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Apparently I am frequently told I'm adorable, but I am blonde and a hyper little mess part of the time. I love to smile, laugh, and give hugs. I'll do anything for some chocolate and I love to hang out with my friends and watch movies. I also like photography and Jane Austen. My least favorite movies are Snow White and Planet of the Apes. My favorite colors are purple and blue and Mini golf is one of the coolest things on the planet and I absolutely love Mustangs (horses and cars). My name is Karoline and I'm a Mormon! (;
My parents were members of the church when I was born so I have grown up in the church all my life. I, however, was the one who made the decision to be baptized and become a member when I turned 8. As I grew up and learned more and started to really think and ponder about the church, I received, through inspiration, a true belief that this church is where I am meant to be. I don't understand everything, I still question and wonder if this is "THE" church but I have a very strong knowledge of a Heavenly Father who loves me and His Son Jesus Christ who loves and cares for and protects me, who atoned for my sins so I may live with my Heavenly Father again. God is not God but My Heavenly Father, a Father who I say "I love you" to every night. I may not know everything but I am confident in that knowledge and I figure if I continue to try to live my life in a way that would be pleasing to Him, then I'm doing pretty good in life.
The first time I read the Book of Mormon was when my grandmother died at a rather young age from cancer just before Christmas. The Prophet at the time, Gordon B. Hinckley, had challenged all the members to read the Book of Mormon that year. I started reading from the beginning in the days that followed my grandmother's death and practically consumed the words that were on those pages, hungry for comfort and for the teachings that told me I would see my Grandmother again due to the Savior's Atonement. I finished the Book of Mormon two weeks later. I received a knowledge in those two weeks that the Book of Mormon taught about Jesus Christ being the Son of God and the Savior of all Mankind. I turned to Christ and God in those two weeks and I haven't looked back since. The Book of Mormon has given me both, comfort and advice in my trials and challenges. To have a knowledge of all that the Book of Mormon contains tells me that I am loved and that in turns bring me closer to the God that loves me and has given me all that I have!
Wow, how do I not live my faith? To start with the basics, I pray, a lot, to my Heavenly Father no matter where I am. I read my scriptures (I'm currently in Exodus of the Old Testament). I pay 10% of my income in a tithing to the Lord. I attend church every Sunday where I am either teaching or planning a weekly activity for the young single adults (age 18-30) in the area. I also attend a scriptures study class every week. Beside all that, I also do a lot of volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America (due to having two brothers almost at Eagle Scout level) and a lot of volunteer work around my neighborhood. I believe in service, I believe in giving (even if it's something scary like giving blood!) and I believe in helping others. I frequently find myself holding the doors for a large crowd of people for 5 minutes, I say thank you to my many bus drivers, I talk to people around me and ask how their day is just because I know that they are important to Heavenly Father and they are His children, who He loves, as well, and because I know that Jesus would do the same. All in all I try to act like Jesus, I try to act in a way that is pleasing to him and in accordance to his teachings. That's the simple truth. (: