My name is Heather Farrell and welcome to my blog.
I started this blog right after the birth of my first child. He was born at Christmas time and I found myself feeling a deep sense of kinship with Mary, the mother of Christ. I marveled at her faith, her courage, and that fact that she went anywhere on a donkey at nine months pregnant! After my son was born I started to search the Internet for more information about women in the scriptures. What I found was surprising-- there was hardly anything! I wondered why no one had taken the time to write about the women in the scriptures. I was sad that they seemed to be forgotten. "Someone really should write about them," I thought. "No, Heather, " the spirit whispered to me, "You should write about them."
And so I did.
Years later I have written on dozens and dozens of women and haven't even begun to scratch the surface of all the amazing women hidden within the pages of the scriptures. Someday I hope to write about all of them, which means I might be writing this blog until I am a grandma! Though I did get a very good head start this year by writing about ALL the women in the New Testament.
As I have studied their lives I have gained a deep appreciation for God's love for women. I can testify that God loves his daughters just as much as He loves his sons. If you have yet to learn this for yourself I'd challenge you to take my Women in the Scripture Challenge. I promise it will change the way you see yourself as a daughter in God's kingdom.
I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and often share women's stories from The Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price. If you are unfamiliar with these books I'd encourage you to read them, especially The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and has deepened my appreciation and understanding of the Bible. It is my favorite book. If you would like a copy please let me know and I would love to send one to you!
I am also a co-author of the book, "The Gift of Giving Life Re-Discovering the Divine Nature of Pregnancy and Birth" and you can find my writings on our blog there as well.
If you would like to know even more about me you can read the interview I did with the Mormon Women Project. And if you are even more
My Life is Tree, Not a Path
My Children's Names
To Everything There is a Season
My Favorite 5 Books
My Children's Birth Stories (Tabitha's, Abraham's, Rose's and Asher's)
Also, PLEASE forgive me for my typos and misspelled words. It is my tragic flaw. The only argument in my defense is that my posts are often written with a baby in my lap. I hope you can look past that and love me anyway.
Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope to see you again soon.