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Hi I'm Jamie

I'm an avid reader and I love the outdoors. I'm an accountant and l love helping people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young, single adult in my early twenties at the beginning of my career in accounting. But don't let that fool you, I'm not your stereotypical accountant! I can joke about that because I know what everyone pictures when they hear "accountant"... side part, combover, thick glasses, calculator watch, pocket protector, sitting in the back corner punching the buttons on the 10-Key calculator, with no social skills. haha. I do have and use my 10-Key though. My main interests are spending time with my friends and family doing fun, silly things that make us laugh. I absolutely love to read! I also enjoy going country swing dancing. And I love being outdoors. Some of my dad's biggest passions are rock climbing and mountain biking, and since he didn't get any sons, he made sure me and my sister have been involved in those things our entire lives. I'm also the person in the grocery store or mall that's singing along with the radio and probably looking pretty stupid. My sister teases me about it, but I just can't help myself. Songs are always popping into my head. Most importantly, I'm a Mormon! The Church is the biggest influence in my life followed closely by my wonderful family. The teachings of the Church help guide all of my decisions. I'm so grateful my parents made the decisions they made growing up that allowed me to be born into the Church.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because all of the peace and joy in my life comes from the truths that are taught by the gospel. Even if the Church wasn't true, I think I'd still live by its teachings because it is when I am most fully participating in the teachings of the gospel that I am the happiest. Fortunately, I don't have to wonder whether the Church is true or not because we each can have the blessing of knowing whether the Church and It's teachings are true by asking God in faith whether it's true or not. I grew up in the Church, but I firmly believe that at some point in each of our lives we have to stop relying on others telling us something is true and find out for ourselves. I put the teachings of the Church to the test and I prayed for guidance to help me know the truth. My answer of the Church's truthfulness came, and with that answer was an overwhelming sense of peace and joy. Happiness is rooted in righteous living. That's why I'm a Mormon.  

How I live my faith

The main way I live my faith is by doing the little things. I truly believe that it is in the little ways a person behaves that one can see that person's true character. For me, this involves daily prayer and scripture study. It also involves living an honest and virtuous life. Integrity is a key characteristic to all of this. However, one of the single most important ways to really live faith is the way one treats herself and others. For me, allowing myself to acknowledge that we all truly are children of God is the main way to do this. First of all, when I look myself in the mirror and know that I am a daughter of God, it helps me see my own worth, purpose, and potential, and keeps me from selling myself short. It helps me want to make myself a better person. Also, knowing that others are children of God helps make it easier to love and serve those around me. I have been so blessed the past few months to serve in the Church as president of the woman's organization in my church group. I have been able to feel the love of God for the girls in my group. When one feels the strength of the love of God for each individual, it changes that person's behaviors. I'm happy to say that I am better person because of the blessing of being able to serve those around me.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Jamie
Mormons definitely believe in grace. We know that it is ultimately through grace from our Savior Jesus Christ that we are all saved. However, we don't think that we can live in whatever way we want and then grace will just cover all of our sins. We must each do our best to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. We must make and keep covenants with God. Sometimes people confuse this idea of grace and works by saying that we do everything we can do, and then when we fall short, which we always will since we're human, that grace just steps in and covers the rest for us. But the reality is that grace is through the whole process. It is the grace of Jesus Christ through His atoning sacrifice that makes us capable of doing the good works in the first place. It's a continuing cycle. We are first given grace to have faith and do good works. As we act on that faith and do those good works, we are then given more grace and our faith increases, which in turn allow us to do even more good works. Show more Show less