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Hi I'm Karen

I'm an educator. I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I am a Special Education Teacher and life-long learner. I have trained dogs for several years and enjoy teaching old dogs new tricks. I love being outdoors, reading/writing, cooking/baking, the arts, spending time with my husband, and, of course, shoe shopping.

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints simply because I know its true. Growing up, I often didn't know which way to turn for my spirituality. To make a very long story short, I prayed to know what I needed to do. My answer was clear as it burned in my heart, "Follow Christ." I know that Christ lives! I know that He died so that I might be forgiven for my lackings. I know that I am a daughter of God and that He loves me, as I have seen it so many times in my life. Because I have read the scriptures, put them to the test, and prayed about it, I know with a surety that this is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that it has been restored to us by a Loving Heavenly Father through His prophets. I love this Gospel and its answers to my soul's questions.

How I live my faith

I love being active, so service in the community and church is how I show my faith. As a Christian, I try to be kind and speak gently to people. Every month, I have the opportunity to visit with some other ladies in my congregation as part of the Visiting Teaching program. I enjoy going and chatting with the women and sharing a spiritual message with them.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No way! Joseph Smith was a man, not our Heavenly Father! Just as we respect Moses, Noah, or any other prophets, we respect and honor Joseph Smith for his dedication to the Lord and willingness to follow Christ. He, like other prophets, was called of God to lead the Church. He's talked about so much because he was the prophet to restore the Gospel, as Heavenly Father directed him to do. I know that Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw and was a true prophet of our Lord, because I've read his words and have prayed to know if they were true. The peaceful calm that filled me let me know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that the Gospel is true. Show more Show less