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Hi I'm Kathy

I grew up in Massachusetts and I'm now a dentist in the Midwest United States. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four grown children, and 14 grandchildren (and counting.) I work as a general dentist, and am active in my professional organization and several business networking groups. I enjoy a light workout at the gym, bike riding in good weather, knitting, reading, blogging, playing on the trampoline with my grandchildren, and I have just started learning Yoga.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young adult I had a spiritual awakening when, through a college roommate, I developed a faith in Jesus Christ. My future husband, who had had his own spiritual experiences, and I visited many different churches, and eventually met a husband and wife missionary couple who taught us about the Mormons. They invited us to pray about the things they taught us, and through our prayers, we each individually came to feel this was the right church. We were baptized two days before we got married in 1972.

How I live my faith

There's a Mormon scripture that invites people to experiment on the words of Christ, to try living Christ's teachings and see what happens. My experiment has made me happy beyond measure. I have attended church regularly, taught Sunday School classes when requested by our church leaders, served with the youth (teenagers) organization of the church, taught adults, taught college students, and I currently teach a wonderful class of three years olds each Sunday. I also volunteer weekly at our local Mormon temple. When I list all the things I've done over the years to live my religion, it sounds like lots, but it has been a little at a time, as my changing circumstances have permitted, and it has added up to a lot. Besides my service in church, my faith guides everything I do in my life. When I treat my dental patients, I am kind and honest, as the gospel of Jesus Christ teaches. I try to help those in need of help, as Christ taught. As I have spent my life experimenting on the word of Christ, it's not so much the list of things I've done or I do that has become important to me, but what I have become because of living these teachings. I feel like Christ has magnified my efforts and made me much more capable, loving and happy than I would have been able to become on my own.