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Hi I'm Christina

I'm a happy wife, mother, back-yard homesteader, a life-long learner, ... I try to take life one day at a time and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm happy. My husband says I'm "bubbly". I like people, and find them interesting and mostly good. I love being a mother, though it's the most soul stretching thing I've ever done. I have four darling girls that bring my husband and me so much joy. I like to find ways of making things from scratch (I have successfully made my own soap, chapstick, cleaning supplies and cleaning supplies, but my homemade toothpaste was a bust. If there's a disaster, I'm just using baking soda). I have a BA in history and philosophy and love the public library and any chance to continue learning. My husband and I dream of having a small farm someday where we can be self-sufficient. Till then, we enjoy our large garden, keeping bees, and 6 hens in the city.

Why I am a Mormon

It makes sense to me that if God spoke before, that He would speak today and guide us. I have been blessed by following the guidance of modern prophets and apostles, and I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Every time I read it, I gain more insights and feel my Savior's love for me. It ties the Old and New Testament together for me and has helped me understand my Savior better. I have felt peace beyond description when receiving Priesthood blessings and know that it is God's power on the earth to lead and guide this church and bless families. I love the peace I feel when I'm in the Temple, where everything complicated about life calms down and the fact that I'm a child of God and that He loves me and wants my happiness simplifies all my worries. I am strengthened by my participation in the Church, and by listening to the testimonies of my brothers and sisters in the church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be kind like Christ. I try to genuinely care for my family, and neighbors, whether they share my beliefs and interests or not. I think it's important to be the same person everyone, so I don't edit who I am just because someone else doesn't hold my beliefs. I've found that many of my friends or acquaintances respect that and are willing to ask questions. It's said that people don't care how much you know till they know how much you care, and I think that's true. With my girls, if they see my love for the Savior and my desire to be like Him and feel my love for them, that will make them want to know how my faith sustains me. My faith needs to be fed daily. I can do this through praying to my Heavenly Father and searching in the scriptures. Sometimes with four little ones it can be hard to find time alone to ponder and think, and I've found that even if I'm only able to read a page of scripture every day, it helps me feel the Spirit. God knows I'm busy with little ones, and has provided ways for me to fuel my faith. Singing hymns as lullabys to my girls has helped me too. The words in some of the hymns are like a testimony. Their favorite hymn right now is "Sweet Hour of Prayer", especially 'in seasons of distress and grief my soul has often found relief and oft escaped the tempter's snare by thy return sweet hour of prayer'. It was adorable when I sang it the first time and my three year old toe-head asked "What's a temptersnare?" And then I was able to explain. I hope that my faith shows through in my happiness, because without my faith I wouldn't be happy. It has sustained me when I was afraid, and scriptures have come to me when I've struggled and kept me going.