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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a wife, mother, and college grad. I live in the Northwest, but am completely solar powered. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 4 girls, and grew up in Northern California. Growing up, I kept myself pretty busy playing a variety of sports, but ended up focusing on volleyball and track. After High School I attended college and earned a degree in Exercise Science. While in college I met and married my wonderful husband, and about 2 years later welcomed our first baby boy into the family. We moved when he was about a month old to the Northwest so my husband could obtain further schooling. My life changed in an instant and while I'm still making the adjustment, wouldn't have it any other way. I love color, being active just signed up for my first olympic triathlon, helping others, taking photos of my family, blogging, cooking sometimes, and mostly just being with my family and friends. 

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, I do not consider my membership one of convenience, or habit. I have had numerous opportunities to test the word of God. To pray, read my scriptures, fast for answers. With each test came answers and peace. Those answers were not always convenient, or to my liking. But with faith they were obeyed and have brought me to where I am today. I am truly happy. Sincerely joyful. And with a clear conscience able to testify of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My burdens have been born by my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. He has felt the pain, agony and suffering that I have felt and more. When I turn to him, I know he understands. It is empowering to know that no matter what grief I am undertaking at the moment, he knows of grief greater. His atonement has made it possible for my imperfect soul to be made whole. I know that there is life after death, and that one day I will live with my family again after we are separated from this life. There is a divine peace that comes with that knowledge. That is why I am a Mormon. Not by convention, or convenience. But because of a life full of prayer, and experience. Testing the words of God, and receiving answers to my prayers. I would challenge others to do the same.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through example and service to the church and community. At the moment I have the opportunity to work with the children in our church. Every Sunday I am granted the unique position of helping them feel God's love through giving a prayer, reciting a scripture, or giving a talk. I have been fortunate to participate in many service activities for the community in my time as a member of the LDS faith. Some of these activities have included working at a Boys & Girls club, preparing food in a homeless shelter, cleaning up parks and serving others in the community.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Ashley
Yes. We consider the Bible to be Holy Scripture and the Word of God. However, we believe that there are some translations of the Bible that are more correct than others. In the Mormon church we believe the King James Version of the Bible to be most correct. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Ashley
Yes! This is one key and unique doctrine of the Mormon Church. We believe that we have the ability to be sealed together for time and all eternity with our families. This sealing ordinance takes place in our temples that are scattered across the world. It is this doctrine that helps me get through times of grief after losing a family member or other tragic events. We can live together again forever, not just our short time here on earth. Show more Show less