Why are so many bloggers Mormon?
We don’t usually post on Sunday’s but wanted to share a few things that have been on our mind lately. Kristi and I spent this weekend going through old pictures to create a gallery wall in our parents revamped guest room and noticed a theme to the pictures: handmade. Whether it was from the meal or dessert to the dresses we wore or toys we played with, we were surrounded with things that were made with love, not money. (Thanks mom!)
Isn’t that what DIY/craft blogging is? We create pretty things to put in our homes to make the space feel warm and inviting or create something a friend will “just love” and think of us when they wear it or eat it or enjoy looking at it. Right? To create “is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul” and put so eloquently in this video, “you don’t need money to create something of substance or beauty.”
Our mother was like that. Many mothers are like that. And we, now mothers, are definitely like that. In fact, most Mormon mothers are like that. Kristi and I are Mormons; we belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We think this is why there are so many Mormon bloggers… we have been taught to be frugal and provident since our youth- to repurpose, upcycle and revamp before it was the cool and trendy thing to do! LOL
We want you to know what goes on behind the scenes of Lolly Jane. Kristi has taken a step back from blogging to focus more on her 2 young boys as she doesn’t want to miss a thing. My littles are all in school now (youngest started preschool! Whaaah!) so you’re stuck with me (; But, we are both actively involved with the youth program in our church, specifically looking over the younger women, (ages 12-18,) and you may have noticed young women (YW) ideas on the blog before. Working with them is not a paid job but voluntary- we spend hours with them each week, from time at church to youth activities during the week. Driving them around. Texting with them. Inviting them in to our homes, to play with our kids or just hang out, chat and give advice. And you’d better believe there are late nights talking (sometimes crying) to help them through the tough, dramatic teen years. We love our young women! We treat them like our own children. We are blessed to be able to work along side them and see their testimonies of their Savior and Father in Heaven grow. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve with them as our testimonies of our Savior and Father in Heaven grow. We, as Christian women, love the Lord. We love our role we are blessed to have and especially love to share our talents, time and creations with our readers and document them on this little blog of ours.
So why do you think some of your favorite bloggers are Mormon?
I will personally send you a free packet filled with the personal thoughts of some of our fave Mormon Mommy Bloggers, who share why they are:
Along with the blogger packet, you will find our favorite scriptures that have personally touched our lives, along with a free Book of Mormon.
A free book? Yep! The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is the ancient records of prophets who lived in the Americas before, during and after Christ’s time on earth. It does not replace the Bible but goes hand-in-hand with it and we feel so blessed to have these scriptures to offer guidance in time of trial and to help us get to know our Heavenly Father and Savior better.
Of course you are under no obligation to read it… or attend our church services, or get baptized or have 9 kids like our saintly mother (; What you do with it is entirely up to you, we just want you to have it. And if you’re worried that we’ll use your info to send missionaries to your home, we won’t. Promise! You get the packet + The Book of Mormon, that’s it. No strings attached. E-mail us at [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about many of your favorite bloggers and why we are Mormon. Easy peasy.
If you want something more to read (or do while you wait for your packet) check out Mormon Briefing or watch a Mormon (:
Happy Sunday, you guys!
I just wanted to say what a sweet way this is to share your faith. So many times I see, well, not as sweet ways. I appreciated seeing this. 🙂
Thanks so much, Laura!! Appreciate that so much!! God bless XOXO
Creating, sharing, and contributing are basic human necessities. We all want to leave a mark, help, and make something good. In the LDS faith, we’re encouraged to fulfill those needs and, furthermore, to be industrious and self-reliant. Blogging is a great way to check all those boxes.
Thanks for your comment!! XO
Thanks for the insight–I definitely do see alot of mormon bloggers…I have noticed 🙂 – your blog is so amazing. Question – what does it mean to be a mormon and how is it different from Christianity? I am methodist. Just wondering – as I see this more and more through Pinterest and popular blogs. Thanks!!!!!
Thanks for your inquiry and compliment! Yes there are definitely a lot of Mormon bloggers out there and we do refer to ourselves as Christians. Our religion is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and we accept Him as our Savior, the living Son of the living God. We as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in His name. To answer you specifically, the difference between us and other Christian sects are that our members read from The Book of Mormon in addition to the Holy Bible and just like in biblical times (such as Moses and Noah,) we also have modern day prophets. (The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement while in the Americas.) Hope that clarifies it for you! If not, please feel free to email us. 🙂 XOXO
From what I understand, I run the oldest active blog in the Bloggernacle. It will be 13 years old this New Year’s Day.
I don’t really have a favorite blog, but I do read a number of Mormon blogs (and write for two explicitly LDS blogs) because I am one. 🙂
Well nice to meet you, Miss Blogging Dino! That’s awesome!! (:
Hi! Absolutely LOVE your blog and this article about Mormom bloggers. I’m not Mormom but I feel like I should of been raised Mormon lol… Upon my research about the blogging world I did noticed lots of amazing talented bloggers are Mormom and I did wonder why? I’m a DIYer been for years and same as you like to handcraft gifts and reuse and repurpose old things I find. My husband after 12 years finally accepts it. Love is handcrafted and much more meaningful than brand new or store bought. Keep up the awesomeness!
This is an amazing post! I am a new-ish member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and love every moment of it. Great blog overall too!
Chilean´m a Mormon blogger and a love finding other blogs mormons..
Thank you for your post!!
That was a lovely post and so eloquently put. I do find that most of the bloggers I follow are Mormon. And while that isn’t the religion that I choose to express my faith, it does actively embody all the lessons that we are taught. The YW ministry is wonderful to hear. Girls need so much support and guidance through the early teen years. Bless you and thank you for the blog and many ideas you both share with us.
What a lovely post! Thanks for sharing it. As a Christian (non-denominational), I am just thankful that Christ has allowed us yet another avenue to reach out and touch the lives of others in a loving, Christ-like way! The greatest thing is that we can reach across the oceans without leaving the comfort of home. It also gives us a way to fellowship with one another across the many miles! Thanks again for sharing!
I think that LDS women have been taught to be frugal, creative with what you have and think out of the box…that and Relief Soc. where we learn to share our talents and are happy to do it.
Thanks for your contribution to helping make our homes and family’s more beautiful. Sis. Elliott
I just love your many wonderful things, and this new info was even more wonderful !! yes … the wonderful talents and creativity of so many wonderful ladies, and how I can learn and learn and learn !!! thank you all of you!!
i love this post. i am a mormon too. i am going to have to check out all these mormon blogs and see what they have to offer. thank you for posting the yw stuff i too am serving as a yw leader
Wow! That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
love you both!
Thanks for reading, Shelly 🙂
Thank you, Susan (:
You have a wonderful site, thank you for sharing your talents and gifts
A fellow Christian