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Hi I'm Beverli

I'm a wife, a mom, a cancer survivor, a black belt, a piano teacher, and an aspiring song writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life and learning. My husband is a farmboy turned mechanical engineer. I'm the mother of two energetic and creative children. I have also had four miscarriages, and although it may seem difficult at times to not have as many children as I would like, I trust that Heavenly Father will lead me where I need to go in this life. I am also a thyroid cancer survivor of 9 years and doing well. I earned my black belt in Taekwondo at age 38 and ran my first 5K at 39. I love getting older because life becomes more interesting and there is still so much to learn and do. I teach a few piano lessons, compose piano solos, and am currently attempting songwriting with lyrics. I'm also writing a book for children. Creating new things is very fulfilling for me. I choose to home educate my children because I want to spend more time with them. Teaching science clubs, helping with Shakespeare plays and doing other school activities keeps me busy... consider it my full time job, and a fun one! I also enjoy gardening, sunsets, and chocolate. When I grow up I want to be a world traveler, speak Mandarin Chinese, and be an amazing grandmother.   

Why I am a Mormon

I had some very brave and faithful ancestors from Norway, Denmark, and England who left all they knew to join the church and come to America where they could gather with other members of the church. I'm grateful for my pioneer heritage and the blessing of the gospel I have in my life because of sacrifices my ancestors made. As far back as I can remember, I have always had a testimony of Jesus Christ, the scriptures, prophets, and the gospel in general. But I have also had to pray and exercise faith in order to find answers to specific questions I have had. Even though I grew up in the church, it is definitely a personal decision I have made to stay in the church, because I have a firm conviction of its teachings.

How I live my faith

I try to just be kind to everyone I meet and not judge people, because we all come from different backgrounds and have different strengths and weaknesses. Every person on the earth is a child of God. I also do service in the church wherever I am asked. I've had opportunities to teach in the woman's organization, young woman's organization, Cub Scouting, and child and toddler Sunday School classes. Playing the piano or organ for different meetings or for the choir is something I do frequently. I also enjoy singing in the church choir when my schedule allows it. These are all unpaid jobs, but I feel spiritually rewarded when I do them.   

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Life is like a big boarding school. As God's children, we progressed as much as we could in his presence, so he sent us to earth to get a physical body, gain experience, and be tested. Although our experiences and circumstances are different, the test is the same for everyone--to learn to make choices that will help us inherit our Heavenly Father's kingdom after this life. The best thing about this school of life is that there's no bell curve. Everyone is invited to win the prize, it's our choice! But we could never do it alone; God sent his son Jesus Christ to make it possible for us to overcome all of our mistakes and shortcomings. Another great thing about this test is that we're allowed--even expected-- to help each other! We all have different strengths and weaknesses, different backgrounds and circumstances, so we should help each other through all the challenges life brings. Part of the test is to learn to love each other the way Christ loves us. Show more Show less