Hi I'm Jean Vogler
I am happily married to my college sweetheart. I love to cook and I love to sing. I am a Mormon.
I am a stay-at-home mom with four fun and crazy kids. My husband owns his own computer repair business. I really enjoy serving people, whether it's my own family members, people in my community, or at church. Being a stay-at-home mom takes up most of my time, planning playdates, supervising chores and homework, and keeping my house and family in good order. But I also give where I can in the community, like knitting newborn hats and donating them to local hospitals. I enjoy music, and God has blessed me with a good voice. I also enjoy food and cooking. I am a fan of foreign and exotic cuisine, and I like trying new recipes for dinner (as long as my family is willing to eat.)
I was born and raised in the LDS church, but I have had lots of opportunities throughout my life to follow a different religion or faith. When I was a teenager, my parents divorced. A lot of times, a child in my place would start to rebel against everything they have been taught to believe and do. Well, I don't know if I started acting rebelliously, but I started questioning everything. And not just to defy, to REALLY know. I wanted to be happy in life. How do I do that? I wanted to get married one day and have a family. Was it really possible? And most importantly, I wanted to be loved and feel my life really mattered. All of these questions and concerns were honestly, truthfully resolved within the gospel of Jesus Christ. I continued to attend Mormon church meetings and activities. I'm sure that sometimes my questions drove my teachers nuts, but they patiently answered me with teachings from the scriptures and counsel from the prophets. Then at night I would pray and ask Heavenly Father to help me really understand. Eventually I knew that everything I was being taught was true, AND possible to do! I saw how DOING what they were teaching me could truly make me happy and give me everything I wanted in life. And no other church around taught the same, solid, important principles the Mormon church taught. The truth was here, and no where else. And this is why I am a Mormon.
My dad taught me to "bloom where you are planted," and that is how I live my faith. Wherever God puts me in life, I will teach and love and strengthen those around me. Most of the time, I'm teaching my children about Heavenly Father and Jesus. My husband and I read the scriptures and pray with our kids every morning.. We talk about how the people in the stories are just like us, and how we can choose to keep the commandments in every situation we are in. Every night at bedtime we sing a hymn or a song the kids learned in church, and we pray together. Family prayer is especially important to me. I believe it forms an unshakable bond between our family and Heavenly Father, and I feel my family is safer. I always tell my kids that our family members are the most important people we will ever have relationships with, and they should always treat each other as good as, or even better, than they do their friends. At church I serve as the nursery class leader. My students are 18 months-3 years old, and wow! It's an adventure! In my class I focus on the one idea the gospel is centered on -- love -- how Heavenly Father and Jesus love us all, how I love my students, how they can love each other and their families. And really, love is what the gospel is all about. Love is the reason Heavenly Father created this world for us, and why Jesus Christ died for us and why He is our Savior. It's all about love.