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Hi I'm Beth

I'm a runner. I'm an artist. I'm a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am almost 29 years old. I have 4 children: 3 girls and a boy, whom I adore. I love to run and must do so to stay sane. My husband and I are training for a marathon this year- it will be our second together. I have a bachelors degree in painting. I love to create art but have a difficult time finding enough hours in the day to do so. I like to imagine that I will have plenty of time in the future to spend creating paintings and drawings. I do enjoy doing it when I can, and I love sharing the process with my children and watching them learn and create. I love to read, bake and spend times with dear friends. I love rainstorms, dresses, and being in nature. I love the gospel, nothing else in my life brings me as much light, direction, and peace. I love my husband. He is my sweetheart and best friend and I can't wait to grow old with him.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel. I love that it is not wishy-washy and does not change depending on the fads of the day. The peace that I feel when I listen to the prophet and his counselors speak is such a comfort to me as a young mother. I need the direction and values I take from it to use while raising my family. It encourages me to be a better person, tells me that I can be more than I am. It gives me hope when things all around me seem to be falling apart at the seams. I have lived with the Spirit and without it and there is no question in my mind that I am so much happier, peaceful, and a better person in general when I live with it. The community that is formed by people with like beliefs is so amazing and supportive. I am honored to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a daily conquest, I am definitely a work in progress. Teaching my children teaches me loads more than it teaches them. One of my biggest goals is to provide a home that is loving and peaceful and uplifting, a place to find comfort and rest. I truly believe that better societies start in the home with loving parents that are present, faithful, and good examples to their children and to each other.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

There are two main things that let me know the church is true. The first is all the good that comes from it. I've always loved the scripture, "By their fruits ye shall know them." The church betters peoples lives. It helps people around the world, regardless of race or religion. It helps the poor and teaches people to be self-sufficient. It helps create stronger families. The second, and perhaps more important way I know the church is true, is the feeling I get when I study the scriptures or listen to the prophet or sing a hymn. A feeling of complete peace and warmth comes over me. I have felt it so strongly at times their is no way I could ever deny it. I just know- it is a deep knowledge, a truth that can't be learned from college or other general education. It is something deep inside remembered in my soul. Show more Show less