The Ordinary Moments 24/52 – Going to Church

Going to church every Sunday is a very ordinary part of our lives, it has been since as long as I can remember and something important to both Nathan and I with our own little family. I love to get the kids dressed in their smart clothes, hear them pray, sing songs and talk about Jesus, heaven and all the other things we / church teaches them. Some weeks it is hard work, because lets face it, how many kids want to sit still and quiet at the same time? But we persevere because its important to us, its good and makes us happy.
10421621_10152968699186553_150936198443807864_nI dont often speak on my blog about my beliefs or religion, not because I want to hide it but rather I guess its just who I am and don’t see the need for the formalities and deets, but if you didnt know already, we are latter-day Saints (aka Mormons) and simply put we believe in Jesus Christ and Heavenly father (God) and having a living prophet on the earth. We believe in loving everyone, serving/helping others, being healthy and pure and that we can live as families again after we die. Our beliefs pretty much shape our lives. The way we try to live and things we say and do (we hope) reflect the beliefs we have in a saviour and because of this wherever we are in the world we go to church to worship as usual on a Sunday. I find this part of holidays always exciting, the part where we have an opportunity to meet with other members of our church around the world  (there are congregations in most towns/) I love to see that wherever you go people are just as friendly, just as welcoming and things are pretty much the same format as we are familiar with at home. It’s just great.
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Whilst in Italy we went to a teeny church with only 13 members and barely anyone spoke English either (#entertaining) therefore it was all in Italian but nevertheless it still felt like home. Afterwards they had a cute little lunch together and invited us to stay, which of course being the food lovers we are, we slyly accepted!
InstagramCapture_6936cf33-dd73-402d-9525-261a79471b5bWhilst it was an ordinary Sunday of going to church it was also a special experience in a new place, a different adventure and a reminder of the love that exists in the world. I love being a Mormon, to me it’s so ordinary, makes sense and brings our family hope (especially since loosing Poppy) and joy. I love that this ordinary part of our lives at times gives us little adventures and new friends! It will certainly be a memorable church day!
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  1. June 16, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Wow the church in Italy sounds like it was a fun experience! I have always found Mormons so interesting as it’s not something I’m particularly familiar with xx

    • June 17, 2015 / 8:28 am

      Hahaha Thanks – I wouldnt say I was interesting, I dont think I am haha as to me its just our normal life, maybe we are though ahhhh If you wanted to understand more just ask, we have no secrets or check out the link 🙂 I love to learn of others faiths/beliefs etc when it plays such a big part in life!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and well done with your test! Church in Italy was a lot of fun 🙂 xx

  2. mummydaddyme
    June 16, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    I loved reading more about your faith and the adventures it brings you. I don’t really know about my faith if I am hugely honest, I do have some I know that much, and since having the girls I have been wanting to go to church more, mainly because I am just so thankful. I have prayed every night since I was small. Mads is going to a very small Church of England school in September so I am looking forward to getting involved a little bit more. x

    • June 17, 2015 / 8:24 am

      Thanks Katie. I am so excited for you that Mads got her place, it will be lovely for you all im sure. I think theres something about the miracle of making life/having kids that does make you appreciative and desire to connect to something bigger. Its great you pray and feel such thanks – I love when people say things like that as I don’t think too many people do these days – I hope her new school brings what you hope for. Ethan is going to a small catholic school (even though were not catholic) as we wanted him to go somewhere small and where he would talk and learn about Jesus and pray too, I think its good for them!!! Ahhhh what an adventure they’ll both be on x

  3. Jackie
    June 16, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    Being of the same faith, I went to church in South Africa whilst visiting there recently. It was lovely, welcoming and instant friendships. I love attending church when I am travelling, it is such a wonderful experience and an opportunity to see the real people.

    • June 17, 2015 / 8:19 am

      Thanks Jackie – looking forward to next time we see you to hear about your south African adventures x

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