Author: Jane Moe

My name is Jane Moe and I have written a new non-fiction LDS book. The title is "VISIONS OF HEAVEN, What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity," and it will be released by my publisher, Cedar Fort Books, on May 1, 2018. I am so excited to tell you that this book is is my journal which begins in heaven, shares my insights as I follow The Spirit and learn the truth, and how all my answers brought me to the LDS Church even though I had never heard of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

My book begins during a surgical operation, and I found myself experiencing a near-death experience. I met my husband, Richard's dearly departed dad, Junior, in heaven. Junior told me that families could be together forever. Junior explained that someday Richard and I would understand the visions I saw in the spirit world.

I knew I had a new gift: visions of the after-life in a way I did not know existed. I would learn details of ancestors, and I was able to prove their accuracy. What was I supposed to do with this new gift? When I asked Richard's dad this question, Junior just smiled and assured me I would know. Junior also informed me that when the time was right, I had a message to share. Well, the time is right and my message is clear.

The Spirit of The Lord has touched my book with scriptural references from The Book Of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, The D & C, stories from our Prophets, and any other truths that my editor and I could find to back up my incredible story: there is a plan for eternity, heaven is real, we have a Heavenly Father that loves us, families can be eternal, and we are all spirit children of our Eternal Father who has a plan for us.

I found my answers, my message, and the truth when I found The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Allow me to share my testimony that our beloved LDS Doctrine and Scriptures is true.

Follow my journey as I connect the dots in my new book, "VISIONS OF HEAVEN. What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity," by Jane Moe. Available May 1, 2018 at all bookstores and online (including Deseret and Seagull Books). Books may be pre-ordered on this website.

My favorite vision: not only did Richard's dad reach out to touch my life, but The Eternal Father of us all continually touches our hearts, enriches our faith, allows us to use our agency and develop our own testimonies, and allows us to return home to HIm if we abide by his commandments and endure to the end.

I hope you enjoy my book as you experience a convert's story of joy, doubt, faith, belief, and truth.

Learning The New Mormon Lifestyle.

I read my Scriptures, I pray, I ask for forgiveness, I try my very best to be kind, respectful, not gossip, and to be Christ-like all day.  Let me tell you, if all this is new to you, it takes effort every minute of every day.  But my Faith is so worth all the work.  I know that this time on earth is just a part of my eternity.  Can you image?  What we do now affects us FOREVER!!!!  I wish you happiness, joy, and peace forever.

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You Are Enough!

Have you ever felt down? Have you ever looked at another person and wish you could be more like them? Have you ever felt like you can’t do enough? Be enough? Love enough? Get everything done on your impossible checklist? Like you don’t read your scriptures enough?

I have. It is self-defeating. I know that!! I have allowed society to set my goals instead of myself. However, I recently discovered my answer to all this self-doubt and it came from another sister in Relief-Society. (An amazing women’s group.)

If I do my best to obey the commandments, if I do my best to live a righteous life, if I do my best everyday, I am enough. I have done enough, and I am ENOUGH for Heavenly Father. I may not pray for an hour, but I DO pray. I may feel like I don’t have enough hours in the day, but I make enough time to do and choose the right. I may feel that everyone else does everything bigger, better, and faster. But you know what? I have learned I am ENOUGH to my beloved Heavenly Father!! God knows your heart. He sees how hard you try.

Please join me at the end of the day, when you bow your head and give thanks to our Heavenly Father, please feel His assurance that YOU ARE ENOUGH. Feel it. Own it. Love it. LIVE IT!!

I love you all,

Jane Moe

 

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Angels Around Us

 

Do you believe in angels? I am truly interested in your thoughts and opinions.

I believe there are angels everywhere. On this side of the veil and on the side that awaits our after-life.

Who are the angels? They are our family, friends, and neighbors who serve each other. They are the spirits that are unembodied, disembodied, or persons that are re-embodies (resurrected) or translated. Paul warned us, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13: 2).

Keep in mind that you may serve as an angel to help give directions and guidance. That service could be inspired by the Holy Ghost or by an angel. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland summed it up this way, “In the gospel of Jesus Christ we have help from both sides of the veil.”

ARE YOU HAPPY?

Are you happy?  Is your life providing with the rewards you expected?  For me, finding happiness was always the ultimate challenge.  I didn’t know where I was supposed to find my own happiness so I tried self-help books, relationships, dreaming about a new adventure I hoped for, and always looking to others for the answer.

I know this sounds silly, but one day I quit looking outside myself, and I began to enjoy what I had within me.  I have decided to live in the moment.  I am happier because I do not have to worry about what tomorrow may or may not bring.  And I added Jesus Christ to my life.  I pray everyday, and I ask my Heavenly Father to  help me.  He is always listening and always waiting to touch and fulfill your life.

Try this simple advice.  I know you can do it, and I pray that you find joy in every part of your life.

With eternal love,

Jane Moe

“What Heaven Is Like.”

Do you have a loved one who has passed on? Do you wish you could talk to them again? Would you like to tell someone you have lost how very much you love him or her? You can. I believe when a loved one passes on, they come back to you. Your loved ones can hear you, and they can see you. In return, you can talk to someone you love. Our spirits will never die. They are beyond our reach, however, it is only a thin veil that separates us. Want to learn more? Read my new release, “Visions of Heaven,” available everywhere!!!

I DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN!

Jesus is our Savior.

In 2006, I experienced a near-death experience. During surgery, my soul left my body. I was immediately aware I was in 2 places. I could see myself below yet I was standing in front of a door with a brilliant light bursting from the opening

I can see angels surrounding Jesus, more brilliant than anything I’ve ever seen before. I feel waves and more waves of His love crash over me. Now, rather than being overwhelming, it’s invigorating. Jesus’s love is evident in His eyes—the type of eyes that can see into the soul. Though He can see all my imperfections, there’s no judgment, only love.

