Hi I'm Karalee.
I am a mother of a grown daughter and teach in a public school. I enjoy playing the piano and doing some ventriloquism. I also spend time gardening and reading easy French books.
Why I am a Mormon
I searched for years for spiritual truth -- trying various churches, reading much, and pondering the work of many philosophers. Some things I read, I rejected as false. Other things I realized had to be true. Every time I found something I would know had to be true about life, I'd share it with my mom who had joined previously. She'd gently say, "Our church teaches that." This happened several times. Finally, I found a truth I'd never heard before and just knew it had to be true. I told my mom, "I think we were spirits before we came to earth." She said, "Our church teaches that." I was silent. I remember that moment clearly I knew the LDS faith was true. I called the missionaries, took the discussions, and joined. That was many years ago and I have never felt I had to look anywhere else.
How has the Book of Mormon helped you understand the purpose of life?
I read from the Bible and Book of Mormon daily. Because I had read the Book of Mormon last year, I decided to read the Bible (Old and New Testaments) this year. It wasn't the same. So I kept reading the Bible and added reading from the Book of Mormon. It just gave me more peace. When I understood about the apostasy after Christ died, it made sense why the Book of Mormon is so important. Without Christ or the Apostles on the earth after Christ was crucified, doctrines got misinterpreted and confused. The Book of Mormon clarifies some of the things that got distorted.
How does making right choices help us make more right choices?
There is so much peace in striving to follow the Savior. Sure there are many distractions and challenges in the world, but reading my Scriptures and praying daily, and attending our church meetings helps me stay on the path that gives me the most peace and freedom.
How I live my faith
I attend church every week. I have worked with young children, young women, and the women of our ward. I'm involved in music in the church. Also, I listen to radio.lds every morning to start my day.