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Hi I'm Kim

I'm a mom, a wife, a dancer at heart, a pianist, an avid reader, a wannabe writer, an organizing enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother to three great kids, two beautiful daughters and a baby boy. I grew up as a dancer, and continued to study dance through college. Nowadays, I am a full time mom. My husband is a small business owner, which means he hasn't been able to sit down and dinner with our family (on a weeknight) in nearly a decade! Since I am often on my own with the kids at home, I am an expert at multitasking. I love making charts, organizing, and keeping things orderly...primarily as a means of survival. In my spare time, I teach piano lessons to several students, including my own children. I also love to read books and write. Every year I take part in a local writing workshop called "Mothers Who Write". It is such a creative outlet for me, and helps me put the daily grind of motherhood in perspective. We are a busy family, trying to balance a life of schoolwork, church service, swimming lessons, ballet, karate, and music lessons. It's not always perfect, but it works for us. I'm happiest at the end of a productive day!

Why I am a Mormon

My initial response to this would be: I am a Mormon because I was born and raised as a Mormon. Nearly all of my ancestors were Mormon pioneers, and the church has always been a huge part of my life. But, honestly, during my college years, there was a period of time that I really had to reflect on what I believed and whether or not I wanted to spend the rest of my life as a Mormon. During this time, I studied the scriptures and prayed a lot, and ultimately felt impressed about the truth of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I came to a knowledge that my life was better with the church in it than without, and have continued to feel that way ever since. It's difficult to put into words the numerous occasions where I have felt the truth of the gospel impressed upon my heart and mind, but those quiet moments have given me a sure testimony of Jesus Christ and his love for me. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints contains the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith affects everything I do. I begin and end my day with prayer, every day. Somehow, knowing that my Heavenly Father is listening makes me want to be better. Each morning I spend some time reading the scriptures. I especially love the New Testament. Reading accounts from the life of Jesus Christ gives me the desire to have charity for my fellow man. I try to teach my children to be kind to others, and to do this because it is what Jesus Christ would do. I love my Savior.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Kim
No, Mormons do not worship the Prophet Joseph Smith. Rather, Mormons revere the Prophet Joseph, and believe that he was an inspired servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Just as many faiths (including ours) revere the prophets Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, and Elijah, so we also respect and honor the name of Joseph Smith. We worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and are grateful for all that the Prophet Joseph did to restore His gospel in these latter days. Show more Show less