Everything else is stunning too. The colors are more vibrant than any on earth. Red is not simply red. It is brilliant and shimmery, appearing to have gold flecks in it. The same is true of the blues, greens, and every other color I see as my eyes dart back and forth, taking in this magnificent scene. The hues are so vivid that they seem to be alive. I also hear music. Each note is profound, strong yet whispering. It is soothing as the sound ebbs and flows around me and through me.

I’ve never seen anything brighter, more magnificent, and I feel compelled to draw nearer, to see what’s on the other side of the door. I know that whatever it is, it’s good. Actually, much better than good. I know I must be in heaven.

Read more about my time in heaven in my new best-seller, “Visions of Heaven.”


THAT SMALL, STILL VOICE.

Today and everyday I pray that you find the same peace in your mind and in your heart that I have found. I pray you may find joy in knowing your loved ones who have passed are still with you and that your paths will forever remain as one. I pray that you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Always listen to that small, still voice you hear when you pray. This voice is the Holy Spirit whispering to you.

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What a glorious Easter weekend we just enjoyed.. Good Friday touches my soul, and I turn to the Scriptures to help me understand not only what happened on this sacred Friday, but why our Jesus was crucified, as well.

Easter Sunday is a day of WOW. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, beat death, and rose again into life, as one in body and soul. I need thee every hour, Jesus, and I pray for thou hand in mine as Thou lead me along the path and take me home to my glorious Heavenly Father!

I love you all,

Jane Moe

You Are Enough To Heavenly Father!!!

 

 

YOU ARE ENOUGH!!

 

Have you ever felt down? Have you ever looked at another person and wish you could be more like them? Have you ever felt like you can’t do enough? Be enough? Love enough? Get everything done on your impossible checklist? Like you don’t read your scriptures enough?

 

I have. It is self-defeating. I know that!! I have allowed society to set my goals instead of myself. However, I recently discovered my answer to all this self-doubt and it came from another sister in Relief-Society. (An amazing women’s group.)

 

If I do my best to obey the commandments, if I do my best to life a righteous life, if I do my best everyday, I am enough. I have done enough, and I am ENOUGH for Heavenly Father. I may not pray for an hour, but I DO pray. I may feel like I don’t have enough hours in the day, but I make enough time to do and choose the right. I may feel that everyone else does everything bigger, better, and faster. But you know what? I have learned I am ENOUGH to my beloved Heavenly Father!! God knows your heart. He sees how hard you try.

Please join me at the end of the day, when you bow your head and give thanks to our Heavenly Father, please feel His assurance that YOU ARE ENOUGH. Feel it. Own it. Love it. LIVE IT!!

 

I love you all,

 

Jane Moe

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Discovering Her Message

Jane’s book tour took them next to Little Rock, Arkansas, where they found another LDS congregation to join that Sunday, thinking no one would notice them. But with Richard wearing a red jogging suit and Jane wearing casual clothes, it took only seconds after the final “Amen” for someone to introduce themselves and ask if they were visitors.

“Yes, I am, and we want to be baptized today,” Jane told the friendly ward member. The woman quickly introduced Jane and Richard to the missionaries, and Jane remembers the missionaries looking at her with complete love. “I thought I was seeing angels or something,” Jane recalls.

When Jane and Richard told the missionaries they wanted to be baptized, the elders were enthusiastic, but they also told the couple a few steps would need to happen before a baptismal day.  First, the missionaries took the couple to Gospel Principles, and Jane was ecstatic to learn they were teaching from the very same book she had just finished. “Everything they were teaching in that class, I already believed,” Jane says.

Jane remembers everyone she met that first day of church being so kind, loving, and full of a light she couldn’t explain—what she calls the Mormon glow. She wanted more than anything to learn how to experience that light for herself.

Her conversion came in stages. First, she learned how to pray. Having been raised Catholic, Jane only knew how to say a handful of memorized prayers, and she remembers the first time she knelt beside her bed and truly began conversing with Heavenly Father. “I just started talking and words started flowing,” Jane says. It was in that moment, in 2013, five years after her near-death experience, that Jane finally understood what message it was her ancestors wanted her to share. The message was that this Church—and all its teachings about eternal families, the Book of Mormon, life after death, our divine potential, angels, and salvation for our relatives—is true.

Jane and Richard got married and baptized shortly after investigating the LDS Church. No sooner had they received the Holy Ghost than they began to work toward receiving their endowment and becoming sealed in the temple.

“For me, becoming LDS is like entering a whole new world—like stake houses that don’t feed steak. . . . We had to practice for weeks to learn how to say Melchizedek,” Jane jokes. “But I have to say, I love it.” And while much of what Jane has learned about the gospel was new, some of it was startlingly familiar.

When the missionaries began teaching Jane about Joseph Smith, she knew in her heart it was true because of a dream she had received years previously, a dream during which a young boy saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. After waking from the dream, Jane told Richard with excitement, “There is a young man who saw God and Jesus Christ, and they appeared to him in New York.”  Jane remembers Richard correcting her, “He said, ‘Oh no, I know that story. I have a friend who goes to that church, and he lives in Utah. God and Jesus appeared to Joseph Smith in Utah.” Later, when Jane first received a Book of Mormon and saw Joseph Smith’s name printed inside the front cover, she wondered if it could be the same boy she had dreamed about. Then, when she learned about his experience in the Sacred Grove, she felt an added measure of peace and security that she had found the true Church.

Jane originally was hesitant about sharing her dreams and experiences with Church members after the negative reception she had received in other churches. But, bits at a time, Jane would open up during church classes or with friends in the ward. “They didn’t kick us out,” Jane remembers with amazement. “They didn’t laugh at us; they embraced us.” As Jane learned more about Church history and the visions Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, and so many other Church leaders had of the spirit world and life hereafter, Jane learned that what she had seen was true and that God still speaks to us today through miraculous means.

