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Hi I'm Crystal

Living intentionally helps me to make the moments of life matter - each and every day.

About Me

I have the privilege to be the mother of three amazing daughters and the wife of an Entrepreneur. I find great joy in making my home a refuge for all who enter into my home, from the crazy storm of life. I LOVE reading good books and listening to good uplifting music. Any kind... as long as it doesn't degrade or tear down. My time and season in life is to be fully engaged in training/rearing my daughters and supporting my husband's business adventures. I love finding moments to scrapbook and nurture my soul, too.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel is TRUE! I've been a life-long member, but my conversion took place when I was about 14. I struggled with not being understood by family or friends. Everything seemed very dark and scary, very overwhelming with no way to get out... until I turned to the Lord in prayer and through my studies of the Book of Mormon. Through the Holy Ghost, I was reassured that He knew me and loved me, was helping me every step of the way. I had a way out of the darkness because my Savior was with me, holding my hand and showing me the way. I've never looked back. Life has been full of many trials, great and small. Because I know the Lord is always with me and I can remember every time I read the Book of Mormon, I know can joyfully endure. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try the hardest to live my faith among my children. They see and hear everything. People try to be their best among friends or strangers, but I want to reflect the love I share for my Savior every day, every way, especially to my children. They will feel His love as I share my love with them. I LOVE helping others - it brings me great joy to see a need and be able to help fulfill it. From helping out in my children's classrooms to bringing flowers over to a friend who has had a hard day, those things bring smiles to my face and soul!

What is faith?

Faith is believing that GOD is there... that He knows me and LOVES me. Faith is believing that GOD KNOWS what I'm going through and can help me get through it as I turn to Him, through prayer, mediation, scripture study (His words to me), just listening... Faith is knowing that GOD never gives up on us even when I feel like giving up on myself. Faith is just taking one more step, trusting that because HE does love me, He leads me and helps me every step along the way. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

I like to think of it this way... Attending church is like eating a good sit-down family dinner at home, something I hope you do every day, or at least every week. Going to the temple is like getting all dressed up to go to a nice restaurant...the whole atmosphere is soothing and calm, the food is delicious, everyone is very kind and helpful. You get fed at both places, church and the temple. At church, you are fed a wholesome meal that can fill you if you serve yourself and even have seconds. At the temple, you get a full-course meal, plus dessert, in a very beautiful place. Both of these houses of worship feed us spiritually... at church, anyone can come at partake of spiritual meal given; there is no "dress code" required. Everyone is always welcome to come a feast at church. The temple has requirements, just like a nice restaurant, of dress, conduct and paying a certain price to enter. With the temple, the price is obedience to certain rules of conduct and spiritual way of being. Each place, church and the temple, are great places of learning, where you can be spiritually fed. . Show more Show less