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Hi I'm Jillayne

I'm a wife, a mother of four, a homemaker, and an author. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I think I was born with a creative streak and a love for humor. I like to read, design and make things, decorate, play my flute at church and local fine arts events, and I like to create recipes and prepare nutritious AND delicious homemade meals. Learning, for me, didn't end after college. I continue to expand my mind in all different areas, and I'm continually striving to become a better person.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a memeber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was taught by my parents and other family members not only what the teachings of Christ are, but WHY we follow them. My testimony, when I was younger, began as something small, but has been fed and has enlarged over the years. I love the Savior, and I know He loves me and knows me personally. For me, the secret to being truly happy and feeling peace in this life, is to draw near to Him. When I make the effort to develop a personal relationship with Him, through prayer, scripture study, and obedience, I truly feel and accept His love for me, and this creates in me the desire to be more like Him. There is nothing else like it in all the world. There is nothing sweeter.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to work with the youth and visit with other women. Some of my very closest relationships with others have come about by serving in these areas. I also get to use my skills and talents in writing and creating to bless the lives of others. And many times, I'm challenged when I serve to the point that I can almost feel myself stretching.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

It's hopeful message of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom was revealed to the prophet Joseph Smith, by the Lord, in 1833 as a health guideline, but is now a commandment. Some of the basics are an abstinence of alcohol, tobacco, and hot drinks (tea & coffee). Also, eating wholesome foods such as grain (especially wheat) and eating fruits and veggies in their seasons is ordained for our use. Flesh of animals is to be eaten sparingly, and in times of winter or famine. I know from personal experience that living the Word of Wisdom brings health and can prevent a multitude of health problems. What a beacon of truth it is in our day and age when there's so much conflicting information on what kinds of food are actually healthy. Show more Show less