Becoming Sealed in the Temple

“We started doing our ancestry work two weeks after our baptism,” Jane remembers. “We had no idea what we were doing, but we knew other people had talked about their ancestry work, and we could feel our ancestors [urging us]. . . . We’ve found hundreds of names.”

While investigating the Church and waiting to receive their endowments, Jane and Richard put their tour and everything on hold, staying in Arkansas.

When they were first issued a limited-use recommend to perform baptisms for the dead for their ancestors, Jane and Richard made the seven-hour drive to the nearest temple, the Memphis Tennessee Temple.  “I remember Richard was holding my hand while we walked into the Memphis temple,” Jane says. “Immediately I started crying because I could [sense] angels everywhere.” Jane was baptized first for Richard’s mother, and she says, “I could feel her. There are no words to explain how I felt.” Then, Richard was baptized for his father. The whole seven-hour drive home, the two didn’t talk about their experience. “We were in awe,” Jane says.

But the next morning, Richard asked if they could go back to the temple that weekend. And they did—that weekend and several more following.

In June 2013, Jane and Richard first traveled to Utah, and when Jane saw “churches on every corner and temples everywhere you look,” she knew she wanted to make Utah her home. That same year, Jane and Richard moved everything from their home in California to Provo, Utah, where they still live today. Both Richard and Jane received their endowment and were sealed together in the temple in 2014, a sacred experience Jane says she will never forget. Jane has since had the privilege of working in the temple, serving as a ward missionary, and teaching ancestry classes—all callings that resonate with her own story and passion.

About her journey of joining the Church, Jane says, “I know the Church is true. . . For me to know it now, I’m jumping and shouting from the rooftops telling people that I’m so excited that the Church is true. . . . I try to testify as often as I can.” Because, for Jane, the Church and the gospel are a special message she feels privileged to share.

Learn more about Jane’s incredible story in Visions of Heaven: What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity.

For one brief moment, facing death, Jane Moe stepped into eternity. This incredible true story will take you on an enthralling journey as Jane sees God’s plan for families and is taught how to recognize His Church when she encounters it later in life. Take more steps into eternity with Jane and come to know what heaven—and mortality—is really ab

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“He said, ‘Honey, how could this be happening?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, but your dad told me I have a message to share with the world and I don’t know what the message is,’” Jane recalls.

Jane returned home in shock, almost disbelieving everything she had experienced. Though she wrote down everything she could about the memory, she was unsure why she had seen this vision and what it was she was supposed to do.

That night, Richard’s father came to Jane again in a dream, along with Richard’s grandfather and mother. “They said, ‘We can visit you in your dreams now because you have a message to share.’ I said, ‘What is it?’ They never told me the message, they just smiled at me,” Jane says.

For the next eight months, Jane was confined to her bed or a wheelchair. Eventually, she learned to walk again using a walker, and, with the help of physical therapy, she began standing and walking on her own again. But during this time, Jane continued to have dreams about her ancestors and those who had passed away.

One night, Jane remembers receiving a visit from a beautiful woman who asked, “Do you know who I am?” Jane had never seen the woman before in her life, but the woman proceeded to tell Jane she was her Aunt Carol.

“I don’t have an Aunt Carol,” Jane replied.

“Yes, you do,” the woman replied.

The next day Jane called her father. “I asked, ‘Dad, why didn’t you ever tell me you have a sister named Carol?’ He said, ‘How do you know that? We buried her in the cemetery.  She was only a baby—she was stillborn.  She is dead.’  And I said, ‘No dad, she lives, and I saw her,’” Jane recalls. But her father didn’t believe her—at first. Many of Jane’s family and friends did not believe her experiences until much later in her journey.

Jane recorded her dreams in a journal, but she kept most of these visions between herself and Richard, afraid others would think she was crazy and still unsure why these experiences were happening. But soon Jane noticed changes in her waking life, not just her dreams. She began to have moments when she would feel as though angels were around her. Though she could not see them, she could sense the ancestors who came to her in her dreams surrounding her, strengthening her.

“If you talk out loud, your ancestors can hear you; they can see you too,” Jane says. “You can’t hear and see them because there is a thin veil that separates us, like a one-way mirror.”

Part 3…coming soon

 

My conversion story is featured at ldsliving.com

On May, 19, 2018, the following article about my conversion was written by Danielle Wagner and posted on ldsliving.com. (This is my part 1 of 3)

The Title Is:
How a Near-Death Experience Taught One Woman the Gospel Before She Even Knew the LDS Church Existed

When Jane Moe shattered her ankle after her foot slipped into an exposed manhole in 2006, doctors told her she might never walk normally again. Jane and her long-term boyfriend Richard prayed for a miracle, hoping she could be healed. When Jane went into an intensive surgery where doctors attempted to reconstruct her ankle, she never expected that not only would her prayers be answered but that she would glimpse heaven.

A Vision of the Dead

After Jane drifted into an anesthetized unconsciousness as doctors worked to repair her leg, she remembers looking down at her body and thinking, “How can I be up here and down there, too?” Jane wondered how she could experience the feelings and sensations of being both places at once, when suddenly she realized she had a body and a spirit—two distinct pieces of herself that looked the same.

“All of a sudden, I felt this unbelievable rush of love that went through me and in me and around me and surrounded me,” Jane says. Along with the overwhelming love, Jane was embraced by vivid colors, mostly white and gold. “Not the white and gold like you and I see white and gold,” she clarifies. “When I’m describing what I saw, I don’t have earthly words. . . . And I saw this man walking out of the gold.”

At that moment, Jane wondered if she had died on the operating table. “Are you God?” She asked the man approaching her. “No,” he replied. “But I can understand why you might feel that way. Heavenly Father sent me to talk to you and tell you, don’t be afraid. It’s not your time.”

The man then told Jane she was there to receive a message, that she would have the opportunity to share all she had seen with the world. “I don’t remember my reaction other than I felt home. I knew where I was. I knew this man, yet I didn’t know this man,” Jane says.

