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Hi I'm Stephanie.

I’m a story lover, a piano player, a casual writer, a wife and mother—and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Indiana then attended school in Virginia. I majored in Liberal Arts and minored in English and philosophy. Though I've graduated, I still try to take every opportunity to read new books, try new things, and learn more about the world around me. I met and married my husband while in school, and we now have a little girl. While my husband braves the post-graduation job hunt, I stay at home with her--I love to see the world fresh and new through her eyes every day. Cooking, baking, playing the piano, and watching funny videos with my husband are four things I love to fill my time with. I have a lot of plans for my life, and I'm excited to see where I am in twenty years!

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was born into a family that regularly attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I always had the sense that if I was going to do anything in life, it should be because I wanted to and because I believed in it. On my own, I began to test the things I had been taught. I knew if nothing came of them, then there was no real reason for me to continue to be involved in this Church. After a year of reading the Book of Mormon, praying to my Father in Heaven, abiding by the principles I’d been taught and trying to lift and serve those around me, I looked back and realized that I had changed—and it was for the better. If I were to really decipher why I am an active, believing Mormon now, I would say that I am a Mormon because: 1) I know without a doubt that I have a Heavenly Father who knows me personally, and I know I can speak to him through prayer, 2) I have felt of His love often in regards to the things my Church teaches, and 3) when I have specifically asked, through prayer, whether this or that subject or principle of the Gospel is true, I have felt the Holy Ghost testifying to me of it’s truthfulness. The still, small voice of the Holy Ghost is why I can say “I know,” instead of “I think,” or “it seems,” or “well, it’s a nice church with nice people. Might as well be a part of them.”

How I live my faith

I attend church with my family each Sunday and I play the piano for our Relief Society (the Church’s women’s organization) each week. We try to have Family Home Evening each Monday night to spend time learning more about the gospel, playing games, and enjoying each other’s company. We try to read from the scriptures individually and as a family each day. This scripture study, along with couple prayer and individual prayer, makes for a long bedtime routine, but it also gives us some time to regroup with each other and to remember what is important. We may not be perfect, and we may not have an amazing experience every time we open the scriptures, but it means a lot to me that I have a husband who makes an effort to come closer to me and to God every day.