Hi I'm Anne!
I'm a writer, an editor, a student, a teacher, and I'm a Mormon.
Currently, I am working on my undergraduate degree in English with an emphasis in literature and a minor in music. In addition to school and my part time job, I tutor others in English and edit their papers. After I graduate I will go on to earn my master's degree in English so that I can teach on a college level. I play the piano, tinker with the cello, and I sing soprano in a local choir. I have lived in 5 different states and I love learning about new people and new places. I served a mission in the St. George LDS visitor center and surrounding area.
Why I am a Mormon
I was "born into" the church, meaning my parents were both members of the church and had been married and sealed in the temple. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. I have always been drawn to light. I love light, both physical and spiritual light. I spent most of my childhood believing that the church was true, and having experiences that boosted my faith. I cannot say that I have had a huge experience where I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is on the earth again, but I can say that I have always believed it. I have had my doubts at time, as everyone does, but as I kept striving to find light, I kept finding myself turning to the scriptures, more specifically the Book of Mormon. I have turned to prayer, and have found the Lord there, ready to answer my questions. I am a Mormon because I know that this is Jesus Christ's true church and that Joseph Smith was called to restore that church. Whatever my doubts have been, I have never doubted that Joseph Smith was called by God.
How I live my faith
Daily. While most of the time it is a challenge for me to remember simple, daily tasks like reading my scriptures, or praying, each day brings an opportunity to remember the Lord and renew my efforts to be obedient. It seems that when my priorities are in order, everything else just falls into place. My faith is my number one priority and without the constant rhythm of scripture reading, prayer and attending the temple, I become out of sync with myself, my family and the Lord. When I live my faith daily I am able to be the best person I can be.