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Hi I'm Amy.

I'm the mother of three. I love music and books. I sing in my car and I like to laugh. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a southerner, and live with my family in Georgia. My typical day revolves around taking care of the details of life for my three children, my husband and myself. I'm interested in things which make doing that easier, fun, or more meaningful. Reading is my great love and great escape, and I enjoy books from many genres, especially classics. I also love music, especially rock and bluegrass. I am inspired by art and nature. I love to create pretty things from fabric. I enjoy photography and get my camera out to document our life as often as I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as a twelve year old girl, although I didn't fully appreciate what that meant until I was an adult. I'm a Mormon because living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is the most deeply satisfying part of my life. As I learn about my Savior and endeavor to follow his path, he fills me with awe, humility, and compassion. I sense, with enormous gratitude, my place in the human family. I am inspired to be a useful tool in his hands. I know that there is a divine purpose for my life, and I begin to see people around me as more than just my friends, associates, co-workers, neighbors, or strangers, but as my brothers and sisters in Heavenly Father's family. That is a joyful perspective. My earthly family is precious to me as well, and I am grateful for the restored gospel and its teaching that the family is a heavenly organization and is meant to be forever. God has provided a way for not only my salvation, but also for my family to be a source of eternal joy. I find comfort in the knowledge that although inevitable, death is only a temporary separation. I love the Church. I love my Savior. I love my Heavenly Father and his plan of happiness and salvation. I continue in faith with the hope that life, with all its trials and joy, will teach me to be what he wants me to be.

How I live my faith

At this point in my life, my faith is expressed mainly by simple things I do at home. I feel that the most important thing my husband and I can do is teach our kids to love God and to seek his guidance in their lives. Communicating with Heavenly Father through study and prayer is a daily habit. Within the church, I'm also given many opportunities to serve. I am a visiting teacher, which means that my companion and I have a short list of women with whom we visit each month. These "sisters" often become my very close friends and, as a stay at home mother, I enjoy the social aspect of this calling very much. I am also the current employment specialist in my ward. This calling is designed for me to help job seekers polish their skills, get necessary training, and find employment. I have found that the sense of responsibility that I have in doing this, like so many other church callings, requires me to rely on prayer and inspiration. It makes me happy to see the Lord's hand changing people's lives.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Amy.
One of the most beautiful effects of following Jesus Christ is that you become aware of his love for all people. His gospel teaches that we are to be engaged in service, and the only qualification is that someone needs it. The Church's humanitarian aid program has provided $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries since it started keeping track in 1985. These are often places where the Mormon population is low to nonexistent. I am profoundly happy that I have a small part in that. It fills my heart to see the "Mormon Helping Hands" t-shirts on TV when there are news broadcasts showing volunteer and relief efforts after natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina. One of my favorite scripture verses is found in the Book of Mormon: "...ye will not suffer that the beggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, ...For behold, are we not all beggars?" (Mosiah 4:16-19) People need each other. The Lord's church provides a wonderful way for us to take care of each other. Show more Show less