LDS girls, Do LDS Things, In LDS Ways... and this is exactly what makes an LDS girl, different from their peers. In a world, where most girls have no direction and no real reason for being "good" - LDS girls actually DO!

LDS girls who know who they are - make better choices.
So, I suppose you could apply the saying that "knowledge is power"? But even more important than a general statement like that... is knowing that the knowledge you embrace, just happens to be - the TRUTH.

LDS girls operate, and therefore make choices - that are anchored in eternal truths. Do LDS girls make mistakes? You bet they do! But after they hit themselves upside the head a bit for doing so - they will most always learn from those mistakes.

How can a girl know what is right, if no one ever offers her truth - by which to compare and analyze her choices, actions and the results that are caused by her use of agency? LDS girls are blessed to have been offered by loving parents, leaders and living prophets today - the TRUTH.

I honor these LDS girls from their teen years, and up to the time where they make the most important decisions of a young women today. Education, relationships and ultimately marriage and family. LDS young women are making good choices, based on their very personal experiences of utilizing the truth that they know, against that which the world would have them believe.

LDS girls know how to "Stand For Something" in a world that is fast becoming extremely wayward and lost to moral values.

So yes... LDS Girls Do LDS Things in LDS Ways, because they KNOW!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

LDS Girls All Over California Are In Favor Of Prop 8

There is a lot of commotion in the air over Prop 8 in California. The Young Single Adults all over California have been asked to participate in the campaigning in any way they can.

If you have any questions that you would like answered you can go to this link:

To find out more about where to learn about Prop 8.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Diversity Makes Us Perfectly Cool LDS Girls

Isn't it amazing how we are all different, yet we have so many similarities with one another at the same time.

As I was pondering the topic of diversity today, I ran across some really cool BLOGS written by some really cool LDS girls. I loved what each of them had to say and I pondered at what it was that made each one of these girls special and unique and just plain cool in their own way. I have decided that it is the fact that they all have a divine heritage and that light just seems to radiate in all that they do.

Take for example my friend Michelle. Michelle is a BYU Cougars fan, and when I say fan, I mean fan! She gets a cut and she bleeds BYU blue! Michelle had a dream come true just recently as she had the opportunity to go to the BYU Football Women's Clinic in Provo, Utah. She got to meet the actual players and coach and spend some time in LaVelle Edward's Stadium.

Michelle knows just about everything there is about BYU football, she even wrote a Hubpage about them on Hubpages. She definitely has "passion" for the team, the sport, and the school, and she radiates this passion whenever she gets a chance.

I am not really a football fan my self, but I can respect Michelle for the love she has for her team, she is a real cool LDS girl.

Michelle and I have something in common however, and that is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We both love the church and the gospel with as much passion as cool LDS girls can. She and I both love to study the scriptures and learn to better understand the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Even though we are different in some ways, we are the same in so many other ways that we share a great love for one another. I like to think it is because we are both cool LDS girls.

What do you think?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Twilight- I Finally Am Ready To Give My Book Review...

I can't believe that it took me this long to finish Twilight. I had to read it in between comings and goings, things to do and life! LOL As I mentioned in my earlier post, when I decided to finally break down and read Twilight -- I just had to figure out for myself, what all the hype was about???

Okay, I am going to be brutally honest here. Some of you LDS girls might not even like me after I confess such a thing. After all - most of you are gah-gah over Twilight! So, here goes...

It took me until pages 300+ to finally get into Twilight. Not that it wasn't somewhat interesting, but I could not give it a 10 like so many of the LDS Girls, who have read it before me. Now, don't get me wrong, by the time I finally started staying up late to continue reading (you all know what I am saying here) It was riveting!

I will give it to Stephanie Meyers... she knows how to write for LDS girls in particular. She never crossed the line of sexual morality... although, IF Edward and Bella had not the physical conflict, of him being a vampire and she a human - who knows what they would have done? So, their remaining chaste and appropriate in the book Twilight - was not from any kind of religious morality. You all understand this, right?

Nonetheless, because of the general morality of the book Twilight, LDS girls, and myself... allowed themselves to be BITTEN by Twilight!

