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Hi I'm Carrie Lee

I'm an urban homesteader. I have a BS in Botany. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm mommy to a zoo of four boys. I spend a lot of time in the dirt growing anything edible (including chickens). I have a, more than passing, obsession with plants and consider time with dirt under my fingernails to be well spent. We eat more and more locally every year. I care about how my actions effect the planet and the other people I share it with. I love books, especially non-fiction. I home school my kids and I love the extra time it gives me with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I did grow up in the church, but I've stayed because of the light and peace to be found here. The way of life is often dark and scary. And people are sometimes no help at all. But because I have the gift of the Holy Ghost, because God loves me, because of the covenants I've made (and try my best to keep), I have the Divine help I need to keep going. I am often exhausted and weary. I am often lonely. I even despair occasionally. Always it all comes back to my trust in God, my faith in Him. I have experienced His love and care many times and I am getting better at trusting Him. I know He cares. I know this is where He wants me to be, and so I shall stay.

How I live my faith

I help in our woman's organization, assist my kids in their Sunday classes, visit my neighbors, teach occasionally, make food for new moms, along with anything else that needs doing. But that's just the most visible side of worship. My growth in faith has as much to do with meditation, scripture study, prayer, listening to someone lonely, etc, as it does with the things that are easier to list (or check off a list). If I'm doing what I need to do, to be connected with God, then I am automatically available for any learning opportunity He sends my way. I am also available for the moments of comfort and peace that He sends so often. Living my faith means staying available to God. He is, after all, the one with the master plan.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Carrie Lee
Absolutely! When people behave as God intends them to there is no more satisfying and sanctifying relationship than that we share with family. Unfortunately, because this relationship has such power for good, it can also be the most destructive when people do wrong. My favorite part of the doctrine of eternal families is that EVERYONE who really wants one, gets one. Sometimes we have to wait until heaven to acquire the family we've always wanted, but it will happen! And while it is often incredibly difficult to wait, heaven is forever. So whether we long for the fabulous relationship with have with our spouse to continue, or whether we long for a spouse, or a spouse that values us... or any other way we long for the blessing of good family, God will make it happen. We have to do our part, and do our best. He will make a way. Show more Show less