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Hi I'm Stephanie

indiespirational singer songwriter

About Me

I'm a desert girl. I spent my childhood in southern Arizona and grew up in northern Utah. Piano lessons in my youth and creative writing classes in school led me to write songs as a teenager and perform them at talent shows. I made a life-goal to positively motivate others through words and music. Through college I continued singing and writing while I earned a degree in Communications-Broadcast Journalism from Brigham Young University. After working in and out of television news and marrying my best friend somewhere in between, now I'm raising my two little red-heads in Las Vegas and pursuing a dream to share my music. I'm taking a modern approach to inspirational music, both in the sound and the message. I aim to be positive reinforcement against the negative messages targeting women and girls every day. I believe we are all daughters of Heavenly parents and that we ought to be reminded of it often.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in the Mormon Church, and I truly gained a personal testimony as a young teenager. On numerous occasions I turned to God in prayer and sincerely asked Him my questions. I studied the scriptures, recorded thoughts in my journal and fasted and prayed some more. Though sometimes not immediately, I always received an answer from God. I knew He was listening to me and He loved me. I know God is my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know my Savior knows my pains and sorrows, and He suffered and died for me so I could live with Him again. I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet who restored the Lord's true Church on the Earth. I believe in the Bible and the Book of Mormon as testaments of Jesus Christ. I know the Book of Mormon is a true record and the Word of God. I know I lived in Heaven before this life, that I came to the Earth to be tested and fulfill my life's mission, and that I can return to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ if I follow His commandments and endure to the end. Through this Gospel I know that I can be with my family even after this life. I know that modern-day prophets, like President Thomas S. Monson, receive direct revelation from God just as the prophets of the Bible did. I know this Church is true. If you want to know more of what I believe, just ask me.

How I live my faith

My faith starts in my home. Our home is centered around Jesus Christ and we live and teach the principles Christ taught. We invite the Holy Spirit to be in our home as a comforter and protector from the evil influences of the world. I constantly look for opportunities to serve my family, friends and even strangers. I enjoy sharing my beliefs with others, even if we may not believe the same things. I stand up for what is right, even when it's not "popular." I attend Church every week to renew my commitment to God and rest from my daily tasks and troubles. I pay tithing to God to thank Him for my many blessings, hoping my tithes can bless the lives of others. I live the same way every day and everywhere I go.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Stephanie
I've seen my fair share of tragedies from working in and following the news. Bad news is typically what gets the most attention. Sometimes when tragedies occur, people will say there isn't a God because He wouldn't let this happen, or that God doesn't care or listen to His people. This response hurts my heart because I know we have a Father in Heaven and I know He loves us. I've learned there's always more to the story than what you see on TV. It's in that "more to the story" that I find God. Like the evacuees who were reunited with their families after Hurricane Katrina. Like the baby that was swept away from her family in the Japan tsunami but found alive and well three days later. Like the stories of the survivors of 9/11. If God is Good, then we need to look for the good in things -- situations, people, tragedies -- to find Him. Show more Show less