Hi I'm Jane
Like many women, I stay active juggling many aspects of a very full life! I'm a busy mom. I also love to travel, garden, cook and volunteer at my kids school. For many years, I worked as a journalist at ABC News in Los Angeles & CBS News in New York. Now, I work part-time as a radio host.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I love the Lord Jesus Christ. And as I exercise faith in Him, I am blessed with the Holy Spirit in my life. My church lifts me, strengthens me and motivates me to BE good... and to DO good. The first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are simple: Faith, Repentance, Baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Spirit. As I obey the commandments, seek the Lord's will in my life, nourish my faith and repent, I grow stronger as a person. And as I share my personal blessings, my family is strengthened and those around me are uplifted. The Gospel is a tremendous gift in my life -- and I treasure it.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
When I pray, I feel close to my Father in Heaven and I feel His guiding hand in my life. If there is one thing I have learned, it is this: God knows us, He loves us and He is waiting to help us. As I pray, I often envision myself bringing my problems and struggles before God. In my mind, I literally lay everything at His feet and in humility, I ask Him to help me. He has never failed me. Sometimes, my prayers are not answered immediately. But, eventually, as I exercise faith, I feel gentle promptings, whisperings of the Spirit -- and I receive the answers that I seek. Prayer is a lifeline for me. It is one of the most important aspects of my faith. If we ask, He will answer. I have no doubt. That is a extraordinary blessing and God's promise to each and every one of us.
How I live my faith
My faith is very important to me... In fact, it's everything to me and my family. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ I am motivated to be a better person. My husband and I try to teach our kids to be kind, empathetic, generous and loving. We say family prayers together and learn about Jesus Christ by reading scripture and telling stories from the Bible. Every Monday night, we have dedicated family time, where we talk about faith and service, developing good character and doing hard things. On Sunday's, I teach simple, beautiful church songs to about 65 children in my local congregation. It is absolutely enjoyable and I am so grateful for the opportunity to feel the Spirit and share my testimony through music.