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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm a wife and a mother, a clarinetist, and a blogger, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom to my wonderful daughter. I have been married since August 2008 to the most wonderful guy. I graduated with a degree in music from FSU with an emphasis in Music Education and a minor in religion. I play the clarinet, and I love to sing. I own a cat, puppy, and a beagle with epilepsy. In my free time, I love the beach, reading, writing, genealogy, couponing, baking, cooking and watching movies. I also love traveling to new locations, my favorites so far being NYC and the Bahamas. I love to go to the library to read books about anything I want to know. I'm interested in learning how to sew and grow a vegetable garden.  

Why I am a Mormon

I had grown up going to the church of my parents. When I went to college, I found myself doubting that church, and religion all together. Nothing felt right to me. Teachings of other churches felt incomplete for me, and left me with a lot of questions. It was the summer after my first year of college when a long time friend invited me to his church. I read everything I could before going the first time, and the moment I walked in the door I knew this was the place. I immediately started discussions with the missionaries, and the more I learned, the more I found answers to all the things I had wondered about Heavenly Father and life in general. I soon realized I wanted to be baptized. This came with opposition from my family, and was a struggle. I had an inner battle over keeping the commandment to obey my mother and joining the church I knew to be true. I prayed a lot, and one day while reading the New Testament I came across a scripture in Matthew 1929, which read "And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life." I knew this was my answer. My mom had been taking the discussions the whole time with me, and had been attending the church, originally just to make sure I was safe. One day she told me she had been praying the night before and felt that if I joined the church I would be ok. I was baptized that summer, and have never looked back. My mother ended up joing the church a few months later, and my brother a few years later. I have been blessed over and over again since joining. I have witnessed miracles in my life and the life of others. There is no doubt in my mind that the church is anything but true. Joining the church was like going home to me, I felt like I was where I belonged. 

How I live my faith

I work with the Young Women, girls ages 12-18, in the church. I teach them lessons about the gospel on Sunday, as well as fun/educational activities on Wednesday evenings. I love working with the youth of the church and being a positive role-model for these girls. I also love sharing principles of my faith on my blog and facebook page. I enjoy the opportunity to do service for others. I strive everyday to be more Christ-like.