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Hi I'm Kathy

I'm a mother to 5 children and married to my best friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona. I married my best friend over two decades ago and it was the best thing I have ever done. Together we attempt to raise a house full of children. Four boys followed by one girl. She is definitely the princess! After 40 years in the desert, my husband and I decided to take the family to gorgeous Colorado. I was definitely born to have four seasons. We love it here.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to have good parents who tried their hardest to teach us children about Jesus Christ and where to find happiness. I was born into the Mormon church and over the years, I have gained a testimony of its truthfulness. The truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I never had a big lightning bolt type feeling. More just quiet little moments or feelings of peace through out my life. As I look back, these small moments have shaped who I am as a person. They have helped my faith grown. When I think of what my Savior sacrificed for me, for my family, I am amazed. How He could do that for me, surpasses all my understanding. My desire is to live with Him again - together with my family. The priesthood ordinances found within the temples make that happen. I firmly believe that through living the Gospel of Jesus Christ to its fullness, we can find happiness - here on earth AND in the eternities. In short, I am a Mormon because I know that the message this Gospel contains is true. It brings me peace and joy.

How I live my faith

I want people who know me to want to know Jesus Christ because of how I act. I hope that I will always honor His name. I try to reach out to those in need like our Savior did. I try to say sorry when I make mistakes and I really try to learn from my mistakes. I try to teach my children the same way my parents taught me. I try to be like Jesus.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

I was so blessed to be raised by good parents and my father, well he was exceptional.He never raised his voice, he sang me to sleep stroking my hair, he danced with me. I always knew he loved me. And, I would do anything for him because of that. I believe God, or Heavenly Father as I often call him, let me learn about His nature through watching the nature of my own earthly father. God loves us. He will never force us to follow him but will gently call and sometimes that starts with just a little tug on our heart. He knows us, better than we know ourselves. Jesus Christ exemplified Heavenly Father in all that He did - and look how gentle He is. That is how our Father in Heaven, God, is. God does not want us to be unhappy. He put us here on earth to succeed. He wants us to feel His love. If we will listen, tune out the noise of the world, we can feel that love. God is so good. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

I love the scriptures. There are so many blessings that come from feasting on God's word. One can receive strength, peace, comfort, courage, and so much more by daily scripture study. One practical blessing that has come into my life and my family's life by reading the scriptures are how the stories come to life and mark a path for us to follow. I have had times where I am speaking with my children regarding a problem they are facing and the memory of a story I have read in the scriptures comes to my mind. Sometimes it is a person in the story that serves as a role model to follow or the symbolism behind an allegory or even the precious truths taught in a few verses that touch a heart. I find that as I read and study the scriptures, the people I learn about become like my friends. I can turn those sacred pages and know that everything will be okay. I am so grateful for the Word of God. I am grateful for the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon. Together, they light the way back to Heaven. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon means we believe in family. We know marriage and family to be a sacred institution designed by God, our Father, with our happiness in mind. We build temples which are dedicated to God and prepare our children for a temple marriage where we can be bound to our families forever. Being a Mormon means we believe in an ancient sacred text, kept by prophets on the American Continent and translated, through the power of God, into the Book of Mormon (it is because of this book we get our nickname, Mormons). We believe this to be the very word of God and as Mormons use it in tandem with the Holy Bible. As Mormons, we believe in miracles, modern day revelation and a living prophet today. But above all else… More important than anything else listed above… The whole reason Mormons get out of bed each day… Being a Mormon means you accept and love Jesus Christ as your Savior, Redeemer and King. It means you worship Him and do all in your power to emulate His example. It means that even though you are imperfect, you try. And try again. And keep trying to do what Jesus Christ would do. Being a Mormon means that you understand that through the Redeeming Atonement of Jesus Christ, you - all of us - can overcome sin and sorrow, pain and grief. It is knowing that by His Grace, you can overcome yourself. Simply put, being a Mormon means being a Christian. Show more Show less