Once bitten, and it is all over. I am still not sure of how I feel about the relationship that is portrayed between Edward and Bella, as yet? I want to feel that it is not really a healthy model for young women today in general. Yet, I understand the fantasy involved...

Every girl,wants to be cherished, protected and taken care of by someone who loves her desperately and she loves equally in return... desperately! This is the fairytale of every young girl... which follows her into womanhood.

But, this is not real life. This should not be a disappointment though. I think that is is just fine, to desire this kind of love. This may sound kind of silly to some of you cute LDS girls, but perhaps you will get it...

I really believe, that each one of us will eventually have the capacity to love and be loved in the way that our hearts desire -- and that will come, because of the Savior's great love for us. He has Atoned for our major imperfection. My husband is wonderful, but still -- he is not Edward! LOL But he will be so much better -- if I am patient with his flaws. Hopefully, he is patient with me too.

We have been stuck together for 30 years now... and we are both very flawed:-)
Isn't it wonderful to know somewhere deep inside ourselves - that perfect love, is part of the eternal plan of happiness?

I think that this could be one of the reasons, that the story told in Twilight - finds such appeal, to particularly young women.

Since I have been bitten, so to speak - I am ready to start reading NEW MOON now.

Hey... I'm hungry!


Friday, August 15, 2008

Twilight Lexicon Presents: Twilight Hands around the World

Talk to the hand! LDS Girls around the world give support for Twilight and Stephanie Meyers as the new book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn is about to be released.

The Twilight series rocks!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Divine Institution of Marriage

For LDS girls of the Mormon Church, the Divine Institution of Marriage is considered not only sacred, but it is one of their greatest goals in life. Now, that is not to say that LDS girls and young women don't have other goals, such as personal development through education, etc... But, there is no doubt that marriage, in the proper order of an LDS girl's life - is what most every LDS girls dreams about.

I wanted to give all LDS young women a heads-up on some very important commentary - that was just published today, on the LDS newsroom, about the Divine Institution of Marriage and what that means to members of the LDS Church. This is the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, regarding what is going on with the same-sex marriage issue, which is currently - literally - being fought!

There is a great battle taking place, in our very midst. It is most likely very similar to that which we each stood for in our pre-mortal lives. It is a battle or war of words, philosophies and ideas. It is very easy to get swayed by the popular trends of the world in which we live in. For instance, even many good members are of the Church, are of the opinion that we should live and let live - when it comes to lifestyle choices.

Okay... that is fine.

But wait a minute! Where is the line to be drawn, in this kind of thinking? Particularly when that kind of thinking could cause you to lose everything that you hold dear... even the ability to enjoy the Divine Institute of Marriage that you dream about someday.

I really want LDS girls to think very carefully about potentially choosing to go with a popular trend and not stand for traditional marriage as our leaders have asked us to actively do...

Remember, it is your posterity that you are Standing For - and this is Something that is worth your best efforts to maintain. What kind of a world are YOU creating NOW for your own children to be raised in... think about it?

Temple Marriage is a sacred institution, ordained of God - for the Eternal Happiness of You and your posterity:-)


Sunday, August 10, 2008

LDS Girls Who Understand the Power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ

A dear friend of mine just sent this to me, and I wanted to share it with all of you cool LDS girls. Perhaps you have read this before...

It is my prayer, that each LDS girl, will come to understand the universal ability of the Atonement of Jesus Christ - to cleanse each one of us personally. When we understand the power of the Atonement in our own lives - we come to accept that same power in and for those around us. How grateful each one of us should be, for our Savior Jesus Christ, His Grace and Mercy - of which we are all recipients.

It is because of Jesus Christ, that each one of us are able to repent and progress in this life. It is important to know, that each one of us are a child of God, and that the Atonement is for everyone - regardless of what they may have done, etc...


One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God

at her heart.

She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol,

drugs, and prostitution.

But, the change in her was evident. As time went on she became

a faithful member of the church.

She eventually became involved in the ministry,

teaching young children.

It was not very long until this faithful young woman

had caught the eye and heart of the pastor's son.

The relationship grew and they began to make wedding plans.

This is when the problems began.

