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Hi I'm Monique

I grew up in New Jersey and New Mexico. Somewhere in-between I discovered I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom of three. When I'm not chasing my three young kids I write, capture my adventures on camera and blog. In a previous life I taught high school in a highly structured program for behavior disordered youth. I love to learn and wish I could figure out a way to be a perpetual college student. I find great joy in observing and caputuring the changing of seasons both on the earth and in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

Prior to joining the church I lived my life for myself. I was only focused on doing and achieveing those things that I thought would make me happy. After I found the church I learned what the world never taught me; the more I lose myself, the more happiness I would find. I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's because I know that by following it's precepts we can find true, lasting, hapiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service. I serve the women of my church each Sunday by organizing and training teachers to teach Sunday School lessons. In the past I have served by teaching in the nursery, 11 year olds, and teenagers. Outside of church I am the secretary in the local chapter of a nationwide women's writer's group. We provide literacy training to women, seek out and nurture women who would like to increase their ability articulate and, in general, provide support to burgeoning writer's.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is like having a family with 14 million brother's and sister's. It's a living religion and we live in it by following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ everyday, not just on Sunday's. We are always serving each other, our communities, and our families. We find real joy helping others. We attend meetings where we discuss ways to lift and support each other and go to fun church activities like BBQ's and chili cook offs. It's reading and studying about the Savior, his life and teachings. It's fun. It's spiritual. It's light. It's up lifiting. But most of all it's like being home. Show more Show less