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Hi I'm Jaclyn

I'm an optimist, a bookworm, a science geek, and a stay-at home mom. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to an amazing man and a mommy to two young children- one girl and one boy. I graduated college with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. I love science and I love to learn-- and I REALLY love to read. I enjoy playing the piano, sewing, and teaching swim lessons. But mostly I love staying home with my children and creating a beautiful home for my family. I am an optimist and I love to laugh and smile. 

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and baptized as a member when I was 8 years old. When I was 14, I prayed to Heavenly Father and asked Him if He was real, if He loved me, and if this church was true. The response was unmistakable-- YES on all counts! From that time on I have received constant confirmation in my heart and peace in my soul that God is real and that this church is His true church. Being a member and keeping God's commandments brings me joy, purpose, meaning, happiness, and hope.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by choosing every single day to follow Jesus, His teachings, and His example. I try to love God and love my fellow men. I try to do what is right and good and to kindly serve those who cross my path. I try to be a good neighbor and help make my community a better, safer, friendlier place to live. I attend church every week and I currently play the piano for our congregation's choir.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

I learned a lot of things during my Neuroscience studies-- the mechanism of glycolysis, the propagation of electrical stimulation in the brain, the make-up of the human body. But the most important lesson my undergraduate scientific studies taught me is that there is a God! When I think about the creation of the human body -- that two microscopic gametes meet and nine months later is born a living, breathing, cognitively-functioning, morally-reasoning human being-- I cannot help but know that God is real and that rational thought is a product of creation and not of chance. The human body is too complex, too perfect, and too beautiful for it to be anything other than a gift from our loving Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

We believe that it is only through the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ that we can return to heaven to live in God's presence after we die. Because Jesus suffered for our sins and died for us, we can be forgiven of our sins and be made clean and pure and worthy to live with God. However, our church also believes in personal choice, responsibility, and accountability. We believe it is not enough to merely accept Jesus as our Savior and ask him to save us through his grace and mercy. We believe in addition to Jesus' grace, God also requires us to keep His commandments and live as righteously as possible. We must do our part in making right choices and trying to follow Jesus' example in order to qualify for His saving grace. Show more Show less