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Hi I'm Christie

I'm a writer by trade but my most important roles are as a wife and a mommy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Loves and Roles -Mommy -Wife -Writer -Reader -Politics -Utah Jazz Basketball (I write for the Jazz too!) -Movies -Learning -Travel -Food -Acting -Singing -Dancing -Digital Scrapbooking (when I have time)

Why I am a Mormon

I, like most of us I guess, haven't had the easiest of lives. I've had many challenges and mountains to climb along my path. But through it all I have always known that God lived! That he loved me! That I belonged to Him! This knowledge, that seems to have been born with me, has been an anchor in my life. It has allowed me to continue on. It has allowed me to endure. It has allowed me to rise above with Hope for greater things to come! Having the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life has meant that I am never alone. In the Book of Mormon (2 Nephi, Chapter 4, Nephi speaking) it says "...Nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted." I, like this prophet of old, have always known in whom I have trusted. When everyone else has failed me, My Savior and My God have never left me to be alone! My family is the most important thing in my world. I know that my Savior came to Earth as a baby, that he discerned his Divine Mission, that he faithfully did all that was required of Him. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemene where he took upon himself not only the pains of a whole world but the pains of each individual person to ever live--including me. Not only did he suffer our sins, but our pains, heartaches and sorrows. Then, the Savior of us all, hung on a cross and died. Three days later, his spirit was reunited with his body in Resurrection. Because of this sacrifice I can and will overcome my sins and live with my Husband and Children for all eternity! Knowing that there is a divine purpose for every person; that we were created in God's own image; that we lived with God before we came to Earth; that we can live with our families in the presense of God after this life, gives me perspective. This understanding has shaped the choices I have made in my life and has molded me into the person I am now. Although there are times we all are placed in the refiner's fire, having the Gospel makes life not just something to be endured, but something in which I can rejoice! I am so humbly and proufoundly grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life as a reflection of the life of our Savior. To me this means loving other people with full purpose of heart; refraining from judgment and opinions; appreciating the unique beauty that each of God's children brings to the world. I obviously fall well below that mark, but I'm getting better every day. I think that love is what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about and I try to love other people with the same warm emotion that fills me when I contemplate what He has done for me. I live my Faith by being a Mother to two precious little girls and by being a wife to a pretty great guy. I try to fill my home with love and hope that it will be enough to give my family a home base. I'll never be Suzie Homemaker and that's okay but hopefully the feeling in my home will let the people who live here know how much they are loved. I live my Faith by recognizing my own individual worth, by cultivating the talents he's given me, trying to strengthen my personal relationship with my Heavenly Father, and by doing the best that I can. I try to learn more about God all the time so that I can really KNOW Him and his Son, Jesus Christ. I think it is important to be actively involved in your community and in the political process. I try to display my Faith by making educated decisions about who to support in the community and politics. At church I teach a class twice a month to 11 year old girls. It's called Activity Days. We do fun things that help them to come to know their Heavenly Father. Last month we did a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood for items for Humanitarian Aid Kits to send to Haiti.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Christie
I love answering this question! Sometimes people think that mormon women sit around and churn butter in pioneer clothes or something! Ridiculous. In many ways Mormon women are like all women: we value our families, our talents and ambitions, friends, food, fun. We're busy! We try to fill our lives with the best things. As Mormon women we belong to the largest women's group in the world. It is called the Relief Society. It's motto is: Charity Never Faileth. We believe that men and women are co-equals on this life journey. We believe that we have different roles but that each is necessary and equal in God's plan. The late President Gordon B. Hinckley said, "In this church man neither walks ahead of his wife nor behind his wife but at her side. They are coequals." Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Christie
One of the ways that Mormons help those around the world is through the Humanitarian Center. The LDS Church has a humanitarian program that is second to none! The LDS Church provides needed supplies and sustenence in times of financial hardship, natural disaster, and other times of great need. Members all around the world collect and gather items such as clothing, school kits, hygiene kits, shoes, toys, blankets and other items. These items are gathered at a central warehouse where they are prepared for dispersement according to need all around the world. We belive that it is our responsibility to take care of each other and be God's hands here on Earth. For more info, I'd suggest checking out this youtube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYrNBpJly9s&feature=player_embedded Show more Show less