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Hi I'm Kelly

I'm a Mormon. I'm a Kindergarten teacher and a poet.

About Me

My husband and I commute together by bicycle. We live in the desert and will ride even on the hottest day! We are now empty nesters and make a blended family of 5 children. I have a little hill near my home where I can sit alone and write poems while looking out at a natural spring and my temple far in the distance. The mountains and sky are always changing colors and on hot nights the city lights glimmer like jewels. I feel blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I have wonderful parents and had a great childhood, but I always felt something was missing. We didn't belong to a church so I went with anyone who invited me. I joined one. But, I did not feel like I was home. I never felt like I had found God or knew how to pray to Him. In college, I tired of my friends and the drinking scene. I prayed in my own wishful way...and knew God heard me and that I was going to find His church. It was Easter, how special is that? I discovered the Church's Institute of Religion where I made many friends and was taught the gospel and learned how to pray. Many times I felt I already knew what I was being taught. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and I feel Heavenly Father's love for me when I read the scriptures and pray. I have moved around a lot, but family and God always feel near. I know I've been blessed.

How I live my faith

I am a cub scout leader and have watched my group of boys mature through many activiites. I treasure a few memories the most: a pioneer day parade and the raising of the flag for our independence day. My husband and I meet with other "empty nesters" on Monday nights and take turns teaching lessons about the Savior. It's a great way to share what He means to us.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Recently, we were asked in Sunday School- Who is Jesus Christ? I pondered this when I went home and wrote this: 1. Who is He? Jesus is the Son of Man The finisher of God's plan. Perfectly, He came to atone Completely, humbly, alone. 2. What did He do for man? As a lamb His life was pure. He exemplified how love endures. He opened the tomb to resurrect. He offers mankind His living breath. 3. What does He mean to you? He is the one who heals my shame And offers all, even His name. On a path... narrow and long He leads us through redemption's song. He is Breath, Hope, and Light. Purely, He has changed my life. All too often He saves me from myself As He ransoms me out from hell. Hell is a damn. It is a place Where I don't feel love, mercy, and grace. I repent. I pray. He sanctifies. He is my Savior Jesus Christ. Through Him I find my identity As a daughter of Heaven, of Deity. Through Him, I pray to my Father above And feel His embrace... tenderness and love! I know someday I will kneel at His feet- And wipe His scars with my tears. I long for the day when our eyes will meet As I age, this hope more nears! Line upon line, I am learning... I know when He comes every knee will bow. With every tongue confessing Who He is. What He has done, each will avow. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

I have been pondering how women and men are different and how the priesthood relates to this. I think of a loving heavenly Father putting a perfect plan in place for us to come to know Him. For us to need each other and to serve each other so home can be a little bit of heaven on earth. Men hold the priesthood, yes To be the hands and voice of God. Not to control but to bless As a vehicle of service to all. Women bear, nurture, and school Teaching children their worth. Her divine role is beautiful As a vessel, she is fruitful. The man cannot bless himself Nor can the woman "do it all." Each are in need of the others help To fulfill their parental call. Show more Show less