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Hi I'm Julie

I am from Maryland, now in Kentucky. I'm a stay at home mom, and I practice the art of pyrography. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and mom. After my babies go to bed, though, I burn images onto wood. After 10 years of going to college and switching paths, I finally realized it's just not for me! Being a mom, though, is for me as is my art. I grew up Mormon, but I stopped going when I was in my twenties. When I met my husband, I realized that he and I needed God in our lives, and God is the reason we are still together. He is the glue that holds us together. Our mutual love and goals help us keep life in perspective as we strive for an eternity together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I prayed about it, and I felt a warm peace fill me from my heart to my fingertips. I all of the sudden had a yearning to be better than what I was. I wanted to be better than what I thought I could be. "I believe in Christ. He is my King. With all my heart to Him I sing." (words from a hymn "I believe in Christ." I know that this church is Christ's Church the way he meant it to be. I know that because I belong to this church, my family will be together forever. If I didn't have this, I would have nothing. I AM better than I thought I could be. My faith got me here. The closeness I feel to my Savior gives me peace and happiness. I shout it from the rooftops! LOVE CHRIST! LIVE FOR HIM! I know that Christ wants so much to hold each of us in his arms again. I know that Christ loves you as he does me. I think it's most important to say that I live my faith the best way I can. I acknowledge that I am not any more perfect than anyone else. I thank God for loving you unconditionally as he loves me. I must say, that being LDS isn't too different from being anything else. I read the bible and it tells me that if I live a certain way, I will be happy. I have Methodist friends, Baptist friends, Catholic friends...we are all taught the same thing: Jesus loves me, and if I live the best way I can, I will live with Him. We all strive toward the same thing. I believe, though, that the LDS church offers some truth that is still hidden from other faiths. I love my faith. I love my religion. I love my way of life. I am happy. I am at peace.

How I live my faith

I perform as much service as I can through the week. I maintain my own small business through my wood burning, working to keep our family self sufficient. I try to set a good example to others and let Christ's light shine through me.