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Hi I'm Caitlin

I am a nurse, a writer, a wife and a mother. I love squash and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah, where I attended nursing school and met and married my wonderful husband. We have a beautiful little daughter who keeps life exciting for us. I love to eat and cook and to experiment in my kitchen. Autumn is my favorite season of the year and I LOVE just about any kind of squash. Some of my favorite things about living in Utah were hiking and being with my family, but I have also always wanted to try living somewhere else. Now I am having that chance in a little town in Arizona, where I am also pursuing one of my lifelong dreams of being a writer.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of this Church makes me happy. This Gospel makes sense. I'm a highly analytical person and if there were flaws in the doctrine, it would rankle me and drive me away. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, brings my family and my friends closer together. Most of all, it brings me closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ. This Gospel allows all the parts of my life to fall into place. Because of the things that I have learned by being a member of this Church, my life has meaning and direction, and even the hard things come to make sense. It gives me hope in every circumstance. It allows me to laugh and to see the good in situations where I would otherwise be gloomy. This Gospel is what brought my family together and it is what makes us strong. It is the reason for my every success and the element which can transform failures into the greatest accomplishments. I am a Mormon because I know that the things that that this Church teaches are true. I know it with all of my heart and all that I am, and love it more dearly than anything else in my life.

How I live my faith

Faith is not just a Sunday thing. I try to 'create' each day spiritually before living it out. My husband and I begin each day by praying together, thanking our Heavenly Father for all of the blessings He has given us, and asking for help in the things that are important to us. We know that our family matters to Him. We also pray individually and this is a time in which we get to talk personally with God about the things that concern us and to thank Him again. I try to read from the scriptures daily. The Book of Mormon and Bible, as well as the words of modern and living prophets are so uplifting. When I take time during my day to read and study them, everything else that I do has greater purpose and I have a better perspective to handle challenges that arise. As Latter-Day Saints, we believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, and in doing good to all men. I am constantly realizing that I am far from perfect in any of these attributes, but part of how I daily live my faith is by striving to improve myself and to serve and uplift those around me. I know that it is only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that I am able to try again and again, and each time, I fall, He is there to lift me up, and each time, I get a little bit better. I am so grateful for that.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

The temples are sacred buildings dedicated to the Lord, wherein we make sacred covenants with Him. We also perform work for our ancestors who never had a chance to hear the Gospel in life. We believe that God is merciful and would never punish someone for not having the opportunity to be baptized during life. Ordinances such as baptism are, however, necessary for us to reach our greatest potential and to live with God again, so we are able to do proxy work in the temples. Each temple is also a house of the Lord. Inside, we are able to find and enjoy great peace and to better understand Heavenly Father's plan for us. Show more Show less