That’s when the man asked Jane if she wanted to see something truly special. “I remember thinking, ‘This is not special?’ It was amazing, the amount of love. I can never find enough words, but it was like [the love] was a part of each cell,” Jane says.

The man cracked open a white and gold door behind him, and Jane felt a renewed and more intense burst “of love and joy and music and colors.” The door was only opened an inch, and the man said, “I cannot open it more. You are not ready to see what heaven has and what it offers, but you can see our Savior.”

“I saw the Lord sitting in a chair and He was surrounded by families . . . loving each other,” Jane says. And while it is hard to describe with words all she saw, felt, and experienced, Jane knows our Savior loved and spoke with each person that surrounded Him as though they were a child, taking them all onto His lap one at a time.

The man told Jane he was Richard’s father, adding, “I know my son will never believe what you’ve seen. Heavenly Father is going to give you the gift of remembering this, and I’m going to give you the gift of making my son understand that you really saw me.” That’s when Richard’s father told Jane a list of specific and obscure details about himself, such as his address growing up and that he never tied his shoes, to help Richard believe.

Dreams of the Afterlife

When Jane awoke after her surgery, she looked at Richard and emphatically stated, “I saw your dad.”

“He leaned over me and said, ‘You couldn’t have seen my dad. My dad has been dead since I was 15,’” Jane remembers. She knew from past experiences that it was difficult for Richard to speak of his father. But Jane also knew what she had seen.

“I did see your father,” she responded. “I saw him in heaven. He told me that you wouldn’t believe me, so here are the details that he wanted me to share with you.” As Jane listed off the details about the man she had seen, Richard began to cry. Jane also told him of the vision she had seen…..to be continued tomorrow.

 

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, MOM!!!!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO MY MOM IN HEAVEN.  I miss my mom!!!!  My mom died 3 years ago but it feels like it was yesterday.  There is still so much pain, because I mourn her physical loss.  I cannot call my mom on the phone.  I cannot see my mom in the nursing home.  I cannot hold my mommy’s hand. However, I CAN still feel her near me.  I CAN still talk out-loud to my mom, and I know that she can hear me.  I feel my mom’s spirit every time I call her name.  I KNOW IN MY HEART and my soul that my mom is in Heaven. I have done all of her Temple work and I know that she has accepted this wonderful gift.  I love you, mommy, with every breath I take.

Hug and love your moms everyday and enjoy eternity with your family.

I love you my brothers and sisters,

Jane Moe

My cat, Faith, went to heaven.

My beloved cat, Faith, died at the tender age of 11.  Faith is my first purebred cat, a Ragdoll.  My husband and are heart-broken, and our lives feel somewhat empty.  Not because our home feels lonely without my beloved Faith, but because Faith was one of my best friends.  He didn’t know he was a cat.  (Typical of the Ragdoll breed.)  Faith had a perfect combination of the very best behaviors and personalities of both cat and dog.  Faith would walk on command with a leash, come when called, fetch, play hide and seek, and follow me everywhere I went.  If I was putting my makeup on, Faith would jump up on my lap.  If I was brushing my teeth or taking a bath, he would be on the counter of the sink or the tub.  Somehow he never feel in the water.  I never had to take him out for exercise, he would run around and entertain himself as long as I was in the room. When Richard and I first adopted Faith, we had a home in California with 2 floors. Faith would race up and down the stairs that connected the 2 floors, sliding into me and enjoying himself because  usually startled me.  When Faith wanted to go outdoors he would stand by his leash, stare at it, and meow his demands to go outdoors.

Faith was unhealthy for a year and a half before he died. When he first got sick, Faith lost weight and because he didn’t have his usual appetite.  (He weighed 18 pounds and could eat ALOT). When he continued in this behavior I took him to the vet.  The Dr. ran all kinds of blood tests, kept him the hospital, and got tired of me calling every half hour to check up on his health.  They couldn’t find an exact diagnosis to treat, so they gave him a vitamin shot, something to settle his stomach, and some antibiotics.  Faith began to improve and began to demand food a lot because he was skinny and hungry.  I began to study the nutritional needs of a cat and realized the dry food I was giving him was crap.  I changed his food and he flourished.  Suddenly, Faith got real sick.  I babied my friend and watched for any signs he might be in distress.  He still followed me around, cuddled in my lap, purred all the time, and ate like a champ.  But this only lasted about a month.  I made an appointment with the vet for the next day after Faith stopped eating.  I wanted to allow him to die in my arms as he took his last breath.  That was not to be. When I woke up the next morning and ran to check on him, Faith had passed during that night.

I know that Faith was a part of my family. If you have a pet that you dearly love, you know.  I didn’t want to share this story.  I knew the pain I would endure as I finally accept that he is gone and now I have finally allowed myself to grieve.  I am sharing this loss because I will finally tie this story to the brand (or theme) of my website.   It sure took me long enough.

I have found peace in the knowledge that I will be with Faith in heaven and I rejoice knowing that I will be with him again. I can ‘feel’ him all the time and I know our pets go to heaven and live with our eternal families forever.  Think about this: what kind of a Heavenly Father (or God) would give us these gifts only to take them away when you return to HIM.  I believe God sent us to earth to experience joy and happiness. And He LOVES US SO MUCH that he allows us to be reunited with those we love in HIS Eternity.

BTW,  I still have 6 abandoned kitties that found, and  I share my home and my love with all these poor babies that were threw out like trash.  (I am a cat foster-mom).  I will only have one special relationship like I have with Faith.

Until then, dear Faith, enjoy the perfect spirit yo are now.

Mommy. AKA Jane Moe

When Satan Attacks Your Self-Worth,

Our self-image belongs to us.  We develop it, we encourage positive improvements, we fight to keep ourselves motivated, and finally: we feel good about ourselves. Ahhhhh.

And then, Satan nips at our heels.  This evil demon will do ANYTHING to crack our defenses.  Satan LOVES to create problems for us.  Satan LOVES to help us make mistakes in our lives. You name it: lies, using foul language, stealing, cheating, pornography, doubting your faith, and even telling us it is okay if we skip church and do whatever we want on Sunday.  If satan fails in any of these sins, satan attacks our self-worth.  We all question who we are at different or difficult times in our lives. And I think taking note of our lives can be a good thing.  While you are at it, may I recommend (from personal experiences) that you maintain a positive assessment.  I have found that when I am hard on myself, satan is right there tempting me to give up and take the easy route, the wrong road.  Well, I am on to satan and his tricks. I realize that satan will use any moment of weakness for his own evil agenda.  DON’T ALLOW THIS.  You KNOW you are a good person, that you try your best, and this should be the first measurement of our self-worth, knowing that we are the very best we can be.  I think this is the path Heavenly Father wants from us.  YOU’VE GOT THIS!!!!!

I love you my dear brothers and sisters.

Jane Moe

A Quote From Joseph F. Smith Re: Forever Family.

I just have to share this quote from Joseph F. Smith:

“Sometimes the Lord expands our vision from this point of view and this side of the veil, that we feel and seem to realize that we can look beyond the thin veil which separates us from that other sphere. . . . [And we would understand that] those who have passed beyond, can see more clearly through the veil back here to us than it is possible for us to see them from our sphere of action. I believe we move and have our being in the presence of heavenly messengers and of heavenly beings. We are not separate from them. We begin to realize more and more fully, as we become acquainted with the principles of the Gospel, as they have been revealed anew in this dispensation, that we are closely related to our kindred, to our ancestors, to our friends and associates and co-laborers who have preceded us into the spirit world. We can not forget them; we do not cease to love them; we always hold them in our hearts, in memory, and thus are associated and united to them by ties that we cannot break, that we cannot dissolve or free ourselves from. . . . And therefore, I claim that we live in their presence, they see us, they are solicitous for our welfare, they love us now more than ever. For now they see the dangers that beset us; they can comprehend better than ever before, the weaknesses that are liable to mislead us into dark and forbidden paths. They see the temptations and evils that beset us in life and the proneness of mortal beings to yield to temptation and wrong doing; hence their solicitude for us and their love for us and their desire for our well being must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves.” (Joseph F. Smith, in Conference Report, April 1916, 2–3.)

My heart, my soul, and my faith has total belief in this teaching from my LDS Church.  If you read my new book, “Visions of Heaven: What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity,” written by Jane Moe with Suzy Bills, (available EVERYWHERE May 8, 2018) you will see why I LOVE this quote.

I love you,

Jane Moe

It’s Hard Work To Be A Mormon!!

It is HARD work to be a Mormon!!!  I can say say this because I am a convert.  I have lived my life without my LDS Church, and I have lived the last 5 years as an active member of ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.’  I remember the minute that my husband, Richard, and I decided to join this Church.  I was holding, ‘The Book of Mormon,’ in my hand.  So we went into the nearest LDS Church Service (which happened to be in Little Rock, Arkansas), and announced we wanted to be baptized.  We had no concept of what this meant, only that we wanted to be ‘Saved’ and join this Church.  We went through the lessons taught by the Missionaries and got baptized and confirmed.  There, we did it.  Now we were going back to our old lives.  Say what?  We have more to do?????  OK.  What else do I need to do?  When I found out that our new Church was not just a Faith, but a life-style as well, I honestly didn’t know if I could do everything that these ‘Mormons’ did EVERY day.  I could make a list, but if you are LDS, you know what I mean.  And if you are not LDS, I cannot begin to tell you all the blessings I receive every day!!!  Because I work the Church, I don’t let it work me.  I read my Scriptures, I pray, I ask for forgiveness, I try my very best to be kind, respectful, not gossip, and to be Christ-like all day.  Let me tell you, if all this is new to you, it takes effort every minute of every day.  But my Faith is so worth all the work.  I know that this time on earth is just a part of my eternity.  Can you image?  What we do now affects us FOREVER!!!!  I wish you happiness, joy, and peace forever.  I love you my dear brothers and sisters!!

 

Jane Moe

I Love General Conference!!

This past Easter weekend was AMAZING!!!. Not only was it Easter, but it was also General Conference. This LDS event is something I have experienced before. But this General Conference was so spiritual, so full of love, so full of faith, and so full of Jesus Christ, that it was different. This is the first General Conference since my conversion that we set-apart a new Prophet. I watched President Nelson as our Church sustained this amazing man. To me, his face said it all. I felt my very soul sing. President Nelson’s eyes filled with tears and his face transformed before me. I knew this great man had been called from God to lead my church at this time. Words cannot express how my life is changed every day because of my faith in our beloved Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, The Holy Ghost, and the eternity of the Plan of Salvation. Believe in eternal families!!!! Your future is calling you.

Easter and What It Means.

 

Easter Week in History

This week of Easter brings a lot of emotions to me. I am sad and empty because this is the week in history when Jesus was betrayed and beaten. This is the week in history that Heavenly Father knew was coming. Jesus knew it too. The tragedy on Good Friday was pre-ordained and part of Our Father’s Plan of Salvation. My heart weeps for Jesus. My heart also weeps for our Heavenly Father. The Father of us all stood by and watched his first born, his only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, atone for the sins of all the world. Every ‘Good Friday,’ I stand all amazed at the love he has given me. I try to understand, and I cannot. I know that someday I will. But for now, I feel lost in grief.

I find joy, comfort, love, and faith in the day of Easter. I have a personal testimony that in Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us. Our beloved Lord knew that He would return to rescue us. 3 days after Jesus died, He triumphantly returned in body and soul to testify of His Glory. Jesus is a fully resurrected spirit, His Body and Soul rejoined as one. The Scriptures testify of this truth.

