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Hi I'm Holly

I am an Idaho farm girl living in Nebraska! I am a small business owner, a wife and a mom! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a graduate from Utah State University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, Pre-Law. I met my sweet husband in the summer of 2000 we dated and later married in the Logan Temple on a beautiful "Indian Summer" day in the Fall. Jay is my best friend! Jay and I have three handsome, loving and talented boys. Jay is a Manager for a large agriculture company in the Midwest. I am Jay's "personal assistant" and follow our two older boys in their activities, hobbies and friends. As a family we love to travel, play basketball, football, baseball, swim, ride horses, snowmobiling, skiing, boating, going to the cabin, and visiting grandparents. I started a garden this year with my two older boys and they also now love "farming!" Although I am very busy with all my family fun. I do have goals and hobbies I pursue for my personal growth and enjoyment. I am looking to pursue my masters in history this next fall. Also, this year I started up my own business from home. I sell accessories because I love helping people look and feel beautiful! I am a "girlie" girl and I love to shop, go to the spa, get my hair done and I love a great pedicure! I also enjoy lunch dates or spending time with friends and my sisters and mom. I enjoy photography, business adventures, I love playing basketball and a good running trail.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know it is the true church. I had to find out for myself. I prayed-I asked, I fasted. I know. I will never forget the walk in Logan Canyon, on a fall sunny afternoon, when I realized that I needed to know for myself. I need to know was this church that I had been raised in my whole life true. No longer could I go any further relying blindly on the traditions for my family, I had to know for myself. I had read the Book of Mormon several times but I had failed to ask after each time reading it, if it was true. I had attended church meetings and listened to leaders but failed to ask if they were speaking the truth. I finally asked for myself while in college and I will never forget the strong feeling I had during the walk while I prayed and fasted for the truthfulness of this church. It isn't popular by world standard to be "Mormon" but I don't care, I will never deny what I know in my heart to be true. I am Mormon because I know!

How I live my faith

I owe the Savior Jesus Christ so much for the sacrifice He made for me. The only way I can repay him, I feel, is by living my faith through service and love for God and my fellow man. I raise my children with these same sentiments and hope with a spirit of service a small portion of that debt will be repaid. I am not perfect nor is that expected but if I could emulate the Savior Jesus Christs' great example of love and service maybe each of you will know that I am Mormon and I live my faith through my actions and deeds.

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?

Holly
Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said: “Women do not hold the priesthood because the Lord has put it that way. It is part of His program. Women have a very prominent place in this Church. Men hold the priesthood offices of the Church. But women have a tremendous place in this Church. They have their own organization. It was started in 1842 by the Prophet Joseph Smith, called the Relief Society, because its initial purpose was to administer help to those in need. It has grown to be, I think, the largest women’s organization in the world... They have their own offices, their own presidency, their own board. That reaches down to the smallest unit of the Church everywhere in the world... “The men hold the priesthood, yes. But my wife is my companion. In this Church the man neither walks ahead of his wife nor behind his wife but at her side. They are co-equals in this life in a great enterprise.” I am honored by my role in the church and in my home. The world would like to think these roles are one in the same. My husband cannot bear children, I get that special experience and my husband benefits from my experience by getting to enjoy the blessings of children. I do not hold the priesthood, however I benefit from my husband holding the priesthood as he practices and honors it in our home and community. It is a blessing I directly enjoy. Men and woman are equal, but different. We all have different roles in our worlds. Show more Show less