Hi I'm Cheryl Christine Burton
Hi! I am in my twenties, and I've been married for 5 years. My husband and I met while we were kids and his sisters were my best friends, and now we are anxious to start our family. I like doing things that are creative, like music, reading, and interior design. I have two siblings, an older sister,who is married with a child and a younger brother who is currently serving his mission in Utah. My parents are both hard working people who tried very hard to instill in us the importance of knowledge and learning, but also the importance of faith, and that although my life may not always be perfect, or even easy, Heavenly Father is always beside me and willing to help me through my trials if I have the faith to believe and trust in Him.
Why I am a Mormon
Most of my family are members of the church. So when I was born I just grew up going with them, but at one point in my life, I was searching and praying to know if it was really true. As I read the scriptures and prayed to Heavenly Father, I felt the spirit confirm to me that this church is true, that it holds the complete gospel of Jesus Christ. I felt peace like I had never felt before in my life. I knew then that the LDS church was where I should be, and I have never doubted it since. I love the Gospel. I love my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. I know that I will be able to live with them again after this life. I thank God every day for the blessings he has given me. For my family, For my husband. For the opprtunity that I have to be with them forever and ever, not just until death. For the love and the friendship that I have in my life. For the ability I have to KNOW, not just believe, but KNOW that He exists. I know that Christ died for me to redeem me from my sins, and most of all. I KNOW that He lives and He wants me to be able to return to Him. Most of all, because He loves me, He wants me to be happy. He wants me to have everlasting joy. I love my Savior and I feel that joy when I feel that love.
How does making right choices help us make more right choices?
The interesting thing about agency or free will is that a choice always has consequences, whether you want them or not. Bad choices such as, drug use, or alcolhol use, effect people in such a way that it limits the next choices they make. Right choices will always open you up to more opportunities. Making right choices will also help strengthen you and your ability to make more right choices becomes easier.
What is hope and what do you hope for?
Hope is knowledge -- or faith-- that there is something better waiting for us. Something that we as people can hold on to during all of the bad thing that happen to us in our lives. I have an aching hope that eternity will be better than this world. I hope for children as I struggle through painful infertility treatments. I hope for greater faith and a greater knowledge of God's plan as I struggle through problems that everyone faces in this world. I hope that those that ridicule me for my beliefs and the faith that I do have will someday find peace and joy in the knowledge of the gospel and that my family members and friends that have gone astray will someday find their way back. I have hope, and faith, that Heavenly Father knows better than I do. That he has a plan and that that plan includes happiness for me. That's the only thing that can keep me going through trials. The hope that there is something better.
How I live my faith
One of the most wonderful things about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the gospel of Jesus Christ, is that it's not just about showing up on a Sunday morning and spending an hour at church. It really is a way of life. It offers you MANY opportunities to serve, and therefore share the love of Christ with someone else. It's something that I can take with me throughout each day and it teaches me how to make good choices, be kind, be generous, be loving, and come closer to Christ.