Please love your neighbors as you love yourself. This is the 2nd greatest commandment of all.

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Jane

Defeat The Devil

We know satan.  The devil himself.  He is around…waiting for his chance to tempt us to do his bidding…..make a mistake, commit a sin, use profanity, use pornography, you name it, if it’s bad; he want you to do it,  We are stronger and smarter than satan,  He can easily be defeated.  How? Prayer.  Scriptures.  A contrite heart that asks for forgiveness.  You’ve got this.  www.janemoe.com

Preach The Gospel

 

The call to preach Christ’s gospel isn’t new. Many prophets were com- missioned during Old Testament times to declare God’s word to all inhabitants of the earth.  John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus Christ’s ministry, and then He appointed twelve apostles to teach His doctrine. After He died and was resurrected, He once again appeared to the Apostles and gave the following directive: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19–20; see also Mark 15:16). That mandate is no less important today than it was during Christ’s ministry two millennia ago.

In fact, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints promise as part of the baptismal covenant that they’ll share the gospel. Those who enter Christ’s Church promise “to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that [they] may be in, even until death” (Mosiah 18:9). As Church members go to the temple and complete additional ordinances, they pledge to serve God with “heart, might, mind and strength” (D&C 4:2). I believe that the greatest service we can give to Heavenly Father is to help Him fulfill His work and glory of bringing to pass the “immortality and eternal life” of His children (Moses 1:39).

Are my sins forgiven if I truly repent?

 

No one is perfect.  We all fumble.  I make dumb mistakes.  However, that’s where Christ’s Atonement comes in. He is the only way we could possibly live with Him and Heavenly Father again. Through His Atonement and Resurrection, we’ll not only live again but we can be made clean so that we can dwell eternally in heaven. However, for us to get there we must repent. We show our desire to repent and be made clean by agreeing to be baptized. And then after that, we need to repent whenever we make a mistake. For me, that means repenting not just monthly or weekly but every day. Maybe I was impatient with someone or didn’t follow a prompting from the Holy Ghost to serve someone. Sure, those aren’t big things, but even they need to be repented of if we want to be completely clean. Don’t delay repentance. Not only will repenting bring you peace but it will also mean that you’re prepared to meet God whenever He decides it’s your time.

How Do I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me?

Do you ask yourself this question?  I have.  However I have found the answers within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I KNOW Heavenly Father loves me.  I have read His Scriptures, and The Holy Ghost has confirmed His Gospel.  What do I mean by Holy Ghost?  Jesus has taught us that there is a third member to our beloved Godhead:  Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Ghost (also known as the Holy Spirit).  Jesus promised that He would not leave us “comfortless.”  And He has kept that promise.  We have the ability to hear or feel a “small, still voice” that arises in our bodies when we are feeling the truthfulness of His Word.  For example:  when I first read The Book of Mormon and I pondered its truthfulness a feeling of peace, wonderment, goosebumps, and a warmth in my chest, came over me.  At that time, I was not an LDS member.  I had no idea what I was feeling.  I asked the LDS missionaries that were giving lessons to me and my husband.  They explained that this ‘feeling’ was Heavenly Father’s way of testifying that this is His Word. That I can trust and believe in what I was reading and feeling.  Since then, I have also prayed to Heavenly Father asking Him questions.  When I get this ‘spiritual’ feeling that makes me warm with goosebumps, this is His truthfulness.  When I attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I feel His presence and warmth.  I know that Heavenly Father is real, that He answers my prayers, and that He loves me.

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In The Name Of Jesus Christ.

I LOVE our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Jesus has saved me from myself, and He has lead me to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  (His true church bears His name.)

Since I joined this LDS faith, I have learned to live and love so that Jesus will be proud of me.  My whole life has changed since I joined the LDS church, and I have accepted His Gospel.

I have also learned to pray in a manner that reflects Heavenly Father is my spiritual and eternal Father, and Jesus Christ is my brother, Savior, and best friend.

Now my prayers sound like I know who I am talking to. And I have to admit, this has been a learning process for me.  One that I embrace, enjoy, look forward to, and depend upon.  I have learned that my prayers are heard.  Always.  The divine answer might be, “no.” but sometimes it is, “yes”!!!!  And I always know that I am talking directly to my Lord and my God because I feel him.  How?  From a quiet, still voice that speaks through the Holy Spirit and gives me goosebumps, chills, and tears.

And I always close with,”In the name of Jesus Christ.”

Amen.  Do you have goosebumps all over?  I do.

How my LDS baptism changed my life.

My husband and I wanted to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We had been reading about this amazing church, and we knew we wanted to be baptized by water so we could go to heaven when we died.  A family member had called me and told me she had joined this church.  She had us meet a member of the LDS church, and we fell in love with every aspect of this church.  We drove to a service on a cold Sunday in January, 2011.  We were so excited because we thought this church would baptize us that very day and we would be saved.

As we sat in the back, we watched the members as they lovingly touched each other and could see their love as they gazed at each other.  That day we met the missionaries  We were sad that we couldn’t be baptized that very day, but we were willing to do anything they asked of us in order to join their church.  I loved standing next to a church member as I inhaled the beauty of their aura.  I didn’t know exactly what LDS members had,, but I knew I wanted it.

