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Hi I'm Christina

I'm a writer, a painter, a so-so guitar player, an adventurous cook, a wife and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay at home mom to a firecracker of a one year old who loves to keep me on my toes. I write to keep my brain from turning into mush and although I love singing songs that involve hand motions; I don't want to think about how the wheels on the bus go round and round 24 hours a day. I have a blog that keeps me sane! I enjoy trying to play the guitar, rocking out for my little audience of my husband and daughter. Cooking is my sanctuary and I love trying out new recipes. I'm an overall happy person and love the life I have.

Why I am a Mormon

I was converted 9 years ago on August 11, 2001. My husband then boyfriend baptized me after two years of dating. It took me a long time to just sit down and listen. I don't think I was prepared to hear the message but I now wish I had received it much earlier in life. Being Mormon isn't just following rules, it's about choosing to be happy, joyous and fearless. I'm not saying that I don't worry or stress about things that happen in life, trust me I still do; but with the help of my church and the Gospel, I'm able to overcome life's obstacles and come out on the other side.

How I live my faith

I've been lucky enough to be asked to lead our Webelos Cub Scout pack. When I started back in May 2009 I had no idea what I was in for. I didn't know a thing about scouting or badges, ranks or anything. Most of all I had no idea how to relate to 10 year old boys. I cracked the scout books open, did research online and decided to just have fun. I'm grateful for the one hour a week I get to just have fun and act like a kid again. We craft, we learn and play all while teaching these boys life skills that will help them in the future. It blows my mind when the kids thank me for a great lesson when all the while I feel like I didn't do much.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Let me level with you, if you attend a church service, get ready to invest 3 awesome hours. I understand it may seem long but once you get there it breezes by. During the first hour or Sacrament meeting, we sing hymns of praise to our Heavenly Father, we partake our Sacrament which consists of bread and water that represents the body and blood of Christ our Savior, reminding us of the unconditional love Christ had for us to die for us and take upon him our sins, then we get to hear a spiritual message that can apply to our everyday lives. During the next hour, Sunday School, we get to learn about our scriptures (BIble/Book of Mormon) and how reading them can help us throughout our lives. During the last hour, 12 year olds and up are broken up into two groups, male and female and we're taught a variety of spiritual messages about finding joy in our lives, providing service to others and many other uplifting talks. Show more Show less