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Hi I'm Catherine

I love sports, hiking, and big ol' bowl of ice cream. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music and I play the cello, bass, piano and guitar. I also enjoy writing computer programs, solving math problems, getting whomped at chess by my children, and hiking or camping with my family in the beautiful mountains. I am lucky enough to run a chess program at my kids' elementary school, be a cubscout leader, and play the bass with the community orchestra. My six children provide me opportunities for science fair projects, piano recitals, soccer games, and don't forget laundry and dishes. But with the support of my husband, I keep my hobbies and interests alive and live each day to the fullest.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found that living the principles taught by the Lord Jesus Christ is what makes me happiest. I enjoy friendships with people who build and uplift me. I know that God is real. I know He is interested in every aspect of our lives. With this knowledge, I can get through the hard times and find purpose to my every day activities.

How I live my faith

For the past 15 years, I've had the opportunity to work with children and I couldn't ask for better. I've taught them Sunday school lessons, led music, held activities/games during the week days, and currently serve as a cub scout leader for the 10 year old boys. This has allowed me to lead and work with my own children as well as many others in the community. I also volunteer at the school and help students with their reading and math.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

I believe that our loving Heavenly Father desires all of His children to enter His temple. There is no intent to exclude anyone from the blessings offered within. The way I think of it is like this: I have an adorable 7 year old daughter whom I love very much. She is about to enter the 2nd grade. She is bright and loves school. As bright as she is and as much as I love her, it would be foolish of me to send her off to college tomorrow, even though I fully expect her to attend some day in the future. There are steps she must first take to prepare herself for the experience. Otherwise, I am setting her up for failure. She would become confused, frustrated, and would probably drop out. Similarly, I want my beautiful little girl to enter the temple some day. In order to be ready, she must follow a path that will prepare her for temple worship. This would include keeping the commandments and attending church. She needs to have an understanding of Jesus Christ and His gospel. Once she is ready, the temple can be a place of increased learning. She can continue to grow and progress along the same path that led her to the temple. In the temple, we make promises to God and He in return makes promises to us. The temples are a place of peace, contemplation, learning, and worship. Show more Show less