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I love music, and I used to spend all my time on the piano bench! Now I spend my time taking care of my 4 kids and husband and loving my friends. I enjoy writing music and taking care of my new baby. It's a great life!
Because it teaches me to love and be a better person. It stretches me to become more like Jesus. It helps me to feel close to God and learn how to sacrifice to bless others. It is the best organization on Earth!
We are told in Matthew to let our "light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven". Whenever we serve each other in the name of the Lord, we shine with His special light. This light brings others to the Lord because they recognize something is special about the love and light that is coming from you. This is the greatest blessing of all- to feel God's love and to share it with others.
We have family prayer morning and night which really helps. In addition, we begin each day with singing a hymn together and reading a short verse from the Bible and Bookof Mormon. We attend church together, we sing together, we work together, and every Monday night we take turns teaching a short gospel centered lesson as part of "Family Night". (We also play games and eat treats as part of our evening together.) We are still not perfect, but in general, everyone treats each other with kindness and respect.
Whenever I am upset or need answers to prayers, I kneel down and ask the Lord to please reveal his will to me. The Book of Mormon has taught me how to forgive, and have patience and long-suffering. It has taught me what God expects of me- that I must live the same law that all the people of God have been asked to live from the beginning. There isn't a separate gospel for prophets and another for the rest of us. We are all in the same boat with the same expectations from God. (You can read about this in Alma chapter 5).
Every prayer has been answered in a different way. One time I didn't understand something my friend was trying to teach me about emotions. I felt I was getting conflicting information. I prayed and asked the Lord to help me, because I was not getting it! While driving home from taking my husband to the airport, I turned the radio on. There happened to be a little blurb by a member of another faith about emotions, and how to put faith in our emotions. This talk was the exact answer to the questions I was asking the Lord. I have also had several blessings (priesthood blessings) given to me that were direct answers to prayers. I remember once I told my husband nothing of what I wanted the blessing for. But I prayed very specifically. All three of my concerns were addressed in that blessing. Many times I have prayed and opened the scriptures. I have had specific scriptures given to direct me both spiritually and physically- out of the New Testament, Book of Mormon, Old Testament and Doctrine and Covenants. These answers have changed my life. I have also had my wedding rings returned to me by miracles.
I try to live it every day by being aware of the feelings and needs of everyone I come into contact with. I try to leave everyone a little happier than I found them. Also, I play the piano for the children's organization and I play the organ for church services. In addition, I have responsibility to watch over and care for 3 of the ladies that live in my congregation. It's my stewardship to make sure their needs are known and taken care of.