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Hi I'm Angie

I'm a wife, a mother, a scrapbook product designer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as the oldest of six children in the Salt Lake Valley. I've lived in Utah, California, Belgium, France Hawaii, Louisiana and currently reside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I married my best friend after a whirlwind meeting, courtship, and engagement that spanned just three and a half months! Seventeen years later and we've added three strapping sons and one little princess to our family. I enjoy digital scrapbooking, blogging, playing piano, and reading. With all the moving I've done, I can add making friends, seeing new sights and immersing myself in new cultures as some of other favorite hobbies!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I'm happiest when I'm living my life in line with the teachings of of the gospel.

How I live my faith

As a mother of four, I have the challenge of teaching children by constant example. I know that the way I behave will make a much deeper, longer lasting impression on my children than the words I say. When I'm actively living my faith by regularly praying, studying the scriptures and participating in church services, I'm more capable of living my day to day life in a way that sets a good example for my kids. When I let my priorities get out of balance, I find that my ability to be a good example diminishes quickly. My temper is quicker to flare, my house is quicker to "fall apart", everyone's stress level skyrockets. Living my faith isn't a magic pill or fix-all and sometimes the weight of being a constant example is hard and I don't set the example I want to be setting. But I have found that when I'm actively living the principles and teachings of my faith, I'm more capable of living happily and dealing with the stresses of life in a healthy way, all the while setting a positive example for my family.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I'm so glad to know that I can be with my husband forever. I chose him and he chose me and Heavenly Father recognizes that choice. Because we were married and sealed in the temple, we can be together eternally and be connected to our children and extended family forever as well. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

My favorite answer to this question comes from Ezra Taft Benson who was the president of the church in the 80s and early 90s. In a talk called "The Keystone of Our Religion", President Benson said "It is not just that the Book of Mormon teaches us truth, though it indeed does that. It is not just that the Book of Mormon bears testimony of Christ, though it indeed does that, too. But there is something more. There is a power in the book which will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin a serious study of the book. You will find greater power to resist temptation. You will find the power to avoid deception. You will find the power to stay on the strait and narrow path. The scriptures are called “the words of life” (D&C 84:85), and nowhere is that more true than it is of the Book of Mormon. When you begin to hunger and thirst after those words, you will find life in greater and greater abundance." I know this is true because I've experienced it personally. When I actively study the scriptures, I feel that power that President Benson mentioned. I'm strengthened in my ability to make good choices and act in a way that I know is the right example for those around me, especially my children. I feel a greater sense of self-worth when I read the scriptures and I feel more connected to God. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Husbands and wives have the responsibility to love and care for one another and to love and care for their children. They are partners in raising their children and providing for their children's physical, emotional and spiritual needs. One of my favorite scriptures is found in the Book of Mormon in Jacob 3:7 and is talking about a righteous group of people and says "Behold, their husbands love their wives, and their wives love their husbands; and their husbands and their wives love their children..." Show more Show less