You see, about one half of the church did not think that a woman

with a past such as hers was suitable for a pastor's son.

The church began to argue and fight about the matter.

So they decided to have a meeting.

As the people made their arguments and tensions increased,

the meeting was getting completely out of hand.

The young woman became very upset about all the things

being brought up about her past.

As she began to cry the pastor's son stood to speak.

He could not bear the pain it was causing his wife to be.

He began to speak and his statement was this:

'My fiancee's past is not what is on trial here.

What you are questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus

to wash away sin.

Today you have put the blood of Jesus on trial.

So, does it wash away sin or not?'

The whole church began to weep as they realized that they had been
slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past

and use it as a weapon against our brothers and sisters.

Forgiveness is a very foundational part of the Gospel

of our Lord Jesus Christ.

If the blood of Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely

then it cannot cleanse us completely.

If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of trouble.

What can wash away my sins?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus! End of case!!!!

'Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee

he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.'

Psalm 55:23

LDS girls
who have come to understand the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ - are blessed with a peace that is not of this world. As you seek the Lord in your daily lives, and repent of that which is needful for yourself - you will begin to notice an increase of love for others.

As we feel the love that our Savior has for us - we know also, that this love extends to others as well. I believe that LDS girls who know the Savior and His Redeeming love - develop a greater love for others.

It is this Christlike love, which LDS girls focus on developing for others... that also allows them to love themselves even more. Learning to accept ourselves and others - is one of the great evidences of a testimony of Jesus Christ and His Atoning Power.


Saturday, August 9, 2008

What Do Cool LDS Girls Like To Talk About Most?

As I was thinking about what I could possibly post to get you all involved and to comment and participate on this Blog, I thought to myself.....

What do all Cool LDS girls like to talk about most?

I actually came up with a bunch of ideas.... but, the first thing that came to my head was Cool LDS Young Men! Yep, that's right.... LDS girls like to talk about LDS boys! lol

So today I am going to invite you all to participate in the discussion.... come on now, don't be shy...Let us know the following:

What qualities do you look for in a cool LDS guy... that make you think he is HOT?

Let's talk about what appeals to you in a LDS boy... so come on it is way to quiet around here!!!


Friday, August 8, 2008

Kelsey Nixon One Cool LDS Girl Who Really Can Cook!

One thing cool LDS girls know is FOOD! Mormon cooking is famous the world over...and now in the spotlight is Kelsey Nixon who just participated in "The Next Food Network Star". Unfortunately Kelsey was not picked by the panel of judges but she won the "Fan Favorite" vote hands down!

Kelsey graduated from BYU and then went on to Kitchen Academy to earn her professional culinary arts degree. From there she trained with the French Culinary Institute.

The cool thing is that when this LDS girl attended BYU she had her own cooking show called, Kelsey's Kitchen. She produced over 100 episodes of the show, revealing recipes that were simple yet yummy!

Her white chocolate tilapia dish is being featured in Red Lobster menus nationwide, and another winning recipe was featured in Bon Appetit magazine. Boy, this LDS girl can cook!

Kelsey is married to Robby Egan and lives in Provo, Utah while her husband finishes his degree in advertising. Both she and her husband will then be off to New York to pursue careers there.

So if you want to check out some HOT recipes from a great LDS girl... go and check out this great site called Kelsey's Kitchen.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cool LDS Girl In The Olympics

When 12-year-old LDS girl Melanie Roach told her family that one day she would compete at the Olympics, no one really doubted her, according to her mother, Bonnie Kozoff, as reported in the Tacoma News Tribune.

As an LDS girl Melanie had a goal and today she is going to finally be able to see her goal completed. She is now a 33 year old mother who lives in Bonney Lake, Washington.

This LDS girl will be competing in the Beijing Olympics in weight lifting.

Make sure and watch for her progress as you watch the Olympic games... and cheer for one incredible LDS girl!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cool LDS Girls Are "Different In Happy Ways"

I loved this new video from You Tube... when I saw it... it reminded me of the cool LDS Girls I know today! I hope you like it as much as I did!

President Spencer W. Kimball who was a prophet of the church when I was young... gave this following prophetic statement back in November 1979...

"Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days will come because many of the good women of the world (in whom there is often such an inner sense of spirituality) will be drawn to the Church in large numbers. This will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the Church are seen as distinct and different—in happy ways—from the women of the world."

That is what I think you are... Cool LDS Girls who will influence the world.. because you are different- in happy ways- than other girls.

Celebrate your differences! You Rock!

Monday, August 4, 2008

KooLDSgirlZ On Facebook

LDS Girls are gathering on Facebook in a group specifically formed for Mormon girls, called - KooLDSgirlZ! This FaceBook groups will help LDS Girls, who happen to be kool - connect online with each other in a really fun way.

LDS Girls and Mormon young women of all ages, can post comments, upload kool pictures, participate in relevant discussions with other LDS girls about everything Mormon, and find out what's happening with other Mormon girls, etc...

So come on over to Facebook and join with us on KooLDSgirlZ and meet other LDS girls who are doing awesome LDS things in LDS ways:-)


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Good Job Chelsie...You are one Cool LDS Girl

Cool LDS Girl Chelsie Hightower, is an incredible dancer, who really represented on So You Think You Can Dance. We will miss her on the show...but will look for this Cool LDS Girl in the finale and then on tour.

In an interview Chelsie said that hip hop was the hardest style for her to learn because it was just so different from what she has always done best, which is ballroom dancing. This is one cool LDS Girl who took on a challenge and really did it up right as you can see in the dance video "Bleeding Love." I think her HIP HOP rocked!

What do you LDS Girls think?

Where does Chelsie see herself in ten years?
"Married probably, teaching dance and continuing to dance myself."

Way to go Chelsie... you are HOT!

Friday, August 1, 2008

LDS Girls Understanding Isaiah...?

What on earth must I be thinking... is it possible for LDS Girls to actually understand the Book of Isaiah from the Old Testament?

Isaiah is a pretty important guy really... in the Book of Mormon the prophet Nephi refers to him a lot. He even asks his brother Jacob to preach to the people from the words of Isaiah, asking them to "liken them unto themselves".

Jacob said, "And now, behold, I would speak unto you concerning things which are, and which are to come; wherefore, I will read you the words of Isaiah. And they are the words which my brother has desired that I should speak unto you. And I speak unto you for your sakes, that ye may learn and glorify the name of your God. And now, the words which I shall read are they which Isaiah spake concerning all the house of Israel; wherefore, they may be likened unto you, for ye are of the house of Israel. And there are many things which have been spoken by Isaiah which may be likened unto you, because ye are of the house of Israel."

You might not have recognized that passage because it is from 2Nephi...the part everyone skips... the Isaiah chapters. lol

But...guess what.... I found this really cool book on-line called Isaiah Insights to Teenage Temptations that is really rad!

A real "Cool LDS Girl" Michaela Stephens wrote the book with the following goal in mind:

To help you see how Isaiah's words apply to you and your temptations so that you will be able to...
  • Resist future temptations
  • Become more strengthened in the gospel
  • Learn to love and understand Isaiah
  • Be inspired to study Isaiah's words even more
  • Help you share everything you have learned in every opportunity you get
So go on over and check the book out... it rocks!

Let me know what you think of the book here.... share some insights about it...PALEEZE!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

LDS Girls Doing Cool Things To Help Others

I found this really cool story about LDS Girls who made a difference just today! I was cruising the Internet and found this story, and I thought I would share it with my LDS Girlfriends here at KooLDSgirlZ.

Apparently, back in September 2007 a group of Young Women from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Saipan branch were looking for a project they could do in the “Good Works” area of the YW Values and found a great one.

A new dialysis center was being constructed in the area called the Dr. Jose T. Villagomez Center for Public Health and Dialysis. In this particular area of medical treatment the rooms must be kept very cold in order to keep it germ free. This was a concern for the patients; they are often made uncomfortable by the low temperature.

So can you guess what this group of LDS Girls did?

Yep, they organized a project to make lap quilts to be donated to the dialysis center.

The quilts were made from aloha fabric on the island, which gave them a real island look, by the LDS girls. Then the quit tops were sent to a group of LDS Women in Salt Lake City, Utah (The Mill Creek Ward), who tied them and bound them for the LDS Girls and sent them back to Saipan so that they could donate them to the center.

