Sunday, October 30, 2011
As [Modern] Mollies in Zion. . .
As part of that move, I have spent the last week reading through nearly all of Modern Molly's 970 blog posts. Did you know there were that many? I didn't. I remember reading a post by Jia about how she reposted the archives and there were more than 300 posts. She was right. There are more than 300--a lot more.
And those posts contain some great wisdom, some thoughtful insights, heartbreak and joy, tears and laughter, trials and testimonies, and most of all--you. I have had the privilege of getting to know my amazing sisters who have contributed to this blog, both as bloggers and as readers and commenters. I feel so much closer to my Modern Molly sisters than I have before. One of the reasons for this upcoming makeover and move has a lot to do with those 970 blog posts. I want them to be more easily available to all of you.
One of the reasons I read all those posts is so I could categorize them and make them easy to find in their new home. The archives will be more easily accessible. You'll be able to go back and search for many topics in different ways. At first the task seemed overwhelming (ok, it did all the way through because I've read them all in the last three days), but as I read and learned and was inspired and uplifted, I knew that this was an important part of the growth process for me.
I would encourage you, for now, to use the labels at the bottom of these posts, to go through and read about subjects that are on your mind. If there's something on your mind, you can probably find a sister here who has had it on her mind as well.
A few weeks ago, I posted a poll on our Facebook page asking you all to tell me what you'd like to see here. I've popped it back up, so if you haven't had a chance, please go and take it--or leave me a comment here with your ideas. You can also email me privately to marie at marieleslie dot com. Just be sure and put Modern Molly in the subject line so I know which blog you're talking about.
Also, I am actively seeking contributors. Whether you've written for MMM in the past or whether you're completely new, I'd love to hear from you if you have something to share. Whether you want to be a regular contributor, an occasional contributor or just share something once, let me know. If there's a topic we haven't covered, you're invited to cover it. Help me start the discussion, continue it and move it along.
And I realized, too, as I read that I haven't shared my testimony enough here, so let me close with that this Sunday morning.
I do have a testimony of the truthfulness and divinity of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have a testimony of the importance of our sisterhood. We are all daughters of our Heavenly Father and that truly makes us sisters. We are all here for a purpose, and one purpose that we all share is to lift and strengthen one another and help one another successfully navigate the journey through this life and back to our heavenly home. I am truly grateful for the sisters who have lifted and helped me, who have strengthened my testimony and my resolve to keep on the path.
Most of all, I am thankful for the amazing love and sacrifice of our elder brother, Jesus Christ. I have a testimony of His divinity, of His purpose and of His gospel. I know that He died for us and more importantly, that He lives for us. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.