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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a mom. I'm a writer. I'm a runner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town and helped my family run a farm. When I went to college, I ran track and graduated in Creative Writing in May 2010. I'm now a mom and an aspiring novelist. I'm one of those people who sing Disney songs and songs from plays at the top of their lungs. But only when I'm by myself. I also enjoy playing the piano, reading, running, and learning all that I can about everything.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS church, and I suppose I was a good kid and kept the commandments and such (you'll have to ask my parents about that one). But when I was fourteen, I decided that I didn't want to--and couldn't--rely on my parents' testimonies anymore; so I prayed to Heavenly Father to find out if what my parents believed really was true. As soon as I started my prayer, a thought came to me: "You've known it your whole life." Since then, I have expounded on and tried to maintain that testimony by studying The Book of Mormon and the Bible, attending all my church meetings, and trying to be better every day.

How I live my faith

I've never considered myself a super outgoing person, but when I receive a calling that makes me uneasy, I try to remember that the Lord knows best. Visiting teaching has made me nervous in the past, but as I have learned to love the girls I visit teach, and remember that they are daughters of God, I have overcome my nervousness and enjoyed the friendships that I make. I also have been called to be an organist for our church meetings, which has helped me share and develop my love and talent for music. The ward that my husband and I are apart of is for young married couples. Whenever a new couple moves in, we try to invite them over for dinner or games and help them feel more comfortable in a new place. Since our church encourages us to be good citizens, when a time comes to vote, I try to learn all that I can about the candidates and vote accordingly. And when a service project comes about, I try my best to help out.