oxyclean testimony, you may have me converted! I’ve never even tried the stuff!

  4. i totally agree with you about oxyclean and your testimony.

    great post.

    and i can’t believe i’m in for another month of everyday casey goodness.

    seriously. you should make money.

  5. I’m with Erin… I think you could pay Cody’s tuition! Or at least fund some more moosh threads!

    Good on you for being open about your testimony. I think a good blog will be about a person’s entire life – and it should be uncensored.

    Very cool and diplomatically written testimony.

  6. Amen, sistah!

    To the God and Jesus part, not the posting every day in December part.

    My husband is here. If I were to sign on for another daily posting commitment, he might decide to take a long vacation.

    Alone.

    ;)

    I’ll be cheering you on, though!

  7. Good post. Good luck with posting every day!

  8. I signed up for your holidailies thing! I didn’t do it yesterday but I am going to try real hard. Wish me luck :-) You were my inspiration.

  9. Amen!

  10. I love visiting your page!! You usually make me smile, you often make me pontificate, but you always, make me glad I came.
    Have a wonderful day.

    Oh yes, Oxi Clean~ Rocks!!
    But~ Motsenbockers is better and it’s a Green product. :-)

  11. Huh? LOL I guess I am the only one confused but Amen to your beliefs! And yay for Oxy clean too?

    And another month?! You are crazy. I bet they are setting up your bed at the crazy hospital as we speak :P

  12. Wonderful post. I really believe that’s what it’s all about. You need to find what works for you… and you need to understand that it may not also work for everyone. Well written.

  13. Every day in Dec- wow. You go!

    Also, love your Sunday posts. =)

  14. I’ll be here!

    You are stuck with 5 boys? Sounds like my reality -OK, one is still incubating!

    I gave you a shout out on Fussypants, Hot Stuff.

  15. Good gravy! Another challenge for once-a-day posting? I had no idea!! I am totally in!

  16. Yeah for blogging every day!

    Yeah for oxi-clean!

    Yeah for your beautiful testimony! It’s the best I heard all day.

    And most importantly… YEAH for Clive Owen!

  17. Yay for posts every day in December. Its so cool that you are so confident and comfortable in your religion. I don’t happen to be very religious but I do have beliefs, I just wish I could be as brave as you about it. Seriously you are fast becoming one of my idols!

  18. Very nearly perfectly said. Lovely and sweet and funny and touching.

  19. Hey, a friend told me about your blog. love this post. thank you! I love the gospel too!! has changed my life:)

  20. Another month of daily posts?! wow, I’m not that brave OR crazy!

    I appreciate the insight into your faith…I have a Mormon friend and it’s good to understand more of what she practices. As an Orthodox Christian, I am a fellow “weird” religion!

  21. Amen. I’m actually just happy that you have such a strong faith, no matter which religion you live it through. The faith is the important part, the religion is just a vehicle.

  22. Thanks for sharing your faith. I understand how hard it can be sometimes. I struggle daily with my faith but I realize the sacrifice that was made on my behalf, on behalf of all of us and that’s what keeps me going. I agree with Reese, when I realized that it is a person’s faith that is the important part, it made a huge impact on me.

  23. Thanks for sharing your beautiful testimony.

    And good luck for posting everyday. You guys who can do this are freaks!! :-)

  24. Amen. we choose to work with the religious structure (or lack thereof) that is most comfortable for us. God knows us and loves us, no matter what we call him. i mean, c’mon, how many creators of the same world could there be?

  25. You wrote this months ago but I just read it, and really – exactly what I needed to hear at this very moment. Thank you!

  26. Personally, I think religion only HAS to work for the person doing it, and everyone just needs to be tolerant. But I’m silly that way of “can’t we all just get along?” You’d think I’d have outgrown that philosophy by now…