Hi I'm Corinne
I went to the University of Maryland to get my undergraduate and graduate degrees in early childhood special education. Even though I have chosen to stay home and raise my three children, I feel like getting my education really prepared me to become a parent. Besides being a wife and mom, I really love to read and I have a blog where I review all the books that I read.
Why I am a Mormon
Although I was raised a Mormon, I am a Mormon still today because when I was in college I decided to find out for myself if being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints really mattered. I needed to know if being married in the temple was worth preparing for. I needed to know if God knew me and answered my prayers. My prayers WERE answered and I knew in my soul that this was Christ's true church. Then there was no turning back.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
It is amazing how much this book of ancient scripture can apply to my life now. I learn about how to be a parent. I learn about how I can increase my faith in Jesus Christ. I learn about how to pray and how to treat others. I learn that no matter what trials I face, God is ALWAYS aware of them and that just because things don't work out the way I want them to, it doesn't mean that he's not in charge. I think that the Book of Mormon has brought me closer to God by giving me a roadmap - a set of directions - things I can do that will lead me to be the kind of person that God knows I can be and to eternal happiness someday.
How I live my faith
For the last five years I worked in the Women's Organization, helping to plan activities and teaching during Sunday meetings. I am now working with the children ages 3-11, teaching them gospel principles as a group and helping to make sure their weekly age-group classes run smoothly. I find SO MUCH PLEASURE in the faces of these young children as I teach them the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.