This project was a cool group effort between two different LDS Girl groups separated by the Pacific Ocean but joined in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The connection was made by a really cool LDS Girl, Jac Wilde Pate who was a former female missionary that served in Saipan on her mission.

Just look what can happen when cool LDS Girls work together... what do you think? Any of you cool LDS Girls have any other great stories to share?...Post them here!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Put YoUr HaNds ToGetHer For TwiLighT

Talk to the hand! LDS Girls around the world give support for Twilight and Stephanie Meyers as the new book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn is about to be released.

The Twilight series rocks!?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TWILIGHT and LDS Girls - What's UP With That?

I have finally decided to give in to all the HYPE about the book - TWILIGHT. Yes, I know - there are now three books in the TWILIGHT series - with the fourth coming out this Saturday. I understand that I am behind - but stay with me, okay?

I first heard about the book Twilight, from dare I say -- a lot of really kool LDS girls, who attend the Singles Branch - where my husband and I are shepherds. (like the coolest job in the Church)

These LDS girls, that are normally rational and reasonably thinking young women - upon bringing up the subject of TWILIGHT amongst themselves - completely lost all control of their senses! I just sat there, observing the excited conversation that they were exchanging between each other... and then I piped in and ask the golden question -

"What's twilight and who in the heck in Edward"?

Mere words really cannot help you visualize the immediate frenzy that immediately ocured - with that one "Golden" question. Missionaries could only hope for such a contact as myself. I was up for conversion and every single girl who had read TWILIGHT knew it!

I fast became, for these now insane LDS girls - their newest VICTIM to join with them in the insanity that seems to be sweeping the WORLD with TWILIGHT MANIA!

Well, to make a short story even a bit shorter... after a few weeks of listening to these really awesome LDS girls, assure me that the book was totally clean, and amazingly awesome - LdsNana picked it up at Barnes and Noble.

That's right -- I am now reading the first book in the very popular TWILIGHT series... TWILIGHT.

I now know WHO this EDWARD is... and apparently he is DANGEROUS!


Monday, July 28, 2008

Modest One Piece Bathing Suits and Tankinis Really Do Exist for LDS Girls!

The trend this summer is one that includes a retro-looking modest one piece bathing suit. Find out about the beauty of dressing modestly in bathing attire and where you can find these really cute one-piece bathing suits and tankinis, that work perfectly for LDS Girls who want to keep their modest standards...tDMgLdsNana

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Teaching Modesty, Modest Prom Dresses and Modest Clothing

Is Modesty An Issue For LDS Girls today?If you are uncertain as to the question posed, take a day and just look around your own high school campus. Living in sunny Southern California, I am always amazed at how wearing so little clothing is acceptable as the fashion of today. More and more skin is shown as skirts, shirts, and shorts become smaller and smaller.LDS Girls must make a conscious decision to be different, and that can be a real challenge. LDS Girls are like every other girl, in the fact - that they want to dress cute and be trendy along with all the other girls on campus. When the trend is skin - LDS Girls need to take a look at the message they want to send out about themselves, in how they dress.tDMgLdsNana

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LDS Girls Who Know Who They Are

LDS Girls are part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and are different from other girls in "happy ways" because they know they are daughters of God. They strive to live lives with standards and values that would be characteristic of Jesus Christ , as they learn to "choose the right" each day. These LDS Young Women rock!LDS Girls know who they are, and that gives them power each and everyday to resist the evil in the world around them. Remembering who they are, helps them to remember how they should choose, in order to be happy. LDS Girls want to be happy, and so they are continually striving to make better decisions each day...tDMgLdsNana

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LDS Girls Do Early Morning Seminary For Religious Instruction

What kind of teenager would get up every morning at 5:00 am to attend a class on religious instruction these days? I'll tell you what kind, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a Mormon, that's who. LDS Girls know that by choosing to get up at the crack of dawn, in some areas - and attend early morning Seminary, they are starting their day off with power. LDS Girls are choosing to walk a path each day that begins with the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - and that is definitely not of this world!

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