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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a wife and a mom. I love to run, read and garden. I'm a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I studied linguistics in school, but that's just a fancy way of saying that I like to learn languages. I really like Spanish and I tell people that I like Mandarin Chinese, but really it gives me ulcers. I met my darling husband at school. I love him a lot. I'm a Mom to two really cute (I mean REALLY cute) little girls. They make me laugh and they make me want to be better, because they deserve the best. I stay at home with them while my husband is going to graduate school. We love to spend time outside biking, camping or just playing in the park. In order to stay sane during the day I have to do four things: read my scriptures, jog on my treadmill, shower, and venture outside with the chickadees (even if it just to and from the car on cold days). I'm always looking for opportunities to sneak in a chapter or two from whatever book I'm currently reading. Mostly I'm doing the mommy thing while hubby's doing the graduate thing and someday we'll start doing the grown up thing, but we're always doing the gospel thing. And I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because everything about the gospel points me toward my Savior. When I allow Jesus Christ into my life, by living the principles of the gospel, I feel my relationship with my husband and children improve. I feel more confident in myself. I feel more secure about the future. The gospel helps me to see my full potential, my divine nature, by reconstructing my view of womanhood according to God's standards. The gospel gives me purpose by showing me God's perfect Plan of Salvation. The gospel gives me comfort that God wants and allows my family to be eternal. I know the changing effects of living a worthy life. I know the hope that comes from faith in Jesus Christ. I know the gospel is His gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing things every day that help me focus on the Savior. Prayer is a constant in my life. I pray in the morning, over every meal, throughout the day when I am struggling and before I fall asleep at night. Service is also important in my life. I believe that as I serve my family, neighbors and friends I become closer to Christ. My family spends a lot of time together every day. And on Mondays we set aside time to sit down and give our children a lesson about the gospel. We try to teach them about the gospel every day too. Whenever a hard question arises, we try to approach it with a gospel light so that our children understand why we taking the action that we do. I serve as the leader for the children's organization in our ward. I teach them the doctrines of the gospel, but more importantly I try to help them feel the Savior's love for them. I love working with the children. They often teach me more than I teach them. Essentially, I live my faith my allowing Jesus Christ into my heart and that effects everything that I do.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

We believe that service is one of the best ways to grow closer to our heavenly father. Being paid, by principle, detracts from the definition of service. Our Father in Heaven has given us the opportunity to have callings in the church so that we can receive the blessings of service. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We believe that the Savior is the only way to eternal life. Modern revelation teaches us that salvation is a two way process. We make covenants with our Heavenly Father. In return for our obedience, we are promised eternal life. Being human, we can never be perfect. And because Heavenly Father had told us that no unclean thing can enter His kingdom, He needed to provide a way for us to become clean. The Savior is that way. The only way. Show more Show less