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Hi I'm Veronica

I'm a college graduate, a wife, a mother of two. I like to run, cook, and eat. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I am an overachiever. I love going to school. I love learning. I love being an academic. In fact, I loved these things so much I wasn't sure how being a mother would suit me. Some little girls love "playing mommy." I was never one of them. However, after my daughter was born, being a mom came naturally to me and became my most important duty. I love staying at home full time and teaching my children. I love playing dress up, building trains, going to the park, and reading books. My academic life is not over. I'm taking a sabbatical to tend to more important things. I feel privileged that my husband is able to provide financially for our family on his own. I actively try to develop talents that will support his efforts. I'm an avid bargain hunter and love to use coupons to keep our grocery bill down. More recently, I've started cooking from scratch and eliminated many processed foods from our diet in an effort to be healthier and to save money. Making bread, granola, or pizza is certainly cheaper than buying it! It's also made me a better cook, though my 4 year old's idea of the perfect meal is still boxed macaroni and cheese--she'll learn someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I have felt the Holy Ghost witness to me many times that this Church teaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Because of those spiritual witnesses, my choice to be a Mormon is obvious. I know by being a member of His Church, I am doing what He wants me to do and becoming the person he wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I hope my friends and neighbors can see how happy my family is living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know teaching our children about Jesus and His Church has been one of the more noticeable ways we live our faith. Earlier this year we were waiting at the school bus stop and a seven year old was telling the other children waiting, "Jesus is dead." Another little boy was trying to disagree, but was getting a little upset and looked confused. My four year old walked up to the 7 year old and said, "No he's not. He was resurrected after the third day!" Immediately the little boy who was upset and a few others pointed confidently at my daughter and said, "She's right. He was resurrected!" Already at age 4, she was testifying about Christ's life and mission without any prompting or coaching from me. And her decisiveness was helping others too. Helping children understand the teachings of Jesus Christ is what I do every Sunday at Church. I teach the children through song and music. I love music and singing--it makes me happy-- and I enjoy watching the children in our congregation develop that love too.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Absolutely! The Bible, in Amos, says that the Lord God will not do anything without revealing it to prophets. Jesus Christ leads this Church, but the Prophet is whom the Lord speaks to to lead His Church, just as he did to Moses. Just as Paul was called of God in New Testament times, Joseph Smith was called of God in these modern times to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its entirety. And today, Thomas S. Monson is the prophet who receives revelation for the entire Church. Personally, I find the knowledge of having a prophet today very comforting. There are so many different interpretations of the Bible and contradicting theologies today. But a Prophet, like Moses, speaks the mind and will of the Lord for our time and our specific problems. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Our Church believes in total abstinence from sexual relations until marriage and complete fidelity in marriage. This might seemed old-fashioned or even impossible to many people, but I am first hand proof that it is possible. Anything outside of these conditions is not the Lord's way, homosexuality included. I find that when many people think about homosexuality and our Church, they erroneously believe that we hold homosexuality in special contempt. Sin is sin, and ANY sin will keep us from our Heavenly Father's presence if we do not rely on the atonement of Jesus Christ. We have been encouraged to support traditional marriage amendments, not because of any hate or contempt for homosexuals, but to preserve the traditional concept of marriage and our ability to openly practice it free from government interference. Show more Show less