We made an appointment to have the missionaries come to our home.  We asked them to come the very next day ,and they giggled and agreed.  I will never forget the way our home literally came to life with light everywhere.  I felt things in my chest that I had never felt before.  These 2 young men brought pamphlets for us to read, and we gobbled up every word.  We always started our meeting with a blessing.  I had been raised Catholic so I only knew the same old prayer.  But these Elders spoke to God as if they knew Him and prayed as one friend to another.  This was the first time I heard ‘God’ referred to as our Heavenly Father.  At the first lesson, I asked the Elders why they called upon our God as our Heavenly Father.  How exciting was the answer. I learned that we have always been God’s children, and that we always would be.  I learned about the ‘Plan of Salvation’ that was formed in heaven.  Their lesson on this plan included learning about our Heavenly Father’s plan to give us a human body, the opportunity to become a heavenly family, and return to our Lord and God if we obeyed his commandments.  I understood that there was a soul, named Satan, who had a different plan for us and that if I came to earth, that meant I had chosen to follow ‘The Plan of Salvation’ in a positive manner.  I was taught that satan was kicked out of heaven.  Our Heavenly Father cast the devil and his followers to earth.  This satan was so angry that he decided to tempt those who came to earth to follow him.  Heavenly Father gave us ‘agency,’ which means we can do what we want, follow His plan or follow satan.  I have chosen to obey the commandments and to follow His ‘Plan of Salvation’.  This plan also includes Heavenly Father’s wishes for his first born son, Jesus Christ, to live on earth and die on the cross.  Heavenly Father knew we would sin and that the only way we could be forgiven of these sins was for Jesus to die on a cross.

I wept as I felt the love of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  I cried for days as I realized the sacrifice of both Father and Son.  I became determined to follow His commandments, join ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’, live a life worthy of this ‘Plan of Salvation’ and return to our Heavenly Father to live with Him forever.

 

Talk to your dearly departed.

My LDS faith and my near-death experience taught me that we will see our dearly departed again.

We all know we must die some day. When we die, the loved ones we leave behind are sad, full of pain, and miss the dearly departed. These poor relatives and friends feel lost and lonely with their loss. Often times I hear these mourners say, “If only I could speak or talk to that person just one more time.” You can, You loved ones are still nearby, they are living in a spirit world. They can hear you and see you, You just cannot see or hear them until YOU die.

Feel free to talk to those who have gone before you. Isn’t that exciting to know? Your loved ones are in a spirit world. They can see you and hear you. So please talk to your loved ones you have lost. There is only a thin veil you which Heavenly Father created for reasons we will learn some day. If you accept this truth, it will help you during your mourning. Learn to talk out loud when you are alone with your loved ones. Tell them what you wished you had told them before they died. Make it a habit every day to tell them you know they are there. Tell them about your day and share your feelings, fears, hopes, and anything else you normally would if they were alive. Now don’t you feel excited. Soon you will have a “feeling” that they heard you. They have. I know this, and I use it every day. Have you ever had “a feeling” you should or shouldn’t do something. The Holy Ghost can share these answers with you.

Your departed members are still concerned about you. In my new book, coming out in May, 1, 2018, “VISIONS OF HEAVEN, What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity,” I share many examples of how our loved ones who have passed have helped myself and my husband and I know you will come to understand and accept what I know is true.

I love the LDS missionaries!

My husband, Richard, and I walked into the Little Rock, Arkansas, Ward of, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,” and sat in the very back.  We wanted to be baptized.  My sister-in-law had joined the church and she had recommended, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,” to me because I had written a book about a near-death experience during which I had seen forever families.  At that time, I was doing a book tour in the bible belt and other churches had told me I was wrong to believe in a family oriented after-life.  I was excited to read about this church, their belief in forever families, and, “The Book of Mormon.”

When Richard and I sat down for the 10:00 service, we thought no one would notice us.  (haha, Richard was in a red jogging suit, and I was wearing shorts.)  The lady next to me held out her hand and said, “Hello.  Are you new to our faith?”  I shook her hand and said, “Yes, and we would like to be baptized.”  After she recovered from my statement, she told me to stay right there and she would be back with missionaries who could help me.  Richard and I grinned at each other because we had done some research and knew they were the guys we wanted to meet.

I will never forget taking Elder Whelan’s hand and looking into his eyes.  I saw love and kindness, and I felt as though I knew him from somewhere.  Taking Elder McMurtrey’s hand, I felt the same thing.  Behind these missionaries, I also met their Missionary President, and his wife.  These wonderful friends took us by the hand and we went to a ‘Gospel Principles’ lesson.  We sat between them and I remember feeling so loved.  After this lesson, we were invited to attend another hour of meetings.  I remember telling Richard not to let the missionaries out of his sight because we wanted to be baptized.  I had no idea what these missionaries would come to mean to me.

We set up our first ‘meeting,’ and I fell in love with these strong and secure young men immediately. When these Elders came into our home, they brought a light and a feeling that I had never experienced before. They radiated a truth and a ‘feeling’ that I wanted.  The missionaries and I argued about who was the answer to whose prayers.  I said I had prayed for them and they said they had prayed for us.  It didn’t matter that we didn’t agree because our lives were changed forever.  These young men became our friends, our mentors, and the teachers of our lessons on the LDS faith.  We had no idea what we wanted from these lessons other than we wanted what these people had. We didn’t know what ‘it’ was but we knew it was good and that we wanted it too.

These two missionaries baptized us and guided us into the next phase of our LDS lives.  To Elder Aaron Whelan and Elder Kadan McMurtrey, I am eternally grateful.  I share my testimony of these wonderful young men whenever I can.  I am still friends with Aaron and Kadan and we have shared other LDS experiences with each other.  Kadan came to our Endowments and our Sealings, and Richard and I went to Aaron’s sealing in Arizona.

To say I love the missionaries is an understatement.  I also adore their commitment to our beloved Gospel, Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ.

Do we have a, ‘Heavenly Mother’?

