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I have been married for eighteen years to a wonderful husband and we have a teenage daughter. I work part time making lunches at a school. I love being a wife and a mother. I also love making things. I love pinching my pennies where I can and being creative helps with that. I was raised on a cattle ranch. I love working and learning and I believe my country roots instilled that in me. Things that are important to me: God, family, doing what is right.
I married a Mormon and couldn't help but learn from what I saw and heard. I wouldn't be a Mormon if I did not find out for myself what this Church professed to be. I did receive a testimony after lots of studying, pondering, praying and questioning. From doing these things I received a confirmation from God that this is the church of Jesus Christ and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that there is a living prophet on the earth today.
I became a practicing Christian the day I was baptized when I was twenty six. I believe I was a good person before I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I am more aware of striving to become more like the Savior. I live my faith by striving to live my life after the life of Jesus Christ. If there is anything good and lovely, virtuous and of good report or praiseworthy, I seek after these things. I live in a beautiful modest home with my husband and daughter. We go about the daily grind of working for our temporal needs, but we also devote time for our spiritual needs through family scriptures, family prayer and family home evening. We look for opportunities to serve others. We have challenges like everyone - health issues, money issues, relationship issues, etc., etc. When we meet those challenges with the perspective of faith and hope, and being of good cheer we feel a joy that is beyond words to describe. We find joy in the simple things. One area that was very different for me when I joined the Church was keeping the Sabbath Day Holy. Although adjusting to this principle at first was challenging - I absolutely LOVE observing this commandment. We are so busy and hectic every other day of the week - I look forward to devoting this day to go to Church, visit with family, do service and focus on things that matter most to us. I have had friends comment to me that they wish they could take a day to say no to the outside influences in their lives and devote that day being with their families and resting. It is a blessing. Something I have learned over the years is that faith is not just believing in something - rather, by believing a person moves to action. My life has been transformed for the better because I have made positive changes in my life. I still have room for improvement - and I know that I will improve when I apply faith in what is right and good.