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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a musician,a sister,a wife,a fighter when I want to be but a lover most of the time and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a twenty-something girl whose southern accent comes out when I get excited! I grew up working at a barn, riding horses and mucking stalls. I graduated with a degree in music and sang with a band for a while until I decided to travel for a bit. After several excursions I ended up back in my hometown working in hotel and restaurant management. In most cases, moving back in with the parents after graduating would seem less than appetizing....but my family and I have a blast together. My three siblings are my best friends and it has to be said, my parents are fantastically funny! This past August I got married to my other best friend and moved across the country to begin a new family. We are hoping for a career in the Foreign Service but for now we're just enjoying the ride and we're stoked to see where life takes us!

Why I am a Mormon

I moved to Nashville, TN after graduating high school to pursue a career in music. Boy, did Nashville have other plans for me! Being situated in the "bible belt" of America, I was surrounded by religious influences. First, a series of questions: What did I believe? Was there really a God? How did I want to live my life? What made me happy? I began my exploration. Then a series of "sometimes" followed. I visited church after church, sometimes with friends or roommates, sometimes alone. Sometimes I felt something or thought I heard something. Sometimes I denied it and sometimes I believed. One thing was consistent - I had no consistency. I began to feel that the way in which I was living my life was the reason my happiness was but fleeting moments. Then a thought: Why don't I just get outside myself and stop thinking so much about me? Then a trip to Africa changed everything. I lived in Uganda for three months developing, creating and implementing programs for local business owners and for elementary music students. Even though I used a bucket and sponge to bathe, used holes in the ground to pee in, ate nothing but rice, beans and cabbage I was the happiest I had felt in a really long time. There was a night when our team had a medical emergency and a friend called upon his priesthood authority to give a blessing over the situation. In all my pursuits and searches in Nashville, in an instant I knew, that was what was missing from every other church. I gained a testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by searching for truth, by putting others before myself and by benefiting from the testimony of others. Nashville will always hold a special place in my heart. It's where I began my quest for happiness and it's the reason I have found it. I'm a mormon because I believe in Heavenly Father, in his Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. I believe Jesus Christ came to earth to endure a mortal probation, to establish His gospel, to suffer and die for my sins and yours. I'm a mormon because I believe His gospel was taken from the earth for a while, only to be restored when His people were ready to accept it. I believe it was Joseph Smith who was asked to bring forth the restoration of His gospel, promised never to be taken again. I'm a mormon because I believe that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, a history of the faithful people in the Americas, whose records bear truth that further explain the teachings of the Bible. I'm a mormon because I believe in life eternal, that families can be together forever and that temples are a piece of heaven on earth. I'm a mormon because it has taught me, the only way to true and lastly happiness is by living the commandments of God. I'm a mormon because I'm a believer.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each and every day. Living your faith doesn't happen without effort aka it's not always easy! My husband and I have vowed to begin our new life together on the right foot by cultivating good habits. We study the Bible and Book of Mormon every day, have family meals and family prayer, have at LEAST one date night a week and we serve others whenever we can. I teach a class for women on Sundays. It provides a way for women to study together, build relationships, encourage each other and of course, VENT! I live my faith by praising my Heavenly Father with a gift He has given me: music. I live my faith because I want to, because it makes me happy.