Have you ever pondered/wondered if we have a Heavenly Mother? A Mrs. God? I cannot find any references in our scriptures so I have prayed and an answer that comes into my mind is; of course!!! Heaven is all about family. In my humble mind, that makes perfect sense. We are God’s children and we lived as spirit children with our Heavenly Parents and millions of other brothers and sisters. We always have been, and we always will be; even after we leave our earthly bodies. Iknow this is hard to grasp because here on earth we have a beginning and an end. But consider Jesus Christ. He has always been the only begotten One of our Heavenly Father, the One who volunteered to come to earth, be born of Mary, his mother, and Joseph, her husband, and to die on the cross for us. I have learned and believe that this phrase, “Only Begotten Son of The Father ” means that Jesus is God’s firstborn. When God first proposed, “The Great Plan of Salvation,” a plan to let his spirit children have a physical body and the joys that can come with, He gave us agency, (the choice for ourselves), to choose between evil and good, between believing and having faith in Jesus Christ, (the good) or to give in to Satan, (the bad). If we have lived on earth, we chose to have an earthly body. What choices we make will determine everything that happens to our souls forever after. This is my own personal opinion. You don’t have to agree; you have agency.

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Richard and I were sealed in the Lord’s Temple.

Richard and I became married and sealed for eternity. (Much better than til death do us part)

As new LDS converts, we were required to wait for 1 year before we could be sealed for eternity in an LDS temple.  If you want to be married til death do us part in a marriage vow you are done once you get your civil marriage.  However, if you want what my husband, Richard, and I wanted, which is to be sealed past death and into eternity there are more steps to take, of course.  This requires your mate and yourself to take certain Temple prep. classes, and had a current “Temple Recommend.”  This is very important because I want to be an eternal family.  We are very proud of this achievement.  I had learned about the ability to be with our loved ones the first vision I had of heaven.  (See first blog) I didn’t know what this was but I have since learned.  Richard’s dad had told me in my first NDE (near-death experience) (when I saw heaven during a surgical procedure) that I would know why he wanted me to tell his son, Richard, (my boyfriend and husband to be) to know his dad had never let go.   I knew it would be my own mission to either learn and become a forever family or let this message end with me.  I want everything I can learn about heaven and God’s plan so I opted to learn as much as I can about after-life choices.  It takes work: a devotion to Heavenly Father’s commandments, belief in Jesus Christ, scripture study, enduring to the end, and lots of other LDS lessons which I will share in future blogs.

Let’s get acquainted

My name is Jane Moe.  I live in Provo, Utah, with my husband, Richard.   My home state is Iowa, and I attended Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where I studied creative writing and speech. During surgery in 2006, I survived death, and I experienced an NDE (also known as a near-death experience).  At this this point in our lives, Richard was my boyfriend.  We loved each other, and we had already decided to live together so we moved into a beautiful home in California. Richard is a very loving, protective, strong, and supportive man.  He was waiting for me in recovery and although groggy from the anesthesia and mindful of my IVs, I took Richard’s hand and told him that I had just seen his dad.  Richard, always so patient and loving, leaned in close to my ear and whispered, “Honey, it must have been a dream. My daddy died suddenly when I was fifteen years old. I think about him every day, and I miss my dad, but he is gone.”  Looking into Richard’s eyes, which had filled with tears, I informed him that I was not dreaming.  I described a sensation during surgery of leaving my body.  I found myself standing in a heaven that was breathtaking in every detail.  I was engulfed in a bright, white, light that was different from anything I had ever seen.  This light caressed my body in a manner that was soothing.  My surroundings became a part of me.  I was not afraid.  The light began to part, and the white color was replaced with with a swirl of gold clouds: brilliant, more magnified, more detailed than our earthly colors. I knew that I had never experienced what was unfolding before me but somehow I felt that I was home.  I felt engulfed in a love that was so intense that I began to weep tears of joy.  I became aware of a man standing in front of me.  I asked him if he was God. This perfect man held out his perfect hand and smiled as he said, “No, but I understand why you would ask me this question.  My name is Kilmer Oscar Moe, Jr.  I am Richard’s dad.  Our Heavenly Father heard your prayers last night and was touched when you asked both of us to pray for a successful operation.  I knew you had included me in your prayers because we both love Richard.  This prayer allowed our time together before our Heavenly Father sent you back. I have seen Richard’s grief, and I want my son to know that this Heavenly Father has provided a plan and a promise that we can be together again for all eternity.  Please tell my beloved son that I have never let go.” His voice was gentle, kind, familiar.  “You have a message,”  and  I nodded my head as if I understood.  I knew there was more, and he continued.  “Richard will not believe that you have spent time with me so I will give you secrets that only he and I could possibly know.”  I didn’t need to write anything down.  I knew I would remember. I begged to stay but I was told it wasn’t my time.  I had more work to do.  It would take years for me to understand and accept what I had seen.   Richard believed in me.  I had to tell him the father/son secrets first.  Richard kept a journal and excitedly wrote everything that had happened that day.  I wasn’t as convinced.   I mean, who does this?  Maybe I had lost it. But that heavenly visit was only the beginning of my journey.  I would begin a spiritual time in my life that I had never known before.  When Richard brought me home from surgery that same day, I wanted my time within this beautiful after-life to continue.  I didn’t have to worry long. That night I had more dreams of Richard’s family.  Over time I would learn of my own ancestors.  I learned details that were shared.  I became interested in our after-life.  Over the past 10+ years, I have studied, and I have compared my new insight with my anyone who would listen, NDE peers, our family members, a church, and people who liked my first book, “What Heaven Is Like,” written in 2011 and finalized and self published in 2012.  My next book book was a personal 12 year journey in which I embraced this gift, and I searched for answers.  I kept journals because I had a feeling I might need them.  I only knew what I had seen, and I decided that I should reach out to others. My new book is about my journey to find eternity and and to find a faith and scriptures that matched my first vision, and what I believe to be true.  So, I have written a new book, “VISIONS OF HEAVEN. What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity,” under my married name, Jane Moe, and my publisher, Cedar Fort Books, has scheduled a release date in May, 2018.  In the meantime, I will continue to share my story via this blog.  I am also putting together a quarterly newsletter that will highlight the emails I receive and specific questions/comments.   If you would like to receive updates or receive my newsletter, please fill out my contact form complete with your email address.  (No spam, promise:) I would love to hear your stories so please feel free to comment or add a post.