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Hi I'm Monique

I'm a mom who loves to do triathlons. I own my own business and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 4 children who keep me on my toes. My wonderful husband and I run our own business. He's the creative one, and I do the bookwork. I got my degree in Economics/Public Policy and think a good education is a lifelong pursuit. My family brings me joy. I love athletics. I played volleyball in high school, aerobics in college, marathons as a young mom ... now that I'm in my 40's, I love triathlons. I'm not fast, but do them for fun and enjoy training with friends. I'd rather live in the mountains than at the beach, like eating cookie dough, have very large feet and enjoy the funny things in life. I'm happy.

Why I am a Mormon

It brings me true peace. In the quiet moments when I can sit and reflect upon my life ...I realize that I am happy with who I've become. Sadly, not many people can say this. I owe this contentment and joy to the blessings that have come by living the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Following the commandments and trying to be more like my Savior is the only way to have lasting peace, joy and happiness. Even when life is difficult, I feel supported by my Lord and am grateful for the relationship I am developing with Him. -- There are many kinds of intelligence: literary, mathematical, musical, physical, spatial and social. Another intelligence that is as real as the others is spiritual intelligence. It must be developed if it is to become strong...but it is just as real as the other forms of intelligence. God absolutely does communicate with His children. He always has. He always will. It is our job to develop our spirituality. Through my pursuit of spirituality I have a knowledge that God hears and answers our prayers, and that the Book of Mormon is true. That is all I need to move forward. My reward is peace, happiness, joy and contentment in this life.

How I live my faith

I work with the Primary children (ages 3-12). I try to help the children identify God's influence in their lives. Although they are young, they are capable, faithful and eager to learn. I want them to learn to recognize the voice of the Spirit in their daily lives, so they will be better able to navigate the choices ahead of them.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost is a Spirit that helps our Heavenly Father communicate with His children. The Holy Ghost puts thoughts (promptings) in your head to guide and direct you through life - but it is up to you to recognize the promptings. These promptings can be as simple as, "go check on your children" or "call your mother". Many times they go unrecognized, and people mistake them with their own thoughts. Frequently they are to help someone, or to do a good deed. Almost always they occur at an inconvenient time. One way I actually know I am being prompted, is I argue with the thought. "I don't have time to do that," I'll think in my mind. Then the prompting will return. --- The Holy Ghost not only gives us prompting on things to do - but warns us of things NOT to do. "Don't go to that party." "Don't return to that business." "Don't say that." He warns, "Use two hot pads when taking that out of the oven." --- The Holy Ghost teaches. It is called enlightenment when the Holy Ghost clarifies a concept for you. Cartoonists show it as a light bulb being turned on. When I read the scriptures and am really studying them, the Holy Ghost helps me see things that I have never noticed in the scriptures before. He helps me read between the lines and apply the scriptures to my life's challenges. --- The Holy Ghost comforts. He is often called the Comforter. In times of greatest sorrow, He can help heal your heart. Show more Show less