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Hi I'm Tynj'a

I'm a wife, I'm a college graduate, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of four children, and spent most of my growing up years in the state of Texas away from majority of my family. Although my siblings and I were not very close in proximity we are close in our relationship to one another. The death of our oldest sister, who passed away from cystic fibrosis at age 30, has brought my other two sisters and I even closer. We have learned to better rely on one another for moral support, and comfort one another in our individual day to day lives. I'm also a college graduate who received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Making the decision to attend college didn't seem like a big decision to me, but now I realize the impact that it will make, and has already made on my family. While attending college I met my husband, who helped tutor me with math. Go figure right! I like to think that I enjoy being active all the time, but the truth of the matter is that I only enjoy being active when it's fun. I like trying to sew, and work on what I would describe as "neat crafts".

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon religion, but haven't always practiced it. After my parents divorced when I was young my family seemed to fall apart all together, and not practicing the Mormon religion was one of those things that seemed too easy to not practice. It wasn't until my high school years that my true conversion occurred. I was drawn into the church by a seminary class that taught me more about our Heavenly Father. As I continued to learn more about the Mormon religion I realized that everything they believed was something that I believed and the kind of values that I wanted in my life. At that point in my life I knew that despite the sadness in the world I could be happy. Having a testimony in Jesus Christ seemed to come easily to me, but it always takes constant nourishment to keep it. After my sister passed away at age 30 I felt a sadness in my heart, but when I thought more in depth about it I began to be happy because I know that families can be together forever, and I have this knowledge because I am a Mormon. I can honestly say that I don't know where I would be in life if I didn't have my religion, and my faith to help me through all things.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the decisions I make everyday. Helping other people makes me feel good, especially when I know they need help. I want to make a difference in the world, and even though I might not be able to make a huge dent I know that I can still make a difference. Sometimes a simple smile can tend to make someones day better; I know this because it has happened to me and I want to be able to do it to others.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Tynj'a
One semester in college I took a class that taught about personal training, and its importance in today's society. Not only did we learn how to take care of our bodies as well as teaching others to, but we also learned why it was important from a physiological stand point. Today we tend to take our bodies for granted, and not treat them the way they should be treated. Our bodies are more fragile than we often like to admit. Keeping all of this in mind allows me to know that my body is like a blanket that provides solace during a winter storm. If I don't take care of the blanket than it will not be able to keep me warm from the cold blizzard. My body, like the blanket, will not be able to protect my spirit if I am not treating it with care. Our bodies are referred to temples in the Bible because our bodies are like a house, and allow our spirits to dwell inside. That is why it is so important to pay attention to what goes in and on our bodies because it can directly affect how we think, feel, and act. When we take care of our bodies physically and spiritually there is a direct correlation with our self-image, and self-esteem. Show more Show less