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Hi I'm Robin Ashley

I am a small town girl from Oregon

About Me

My name is Robin and I am almost a new college grad, working in Recreation/Aquatics. I am newly married to my best friend. We both love Disney, cooking, watching Once Upon a Time, talking, and just spending time with each other. My hobbies include music (I play piano and flute and I listen to everything), baking, making other people smile, and talking.

Why I am a Mormon

As I grew up I was always in a situation where I was able to choose what to do about attending church. My mom doesn't attend anymore while my dad was very faithful in attendance. Therefore I would sit in church meetings helping my dad take care of our kids. Whenever I could manage it, I would help another single mom take care of her kids. I then moved off to college where I didn't have that anymore. I still attended by my heart wasn't there for awhile. It took about a year for me to realize the church was true and I needed it. I learned that Heavenly Father does love me despite my weaknesses and he has a plan for me. He needs me to act as his hands so he can help other people. My life is not easy, but I have the lord on my side and he knows me so well, he knows what I need to grow and be the best person I can be.

How I live my faith

Since I live on my own, away from my family, I get to choose how I live my life. I choose to attend church each week. One thing I have started doing is reading the book of mormon diligently. I never had that habit so I started reading while on the bus. All of my coworkers usually are asleep so its my peace time to study. One thing I strive for everyday is to make someone else's day just a bit better. I love to serve people whether it be delivering cookies, giving a ride, listening, or giving a compliment or smile. I am not the biggest fan of large service projects. I would rather do something on an individual level. You don't always get recognition but you know you really did something that was appreciated. Everyone just needs to know they are loved.

Why don't Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church's law of health and proper diet?

Robin Ashley
The way I understand why we don't drink coffee, tea, or alcohol is that we are encouraged to stay clear of anything that is addictive. We have been given our bodies and our minds by our Father in Heaven, who loves us. He has also given us our agency to act as we see fit. However, when we partake of these substances and become addicted, our agency is diminished because we are only thinking about that need that needs to be filled. Show more Show less