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Hi I'm Jenne

I'm a musician. I'm a Mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student, a wife, and a mother. I'm currently working on a master's degree in percussion performance. My pace has slowed down with the birth of my son, but that's okay. He's the cutest little boy! My husband and I both love him very much. Before starting a family, my main hobby and passion was music. I loved (and still love) to listen to it - either live or in recordings- and to play it. I still love those things, but my family has taken first priority. I also like reading -fiction, fantasy, non-fiction-I like most genres, so long as the material stays clean and wholesome. Depending on the weather, I also enjoy biking, walking, hiking, or just being out in nature. A current favorite activity along these lines is to go see all the baby ducks by the water in the early spring.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, so some might say that I haven't chosen to be a mormon. But that's not true. Members of this church are continually invited to read the scriptures, listen in church, and pray about what they have read and heard. Because of this, choosing to be baptized at age 8 was a conscious and personal decision. So have all the other decisions I have made-like serving a mission or marrying in the temple. I am a Mormon because I have tested it out. The Savior said that we can know if something is good by the 'fruits' it creates. Alma, a prophet in the Book of Mormon, talks about how gospel principles are like seeds; planting and nourishing the seed is like living part of the gospel. If a seed grows, you know it is good. If you see that principle blessing and enriching your life you know it is good. I have seen these blessings in my life. The 'seeds' I have planted have grown and brought forth good 'fruit'. Though I am far from perfect, I think I would be even further from that eventual goal without being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The biggest way I live my faith is in little, every-day events where I try to be like Christ. Organizations within the church help me to accomplish this by allowing me to serve others. Right now, I visit a few other women in the church at least once a month. We talk about how things are going in their lives. A spiritual message-something from the scriptures or leaders of the church- is shared. I also help plan the music in our meetings. I try to pick hymns that are appropriate for the topics that will be discussed. I do this so that the music we sing will bring the spirit of the Lord into the meetings. I love singing hymns together because of their unifying effect!

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Jenne
Good question! I think it is because some people believe that we worship or follow Joseph Smith, the first modern prophet of God. However, this isn't the case. We are grateful for his efforts in restoring Christ's true church, but we don't worship him. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Jenne
Faith in Christ is the foundation of every important relation in life. There is so much in life that can go contrary to our hopes and plans, that I feel it is essential to have that faith to rely on. But faith in Christ isn't something to rely on when everything else fails. The faith that my husband and I share in Christ continually brings us closer together. It is this same faith that brings us the guidance and direction we need as we start a family of our own. Faith in Christ helps us to work through the difficult times and put aside fear of what the future may hold. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jenne
The temples aren't secret, they are sacred. When Christ was on the earth, there were certain things He taught his disciples that He didn't teach the general public. This is because the disciples had gone through the process of preparing themselves for further teachings from Christ. The modern temples are places for further teachings to be shared with those who are prepared to recieve them. Show more Show less